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Published Every Thursday Entered at the Clifton, Arizona, postoffice as econd-class mail matter. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE y or United States, Mexico and Canada $2 SO All other countries in Postal anion S 00 Single copies. 10 Arizona & fi . M. Railway Company Lordsbnrg & Hachita Railway Cc Time Table No. 37. Effective Jan. 16, 1910, Mountian Time Train No. 1. 2 g ! Train No. 2 South Bound Stations z North Bound Daily ' 55 Daily Lt. 6 50a.m Clifton.... 0 Ar. 5:05 p.m. ' 7:18 " 'South Siding 7 " 4: " 7:S2 " ....Guthrie.... 12 " 4:21 " ' 7:37 " ..Coronado.. 13 " 4:19 " " 7:48 " Tork 17 " 4:08 " 8:t " ...'Sheldon... 24 " 8:51 " " 8:24 " ....Duncan.... S3 " 3:27 " " 8:14 " ..Thomson.. 40 " 3:11 " 9:05 ' ... 'Summit... 51 " 2 51 ' 9:21 " . ...Veitcb.... 60 " 2:35 " 4 9:50 " .. Lordsburg.. 70 " 200 " " 10:16 ' .... 'Robert.... 81 " 1:35 " , 10:33 " ..'Brockman. 92 " 1:17 " Ar. 11:05 am ...".Hachita.... 108 L.124.r?.m Trains stop on signal. Paul Rfisisges, There'ís some dissatisfaction being expressed on account of tbe fact that it has been ruled by legal advisors that a legal city election cannot now be held in Clifton, a result of the new primary election law. Taken as a whole there is not much opposition to the present town council and the chances are that every one of them , would be re-elected if they allowed' their names to go before the public. ; development. After operating'at a In the city election it will be neces- L abQut twQ months they made a sary to nominate straight party j strike and the Qre continued to im tickets under the primary election : proye p sze Dntt they had taken law, but when it comes to voting it is ; ou, a ,arRe amounti netting them e.x not thought that politics will cut J celIetJt returns on their investment, much figure in local affairs. Some of Tbe shipmeQts were 'so extensive the present members of the council that the sharjnon preferred working are not particularly anxious to serve j tne mQe tsef Iq developinr this for another two years and it is not mne MeMrg Keed and Potter made known what they will decide to do. I good thinR for them-.elves and at If an election is ordered andheld it can ,tbe game tme fflade a discovery be declared illegal and all actions of whch wiU be o importance to the the council could be knocked out. shannon company. There are many About the only way that the council ; olner s,aima n that sectioa wbicb can proceed, if the people force the may produce simiUr returns provided proposition, is to resign their offices Httlc money u gpent Qn them and have the board of supervisors call a special election. At this date it Mining operations at the New ?:ng does not seem that this step will be and and Clifton copper company are necessary, as all the members of the practically at a standstill, awaiting council are property owners and busi- information from the board of ness men and it would be difficult to directors and advisory committee in select a better set of men for such a tne east. It will be remembered that position . j the company held a meeting recently ! at which it was decided to make an E. C Baker, who for the past few veara has been mail clerk on the local A. &-N. M. line, between Clif- ton and Lordsburg, has resigned from his connection with Uncle Sam and accepted a responsible position with the Shannon-Arizona rauaoati. uu ing his service as mail clerk he made a large circle of friends, due princi pally to his accommodating and effi cient service. He will make a lirst class employee for the new railroad and his friends are congratulating him upon having secured the position. Ben Fehrman, one of the old time residents of Clifton and who has been employed in the smelter department of the A. C. company for some time, has resigned his position, effective April 1st. He will sign up with one of the eastern baseball brush leagues and if he does as well as he did last season he will make good. Ben is one of the strongest players connected with the Clifton basket ball team and it will be a blow to lose him. His friends here wish him all the success he is entitled to in his ne w home Richard Layton, who was appointed by the supreme court of the territory to keep tab on the company tailings dams and reservoirs and the condi- Sample Ore Shipment, tion of the San Francisco and Gila ; D. E. Wilkins, who for some time rivers, made his first inspection to 1 has been interested In a general mer this section recently. Since his ar- chandise store at Franklin, has re rival there has been no kicking, cently become interested in a lease hence it is quite evident that he on tbe Joe Burger mine in the May found things in good condition. The j flower district, on which Mr. Wilkins fact of the matter is that for the and his partners have done a consid past few months, except when the ! erable amount of development work dams broke, the river water has been with most favorable results. They in better condition than ever. At I have recently made a strike which times the water is perfectly clear. ' promises the furnishing of enough Mr. Layton can be expected to do his , ore to enable shipments to the smel- duty and with his services there j should be no more hard feelings be tween the companiesend the farmers. The Arizona Copper company i now building a new wagon road about values. . . . .u .u u Doc reports that if the shipment twelve feet higher than the old one " , r leading from the Blinn lumber yard P ut WeU he intends to get in to the hill above the old Ward home- an to d" considerate shipping in stead. The change is being made tne future- preparatory to flooding the flats of MiSSabe-Morcnci that section with tailings. It will I require some time to complete the ! Company, new road. The tilling of this local- Mining men of Clifton and Morenci ity will interfere with the present J were deeply interested last week in baseball diamond and as soon as the , the new copper strike which was re ground is flooded it will be impossi- purted to have been made on the ble to use it. It is understood that j property of the Missabe-Morenci there will be ample room for the comi,anVt west cf Morenci. The storing of tailings in the old reser-j t" 0fthis company is located voirs for several months and that the baseball ground will not be destroyed until late in the season, hence we are assured some of the old time sport. For RENT Four-room dwelling on Hill's new addition; ready for occu pancy in short time. Apply at this office. Notice Sale of Cattle. Notice is hereby given that no par ties are permitted to sell, dispose of, or deliver any cattle of the following brands without a written authoriza tion from the undersigned: CAL: pitcher; X H. Signed, Gko- Webster. Dated Clifton, Ariz., January 27, 1910. MINING NOTES Pertaining to Clifton-Morenci Dis trict and Surrounding Camps. The New York-Arizona company is still operating its property rn a small scale and though no new strikes are reported encouraging re sults are being obtained. Superin tendent Wester is a stayer and if the stockholders stay with him he is going to pull out the company in a manner that will be pleasing to all concerned. Walter Doudna, who is working a lease on some valuable copper claims in the Greenlee district above Clifton, reports that he has now on the dump another carload shipment of copper ore. which he is sacking and will ship to the Shannon smelter. He is of the opinion that it will average in the neighborhood of 20 per cent copper, as it is well sorted. He made an other shipment from this property several weeks ago which returned him about 18 per cent. George Reed and Dell Potter, Jr., who until recently had a lease on the El Paso mine near Metcalf, were unable to secure a renewal and have ceased their mining operations. This property belongs to the Shan non Copper company and during the life of the lease Messrs. Reed and Potter produced a considerable amount of high grade copper glance ore, the average running about 20 per cent. When they first secured the lease there was very little ore, b 8trn,ers hardly offering the en ,. f SDendint, monev on i especial effort to continue operations, ft was thought that the company lvould be able to make satisfactory financial arrangements to satisfy its creditors so it could continue to operate and develop tne property Funds were secured and some of the pressing bills were paid immediately, but for some reason delay has oc curred and nothing definite as to the operation of the property has been announced. A small force of men are employed on the property and it is now reported that good news may be expected by April 1st. Local people are confident that the New England property has merit and can be made to pay if it is handled properly, though at this date its in debtedness is so great that it is handi capped to a great extent. Mr. Arm strong, who has been connected with the company several months, is now in charge of the property and if he is successful in getting the right kind of backing he is almost certain to pull the company out of the hole. In former years the ore reserves have been heavily taxed in supplying ore for smelter shipments and at this date it will be necessary to do consid erable development work to place it in shape for business. ter. A sample shipment of two tons was made to the Shannon smelter last week which Mr. Wilkins was confident would go better than '20 per cent, copper besides carrying gold in what is Known as me ucsi mwciai ized section of the Clifton-Morenci district and on the same big vein which has proven so valuable for both the A. C. and D. C. companies. Dick Lakenan, superintendent of the Missabe company, has been enthusi astic over the value of his ground for many years and when he was suc cessful in securing funds with which develop the property he was confident that he would strike it. He has now been bu-y the past few months on development work and the new strike last week simply confirms his good judgmeut and the judgment of pro- minent engineers who reported that the ore body could not be missed. It is understood that assays of the new strike run well in copper and that so far enough development work has not been done to give an exact idea of its size. The new strike will encourage those interested to push the work as fast as possible. The Gold Belt. John Grime?, superintendent of tbe Arizona Copper company leaching plant, returned recently from a busi ness visit to the mines of the Gold Belt company. Mr. Grimes is an ex pert gold millman and spent his time at the mines for the purpose of mak ing several test runs through the gold mill. During his inspection he found that former operation of the mill had not revealed the saving that the ore warranted and in bis experiments he succeeded in increasing returns, much to the satisfaction of J. Backstein and company, who have invested a considerable amount of money on the property. It is Mr. Grimes opinion that tbe property can be made to pay under present conditions and if an additional five stamps are installed a better profit would result, as there would be little increase in expenses. It is reported that the gold mine is looking good and the lessees have al ready done a goodly amount of de velopment work, some ot which has resulted in exposing new ore bodies. One of the changes that has recently been made is the sorting of ore, which runs a higher average now than under the old system, when a considerable amount of waste was be ing run through the mill. With this change and a better system of hand ling the ore a good saving is being made and tbe plates are doing better work. Mr. Grimes was called home to look after his duties at the leacher before he had time to make other experiments, but it is understood that the company now has a first-class man on the job and will be able to keep up the good work. The Shannon copper company has a small force of miners at work on the Greenlee group above Clifton and it is reported that the contractors are making excellentheadway and obtain ing favorable results. This property is located in a section of the Greenlee district where success is certain. With extensive development the Shannon will make a good thing out of the property. Free Delivery for Wells-Fargo. Since incorporation the town of Clifton is coming to the front by leaps and bounds and we are begin ning to get a few conveniences on every corner. For some time our I people have been talking about how convenient it would be if Wells-Fargo. would put on a free delivery in Clif ton, but tne matter was never placed before the express company in the proper manner and consequently it did not receive attention. At a re cent meeting of the council it was decided to request Wells-Fargo to put on free delivery to the business section of Clifton with the result that W. H.' Colby, route agent of the company, arrived in Clifton the latter part of last week to investigate the matter. After being informed by Agent Lancaster that a considerable in crease in the express business can be expected and that the present busi ness justified free delivery, Mr. Colby met with the town council in special session and the matter was gone over in detail, with the result that Mr. Colby decided that his company would act immediately and just as soon as possible a wagon and team would be sent to Clifton for the ac commodation of the patrons of the express company. The limits of the free delivery have not yet bren decided, but Mr. Colby stated that his company would not attempt to deliver express at points where the driver was required to climb the hills. It is thought that when the limits are specified that they will take in the territory to the first river crossing in North Clifton: to the Bazaar department store on Chase creek; the level portion of Shannon hill; all of Hill's addition; Riverside and South Clifton; and all points on East Side that can be reached convenientlj. In cases where ai tides are delivered to other points by special request, regular de livery rates will be charged the same a? in cities. This announcement on the part of Wells-Fargo was received with satisfaction by the entire com munity and the company may expect a larger business than ever before. J. H. T. Cosper, one of the promi nent cattlemen of the upper Blue section, spent a couple of days of this week in Clifton on business. He reports that the cattle in his section are in excellent condition, in fact better than he has ever seen them at this time of the year. The past win ter has been a mild one and the cat tle have not suffered for the want of plenty of grass. Though rains have not been plentiful he reports that there is an abundance of water. In speaking of the county seat matter Mr. Cosper stated that he came down armed with the signature of every resident of his section that he had the opportunity of seeing, which in dicates that the Blue vote is going solid for Clifton. Batter, Uelle Springs is still the favorite brand you get it at Smith's store. Notice is hereby given that all persons are hereby forbidden to ship, sell or illegally handle any cattle in tbe following brands: B x Z L x Z bar L x WIC. Day & Foster. Tbe cross shows the separation of the dillcrent brands. MORENCI ITEMS. Mr. Good, of Clifton, visited his sister Tuesday. Allan Krichbaum was in Clifton on business Friday last. Ben Fehrman, of Clifton, spent Tuesday with friends in camp. Tom Wester is in from the New York-Arizona camp for a couple of weeks'. The Azurite club gave a dance Thursday evening which was largely attended. Captain Tuthill and First Lieuten ant Rathbun attended the inspection ot the Clifton N. G. A. Monday even ing. The Misses Pudan gave a very en joyable tea and tennis party Wednes day afternoon at the club tennis court. W. M. Grills was taken to the hos pital Monday, and it is thought that he will not be able to be back in the bank for a couple of weeks. R. W. Chamberlain, who has been on the sick list for over a month, was able to resume his position as butch er at the A. C. store the first of the week. Mrs. Jack Farrell returned from York, Arizona, where she has been with her sister, Mrs. Larken Neel. who is again able to be up and around after a severe attack of dyptheria. Mrs. Tuthill entertained in an in formal manner Friday evening for the young people in camp. Music and cards being enjoyed after which very dainty and enjoyable refresh ments were served. Friends of Jack Green will regret to learn that he intends leaving camp the early part of April. Jack has made a host of friends in camp and will be greatly missed. He ex pects to enter a large wholesale house in San Francisco. The baseball meeting called for Saturday evening at the club turned out something like the one in Clifton. Something should be done soon or Morenci and Clifton will not be able to compete with the other teams in this section of the territory. While delivering groceries Monday morning Phil Murphy, one of the D. C. store deliverymen received a bad fall. Mr. Murphy had just gotten on his horse after delivering some groceries and the lead mule started lown the hill. The saddle on the horse was not cinched tight enough and the saddle slipped upon the horse's neck, and threw Murphy over the horse's head. Mr. Murphy escaped with a badly sprained ankle. New Road Connecting Clifton and Duncan. An important matter which came up before the board of supervisors at its last meeting was the opening of a new road connecting with the pres ent county road below Coronado aud thence on to Duncan. For years the road between that point and Duncan has been in very poor condition and the appointment of road viewers to select the course of the road and ap praise the damage indicates that the supervisors mean business and will put this necessity through. Especi ally to the farmers of Sheldon and Duncan will a good wagon road be of considerable benefit as it will permit the teamsters to leave home early in the morning and make it to Clifton in one day, depending upon the weather. This road has been under discussion for some time and when it was put before the board it met with unani mous approval. County Surveyor Cobb and two other gentlemen have been appointed to look over the road and report their findings at the next meeting of the board if possible. As this road is going to be of much benefit to the farmers it is quite like ly that those owning land through which the new road will pass will ask no damages. Chitty Will Leave Arizona. E. R. Chitty, who has been engaged in the cattle business in the upper country the past six years or longer, this week closed a deal whereby he disposed on one-half interest in his cattle to Arthur Slaughter, also of the upper country. On account of his health preventing him from mak ing long rides across the ranges Mr. Chitty is compelled to retire irom actual work and will move to Cali fornia, where he intends engaging in the farming business. Mr. Slaughter will look after the cattle interests in this section. Mr. and Mrs. Chitty have a large number of friends in Clifton and vicinity who wish them much success in their new home. Dr. Balmer, dentist, phone No. 811. Coming Soon. Dr. Schell, of Tucson, Arizona's leading optician, will be here soon on his regular spring visit, with a com plete assortment of spectacles and eyeglasses. Wait tor him and have your eyes treated free by an exj ert. Notice of Application For Letters of Administration For Posting In the Probate Court in and for the County of Graham, Territory of Arizona. In the Matter of the Kstate of Fil- berto Vasquez. Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Gila Valley Bank & Trust Company has tiled with the Clerk of this Court a petition, praying for Letters of Ad ministration of the Estate of Fil berto Vasquez. deceased, and that Monday the 4th day of April, 1910, at 10 o. clock a. m. of said day, being a. day of a regular term of this Court, to-wit of the April term 1910, at the court room of said court, in Court House at Solomon ville, Terri tory of Arizona, in the said County of Graham, has been set for hearing said petition, when and where any person interested may appear and show cause why the said petition should not be granted. Dated March 14th, 1910. T. S. Bunch, Cleric. FOOTBALL. Bisbee Will Be Here For Two Games On Saturday and Sunday. On next Saturday and Sunday afternoons the public will be treated to two of the fastest games of foot ball ever seen iu the southwest when the crack teams of Clifton and Bis bee mix things for the championship of the territory. Previous arrange ments called for the first game being played at Clifton between the visit ors and Clifton and the second game at Morenci between that team and Bisbee. Through a misunderstand ing relating to expenses, iu which the Morenci team failed to make good the locals have decided to take chances on making expenses by play ing both games here. Since this change the locals have been hustling to sell as many tickets as they possi bly can and the Clifton people have been coming forward with the proper spirit of buying two tickets. All tickets are dated for Saturday, but the boys are selling them with the understanding that they are good for either game. Tbe locals have done a considerable amount of practice work during the past two weeks and are in a position to put up the fastest game that has ever been seen. In the line-up are several professionals from the old country and as a matter of fact the entire team is of practically the same class. Looking at the proposi tion from a Clifton standpoint it will be impossible for Bisbee to get any thing but defeat, but it is understood that the visitors are determined to return home with two scalps. Bisbee has a good aggregation and if trying amounts to anything, they are going to make things interesting. The harder the game the more satisfac tion tbe spectators will receive. The locals are taking chances on losing considerable money if the peo ple do not turn out and support the games, but as our people are always loyal to outdoor sport it is not likely that they will turn down -the home boys. Let everybody turn out and encourage victory for Clifton. Since the departure of Wm. Hoff, district No. 3 has been without a full school board. Before leaving Mr. Hoff tendered his resignation to school Superintendent Woods. Dur ing Mr. Woods visit here last week the name of Harry Niblock received the endorsement of a number of citi zens and he will be appointed to occupy the unexpired term of Mr. Hoff. Mr. Niblock is chief carpenter of the A. C. company and will make an excellent man for the place. Garden Seeds, the most reliable at Smith's store. Lost Between Tennis Court on East Side and depot, one gold cull button engraved J. G. C if found please return to owner at A. C. Co. general office. Stockholders Meeting. The adjourned annual meeting of the Shareholders of the Clifton Water & Improvement Company will be held at the office of the Company in Clifton, on the 3lst day of March, 1910, at 10 a. id. for the election of Directors for the following year and for such other business as may come up for attention. All shareholders are urged to be present in person or to execule proxies which may be used at such meeting. M. I. Warden, Superintendent. At last a veterinary surgeon has made our town his headquarters. He is a graduate of the Ontario veterimary college Toronto, Canada, and is here to stay. If his work giyes satisfaction. Give him a trial and let him convince you that he is O. K. Doctor Corken is prepared to do all kinds of veterinary work and solicits your patronage; all his work is guaranteed. The doctor says I make horse dentistry, one of my speciali ties. If that horse does not masticat e his food well, bring him to me and let me examine those teeth. If there is anything the matter with that dog or cat, let me see them. I counteract everv disease to whir.h the animal kingdom is heir. My re sidence Phone is 1251, call tre there, or at A. C. drug store or at Spaws birn. My residence ij on opposite side of tbe street. 2nd door West from the Billiiigsley store on the Hat. Call and make my acquaintance. I go anywhere, at any time. WE PLEDGE YOU that our special Easter brewing is the best beer that ever passed your lips. Best in Havor, best in wholesomeness, best in tonic quality. Better have us send you up a case. You couldn't top off your feast with a better bev erage or offer a liner one to your friends on that day. S. 8c s. BOTTLING WORKS PHONE 711. a CLIFTON HOTEL 0 SAM ABRAHAM, Proprietor Headquarters for Traveling Men JAMES H. Estate lij ALL LOCAL STOCKS SEE BARGAINS IN The Old Firm Passes into History. The firm of Bianes Valdez & Co., i heretofore conducting The Fair Store, on Chase Creek, Clifton, by j mutual con.-ent. has dissolved, Tomas Bianes retiring. Rafael Valdez and Raquel C. Moreno, under the new firm name of Valdez & Moreno, will continue the business at the old stand, who will collect all debts due the old linn and pay its obligations. Valdez & Moreno. I have sold to Messrs Vakiez & Mo reno mv interest in The Fair Store Chase creek, known as Bianes Valdez & Co., with my best wishes for tbe success of the new firm. Tomas Bianes Cookies Fresh from the oven at Smith's store. CORONADO LODGE No. 8, F. & A. M NOTICE. OLirrox, Arizona. December 18th, 1909 On and after this date, a "Permit" tor burial in the Masonic Cemetery must be obtained from the Secretary of Coronado Lodge No. 8, F. & A. M. before the interment of any body or bodies in said Cemetery. All amounts due, and to beome due must be paid to the Secretary of above Lodge. Th charge for each ;'Lot" shall be ten ($10) Dollars. By order of the Worshipful Master. Thomas Smith, Secretarv. I have received a most up-to-date liue of Trimmed and Untfimmed Ladies' SPRING MILLINERY Prices reasonable. Watch my big Opening Announcement PARIS MILLINERY Mrs. J. Chambers Chase Creek T 'HE Rogers Hospital and Training School for fllurses For Surg-ical, Maternity and General Medical Oases. A limited number of pupil nurses taken for training'. Tr iiK.ncuLosis Not Received MARK A. RODGERS. M. D 123 S. Stone Ave. Tucson, Ariz. Have Your Eyes Tested By F. BACKSTEIN OPTICIAN Satisfaction Guaranteed. Prices Reasonable. CHASE CREEK CLIFTON F. BACKSTEIN ( Formerly of San Francisco) JEWELER and OPTICIAN Fine Watch Repairiup a Specialty NEW SPEZA BLOCK JACK SIDBBOTHAM Contractor and Builder Millwright Work a Specialty. Plans and estimates furnished on any class of building. Box 185 - - Clifton, Arizona 1 BAKERYP I 5 FRESH i Bread, Cakes and Pies 1 1 r- II I CONFECTIONERY ! I ROCCO ZAPPAI, Proprietor. CHASE CREEK $ Just Received m KERBY tind Insurance BOUGHT AND SOLD( REAL ESTATE E. K. MILLER. Watchmaker and Jeweler FINE WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY A. C. JEWELRY DEPAKTMKMT Prompt Service and Our Work Guaranteed. INDEPENDENT ASSAY OFFICE Bacon & Catlin. p. O. Box 4S6 Telephone? 87 I References 1st Mat'l BaoH SPECI AITIES Umpire and Control Work, Apeut for Ore Shippers. Electrolytic Determinations of Copper Examiuatiotis and Reports on Mines SamplinR Car-Lots at Smelter. Office and Laboratory next door to Copper Era Offic Send for Ore Mailine Rack. J. A. BILLINGSLEY & GO. DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE Presb Country Fruit ri ?egeta blc5. Eggs, etc. Staple Dry Good Hill's Add., Sonth Clifton J THE- EL PASO SPORE IVAN HOEFELD, Prop. DRY GOODS NOTIONS BOOTS AND SHOES CLOTHING FULLLiMEOF Douglas Shoes THE FAMOUS Mail Orders Solicited. Samples Fur nished on Application. PRICES AND QUALITY RIGHT Cascarelli Blk. Chase Creek JOHNSON'S SALOON NORTH CLIFTON THE BEST Beer, Wines, Liquors and Cigars COLD Lunch and a pleasant and quiet place on the side. IRA JOHNSON, Proprietor WASH DOWN THE EASTER. DINNER with a glass or two of good pure wine both for i:ymir stcmaclvs sake" as Paul advised and 1o make the feast all the merrier. Get the wine here. You'll find our port, sherry, claret, etc., exquisite in flavor an 1 bouquet and fit for a king's table. By the bottle cr gallon as you choose. s. & s. BOTTING WORKS PHONE 711.