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villo, and that another one said he
would go broke on it.
Count' seats are worth lots of.
money when in me nanus oi a icw
men, ain't they?
How would it do for the county
to own it for awhile? Voters, give
this mattei your careful consideration.
It is repotted th.it tlio court house
yatd at Solomonvillo is to be
turned into a carp pond. It was a
veritable lake on Thursday last,
and Win. Gillispio offered to supply
1 lie cup free i t'tnc Supervisors
oi doicd tho pond
Tho road overseer was in Safford
on Monday morning last looking
for hands to repair tho road leading
fiom Solomonvillo to tho
depot. Are there not enough
men in Solomonvillo to lix tho
toads about the town? It is a
' great note when Saffor.l has to
repair Solomon ville's toads.
Wo heard a good story the other
day anent tho times in which two
men, biothois, figure as the heroes.
Tho brothers wcio descendents of
Israel and had in some manner become
mixed up in some nefarious
scheme, something concerning
moving a county seat wo believe,
in which theie weio some tiansfers
of lanehes, presents of buggies, etc.
Tho elder brother had been doing
too much talking and had given
the thing away, which resulted in
a grand jury invistigation. Ho
was put on the rack and the in
quisition commenced, but he managed
to finally extricate himself
from tho tangle by telling the jury
that "his broddcr knew all aboudt
dis matter, (ley putter cill him."
So they sent for. the younger
brother. He soon arrived,
All manner of questions
were plied. He knew absolutely
nothing. No information,
could bo gleaned so he wns dismissed
and the first man-was again
called. "f '
He was told no infounation
could be obtained from Jus bi other,
lie became very much excited and
jumping up said:
"Sbentlemeii, iny brodder is
ferry foigetful; bleaso oxenso mo
vilo I vreshen his memory. Ho
vanished but returned in a few
minutes and with a disconsolate
"Shontlemen, it is no use, my
brubbor knows nuddings, and I
knows nuddings, too.
Needless to say the grand jury
did not indict.
Gontlo leader, do you know the
Call at the post office and
see the plans for the new
Each day more people are convinced
that Safford is the proper
place for tho county seat. The
people here will build the court
house. They have entered a contract
to do so, and all repot is to
the contrary are false and without
foundation, snd those circulating
such ropoits are doing so for the
purpose of defeating the removal.
Graham county will have
a new court house inside of
a year, and it will be built
in the central portion of Saf
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COURT HOUSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Ji. S. PATTERSON - Kditor.
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 gievour
unqualified support to those
candidates who declare for
reform and give us evidence
that they are sincere in their
I hereby announce myself
as an independent candidate
for sheriff of Graham county.
W. B. Foster.
How is This?
A gentleman from a noighboting
town informs us that a prominent
merchant at Solomon villo told him
that ho would spend 820,000 to
keep tho county seat in Solomon-
A Tale of the Times.
UAMS & PATTERSON
Windmills, Pumps, Pipe, and Fixtures. Brass Valves,
Hose, Cylinders and Steel Water Troughs and Tanks that
any one can set up. Pipe cut and threaded. A full su pply
Safford, - Arizona
TlioGroiitcHt lliii'nnlii Iloiihc In SuMVii'it
Call and see my Goods and bo convinced before buying elsewhcie.
J.T. OWENS, Safford, Ari..
TfFFSRB SMliMMG G0.
Dealers in Hay, Grain, Flour, Lumber and Brick. Manufactuieis
of the Famous Brand
lO to X Xloixi.
FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT
To eat Wear or build a house, cheap for cash, or S(uaro edge lumber
atsa&pjrfrtftffgo to. -
P.J.JACOBSOX&OSIS, - - Safford, A
j Full Irc of Fal'- and Whiter Clothing,
Colors, shades and prices to suit tho buyer. Call and see me.
ensri trick conrETE with m.
.T. J. liiissjitor. Prop.
N. P. BEEBE,
Handles Osborne k Co's. Machinery
and the celebrated Rrtel
Hay Piess. Safford Ariz.
JEMIMA & QUIT
Dry Goods, Gioceri
Plain and Ornamental Plas
Safford, - - Ariz.
Keeps the best Wine and Whiskey
PIONEER SALOON. Jg
B. PALM, Prop.