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VT VvV SAFFORD RATTLER.
COURT HOUSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
K. S. PATTEKSON - Editor.
hndorsing our platform of
last week, we hereby declare
it a principle of the supporters
of this paper and of the
voters of Safford in particular
that, realizing the necessity
of reform in our county
government, we will giveour
unqualified support to those
candidates who declare for
reform and give us evidence
that they are sincere in their
I hereby announce myself
" for .sheriff of Graham countv.
&i . W R Fostpr.
Facts and Figures.
Is it advisable to'niovo the conn
ty scut 5 miles
Get down to figiues and sou.
The piesont court house is a disgrace
to any civil zed community.
The poorest county in any state in
Sthc Union would irit Mibmit to
Njuch an excuse for a couit house.
It is a well kuown fact that wo will
he compelled to have a now couit
house in a veiy few yens.
the supervisois oider a new
one at the piesent location; it will
cost tho county 20,000. Our taxes
v,ill be S!l.(5 to 4 00.
Kvery taxpayer in tho county will
bu obliged to pay additional taxes,
then the county will ho put to tho
expense of planting new trees every
two yoais as evciy ncwshoiifl
thinks he can got tiees to grow
and thcienever is any shade about
the place after all. And to get
down to the leal point at issue,
the com t house is loe.ited where
thoro is a gang of men who, like
vulturos hoveling about tho victim
waiting for a chance to pounce up-
i, upon it and sup its life blood,
'hover about the count) scat and
vratch'overy oppoitunity to draw
from tho count)', by iair means or
foul tho hard earned taxes which
the people pay into the county's
It is a well known fact that tho
Guaidian lowcied tho county printing
about 81700 last year and about
1000 this, year. It is also a fact
that the county paid one of
merchant $1000 last
year for maintaining a quarantine
igainst small pox in San Jose, and
it is a question whether theio was
any small pox there or not. It is
a fact also that the jail facilities
aie inadequate, as a Mexacan boy
was taken there from Safford last
winter and was put in a cell with a
woman and man. It is high time
that our county is providing
lato apaitiiients for its male and fe
Tho people of Safford offer to
put up a $12000 court house, which
would cost at least $30000 to build
in Solomonville. They offer a site
for tho building which can bo made
into a beautiful paik, wheio it will
be a pleasure to go. They olfer a
couit house and groundt which
will be the pride of our county,
and which will he worthy of our
tointory. This is ollered free to
tho county of Giaham. It now
mains to bo seen whether or not
her citizens will accept the gift.
Ten Reasons for Moving the County
1st. Saffoid is the geographical
center of Graham county.
2nd. Moie business is transacted
!5rd. Sallotd is a prettier town.
4th. Sailord has better water.
5th. Saflbid will put up a couit
house without expense to the
Gth. S.tffoid is not under the
cno mm power.
7th The seat was taken
away from beie by fraud and cor
8th. Because the taxable wealth
of our county will be incieased at
least 8200,000 tho fiist year.
0th. Because Saffoid is a better
town than Solomonville.
10'h. Because taxation will be
In this issue ol tho IlAm.Kii will
be found the announcement of W.
B. Foster as a candidate for sheriff
on the independent ticket, ilr.
Foster will make a strong fight for
the office, and platform is reform
his supporters will be numerous.
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I JAMS & PATTERSO
Windmills, Pumps, Pipe, and Fixtures. Brass Valvk
Hose, Cylinders and Steel Water Troughs and Tanks thati
any one can set up. Pipe cut and threaded. A full su
rX'lio l?tivfiln IIouso In SullVrl
Call and see my Goods and be convinced beforo buying elsewhere.
J.T. OWENS, Safford, Am
SAFF0R0 MILLING G0.
Dealers in Hay, Grain, Flour, Lumber and Brick. Manufactuiers
of the Famous Biand w?
lO to lPlonv.
FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT
to cat Wear or build a house, cheap for cash, or square lumber
at $25 per 1000, go to.
P. J. JACOBSON & SONS,
.1". X- Prop.
Mnuoltu Qainnn roiIIS" nA1tIM
!2U?UIIJ UUIUUiii Plain and Ornamental
Freeman & Sparks. ;
Fine Wines, Liquois and Cigars. Sakioud.
Most ordeily house in tho county, i
Safford - - Arizona i
Keeps the best Wine and Whiskey
B. PALM, Prop.
Books Stationery and Candy.
T. T. IIUNTEK, - Safford.
N. P. BEEBE;
Handles Osborne & Co's. Machin
ery and the celebrated Litel ,
Hay Press. Sailord Aiiz.
Go to the
10 10 1 fflLQOn
For Good Wines Liquors and-
jcnnmQS git ;. m
Dvy Goods, Gioceries, Boots and?"
Cheapest Store in the: