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' W. B. Fonda,
. Justice of the l'cace,
Metlal attention gien to lolleitlons
Water rights bought ami sold.
Drans deeds contracts, and all kinds of legal
papers. Titles examined and abstrat furnished.
R. S. Patterson,
SFFOIU), .... ARIZONA,
practices In all Courts
J. M. McColIum,
Attorney at Lint.
SAFFOlill .... ARIZONA.
l'ractiies In I!, S. and Territorial Courts and
I'l'foro the United Mates l.aud Offlie.
Dr. H. E. Brenner,.
Is prepared to make pood false plates from
I(IOO up. Teeth poslmcly extraucd without
Dr. C. L. Wish,
riiyalclmi Hint Mirceon.
SVFF HI), ARIZONA.
"Hunter & Patterson,
H0.1I Kxtate Agents.
hlFFOKI), - - ARIZONA.
- - MERCHANDISE - -
For Cash, Cuttle or Country
Wholesale agents for tho famous
Given to the receiving and
forwarding of freight.
J. N. Porter, - Ft. Thomas.
: The GROESBECIT
The Leading Hotel of the Gila
Mrs. W. A. Groesiieoi , Saffoid.
Hotel and :
', C. Madson, Prop.
1 Sali'ord, Arizona.
W. E- JONES.
Livery and Food Stablos.
ALL KINDS OF RIGS.
A GOOD REASON.
Is it economy to romove the
comity seat to Safl'ord? Lot us
consider tliu proposition.
It is very evident tiiat the
present couit house is in a dilapidated
condition. Although it has
hcen plastcicd and is being
painted, 3'ot the i'act remains that
liene.illi the he.iutiful exterior is
rottenness and corruption.
The plastering and painting of
die court house is like whitewashing
a character. Jt will stand for a
while hut when the outside is
wrn ofl the character is exposed
u all il.s blackness and sin. The
plastering and painting may make,
the building look well fur awhile
hut it will take a new building to
make it substantial and stfe. The
present building is costing the
taxpayers, ti great deal of money
each year in older to keep it in
Several hundred dollars Iwvo
been spent this year in putting up
additions and in lepairing. Next
) enr as much more will have to be
spent and so on from year to year
until after awhile the building will
collapse and then the people will
be obliged to put up a new. one.
The people of Safl'ord oiler to
put ii a new court free of all
oxpense to the county the money
and material have been subscribed
and a beautiful site donated. We
will give the county what is equal
to, at (he very least calculation,
12,000. We offer our county a
home; a beautiful home; one that is
worthy lo be the home of any
county in the territory. The
home we offer is surioiindcd on all
sides by a luxurious vegetation
that is not surpassed an wheieelse
in the southwest; wheie there are
pleasant and comfortable homes;
where tliciu are beautiful walks
Mid drives, and where theie is a
plentiful supply of the very best
Then, too, when the county
seat is brought here many families
will come to Sali'ord to make it
their home. Buildings will be
erected all the vacant lands in this
vicinity will be ulitized, and when
another assessment is madoSafford
will increase her assessment by
8200,000, which at the present rate
will increase the taxes paid by
Safl'ord, 7,000 or rather will lower
the whole taxation that much.
If the above figures are eoirect,
is it not economiy to icniove the
county seat to Safl'ord?
Let every taxpayer consider tho
proposition on the score of
Many people in the county outside
of Saflord imagine that Safford
is not in earnest about this county
seat movement. They say that
sjie is doing nothing whatever
towards it. But if they will just
take timo to inquire about it they
will find that Saffoid is not only
m real earnest but sho has done
and s now doing a very greatdeal
towards it. We have over 310,000
subset ibed anil pledged. Wo have
tho site secured worth at least
51000. We have our petition out
for signatuies and have alieady
two-thirds of the necessary number
of voters and taxable wealth, the
proposition has been thoroughly
discussed and considered by tho
citizens here and the3' have put
their shoulders to the helm and
intend to make a successful light:
At the proper timo meetings will
be held throughout tho county and
people will be made tlnoughly
acquainted with, what bafl'ord is
doing. The taxpayers of (ir.iham
county need nor be afraid of a big
debt being hoisted upon them in
connection with .the county seat
removal; for wo have raised
sullicient funds already to build a
fine couit house and if it is
necessary we can raise several
thousand dollars moro.
Some people say that this talk
about lemoving the court house is
all wind ard that the subscriptions
amount to nothing. We defy any
one in tho county to name stronger,
financially, or more sensible business
men than, Lassator and
Grocsbeck, J T. Owens and John
Blake, each of whom has subscribed
8500 and have given their notes
for the amount; or X. P. Eeebe
who. has given his note for S 100
or P. J. Jacobson k sons, C.
Madsen Henry Dowdcl, W. D.
Joftorson, E. D. Tuttle. II. O.
Chlarson Peter Anderson and
others who have given from 100
to 8200 each.
W any one doubts tho strength
of our subscriptions let him look
ovei our list, and he will soon he
convinced that Saffoid is really in
earnest about this matter.
The Bulhtin says that the water
in tho Gila valley is all the same
and that the water at
is as good as at Safford. Such
an assertion can only possibly be
made by a man who has no regard
for tho truth. The Bulhtin man,
though, is not a good judge, for he
drinks so little water that it all
tastes the same to him.
The sheriff ordered all the dead
trees to be cut down in the court
house yard the otherday: Wrrnn
tho job was finished only about
hiee trees lemained and they will
be cut down next spring. It is a
shame that a county wifh almost
82,000,000 taxable property must
have its county seat in a place
where it cannot have it shade tree.
flour annually, besides grinding
immense quantities of corn and
The Bulhtin was evidently short J
of news last week as it devoted .
most of its space to telling the people
they would not move the
Saffouu's three Hour mills turn
out more than 4,000,000 pounds of
The Bulletin devotes considerable j
space lo the county seat proposi
tion for a paper which is so certain
that the voters will not move
The population of Safford and f'
its immediate vicinity is 1500.
There are 2500 people represented
at our post office.
Our people arc ready to build
the new court house and work will
bo commenced immediately after'
vn sir -s- i-- .-'
AFF RAT TLER
DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO REMOVING THE COUNTY SEAT TO SAFFORD
SAFFORD, ARIZONA, SEPTEHBER 2, 1896. NO. 2. . M.
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