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Cliftoii-llloreiici Mining District. J j j H 11 li 4.4J A Local Mining Journal Covering I theTerri'yawellas Graham Co. 7 VOLUME 9. CLIFTON, GRAHAM COUNTY, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1907 NUMBER 8. . 44 Ki COPPEK HAVING GAINED A REPUTATION FOR CAREFUL, CONSERVA TIVE MANAGEMENT, we shall steadfastly endeavor to MAINTAIN IT. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CLIFTON NEWS OF THE TERRITORY. The first damage of any considera ble extent wrought by the high winds happened at Lowell last week when a two-story frame rooming bouse owned by E. G. Riley, of Bisbee, collapsed, and is now a total loss. No one was hurt. For some time past the house, which stpod between the railroad track and just a short distance from the Junction mine, has been unoc- cupied, but was thought to be in fair ly good repair, although it was con s true ted some time ago. Being located as it was in an exposed plain, the wind had a clear sweep against it and finally demolished it. The fact that it was unoccupied caused great relief, otherwise there would undoubtedly have been a loss of life. Review. The' William brothers, who were ampng- the pioneers of Arizona, are now on their way to Yuma from Her mosillo, Mexico. Upon their arrival the brothers, who are accompanied by Mr. Dickerman, will make final arrangements for a prospecting trip into the northern part of the county, where they will inspect the Bryson, Cowell and Despain properties. They will be accompanied on the trip by Charles Meadows and W. P. Buck, and after their return from the north they will travel through the southern part of the territor3 finally going to the Gulf of Cali fornia and making a trip to the famous Tiburón islands. -The outfit for the trip, consisting of three wagons and eight mules, was brought to Yuma overland from the San Joaquin valley in California, where the William brothers own an im mensely valuable stock ranch. The brothers . have recently sold the Monte Cristo mine in Washington and city franchises they held in Seattle, and are multi-millionaires. Yuma Sun. question, if in point of capacity and strictly modern equipment and gen eral efficiency, the Copper CJueen smelter at Douglas is not the great est in the world. The reverberatory lurnace is rapidly approaching com pletion, and its initial operation will be watched with interest as constitu ting a slight departure from prevail ing systems in this part of the terri tory. American. H. C. E. Spence has taken a lease on the Ldura mine at Steeple Rock, from the owner, Max Washerman, of Paris, and has entered into some ar. rangement with the Steeple Rock Development company . whereb, while he is carrying on the operations on Laura, he undertakes the charge of the company's property, in place of Sanford Robinson, who leaves for Los Angeles to undergo a surgical operation, and will not return for the present. It is to be hoped that Mr. Spence will be able to demonstrate he value of the mining property in the Steeple Rock district, a matter which has been in dispute for several years,' so that the company may be induced to once more put this former ly valuable property on a producing basis. If he can do this, and we un derstand he strongly believes in the possibilities of the district, he will do much for this part of Grant coun ty. It is also understood that Mr, Spence intends to open the Pennsyl vania mine, on which its Silver City owners have been doing assessment work for many years, but have never been able to work regularly. It is to be hoped that Mr. Spence will be able to open up the cámp. Liberal. Statement Showing Assessed Valuation, Tax Levy and Cash in Treasury for the Years 1898 to 1907. -The following is a statement iur nished the Era by Ben R. Clark, treasurer of Graham county, cover ing a period of ten years. The re port shows what the county has done in the way of advancement. On May 10, 18!)8, the amount of cash on hand was $7,383 40 and for the same date this year the amount of cash on hand is $100,107.49. For the years 18U8 to 1903 the tax rate was 84.0'J per $100 valuation and in 1904 I the tax was reduced to $3 50. In 1905 the tax rate was increased 25 cents, making $3.75, and in 1900 it was re duced to $2.50. For the present year, 1907, the assessed valuation will be greatly increased over the year 1906, and there is sufficient reason to be lieve that a greater reduction will be made in the tax rate. This has been brought about by the good work of the assessor. Assessments have been increased to some extent, mak ing a much better showing for the county. As a result the small tax payers haye been greatly benefitted by the increase and as a whole the larger ones have suffered no great nconvenience. During the next few years Graham county will witness even a greater increase as the min ing districts are becoming more de veloped. Valuation Tax Rnte Cash on Kauri 1898 82,118,693 66 $1 00 $ 7,383 40 18UÍ-V.... 2,431,969 69 4 00 13,001 79 Walker's Weekly Copper Letter. Confidence in the copper situation seems to have been restored. Lake copper is still held by producers at 25i to 2fi cents, and electrolytic at 25J cents per pound. A great many consuming interests are making in quiries and preparing to buy their July supply of copper. It is reported that some considerable sales of lake have been made at 20 cents, and elec trolytic at 25 cents this week, but confirmation is so far lacking. - There are some moderate lots of cash cop- i per in the bands ot small producers, and they report that they are re ceiving no bids. This reflects the absolute stagnation which prevails. As soon as one or two of the large consumers make' contracts, hjTer 1 1 - C 1 - A'li I .1 " j- Duncan Gash Store, BART, TIPTON, Prop. All Kinds of Gountru Produce Bought, anfl Sold Mail orders will receive prompt attention. DUNCAN, ARIZONA. In the Towns Where you find the people making use of their banks, deposit ing their money and paying their bills by check, you will find a progressive, "get-ther" spirit that means the upbuilding of that town and vicinity. "" This is our home and we take an active interest in watching and aiding the material prosperity of both town and surround ing country. We should like to see every man and woman who has an income every farmer, every laboring man, every mechanic, every young man in this community start a bank account. You are interested come in and talk with us about it. THE GILA VALLEY BANK & TRUST CO. Under Territorial Supervision. 'gem m mmamm mvmamwt mmmtmcm memsmm-iwsummim mg o Operations are now on a larger scale at the Copper Hill mine, and ore shipments have been increased to 200 tons per day. Of this amount 130 tons are sulphides, which go to the Old Dominion, and seventy tons of silicious ore shipped to the Doug las smelters. Only three cars of ore haye been shipped from the Black Hawk mine thus far. The sulphide onf-hodies in the Copper Hill look well .arad considerable development work is being carried on. Two new boilers for the mine have been ship ped from the east. At the Black Hawk sinking is progressing rather slowly at a depth of about 550 feet The pumps are raining 275,000 gal lons of water per minute. A Pres cott pump of 500,000 gallons capacity has been ordered. The Arizona Com mercial railroad is hauling all the conpany ores and supplies, as well as supplies for the Globe Conso'i dated, the Iron Cap and Superior and Boston, taxing its present capacity. Another and larger' engine has been ordered. Belt. ' That a wife beater has no place in Bisbee was very strongly impressed I The Liberal recently mentioned that Stanford Robinson, who gas had charge of the affairs of the Steeple Rock Development company for some time, intended to' leave, on account of his health. The Liberal has been shown a letter received by Mr. Rob inson from the company, which ex presses in the strongest terms its ap- preciation for his past services, and regrets that the serious condition of his health compels what it hopes will be but a temporary severance of their relations. The letter, which is very cpmplimentary in its terms, says that if the company should open up its property in the future it would offer him a managing position, either in the United States or Europe. Not the least satisfactory part, to Mr Robinson, of the letter, was the an nouncement that he would receive a substantial present in the shape of several months' advance nav. The Liberal regrets that Mr. Robinson's health compels him to leave. He has been prominent in this section of the county for several years. He is the kind of a citizen the county needs, being a good republican, of which there are not enough in this county. He has been nominated for superintendent of schools, and last fall was a candidate on the republi can ticket for a . member or the con stitutional convention that never met. He has been iustice .of the peace without opposition for several 1900..... 2JL912 67 4 00 19,225 32 1901 2,945.736 S 4 03 SÍ.809 32 1902 3,358,932 82 4 00 23.490 38 1903 3,970.647 50 4 00 29,354 96 1901 4.198,756 51 3 50 30,471 9 1905 ". 4,313.750 00 3 75 45.410 27 1906 6.693,175 00 2 50 62.969.49 1907 100,107 49 METCALF BABIES. on George Woods, a man of advanced i years, and postmaster at Steeple k T..ct.-o ' wOcK since ne nrst years, by Justice Burdick, who sen tenced that individual to serve a term In the county jail at Tombstone for having abused his wife in a most cruel manner, according to the story told by witnesses. The testimony was that Woods had been drinking heavily and late in the evening started up' the trail to his home on Temby Hill. Tt seems that he got into an altercation with a miner on the way, and was severely trounced himself, all of which was not very conducive to a very happy frame of of mind on his part. When he ar rived at his home his wife was pre paring supper, and as something did not suit him he began to growl and flnlly began to beat her most severe ly. Neighbors whó heard the woman's pleas for mercy stopped the rumpus and complained to the jus tice. It developed that the woman is the bread winner of the family, and Woods', principal occupation Is sitting around saloons and drinking up her hard-earned money. The case seemed absolutely plain, and the jus tice sentenced the man to serve a term ot 100 days in the county jail. Review. Gliding into the Copper Queen smelter on the Douglas street rail way, one will notice . the smooth, steady progress of the car after it crosses the Nacozari railroad, and on investigation will observe that he is riding on new 60-pound steel, the old or lighter steel, apparenntly heavy enough for a Western street car line, being relegated to the use of shove car tramways. This is another in novation, emphasizing the manner in which the activities of the big com pany run to everything substantial and permanent. Now on the east end of the main smelter building, one observes a clean 100-foot extension, the entire width of the building, al ready in place, upon which the roof is being placed. Over on the furnace row, No. 10 has been in commission eyerál days, completing the largest most efficient furnace system in the southwest. It is now an open went there. The Liberal as well as Mr. Robinson's many friends, hope that after re ceiving proper surgical attention, he will be able to retui n to this section of the country. Liberal. Documents Filed For Record. Following is a list of documents filed for record at the county seat, compiled by Abstractor Fred Dysart: Octaviano Chavira to M. PI. Kane, bill of sale, $100, house No. B in East Clifton. Connecticut Fire Ins. Co., of Hart ford, appoints Charles F. Solomon resident agent. Andres Pena et al locate 2 claims in Lone Star dist. . A. M. Tuthill locates 5- claims in Copper mt. dist. N. H. Chapín to Frank D. Rathbun, bill of sale, $10, house No. A10J and furniture in Morenci. C. C. Gish locates 2 claims in Black Rock dist. Juana S. de Asevedo to B. F. Wor- ley, deed, lot 11, blk. 7, West Clifton Polaris Mining & Milling Co. files proof of labor on 35 claims in Green lee dist. C. B. Fonda et al locate 7 claims in Stanley Butte dist. Pesman Plumb claims water in sec. 21, 5 s, 24 e. Scott A. Fuller, Jno. F. Donahue, F. O- Bacon, Ralph Ellis et al locate 2 claims in Greenlee and Copper mt. dists. Relief From Rheumatics. I suffered with rheumatism forover two years,says Mr.RollandCurry, a pa trolman, of Key Wast, Fla. Sometimes it settled in my knees and lamed me so I could hardly walk, at other times it would be in my feet and hands so I was incapacitated for duty. One night when I was in severe pain and lame from it my wife went to the drugstore here and came back with a bottle of Chamberlains Pain Balm. I was rub rcb with it and found the pain had nearly gone during the night. I kept on using it for a little more than two weeks and found that it drove the Five Sets of Twins in Six Weeks is Not Bad. If you dn't know that the stork, on his late visits to Metcalf, has been overworking himself, just, wait until I get through telling you about it. First Señor Chon Arrollo, the worthy tailor, was compelled to neglect his goose to assist at the reception of a couple of young laay visitors to whom his spouse introduced him after the visit of the stork; while Señora An choado, not t3 b; outdone, stiffened the backbone of her husband by pre senting him with a pair of bouncing boys. This was followed by Señora Luis Acebeda presenting her lord and master with a. pair of queens, dittoed by Señora Pedro Sira with a dainty pair of little ladies, and the latest gifts from the busy bird are a pair of girls at the home of Senor Guada lupe Aldaco. It is now said that no self-respecting lady of Metcalf would think of stopping short of a pair. If this record can be made by I Senor Anchondo, who is a one-legged ! man, Sira, who is crippled with a stiff, crooked leg, Acebeda, who is just a scrap of a man anyhow, and a bench legged tailor, when the work of see-what-a-fine-husband-my-wife-has able-bodied men begin to show up. what will the harvest be? By general concensus of opinion from President Roosevelt down to Judge Shirley, who is an admitted authority on the subject, it is urged that this is an "infant industry" worthy and deserving of encourage ment; and the CoppkrEra is author ized to offer a premium of $10 cash and a three-story cradle to any set of nplets born in. the Clifton-Mo- renci district. In the meantime Metcalf, with five pairs of twins in icie ot six weeks, claims the record. We have been hugging ourself with congratulations that the wife decided to go home to mother's this trip; for had we gone up against this latest epidemic with only one little eight- pound girl, we should have felt like mighty small potatoes, while had she stayedliere, followed the leader and kept up with the procession, we would be sitting up o'nights studying double entry book-keeping to support them. Joe Organ. , Fair Commission Laying its Plans. The territorial board of lair com missioners.T. E. Pollock of Flagstaff, B. A. Packard of Naco and Tempe, and J. C. Adams, held, a long session yesterday and aocom plished a great deal of work toward getting things in order for the next territorial fair. Vernon L. Clark having given up tne position of secretary of the commis ion, C. B. Laird became the logical candidate, and he was appointed. The next thing they did was to ap point the superintendents of depart ments as follows: Mineral, Epes Kan dolph,Tucson: Hr.rse and Mule, W. W. Cook, Phoenix; Cattle,' A. C. McQueen Mesa: Swine, C. M. Baum, Phoenix: Sheep and Gjat, H. J. Gray, Cocon ino Co.;. Poultry and Pigeon, C. B. Wood Phoenix; Apiary, Wm. Rohrig, Tempe: Dairy, Emory Kays, Phoenix; Don't Pay Alimony to be divorced from your appendix. mere win oe no occasion lor it iij you keep your a great deal of "business-will be done". There is now no prospect that the I price of copper will - be reduced. IcUau . - . .1 . OUUUIU UCLLUC UUl IU IUI - 1 . chase for any farther advance de- livery than July, producer's will still maintain prices. The market will not be offered down until there is an actual surplus of metal in existence and there is no prospect that a real surplus will accumulate for several months to come. While it is quite probable that the price of copper will settle down to a somewhat lower level toward the end of this year or the first of next, there is no possibility that copper will de cline in a decade to the low prices of a few years ago. Electrical develop ment will be too rapid and too ex tended to permit a copper surplus to accumulate. Twenty years ago an amount equal to 25 to 40 per cent, of the current annual copper production was al ways piled up in smelter vards and storehouses, in transit and in specu lative hands. At present it is esti mated that not more than 5 per cent, of a year's output of refined, ready-to-use copper exists outside of con sumers bins. In wul, wnen copper declined to 10J cents, there was a total surplus of over 400,000,000 pounds, or nearly half a year's world's output. Notwithstanding this surplus and the subsequent tre mendous increase in production, all the available copper has been ab sorbed and the price has advanced to m cents. Ot course, a direct re versal of these conditions is utterly impossible. Boston Commercial. Fine Watches Some time ago the residents of the Artesian Belt began work on the matter of securing rural free de livery for that region. They have now secured the signature of almost every citizen of the district to a petition asking that a free delivery be installed from Safford. It is be lieved there is ample population to justify such service and that all othér conditions are fayorable. Nothing should therefore stand in the way of the route being establish ed. The petition will now be for warded to Washington. Guardian. Sore Nipples. Any mother who has had experience with this distressing ailment will be pléased to know that a cure may be effected by applying Chamberlain's Salve as soon as the child is done nursing. Wipe it off with a soft cloth before allowing the 'babe to nurse. Many trained nurses use this salve with best results. For sale by Element Jewelry & Watch Repairing A. C. DRUG OEPARTMfcNT Prompt Service and Our Work Guaranteed. r CLIFTON BAKERY J. E. CRAY, Manager. FRESH BUTTERNUT BREAD Cakes and Fancy Delicacies -''3 A Shoe That Pinches or binds cannot become comfortable except by losing iLs shape. That is why a lasting sLyle requires a perfect fit. The Hanan Shoe ii first made to fit. ! Back of this is the carefully se lected leather and the particular ! workmanship which makes that per ' feet fit last as lonjr as the shoe. Send Your Broken Spectacles to be Repaired or Duplicated to GREEN & GREEN, Opticians 2440 Stout St.. Denver. Colo. Our next visit to Clifton, June, 1907 g 3 I I SUPPLY I I !T 3 S V S3 I WAREHOUSE Complete Line of Hardware , g MORENGI AND GLIFTON DAIRY W. A. LINES & CO., Proprietors. C X" 1 Fresh Dairy Products Delivered Daily tc Both Clifton and Morenci Arizona Copper Co. W t i Shoe Department. Ü N u 1 M i 1 The Becker-Franz fio., General Merchandise NORTH CLIFTON. "V -.-.'. v---.'V I LUUlo rchBtn l I BROKER g Dealer in Listed and Unlisted Stock K DAILY QUOTATIONS J? Quick Wire Service From New York and Boston. í$ Clifton and Morenci Dis 2 tríct Stocks a Specialty & Stocks Bought and Sold on Commission. ' Office and Call Board in Old Hub Building & 'risiiciMiOrii; 771 & CLIFTON HOTEL Recently Refurnished and Reiittcd Throughout ÍEADQUARTERS FOR TRAVELING MEN. OPPOSITE BRIDGE J. HLJDIAL Wholesale & Retail Hay, Grain Coal and Wood STRiGTl Y GftStl ll's Flat. Phone 571 bowels regular with! Dr. Kin it's New Life Pills. Their i rheumatism away. I have not had any i artion is so irentle that the appendix 1 trouble from that disease for over j never has cause to make the least i three months. For sale by all dru-j-j complaint. Guaranteed by all drug-' ist. s;ists. Z-'oc. Try them. I A. C. BILICKE AND JOHN S. MITCHELL Invite their friends to make Arizona headquarters at The HOLLENBECK HOTEL LOS ANGELES -- Your friendship and patronage, is appreciated- Courtesy and attention to quests is a pleasure Hollenbeck Hotel and Café Better than, Ever. TVu-atinn Convenient and Desirable. Arizonans spending the summer on the beaches arc welcome to feel at hotne in our hotel when visiting Los Ansíeles. All depot and beach line cars stop at the Xlulleubeck door. The Southern Pacific Company Has now and will continue to have on salo during tho months of May, June, July, August and September round trip -tickets from all New Mexico and Arizona j)oints to San Francisco, Los Angeles and adjacent beach" cities and towns at greatly reduced rates. Also be-finninsr May J7th, and continuing' daily until Sept. JiOth, this company will have on sale greatly reduced roiind-tr2 tickets to NORFOLK, VIRCINIA, account of the great JAMESTOWN TER-CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION Ajiain on trains leaving all stations .May 20 and 21: June (i, 7, and S: July .'!, 4 and 5: August 8, !) and 10: September 11, 12 and 1:1 ninety day round-trip tickets, permitting of diverse routing- to principal middle west, northern and Atlantic seaboard cities. These reduced rates radiate to the four points of the compass and enables everyone to enjoy the luxury of a summer vacation. For full information reg-ardinii rates, routes and pullman reser vations (and if a European trip is contemplated in connection) call on your nearest local agent or address, E. G. HUMPHREY, Santa Rita Hotel Building, Tucson, Ariz. nistri.-t passenger ,gi-nt Tucson, Arizona.