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ERA PUBLISHING COMPANY
Published Every Thursday
Entered at the Clifton, Arizona, postoffice as
econd-elass mail matter.
For United States, Mexico and Canada 12 SO
All other countries In Postal union 3 00
Binóle copies 1"
Arizona & N. M. Railway Company
Lordsbnrg & HacMta Railway Cc
Time Table No. 37.
Effective Apr. 6, 1910, Mountian Tirr e
Train No. 1. 1 Train No. 2
South Bound Stations 5 5 North Bound
Daily 3 Daily
IiT. T.lOa.m Clifton.... 0 Ar. 4:50 p.m.
" 7:32 " 3outh Siding 7 " 4:30 "
" 7:45 " ....Guthrie.... 12 " 4:15 "
" 7:55 " ..Coronado.. 18 " 4:06 "
" 8:05 " York 17 " 3:57 "
" 8:18 ' ..."Sheldon.. 24 " 8:43 "
8:35 " ....Duncan.... 33 " 3:22 "
" 8:53 ' ..Thomson.. 40 " 3:07 '
' 9:13 " ...'Summit... 51 " 2:48 '
9:27 " ....Veitch.... 60 " 2:3 '
9:45 " ..Lordsbnrg.. 70 " 2:15 "
' 10:21 " ....Robert... 81 " 1:35 "
' 10:!8 " . .RrocL-man. 92 '" 1:17 "
Ar. 11:05 am . . ..Hacbit.. . 108 Ly. 12.50p.m
Trains stop on signal.
It is suggested that the western
farmer should be as particular in the
selection of his congressional timber
this fall as in the selection of his seed
The Arizona statehood bill rests
undisturbed on the senate calendar
with no immediate prospect of early
becoming a subject for consideration.
IF THAT present senate statehood
bill shall put Greenlee county out of
business as now seems quite likely it
will all be off for the republicans on
the banks of the Frisco and the Upper
Gila. Under the provisions of the
senate bill there will be nothing doing
in the organization of the new county
on January first.
With this issue the Era celebrates
its 11th anniversary, and has grown
from a small beginning to its pres
ent healthy size through the hard
work and untiring efforts of its former
managers and today it stands pre-eminent,
the leading publication of Gra
ham county. Through trials and
tribulations and hours of adversity it
has always bad the staunch support
of loyal friends, without whose aid
its prestige would at times have been
in jeopardy. The Era has at all
times had the best interests of our
citizens at heart and has done its
best to boost the great Clifton-Mo-renci
district, which in the not far dis
tance future wlil take its place as the
greatest copper producing district in
the world. And when the new county
of Greenlee takes its place upon the
map the Era will be found boosting
for it and the welfare of its citizens.
The policy of giving "all the news
all the time" will be maintained in
the future as in the past and with the
co-operation of its many friends the
Era will take its place as second to
no weekly paper in the territory.
We appreciate the loyal support
and by working in conjunction let us
endeavor to make a better and larger
Clifton and show to the outside world
that we are up and doing.
The hearts of all loyal Americans
should swell with pride in the attitude
taken by Theodore Roosevelt in the
Vatican incident of a 'few days since.
Every true American cannot help but
feel proud of this representative
citizen of our country, who has
strength and personality enough to
assert his independence and ex
emplify the teaching of personal
liberty inherent in the American
people. From an unbiased and un
denominational standpoint, bis ac
tion should be applauded from one
end of the country to the other. Lay
ing religion aside, his act was the
acme of independence and he has
displayed his love of personal liberty
granted to every American citizen in
our Declaration of Independence. As
a privite citizen Roosevelt has been
feted and dined to the point of dis
traction by king3 and personages of
international prominence, all of
which was enouyh to turn the head
of a common mortal, but when tbe
supreme test arrived, he was equal
to the occasion and in a few brief
words conferred the highest honor
upon himself and the American peo
ple. Here also is a patriotic Amer
ican who voices the sentiment of that
grand old statesman, Patrick Henry,
"Give me liberty, or give me death."
The county seat agitation has
taken a lull, yet Cliiton people are
wide awake to the proposition, and
not to change the subject a rousing
Fourth of July celebration and en
tertainment, with able speakers will
carry great weight with the populace.
The leading spirits should get busy,
as they are doing so all over the ter
ritory. Tnis is census year and tin
enthusiasm over Arizona's growth
should be celebrated everywhere.
Plenty of Fish in the Gila.
From reliable source it is learned
that fish are plentiful this spring in
the Gila river and good catches have
been made. The fish are of the mud
cat variety and the river was stocked
some three years ago by the breaking
of a reservoir in New Mexico. Fish
ing parties to the shady banks of the
Gila will afford much picasurr to the
participants and lovers of the plscc.
Local Ball Team Warms Up.
On Sunday afternoon tho Clifton
baseball enthusiasts had the first
chance to get a line on the local ball ;
team, when Manager Riley lined up
the Regulars against the Clifton
The game itself is hardly worth
mention, as it only went five innings
on account of the high wind and dust,
and none of the big fellows let them
selves out as the risk of sore arms is
too great this early in the season.
However they gave the Gres a good
no and the game resulted in a draw,
both sides securing one tally.
E. Mason, Riley, Rigby, Scanlon
and Williams were all the old men in
the line-up, and all played up to the
standard that they have already
establishep in Clifton. Williams
trjught the stand down with one of
his old time circus catches in left,
and the long winter months have not
robbed Scanlon of any of his speed.
"Hobby" is one of the fastest out
fielders that ever wore a Clifton
uniform and promises to live up to
his reputation again this season.
Rigby also showed his usual speed on
the bases. It is generally understood
that Rig. is under contract with one
of the Minor league clubs, but as yet
he has not declared his intention of
"Dauber" Mason, whose middle
name is class, will be there with both
feet. Dauber's work as an infielder
has seldom been equalled in this part
of the country, and as for Riley, well
he"s the same old "Pete" in the game
from start to finish.
Of the new men, Clifford's work íd
the. box was probably watched with
the keenest interest. Clifford comes
from Douglas, and alter sizing his
work up Sunday the fans feel pretty
well satisfied that he has the goods.
While he did not let himself out at
all, the Gieys were unable to do any
thing with his delivery.
Barnes, the new catcher irom
Birmingham, seemed to be off on his
throwing though he used his head,
however the weather, grounds and a
number of things may account for
this, and he wi:l probably be round in
shape before long. Shoop, the elong
ated youth who covered first, seemed
to baye some trouble with his whip
too, but shows all the ear marks of a
hitter of about 3-30 calibre.
Bill Mason, the latest arrival,
coinés from Dawson and just naturally
tills up the gap at short. Bill is no
relative of Dauber's except in his
style of playing, which is fast and
Charley Brock came out too late to
mix up in the game, but if appear
ances count for anything, he ought to
be in good shape and ready to take
his regular trick behind the bat.
Ghizoni was the only absentee, being
unable to get away from work.
The work of Quilling for the Greys
was his usual all-round style and he
got the only safe hits secured by them.
All the fans would be glad to see
George back in tbe local uniform
again. Templeton's work in the box
for the Greys also deserves mention
as he let the Kegulars down with
three hits. Roy should come to the
front with proper training.
The team looks good, especially in
the outfield. With Williams back to
his old form there is no doubt about
left. Scanlou's hitting ability and
speed makes him really more valuable
in the field than in the pitchers box,
though he can be depended upon to
do good work there. When asked
about his contract with "Muggsy"
McGraw, Bobby said he had returned
it unsigned. Johny Rey is also after
Bobby to manage the 1910 Bell Hops,
but Bob says "Nix on the comedy."
He's going to stay with Clifton as
long as there's a candy kitchen.
With Ghizoni in the other garden we
have a trio that is hard to equal in
the southwest. All three of these
men are good hitters, and it can In
aptly termed the "Clouting outfield. "
Work on the field has uot been com
menced yet, but the Executive Board
at a meeting last week decided to
oush this work right through. An
other game with tho Greys has been
arranged for next. Sunday, when the
':oys hope to be able to go the full
nine innings. The date for the season
to open has not been set jet, but will
probably be towards the end of April.
Incidentially the Entertainment
Committee is pushing along a minstrel
show ol local talent, that Swill proba
bly be sprung on the unsuspecting
residents of Clifton about the end of
April. From reports it will be a
hummer and the boys are working
hard to make it a success.
Opening of Tucson and West Coast
Governor Richard E. Sloan of Ari
zona and Governor Geo. N. Gillett of
California have been invited to de
liver the addressess of welcome at the
opening celebration of The Tucson
and West Coast of Mexico Railroad
which will be held at Tucson on May
The formal opening exercises will
be held following the parade on the
morning of May 5th. Besides the
Governors of California and Arizona,
a number of other prominent men
have been asked to deliver addresses
on this occasion. Among those who
have been asked to speak are the fol
owing: Governor Cubias of Sonora; Gover
nor Redo of Sinaioa: Luis E. Torres,
Military Governor of Sonora; Mayor
Rose of Milwaukee: Delégate Ralph
Cameron: Marcus A. Smith: President
Babcock of the University of Arizona;
Bishop Granjon: W. C. Greene: Epes
Randolph; Mayor Jacobus; R. H.
Ingram, Superintendent of the Sonora
Railroad and J. M. Ormsby.
The Southern Pacific Company has
made a rate of one fare and a third
round trip from all points of Arizona.
A special rate of $2.00 for the round
trip from Nogales and $10.00 for the
round trip from Guaymas has been
Pertaining to Clifton-Morenci Dis
trict and Surrounding Camps.
The Twin Peaks Company
The Twin Peaks mining company,
operating thirteen miles east of
York station, are now down 200 feet
and the ore bodies keep on increasing
in strength and values. This com
pany has been working in the May
flower district for the past three
years, and at the present time have
a fine Chandler Fraser hoist adapted
for 2,000 feet. F. W. Wagner is hoist
man and Alex Fraser is mine fore
man. Development Work on a Big Scale.
The Missabe Morenci development
company, three miles from Morenci,
operating in Gold Gulch on the Camp
bell claim, is progressing nicely with
prospect work. I. W. Knapp is mine
foremen and Lee Hobbs is one of the
hoist men. Two shifts are being
worked and a depth of 1000 feet is to
be attained before drifting occurs.
The lead is considered by geologists
to be on the same contact as the Mo
Development Work on the Greenlee
For the past several months the
Shannon Copper company have been
working their lease on the Greenlee
group of mines adjoining the New
England and Clifton group on the
north. The Greenlee group is owned
by O. J. Cotey, Hank Dorsey and
Lloyd Lewis. Last week the work
ings broke into very high grade ore.
This is good news for the north and
cast end of the district and will be
the means of still more active oper
ations being carried on in this rich
A Story Sketch of Alabama
Any one who ever lived in Georgia
or Alabama has heard tell of Rube
Burrows, the outlaw who terrorized
those 9tates iu the 81's by holding up
trains and banks. Well, about that
time the "Major" was in Selma, Ala.,
and desiring to reach Montgomery,
concluded that as his exchequer was
rather diminished, to steal a ride. So,
catching outo a supposed blind bag
gage and seating himself comfortably
on the steps, was meditating about
the next free lunch counter and
schooner, and admiring the piney
woods and fragrant aroma from the
wild flowers and magnolias; also how
much nicer it was to ride than walk,
when of a sudden his musings were
rudely disturbed by the supposed
blind door flying open and a yell of
"Hands up" in stentorian accents
greeted his ears. Up went tbe hands
to a certainty. Getting into the car,
he was covered by three Winchesters
and a sawed off shot gun, and re
marked, "Why didn't you fellers
bring out a gatling gun?" "Never
miud the gat," said a tall fellow with
a gold star inscribed U. S. "We've
got you this time." Taking the Major
to Montgomery a carriage was in
waiting and he was taken to the
county jail. Now it happened that the
turnkey and night recorder, old man
Haslett, and the Major were great
churns in off hours, and as they led
the Major up to record him and assign
quarters, the tall chap says, "Well,
Haslett, we've got him at last." "Got
who?" "Why Burrows, of course.'"
"Get out, you fool, that's a printer
that's worked on the Advertiser off
and on for the last five years." It is
needless to say that there was no case
in court the next day, and the tall
chap was great graft for the printers
An A. C. official at Metcalf is hav
ing more trouble over a burro than
the two Irishmen who lost their's
in Mexico. After following the trail
for some distance they saw a Mexi
can approaching and Pat says,
"Mike can you speak Mexican?"
"Sure," says Mike, and this is how he
spoke the language, "Si senor have
you seen a burito going down the
cubesa with forty feet of ratita
about his cabana and goiu' fast too."
A coincidence of rather a peculiar
nature occurred last Sunday at
Spezia ft Spezia. Four Spaniards
were bantering their ages as lively
as school boys, and in summing up
their ages were respectively "9, 80,
il and 82, and three of them demo
crats. The combined years were 322.
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,
Dated Clifton. Ariz.. January 27, 1ÍI10.
Notice for Final Settlement of an
Account and Distribution.
In the Probate Court of the County
of Graham, Territory of Arizona.
In the Matter of the Estate of E. D.
Notice is hereby given that Beulah
J. Wilson the administratrix of the
estate of 10. D. Wilson, deceased, has
rendered and presented foY final
settlement and distribution of said
estate, and filed in said Court her
tinal account of her administration of
said estate: and that Saturday, the
2-rd day of April. 1010, at 10 o'clock
A. M , at the Court Room of said
Court, at the Court House in Solo
munville, Arizona, in said Graham
County, has been duly appointed by
the said Court, for the settlement of
said account and distribution of said
estate, at which time and place any
person interested iu said estate may
appear and lile his exceptions in writ
ing to the eaid account and contest
Dated April 5th, 1010.
T. s. Bunch, Clerk
AN ARKANSAS ODE.
It was in the year 190!)
About the first of June
I landed in Van Buren
One sultry afternoon;
Up stepped a walking skeleton
And extended me his paw
Inviting me to bis hotel
The best in Arkansas.
1 followed my conductor
To his respective place
While hunger and starvation
It stared me in the face.
His bread it was corndodger,
His beef, I could not chaw.
That's the kind of hash I got
In the state of Arkansas.
I arose early next morning
To catch the coming train
Says he, "You'd better work for me,
I've got some land to drain,
I'll give you fifty cents a day,
Your washing, board and all,
You'll find you'll be a different man
When you leave Arkansas."
I worked six weeks for thisgentleman
Jas. Herald was his name.
He was six feet seven inches tall,
And slim as any crane,
His hair hung down in cat-tails
On his lean and lantern jaw,
He was a photograph of all the gents
That's raised is Arkansas.
He fed me on corndodger
As hard as any rock,
Till my teeth began to loosen,
My knees began to knock,
I got so thin on sassafras
I could hide behind a straw;
You bet I was a different man
When I left Arkansas.
Fare you well to swamp angels
To cane breaks and the chills,
Likewise to sage and sassafras tea
And corndodger pills;
And if I ever see that land again
I'll extend to you my paw,
T'will be through a telescope
From here to Arkansas.
Fare you well to Jess Herald
And to his loving wife.
I never shall forget you Sail
'Till the last days of my life,
She threw her arms around my waist
And began to gnaw my jaw,
Saying I'll never forget you Bill
When you leave Arkansas.
I started out last week
At half-past five,
I landed in this country
Half dead and half alive
I bought a quart of rye whiskey,
My misery just to thaw,
And I got drunk as blazes
When I left Arkansas.
Anyone desiring the tune to the
gbove stanzas can learn it by asking
G. M. Erwin, at the Metcalf Shan
non store, or Mr. Cready at the Shan
A Voice From York
Hank Johnson, mayor of York, was
in town Sunday and reports that he
has his lower field ready for planting
of alfalfa, and the Reece Webster
place already seeded. Hank says
that a list has been circulated there
abouts for foreign missions, and not a
preacher has been in his burg for
nir tlirpfi voars. The nonulatinn is
near onto a hundred and a spiritual
adviser would De received with open
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
at Clifton, in the Territory of Arizona, at the close of business
March 29th, 1910.
Loans and Discounts $197 340 40
Overdrafts 1 704 75
Bonds to Stcure Circulation 30 000 00
Bonds, Securities, etc 1 490 55
Banking House Furniture and Fixtures 9 300 00
Due from National Banks (not reserve agents) - 40 129 59
Due from State and Private Banks and Bankers, Trnst Com
panies and Savings Banks 4 287 50
Due from approved Reserve Agents 46 703 94
Checks and other cash items 1 710 25
Exchanges for Clearing House 4 985 79
Notes of other National Banks 14 100 00
Fiactional paper currency, nickels & cents 973 05
Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, viz:
Specie $19 737 75
Legal tender notes 3 000 00 22 737 75
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer (5
(7o of circulation 1 500 00
Resources other than those stated 4 73
$376 968 28
Capital Stock $ 30 000 00
Surplus fund 16 000 00
Undivided Profits, less Expenses and Taxes paid .. . 3 583 03
National Bank Notes Outstanding 30 000 00
Due to State and Piirate Panks and Bankers 19 028 71
Individual deposits subject to check 233 367 58
Time certificates of deposit 44 633 58
Certified checks 21 85
Cashier's checks outstanding 308 53
Liabilities other than those above stated.. 25 00
Total $376 938 28
Ttrritory of Arizona, County of Graham, s:
I, W. J. ROJEY, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. W. J. KlLKY, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before n-e this I'd day of April, 1Í110.
CORRECT Attest; Jas. IÍ--.UBY, Notary Public.
E. M. Wiiuams, Hekuy Hill, 3am Abraham
m'l-i-1!' w i 1 wr -1 1 11 -1 - "fu- " m 1 1-i itt 1 immiM p m ....
Gep. Ewing and Allan Krichbaum
spent Friday at the New York-Arizona
Baseball season opened Sunday
when the first or picked team played
the A. C. boys.
John Woods, one of the shift bosses
at the D. C. smelter, seems to be hav
ing more than his share of bad luck
Not over two weeks ago he had a
large bar 'of hot copoer fall on his
fingers, and Thursday he had the mis
fortune to haye one of his toes
W. W. Dutton left Thursday morn
ing for Los Angeles on a month's
Mrs. Tom Donuhue made the trip
to Guthrie Thursday to meet Mr.
Donahue, who returned after a two
months' vacation on the coast.
The troop spent Saturday and Sun
day out on Eagle.
L. R. Simpson left Wednesday for
Los Angeles where he will visit a
couple of weeks before going to
Portland, Oregon, where he will work
for a large building firm.
J. A. Lee, of the D. C. sampling
department, left Friday for Eureka,
Colo., where he will engage in mining
again. Lee has made a large number
of friends and will be missed by the
basketball as he was one of the best
Joe Clyde left Saturday for San
Antonio, where he will get his wife
who has been visiting there, and they
will go to Canada to reside in the
Mrs. T. A. B. timer returned Tues
day from Phoenix after a two weeks'
visit with her sister.
Chas. Shontz and T. D. Barton rode
to Solomonville Sunday.
Wm. E. Shaw left Saturday for
! Phoenix, where he has accepted a
Jas. Wester and Mr. Work returr-
! ed Thursday evening from the valley.
Mr. Henley, who has been in Cali-
1 fornia and attended the opening of
the Yuma Indian reservation on the
California side of the Colorado, re
turned to camp Friday.
C. J. Cogburn returned Friday from
the east after a month's visit with
Gid Thompson left Sunday morning
for Solomonville to attend court.
The Woodmen of the World gave a
most enjoyable dance Friday evening
at the club.
Mrs. W. W. Dutton and Mrs. D. J.
Kelly left Saturday for a month's
pleasure trip to Los Angeles.
While trying to get on a moving
I train on the loop near the new lime
I pump Frenando Carvagal slipped and
! fell between the cars. His left leg
was run over although not cut off
was so badly mangled by the wheel
that amputation was necessary.
W. C. Craufurd left for the valley
Mrs. M. G. Talcott entertained
Thursday afternoon in honor of Miss
McLaughlin, who is visiting her. The
afternoon was spent playing 500.
Mrs. Coleman captured first prize
and Mrs. Tuthill cousolation. Dainty
j refreshments were served.
Dr. Balmer, dentist, phone No. 811.
SAM ABRAHAM, Proprietor
Headquarters for Traveling Men
I.ííx1 ICsttit-.e and Insurance
ALL LOCAL STOCKS BOUGHT AND SOLD
SEE BARGAINS IN
Succeed when everything else fails.
In nervous prostration and female
weaknesses they are the supreme
remedy, as thousands have testified.
FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND
U is the best medicine ever sold
cer a druggist's counter.
from the oven at
CORONADO LODGE No. 8, F. & A. M
Cmfton, 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.
befOYe the interment of any body or
bodies in said Cemetery.
All amounts due, and to beome due
must be paid to the Secretary of
The charge for each "Lot" shall be
ten ($10) Dollars.
By order of the Worshipful Master.
Thomas Smith, Secretary.
l have received a most
up-to-date line of Trimmed
and Untrimmed Ladies'
Prices reasonable. Watch
my big Opening Announcement
PARIS Mí LLINERY
Mrs. J. Chambers Chase Creek
7 HE Rogers Hospital and
Training School for Nurses
For Surgical, Maternity and General
Medical Cases. A limited number of
pupil nurses taken for training.
Tuberculosis Not Received
MARK A. RODGER5, M. D
123 S.Stone Ave. Tucson, Ariz.
Have Your Eyes Tested
By F. BACKSTEIN
F. BACK ST E
( Formerly of San Francisco)
Watcam &kei .
JEWELER and OPTICIAN
Fine Waich Repair! Dg a Specialty
NEW SPEZA BLOCK
Millwright Work a Specialty.
lans and estimates furnished on any
clas of buildinir.
Clifton, Arizona ;
I Bread, Cakes and Pics
1 "rOCCO ZAPPAlTProprictor.
' KER - W
E. K. MILLER
Watchmaker and Jeweler
FINE WATCH REPAIRING
A. C. JEWELRY DEPARTMENT
Prompt Service and Our Work
GARCIA & NORTE
New and 2nd-Hand Goods
J. A. BILLIMSLEY & CO.
Fresh Country Fruit knd egetk-
blesj Egjs, etc. $t&ple Dry Gool
Hill's Add., Sonth Clifton
EL PASO STORE
IVAN H0EFELD, Prop.
BOOTS AND SHOES
FULL UNE Or
Mail Orders Solicited. Samples Fur
nished on Application.
PRICES AND QUALITY RIGHT
Beer, Wines, Liquors
COLD Lunch and a pleasant
and quiet place on the side.
IRA JOHNSON, Proprietor
In Spite of Fanatics
good beer continues to grow in
favor. And with good reason.
The English Government has
recently investigated the beer
question and reports that g ol
beer is both feo i tnd drink com-
bined. And Bohemian Beer
1 not merely good beer. It is 1ho
I best brewed. It's use means
j stronger bodies, better digestion
gi and a palatable beverage as
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