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The copper era. (Clifton, Graham County, Ariz.) 1899-1911, January 06, 1911, Image 1

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CLIFTON-MORENCI Mining District
Total Production 1882 to 1910
$110,000,000
CLIFTON-MORENCI Mining District
Production for 1909 1
74,000,000 lbs.
TI,UME 12
CLIFTON, G-RAHAM COUNTY, ARIZONA. FRIDAY. JANUARY f,
NUMBER 3i
ERA
NEW COUNTY OF
MAKES
New Board of Supervisors Hold a Three-Day's Session, Make
Appointments, Approve Official Bonds and Locate
the Temporary Court House
In the office of District Attorney
E. V. Horton, Monday morning Jan
uary 2, at 9 o'clock a. m. the new
county of Greenlee was officially de
clared ready for business. Tlie little
office room in the Fall Hampton
building was crowded with citizens i lower floor will be Used as the court
from Cliltoo-Moreiici and out of town ! room. The Catino building offered
points. The happy new year feeling ! the mist desirable and centrally to
was predominant and after a brief jcaied quarters for the county offi
morniog session the new county wasjcials.
christened with the accompaniment sheriff's office.
of the popping of champagne corks j I. B. Ivigltsii w-ts the Úrs offiji il
There were many old timers present. ; to open his office in the njarquir-
lion. Ben Crawford, who was present
thirty years ago when Graham county
was segregated from Apache, and
who served as the first sheriff of Gra
ham county at that time, was on
hand as a kind of a god father.
Henry Hill, another old timer, held
down a seat on a box near the little
stove and beside him sat Rirce Web
ster who rode in from his ranch t
wish the .lew Board of Supervisors a
happy new 'year. Probate Judge
Shirley was early on band and an
nounced that the first couple from
Greenlee county who applied to hire
for a marriage license would be pre
sented with the licence free of charg.
and with the compliments of the
Probate Judge. A majority of the
new county officers were present and
all members of the Board.
When Messrs Webster, Cosper and
Billings ey came into the room where
the citizens had assembled to witness
the inauguration of the new county
they were the recipients of hearty
congratulation. District Attorney
Hort'on seated himself at the desk in
the capacity of temporary clerk of
the Board. George "Jud-' Webster
occupied tlie chairman's cbafr and
the new Board of Supervisors of
Greenlee county- was announced in
session. Bonds were placed on file
with the Board and bids for supplier
for the county were received.
But it was not for these things that
the little crowd of citizens h d
sembled. Ther ere to be some ap
poiii.Qjciiis made notably that of
Clerk of the Board and Assessor.
Just at this time there was a
whispered consultation among the
members of the Board and they left
the room for a caujas. If the ap
pointments had not already been
previously agreed upon, at the caucas
they were definitely settled, and with
in a few minutes after the members
of the Board bad taken their seats
James Kerby was named Assessor
and W. O. Wheatley, Clerk of the
Board. Chairman Webster turne 1 to
Mr. Wheatley and stated that as ,-uon
as be could prepare his official bond
he could enter upon his duties as
clerk. Evidently Mr. Wheatley had
recived a wireless telegram in the
meantime for he recaheJ in his inside
pocket and produced the official bou"
which was quickly approved and he
took his seat as Clerk. Jim Kerby
was also well provided with a bond
for Assessor. The Board spent most
of the morning in approving the
official bonds of the newly elected
county officials.;. Those who will serve
the couaty of Greenlee for the suc
ceeding two years are:
Supervisors Tolles Cosper, George
Webster and B. P. Billingsley.
Sheriff I B English.
Probate Judge Theo. Shirley.
Recorder John E. Burke.
District Attorney E. V. Horton.
School Superintendent J.W. Aker.
Road Supervisor S P. Await.
Assessor James Kerby.
Clerk of Board W. O. Wheatley.
Treasurer J. M. Webster.
The temporary court house a
designated at the C-isino building on
Chase creek. A lease was made with
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GREENLEE
ITS OFFICIAL BOW
the owner for a period of six months,
with the privilege of year, at the
stipulated price of 9100 per month.
Ta i suites cf rooms on the upper
rl or will be used as offices for the
various officials, and the hall on the
ters assigned. Sam Andrews will be
uuder sheriff and chief jiilor, W. A
Hart deputy. The deputies throughout
the county as announced this wee
and approved by the B lard are: Mo
renci G. Crawford and Gu
Bates,- Oancan 3ain Foster and
Prank Willis; Metcalf Ai.'k Ar nett :
York El Head: Dix Dick Bo
CLEKK OE THE COURT.
The only republican holding public
o'Hce in the new county of Greealee
is Mr. C C. Sellers, of Moreaci, wh j
last week received his appointment
from Judge Lewis of this d strict
vlr. Sellers his been head book
deeper for the A C. Store at Long
fellow. Judge Lewis had two other
application; on file for the position
from this district, Pedro Micbelena
and J. P. Nichols.
TREASURER'S OFFICE.
County Treasurer J. M. Webster
has located the treasurer's office tern
porarily iu the First National Bank
building, where it will likely remain
until the completion oí' che ne w coun
ty court bouse and safe quarters pro
vided.
RECORDER'S OB'FIC E
Mr. John Burke has also .opened a
temporary offi :e for the county re
corder in the First Nation il B ink
building, but as soon as the neces
sary furniture arrives he wilt be dom
iciled In the Casino building. Mr. V.
S. Rradfleld, formerly of thj Iviig
fellow store, has been named as the
deputy recorder.
Court House Notes.
When nominations were in order
for Ase s or Supervisor Billing-dey
nominated T W. Wester for the
office. Mr. Wester received the vote
of Mr. Billingsley and 8a per visor.
Webster and Cosper voted for Kirbey.
Hon. Ben. M. Crawford is the tirsl
Commissioner of Immigration for the
new county of Greenlee.
Dr L A. Burtcb received the ap
pointment as heath officer and enter
ed upon bis duties.
The fuel necessary for the new court
bouse will be supplied by A.M.Turner.
The jailer at Morenci shall receive
a salary of $50.00 per month.
The salary of the road supervisor
was fixed by the Board at $75.00 per
month.
The board adjourned on Wednesuay
evening to meet again on January
16th at which time bids will be re
ceived for office supplies and furni
ture for the temporary court house
The Copper Eka will be the official
newspaper of Greenlee. County all
advertlseme ts will appear in this
paper.
Preparing For Sale.
The Bazaar store has been closed
for the past three days while the
management has been making
preparations for the big Slaughtei
Sale of merchandise which will take
place commencing Saturday morning
Mr. Ferber announces this as tht
big sale of the season.
IN THE GILA VALLY
In response to the invitation sen'
out by the committee on organiz
tion, the Thatchei Amusement Ha
was crowded to its full capacity wit
people from different parts of tb
valley Wednesday nighi. The meet
ing was called for the purp ase of or
ganizing a board of trade for the
Gila valley. Speeches were made b
ndrew Kimball, J. A - Woods. W
B. Moody. W. W. Pace. Lrui Sana
and others. As a result of the meet
ing an organization was perfected
under the uame of the Thatcher
Board of Trade, and the following
officers were elected: J. L. Wilkins.
president: W. B. Moody, vice-president:
Leroi C. Snow, secretary, and
J. A. Woods, treasurer.
Announcement has been made of
the appointment of R. W. Smith of
Thatcher to the position of clerk of
the district court of Graham county.
Mr. Smith will take up his duties as
cleri. on January 29th, the date set
for the resignation of Mr. Chambers
to go into effect.
Miss Henrietta Olney, who has been
iiirding school in Los Angeles,
Cal., arrived borne Monday evenin
to spend the holidays.
At 8:30 p. m., December 1, 1!)10,
at Safford, one of the familiar land
marks of this sec ion passed away.
D. M. Roberts, familiarly known as
'Old Bob," a pioneer, coming heie
in the early 70's and first locating at
old Pueblo Vaho, ou the Gila river,
together with Hunkadory Holmes
and old Blair "Trigger John." To
gether they pioneered the Monte
zuma canal, cut brush, threw stones
out of ihe trail, culti fated t be soil,
fought Indians, and in a crude, small
way made it possible for those who
followed their blazed trail, in after
years, to build up and maintain a
government The poor old man lived
to see his most sanguine hopes lull
realized. During his short lifetime
beautiful homes in plenty take the
place of the Apache wickiup.
bo Dj
Last Tuesday the little
James Palmer, of Pima, while at ilav
became angry at each oilier and a
uuarrel enued. and immediatelv one
little fellow grabbed a butcher kni l e
and thrust it into the other's n I
just back of the ear, cutting an ar pounds. This alio was the largtst nit out in the history of the industry, ex
tery. Dr. Dryde.i was summon. 0 a .! I cecuu.g bal of 19.18 by 253,059,040 pounds.
the wound was properly dressed and
cared for. and the boy is recove i i. g
rapidly. Th-. little boys are botli un
der the aye of -ix years.
The ranchmen are shipping a large
amount of hat and at a steady de
mand of $10.50 f. o b. A great deal
of hay that is being shipped is being
sent to interior Texas points.
The culmination of a pretty ro
manee occurred Tuesday evening
when Ida, the eldest daughter of W.
A. Gillespie, who lives half a mile
south of olomonyille, became the
bride of Walter Tidwell, J udge Bunch
officiating.
Big Irrigation Project.
Rig irrigation enterprises are un
der way in tbe Gila Valley, which
when completed, will furnir-h the
water for the reclamation of thou
sand of acres which are at preeot
unproductive, located between Pima
aud Pt. Thomas. Clifton men and
Ciifton capital are interested in these
enterprises W. A. Pitt, of Clifton,
is one of the interested parties. He
returned to Clifton during last woe
to spend the holidays and left
again for the valley alter the first of
the year to superintend the work. A
Dtw canal is being taken out at a
point on the river opposite Thatcher
and will have a total length of nine;
teen miles and is being constructed
at i cost of approximately twenty
thousand dollars. The canal has
already beeti constructed one half of
the distance. Mr. Pitt has 8'H) acres
which will be brought under culti
vation when this canal is complet. d.
In addition to ihi big enterprise Mr
Pitt and others have purchased an
interest in tbe Neyada Canal com
pany, which is taken out of the Gila
river below Pima, and is the second
oldest canal on the river. This canal
is to be enlarged and the watgr ued
for irriga' ion in the same section of
the valley. Unon the completion of
'.hese canals a large and proapt rou
settlement will b. built up in W e
lower enu of ' be valleyand Mr. Pill
and bit1 associates ill reap a r'cn
r ward fo i i v- a m .
One th
i ne pres i .
zona is tne sp c ..
Sloan, with his proud
a ol A
of Gove ; n
.Arizona record '
of a quarter of a century being up-:
pugned as to h's Intecrlty and j
motives, by outcast and bj wan ei-
ers from whose shoes the recent ut I
of many widely arpara ted localities I
has not yet been removed No re- '
J ,
mitnhle Arizonlan. democrat or rt -
publican, whatever he may think of
the constitution and who has lived I
here long enough to know the gover- ;
;nor . participates It , the denunciation :
:of bim Aruona Republi. an.
For RKN-t Light house keeping
rooms etquirc.
south Clifton.
GOVERNMENT STATISTICS ARE
ISSUED ON PRODUCTION OF COPPER
Compiled Figures Show That United States Produced 1,092,951,624
Pounds in 1906, the Largest Production In
the History of the Country
The following statements of the production and consumption of prl
mary copper, lead and zinc In the Unite I Slates in 1909 have been compiled
ly the United States Geological Survey from statistics of production pro
ored by ttye Bureau of the Census and the Geological Survey, actiug in co-
peration, ami from the records of the Bureau of Statistics. As the metal
statistics collected by the Bureau of the Census were obtained in connec
tion with the general census of the industries of the United States, by di
rect visitation of held agents, the time required for the work was much
greater than lias been necessary in previous year.; this accounts f r the
late appearance of these final figures of production The statistics of the
recovery of scconuary copper, lead, ztuc, autimony, and tin have been col.
lected by the tJlrtad States Geological Survey.
PRODUCTION OP COPPER IN 190.
By B. S. Butler.
SMELTER PRODUCTION.
The production of blister copper in 1909 from ores mined in the United
States was 1,082,901,624 pounds, the largest output in the history of the in
dustry, exceeding that of 1908 by 150.380,903 pounds, or la. 95 per cent.
In the following table the production is apportioned to the states in
which the copper was mineé. The total is made up of the fine copper coi -tent
of blister produced and of the smelter output of ingot and anode cop
per frjw Michigan. The production of 1908 is given for comparison.
PRODUCTION OF COPPER IN THE U.V1TED STATES IN 1 !K)8, 1909 IN POUNDS.
Smelter Output in Pounds Fine.
Alaska
Ari.'ua
California
Colorado
hialK.. ,
Massachusetts .
Michigan
.Montana
Nevada
New Mexico.
Non b Carolina. . ,
Oregon
Tennessee
Utah
V i rginia
Washington
Wvomiug
Mar) land
Aia hatna
South Carolina .
Texas
Sleuth Dakota ,
I Pcuiisy Ivania and New Hampshire
M is.t.tiri and nna mnirf iont.fi -
KKFINED
The total production of new
i he i rod uc tion of electrolytic, Lake, and casting copper from primary
source f I WH and 1909 is shown in the following table:
Production of Refined Copper From Primary Sources in I908
and 1909, In Pounds.
1908 1909
Domestic Poieign Domestic Poreign
Origin Origin Origiu: Origiu
, 1 .
Electrolytic 62H,392,864 218,716,268 778,808.910 323,08Ó,9o4
Lake 222,289,584 22., 005,923
Casting 67,428,966 134,726 59. ,50,088 2,370,57
Total output do 919,111,414 218,850,994 1,005,504.921 325,456,533
mestic refineries 1. 137,iwi2,408 j 1,391,021,454
STOCKS
Returns from all smelting and n lining companies show that the follow
ing stocks of electrolytic, Lake, and casting copper were on hand at the be
ginning and end of the y ar 1909:
STOCKS OF REFINED COI'PEK. IN POUNDS.
January I, 1909 121.876,759
January 1, 1910 141,486,244
Increase during 1909.
In addition to the stocks of rclined copper, there were at smelters, in
transit to the retiueries, and at tlie refineries blister copper and material
in process of retín ing to the amount of 234,013, s43 pounds January 1, 1909,
and of 260,754,808 pounds JanuaTy I. 1910.
CONSPMPTION.
The apparent consumption of refined new copper in the United States
in 19Q8 was about 688 .500,000 po nd.-: in 1908 it was about 480,000,000 pounds.
The method enmloved in determining tbe amount of copper retained
for domestic conr-um'pi iou is shown in the following table. It does not take
into consideration stocks of copper held by consumers.
Domestic Consumption of Refined New Copper in 1 90S and I909,
' in Pounds.
1908 1909
Total refinery out ut 1, 137. 962.40' 1,391,021 .4o4
Stock at beginning of vear. . - 12-V 745,790 lSt,NM.7S0
Total available supply 1,263,708,204; 1,512,898,213
Retined copper exported 061,870,127 1682.846,720
Slock at end of year U21.876,7ó9 141,486.241
Total withdrawn from supply 783,752.886 824.332,970
Apparent consumption 479,955,318 68W.56Ó.243
lKxports of pigs, bar, ingots, plates, etc., reported by tbe
Bureau of Statistics.
It th U.r!W,iMi. n und; of cr?- .copper produced bv '.he regular refin-
...i--, i - .ni.K-d Is. the output from pr; mat sonreí s. i: is found th 1 1
tin i delivered to domestic conwimem 70S, Kifl.ifcj pounds of copper.
By iidoiiis t.- ii. i- a&uupt the 74.!' 18. !I7 pound recovered as copper and in
alloys bj ptaní trearfhr secondary metal esciuktvelv, it is found that
total Df, 778 011 473 puuedo ol new aft'd old copper w;s avail. tble for dome
A I X . If 'MM KBClAIi
Tbe No 7 drill ol tlie Ariz oh . uoi
mer -in! sinking from the croBBt OU
Ibe -evenili level bun eiteouutred tbe
c.ae,i . L vin Ht deptii of
slijrll, ,y uore ,nan 9 M feet 8av9 tlie
Marquette (Mich.) Journal, ibis is
eousidered a very Important .levelop-
as jt is the seeoitd time that
, . . . . .
I lie vein lias b en cut bv the diamond
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irill. I lie .no. i uiiii eoieicu nit) iui-
matlotl nearly 200 feet lower than
it
was eucouutered by tbe No.
(trill, i
thereby inüicatug that the vein ex- j
...,. j.i. n-i. v i .i-;n Ja.i 1
i
throuirh sixty feet of mineraliel
round eomiuenc-ng at 771 feel, six
íeet i wlticb was very riob, j
1909
4.438.836
289,523.267
39.043,835
4 057.142
29I,U0,2VN
53,508,7i ?
11.485,031 j
7,090,132
227,0115,923
814.858,291 I
53,849,21
5,031,130
120.451
13.943,878
7,256.086
7.8831
222,289,584'
202,5u3,o5l'
12. 24 1, 3-2;
4 991,351'
29,391
271,191
19,710.103,
71.370.371 :
25,08?!
231,971
162.201
120,011
2,410, ivi
433,072
30,48f-
3.456
41.988
1,083,033
2,lo9,r3;
I
135.-4 .ft.
1.580.83J
942 570,721 1 .09? .951 .r2t
COPPKR
reliued copper in 1909 was 1,391,021,454
19,609,485
GBKHMi CA NANEA,
or the rec 'ptiou of the concentrate
from Hie Mlauii Copper company,
wiiicb il will treat under favorable
terms for a rive year period, the
(Jreene-Canauea Copper company will
iuslait 500 tons capacity bins. One
half of lit s capacity, or room for 250
tons ol concentrates, has already been
provided for.
Tbe Greeue company will care lor
Miami output until tlie copper be
comes ready lor market; then tbe
it..:, j VIol.-ils Snllino- noniriHnv takes
charge U(J makes 8etllement upon
sales with tbe Miami company. Tlie
j)Ueter outmlt wil be abippetl to
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(Ooutinued ou pae 4
1908
Palace Market
J. C. GATTI, Prop. - - Clifton, Arizonn.
Live Stock Broker
g Fisli & Oysters in Season
THE GILA VALLEY
CAPITAL
SURPLUS
RESOURCES OVER
C. E. MILLS, President.
T. A. PASCOE, Vice-Pres.
E. M.
HURD.
niRKCTOKS:
C. E. MILLS, A. T. THOMSON. H. S. VAN CORDER,
DR. L.D.RICKETTS, T. A. PASCOE, R. B. HEGARDT,
G. A. OLNEY. E. M. HURD.
J. R. TODD, Local Manager
We pay 4 per cent on Time Deposits. We invite new business.
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FROM THE PVRSE
TO SAVINGS BANK
pocket picked? The best way is to carry sufficient
in your purse for immediate wants, and place tbe bal
anee in a Savings Bank, such as tlie
The First National Bank of Clifton
THE BECKER-FRANZ 00
Genera! rierchandise
CLIFTON, ARIZONA
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Telephone 661
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Wholesale and Retail
BEEF
PORK
MUTT O IN
SAUSAGE
BANK AND TRUST CO.
$100,000.00
$60,000.00
ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
DR. L. D. RICKETT5. Vice-Pr.
H. S. VAN CORDER. Caslmr.
General Manager
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excellent thing, but
are you not running
a risk of losinsr it
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