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VOL. 1. NO. 8.
Official Directory Graham County
t.FOisnTORn Geo. Skinner, Joseph rish.
ItOABD or SUKRISORS
Henry Hill, Chairman, Clifton
r. W. Hays, Member, Fort Orant.
A, II, Dennett, Member, Saflbrd.
II, L. Smith, Clerk, Solomon lllo.
Biikrifip Vrthur A. Wight, Solomonvllle
Rkcoiioeh Mautiel Leon, Solomonvllle.
TrtmsuREn Frank Dysart, Solomonvlllo.
District Clkrk ll, I) Adams, Solomomlllo
I)ist. Atty. llej K. Jones, Solomons lllo
I'robatk Jcdoe Geo Clufr, Solomonvlllo.
Surveyor Samuel Logan, Solomonvlllo.
Assessor Pedro Mlchclena. Solomonvlllo.
G. Y. G. & N. RAILROAD,
Between HOWIl! and PIMA.
iNo. 1. No. 8.
a.m. MOUNTAIN TIME p.m.
10 00. ,l.v .Bowlo Ar 5 50
''lO 51. .Bailey's Wells. I.v. 4 59
11 15 Rail N. Ranch 4&5
11 55 v Solomon 405
12 M ...Saffiird. . 3 40
.12 31. Thatcher 3 16
12 42. Central. 3 08
12 50 Ar l'lma Lv 300
p. m. P.
TaVlnc effect Saturday, October 20th, 1891 at
1 a.m Trains Nos. 1 and 2 ruu dally except
bundav. This Company rcsorvei the right to
vary this schedule as urcuinsiances may re-
WM. OAKLAND. President.
Arizona and II. M. Railway,
h Tlmo tablo
No. 11 S3
North a" South
Jan 1. 1893
No 2 No 1
i2R)m fLtU'burgi 10 20 a m
1 00 p ra tSumndt ) JO am
2 00 pm Ar Duncan 8 20 a m
'2 10 pm : 8 10 am
2 85 pm 47 t bheldn 7 45 a in
2 48 p m t Yorks 7 38am
3 0.5 p m IMS tConmado 7 25am
3 25 p lir' t Guthrie 7 10 am
-a x p m ts aiding 0 45 am
4 00 pm t n Sidlus 0 40am
4 30 p TO Kt Cllrtoii G 15 a in.
Trains run dally except Sunday
Stop on Signal t Leave J Arrive.
Dr. LI. E. Brenner,
SAFFORD. - ARIZONA
Has finished his i jw office and is prepared to
make sets or false teeth fiom $10 00 up.' Teeth
positively extracted without pain.
OrriCE Houns: 0 to 12 am. 2 to 4 p.m.
W. B. Fonda,
Justice of the l'eacc,
BAFFORD. - - ARIZONA
Special attention given to collections
Water rights bought and sold.
Draws doedi. contracts and all kinds of legal
papers Titles examined aud abstracts
Barnes & Martin,
Wiley E. Jones,
SOLOMONVILLK, - ARIZONA
Practices in all Federal and Territorial Courts
A general law business conducted and special
attention glien to Water Rights, Land and
F. L. B. Goodvin,
Attorney at Law.
SOLOMONVILLK, - ARIZONA.
Traetlces in all Fodoral and Territorial Courts,
E. J. Edwards,
Attorney nt Law,
GLOBE, - - ARIZONA
Attends the District Court of Graham County
and practices in all the Courts in Arizona.
M. J. Egan,
Attorney at Law.
CLIFTON, - ARIZONA.
Offlco in the Arizona Copper Co's Building west
Jos. H. Lines,
Justlcoof tho Peace,
PIMA, - . - ARIZONA
Conveyancing dono and all kinds of legal papers
Dr. L E. llgQtman,
Physician and Surgeon.
PIMA, - ARIZONA.
Calls answered promptly day and night,
Office, Main Street,
M. S. Coffman, H. D.
County Physician and Surgeon
B0LOMONVILLE, - - ARIZONA
All calls will be answered promptly
Offlco. Main Street,
ford Drug Store
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Bolter of 1070
I, 0. H. PORTER, M. D., - Proprietor
-: Pore Drags and Chemicals :-
FULL LINE OP
; Face Preparations and all Toilet
lESTOHirtOpKN day and Night
IPMSipt aad Careful Attention ghen to,
..HnttTnn fnniilnr OrilnTB
10CAL NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Items of Local Interest Gathered by
Reporters on their Rounds.
DOINGS IN AND ABOUT TOWN
nroezy Llttlo Notes of General Interest
Picked up Here nml There.
Subseribo for tho (Iuardian.
Lubiicating oil at tho Drug Store.
Dr. L. E. Wightmnn, of Pima,
was in town ronday.
J. T. Owens keeps tho finost lino
of shoes in town. 4-20 tf
"NY. 13. Foster, of Solomonvillo,
was in Safford Monday.
Mr. Jos. Layton, of Thatchor,
was in town Thursday.
Miss Eva Monticrth, of Thatcher,
was noticed in town this week.
Tho track of tho Gila Yalloy
railroad will reach Thomas about
Mr. and Mts. I. E. Solomon, of
passed through Safford
Tho only place in town to get
Oranges, Bananas and Lemons is
at T. T. Hunter's.
Boebo & Sullivan aro doing a
land office business in tho machinery
line this spring.
In about iwo wcoks tho hum of
tho harvesting machino will be
heard in our grain fields.
Tho -supply of water in tho Gila
river is holding out better this
season than it has for a number of
Dame rumor has it that one of
Central's young bloods is to wed
ono of Pima's fairies on or about
If you want a good suit of cloth-
intr co to J. T. Owons.
I. F. Campbell received this
week a largo numbor of Buckoyo
mowers, which ho proposes to sell
at bottom prices.
Lubricating oil at tho Drug Store.
Work on tho now hall of P. J.
Jacobson it Son is being rapidly
pushed to complotion. It is expected
to bo read for usoMay 1st.
Mrs. Jonos and son, who has
been staying in Solomonvillo for
socio timo, returned to Safford
"NY. B. Kelly, of tho Bvlletin, passed
through Sailord on Saturday en
route for Globo on a business trip.
Ho expects to bo absent about one
Lubricating oil at tho Drug Store.
Jennings & Kirtland havo stock
ed thoir storo with a full lino of
gent's furnishing goods, boots and
shoes of tho very best quality, and
aro proparcd to givo thoir customers
as good a bargain as any
houso in tho county.
Post master Hunter says thoro
pieces in circulation in and about
Safford, and at tho end ol ovory
quartor ho has them all in his possession.
Tho Gila Valloy By. Co.
has givon Mr. Huntor a standing
order for all ho can secure.
"Wo understand that tho Arizona
Coppor Co. havo completed thoir
now storo building and aro now oc
cupying tho samo with thoir mammoth
stock of merchandise This
is tho largest and best finished
storo in tho Territory.
Tho Lancashire Lass was presented
in Nuttal's hall, at Pima, last
Saturday night by tho Arizona
Dramatic Co. in a very crcditablo
manner. "Wo understand that this
samo company aro to produco
"Comrades" at Thatcher in tho
Lubricating oil nt tho Drug Storo
Mr. Win. Tolfor contemplates
leaving Safford in tho noar future.
Ho says it is necessary for him to
movo his cattlo from thoir present
rango, as tho food has bocomo very
scarce Mi". Tolfor is undecided
as to what lino of businoss ho will
follow, but will probably cultivate
his ranch Avhich is in tho vicinity
of Fort Grant. Wo ai o very sorry
to seo him leave our midst, but it
is unavoidable, as his business interests
lio chiefly on tho west side
of the mountain.
Judco W. A. Stone, of tho court
of privato land claims, returned
April 20th from Spain, whoro he
has been investigating documonts
relating to tho land
claim, involving twelve million
acres of laud in Arizona and New
Moxico. Judgo Stono says that as
a result of his investigations tho
United States is now in a position
to successfully contest tho claim.
Dr. Morville S. Coffman, county
physician and surgeon, places his
advertisement in tho Guardian's
Professional Column this week.
Dr.Ooffmnn located at tho county-beat
of Graham County ono year
ago, coming diroct from San Francisco,
whoro ho hold the position
of assistant police surgeon, which
Ajct ma'es it noedless to remark
ability as a surgeon.
Regarding his knowledgo of medicine,
I his success in that line is a
The First Election of tho I. O. G. T. Held
On Tuesday night tho Safford
Lodge, I. O. G. T., hold their first
regular election of officers since its
organization. Tho fact of tho
olection was sufficient to bring out
nofirlv ovcrv member, and tho of-
fices for tho noxt three months will
bo filled as follows:
C. T.-D. M. McCall
V. C. T.-Miss Clara Salkold
B. S.-Miss Loo Hunter
1 S.-.T. D. Hartzlor
Marshall-G. B. McCarty
P. C. T.-E. D. Tuttlo
L. D.-Mrs. Hartzlor
Chaplain-Mrs. James Morris
Jmonilo Templar-Mrs. Huntor
Marshal McCarty has authority
to appoint a doputy.
Tho working of tho lodge thus
far has been most successful and
tho futuro outlook is just as bright.
Already forty peoplo havo connected
thomsclves with tho causo,
and seven applicants now await
initiation into its mysteries All
thoso belonging speak in highest
praise of tho good of such an organization,
and invito all who aro
not members to hand in their
names. JNoxt Tuesday night tho
lodge will hold a public installation
of officers to which tho public
A Ghastly Plnd.
Rumor is current tojtho effect
that what is supposodfCTbotijelo
mains of a murder
found in th&ManiftfMiis':
orvafion by a pliraffifimeoffinia
hunting oxpediKonrSonie months
aco an entirely now pack outfit
was found not over three quarters of
a milo from tho place whoro tho
body of tho man lay, but at that
timo no traco of tho owner could
bo found. Many theories were advanced
as to whathad become of tho
ownor, and a diligont search was
mado of tho surrounding country
in tho hopo of finding some cluo,
but at that timo nothing was
that throw any light
upon tho subject. It is now supposed
that tho pack belonged to
tho dead man. Very littlo flesh remained
on tho bones and tho
clothes wcro in bad condition.
It will bo remembered that some
timo ago the papers of tho nothorn
part of tho Torritory spoko of a
man who had left his homo and had
not been heard of anymore. Who
knows but that tho findinc of
this man may offer a cluo to thoso
interested in the search. JNO clue
has been obtained asto tho murderer
No More Letters.
Wells, Fargo & Co. havo an
nounccd thoir intention of retiring
from tho business of carrying lei
ters within States and Toiritories
of tho Unitod States. Just when
tho letter service will bo discontinued
has not been dccidcd.as it depends
on tho exhaustion of tho
present supply of franked enve
lopes. Tho lottor servico of tho
comrany in Moxico will not bo dis
Iroproilng the Hotel.
Tho Groesbcck hotel is undergo
ing a sorics of improvements. A
now brick foundation is being
built under tho porch facing tho
railroad and othor improvements
added to tho outsido appearance of
tho building. JNoxt weok painter
Green will paper and paint several
rooms on the inside.
Contractor G. B. McCarty erect
ed a very substantial porch in
front of the M. E. Church this
A full lino of Millinery Stock at
T. T. Hunter's.
Tho United States custom of
ficers, of Montreal, havo unearthed
a gang of smugglois who shipped
Chinese across tho border to
Maino, in perforated coffins
irom oi. j onus, jx . u.
Last Saturday Dr L. E. Wight-man
assisted by Dr Dudley, per
formed a very delicate operation on
u bad caso of hair lip on tho child
of Mr. and Mrs. A. Chesloy, of
To-morrow tho Salt Lako Herald
will print an oxtensivo labor ed
ition, edited by laboring inon, in
Avhich, tho labor problem will bo dis
cussed by writers from all parts of
tho country. Prommont among
tho contributors will bo President
Gompors, Grand Mastor Sovereign,
and Professor Ely. The edition
will bo non-partisan in politics, and
tho receipts will go to the poor of
Salt Lake City.
Thoro is a force of men at work
on tho foundation of tho now roller
flouring mill. Tho company have
purchased sufficient ground from
J. R. Lassator for tho mill sito, and
expect to havo the mill in running
order in timo to grind its share of
this season's grain. Tho company
is incorporated, tho articles of
which will appear in next week's
COUNTY, ARIZONA, APRIL 27, 1895.
A FATAL DUEL.
An American Kills n Mexican in n Quarrel
Over a Steer Near Nognles.
Juan Muriotta, a Mexican
was shot and killed on April
22d by R. W. Randolph.
Tho shooting was near Stono
Houso ranch, on tho Santa Cruz
river. Each man was engaged on
tho round-up and had been disputing
over tho ownership of a certain
steer. Both men rodo off at tho samo
moment with tho samo intention of
cutting out tho animal and adding
it to his heard.
Racing side by side, tho quarrel
was continued. Suddenly tho Mexican
flashed a hugo knife and mado
a lungo at tho rider by Ins side.
Randolph dodged, but not quito in
time, boing slashed in tho chin and
breast. Sheering off, Randolph
drew his Colt's revolver
and fired four shots at tho infuriated
Mexican. Two of tho
shots found vital spots and tho
vaquoro tumbled from his horso
Randolph came into Nogalcs tho
samo evening and has surrendered
himself to tho authorities. It is
bolievcd that tho killing was fully
No llemoval Yet.
Tho following letter was receiv
ed a few days ago and indicates that
Governor Hughes will continuo for
an indofinito period to fill the position
which ho now occupies;
Washington.D. C. April 13, 1895
Hon. Wiloy E. Jones:
any appointment' "of governor .of
Arizona was in contemplation and
ho said that so far as ho know no
change was contemplated at this
time. Thoro is a strong pressure
being mado by Gov. Hughes' friends
for his rotcntion and thoy represent
that tho bettor element in tho
Torritory, business interests, etc.,
desiro his retention. I am therefore
of tho opinion that no change
will bo mado at present.
I will return in acouplo of wcoks
to Muscogee, I, T. and resume my
.behove mo, as over,
Wm. M. Springer.
Mr. Springer has just closed a
twenty-years servico in Congress,
representing tho Springfield, Illi
nois district, and was recently appointed
U. S. Judge in tho Indian
An Operation Feriormed.
Drs. Porter and Coffman success
fully performed an operation on
the six-year-old son of Joseph W.
Welkcr, of Layton, last Tuesday,
and removed a stono weighing 130
grains from tho bladder.
Tho child has suffered untold
agony for some timo past, and has
been under tho treatment of Dr.
Porter who hoped to reliovo tho
littlo sufferer with medicine and
avoid a very dangerous operation.
But last weok tho child's symptoms
assumed such a form that ho
decided that in performing an op
eration was tho only means of sav
ing tho littlo ono s life, and wo
aro happy to stato that it was performed
with success and that tho
patient is recovering rapidly.
Mr. Harry Gray, who has been
doing dovclopomcnt work on tho
Plumosa mine, owned by Jennings
& Kirtland, in tho Lone Star district,
returned to Safford Monday.
Work on tho mine has been stopped
for tho present.
Word is recoived at this offico almost
daily of new mines having
been discovered in tho Lone Star
Nat Wansley has discovered a
lich vien of silver bearing, rock in
tho Lono Star district.
M. E. Church, Rev. D. Roberts,
Pastor Service held every Sabbath
morning and evening. Sabbath
school at 10 a. in. Class
mooting aftor morning's service
every othor Sunday. Weekly
prayor meeting on Thursday at 7
Thirteen small drops of rain foil
in Safford Wednesday.
Tho mcanost man on record is
said to live in Center county, Pa.
Ho sold his son-in-law one-half interest
in a cow, and then refused to
divido tho milk, maintaining that
ho sold only tho front half. The
buyer was also required to provide
tho feed tho cow consumed, and
was compelled to carry water to her
three times a day. Recently tho
cow hookod tho old man, and ho is
suing tho son-in-law for damages--Coconino
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Clipped and Condensed From Late
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Happenings Throughout tho Territory
Kdlted With the Scissors.
The inquiry for gold bearing
property in tho Torritory has never
been so great as it is just now, nor
havo so many properties been
handled or sold. However, it is
only tho well developed properties
such as show pretty certainly their
value, that aro considered at all.
Nobody is looking for undeveloped
property Phenix Herald.
' Twenty thousand square miles
in Arizona aro covered by a heavy
growth of timber. Tho Mbgollon
forest alone covers over 12,000
square miles, a body ofmagnificent
lumber land nearly as largo as
Maryland, yet almost untouched
by tho axo. There aro also belts
of oak and ash Vidette.
Gov. Hughes was tendered a
brilliant public reception in
on Wednesday evening last.
Ho mado an excellent speech and
was tho lion of tho hour Citizen.
During tho last six months of
last year" tho Arizona Copper Co.,
of Graham county, shipped 5,779,-119
pounds of copper or 2,338 tons.
For tho samo period the Detroit
Connor Co. shinned 4.911.118 lbs.,
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orxvoiKQuo oi,cppper;...ino total
the 9,(WB,8V0 IM-?
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Tho'following'is the, summary J?f
remarks made Dy president, mi-ford
Woodiuff concerning tho
church property, at tho general conference
held in Salt Lako week
"I havo felt it my duty to speak
of a subject that has been brought
up hero to-day,and that is tho debts
of tho church!' Personally, I never
run into debt myself. "I mado that
a rule from my boyhood up, but
since I have been in tho church in
this, valloyl havo certainly deviated
a long way from that principle. I
think it my duty to tell you how I
came in debt as picsident of the
church and trustee of a trust. It
is well known how tho United
States Government took possession
of tho proporty of tho church. Re
ceivers wcro sent to Utah, ono of
whom I will mention. His name
was Dyer. Ho camo to mo and demanded
all tho personal proporty
of the church. Ho demanded 8500,-000
in money, belioving wo ought
to havo that much. Wo did not
havo that much money, or anything
of tho kind; had never had it.
Prcst. Taylor had given to tho different
stakes in Utah for tho support
of tho poor, wheat and vegetables
and othor stores which in all
tho torritory amounted to about
150,000. Mr. Dyer gathered up
all theso accounts and wanted
monoy for all that. As a compromise,
rather than havo lawsuits
brought against us in every stake
of Zion, we agreed to givo him 575,-000
and did so. Then whenever
ho could find a sale of land, or
monoy expended and paid out, or
any othor expense tho church had
gone to, ho demanded it of us.
Rathor than have lawsuit aftor
lawsuit, wo agreed to givo him this
monoy. It amounted to about a
half million of dollars. Wo had
never had that much money. It
was monoy wo had paid out and
given away; but wo wont to tho
banks and borrowed 500,000 and
gavo it to him. Wo had to pay
rent for our own church property.
When a portion of our monoj' was
restored to us, wo had tho blessed
privilego of taking up a portion of
our notes, iho monoy was auoui
8100.000 short, that amount having
been spent by tho receivers. We
aro still in debt, however.
In conclusion, Prcst. Woodruff
was thankful that tho United
States Government had dono so
well in restoring their property',
and ho felt confident that tho Government
would yet return tho real
estate of tho church.
Mad Dog at Thatcher.
As Wm. Asey was entering
from tho west last Saturday
ho was considerably startled by a
mad dog making a sudden atiacic
on his watron wheels. As Mr. Asey
was unarmed ho did not contest
tho bruto's right to mutilato his
wagon wheel, but drove up town
and reported tho same; in tho meantime
the dog had es'caped to tho
foot-hills. Tho dog was followed
by several young men on horse
Wlc. and late in tho afternoon was
found and shot by one of tho
A party of ladies and gentlemen
of Safford, contomplato visiting tho
cliff dwellings on tho Bonita in
tho near future. - v
Ho who seeks repentanco for tho
past should woo tho angel of virtuo
in tho present.
Tho man who wrote "I would
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'I'KVViAaJFTJUraKajye0! '-" I'mmHHEtiBiVWH
man - ?ii : '. . Kfc ii i w " iww mBBBswBa, thme m
not live always" certainly did not
livo in tho valley oi tho una, in
District Attorney Jones was call
ed to Morcnci Monday by a mandate
from Justice Brewer. A felony
caso demanded his attention.
Tho election of Sheriff Wight as
trustee of tho Solomonvillo school
district was well advised. An ardent
friend of tho public schools
and devoted to education, ho will
fill tho offico of trustee to tho satisfaction
of all interested.
J. L. Roavcs and John D. Parks
havo purchased tho Gila hotel.
They propose to renovate and improve
tho property and establish a
first class houso of entertainment.
Solomonvillo surely is entitled to a
good hotel. Thoro aro no more
popular, courteous, and genial gentlemen
in the valloy than Joe.
Reaves and John Parks.
If tho proposed fourth of July
celebration at Ft. Thomas is carried
to a successful termination it
will bo largely attended by tho
peoplo of Solomonvillo and tho sur
rounding vicinity. The good cit
izens ol ii t. Thomas havo always
been generous to tho county scat
on festive occasions, and recipros
itywill surely follow when occa
sion is presented.
Mrs B. B. Adams and her moth
er Mrs. Lay havo left Solomonvillo
and gone to Missouri. For tho
time being our District Clerk is
pnsoiate. lio went with
Tho county jail is tenantless,
except two prisoners who aro serving
out short terms of imprisonment
for misdemeanors. Under
Sheriff H. L. Smith and Jailor
Schwonn havo struck terror in the
souls of prisoners committed for
misdemeanor. Tho jail from this
timo henceforth will not bo a havon
of rest for thoso committed for
failure to pay nominal fines. Prisoners
aro required to work and
earn their daily bread.
' Improvements in the court yard
demonstrate tho fact.
Never, in tho memory of "tho
oldest inhabitant" did tho Gila
from San Jose, westward pro-sent
a picturo of beauty moro
of fertility and promiso
than that which greets tho eye of
the passerby. Tho magnificent
fields of grain awaiting tho coming
of tho reaper. Tho mower has already
invaded tho meadows and
immonso monuments of hay attest
tho fact that tho winter has been
propitous, tho spring genorous, tho
coming summer, full of abundant
promise No whero " on this dim
spot which men call earth" can bo
found a moro delightful country.
Treed By a Bull
The report reached us yesterday
that early in the week
Judgo Damron was in his field
west of Thatcher planting some
seeds on ono side of his farm; on
the other side was a young
bull, who seemingly was hunting
for a row. The first object ho
found to vent his rago upon was a
horso, but this sport seemed to bo
t'io tamo for the bull, and ho began
looking around for something moro
warlike, when, suddenly ho thought
ho had found tho object of his
search in tho form of Judge Damron,
whoso attitude seemed to indi
cato war to tho excited brain of tho
infuriated animal, and away ho
dashed, through the plowed land,
with tail in air and head close to
the ground, intending to make
short work of his victim. All tho
timo Mr. Damron, unconcious of
danger, went serenely on planting
his garden seeds; whon tho bruto
was within a few rods of him ho
suddenly bocamo aware that danger
was near, and one glance convinced
him that his only safety lio
in gaining tho friendly branches of
tho nearest tree, for which ho immediately
started with fear lending
wings to his speed, and the
bull snorting and roaring close in
his rear. The Judgo reached tho
tree in safety and commenced tho
assont and was nearly out of reach
when tho beast camo up, and as a
parting saluto to his foo tossed his
stately head in tho air and badly
dislocated tho gabel end of Judgo
Damron's trousers. Tho Judge
finally gained a seat high in tho
branches of tho trco and sat there
in safety, watching tho ravings of
Mr. Bull at tho bottom till a boy
on horseback camo to his assistance
and drove tho animal away.
Tho Bingham boys received, last
Tuesday, their new Buffalo-Pitts
threshing machine which thoy
using'for custom work in tho
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FUTURE AND PROSPECTIVE
Extcnslvo Torest and Valuable Coal
Mines AvraltlDg the Coming ot
Capital and Labor, tho
Farms and their
Tho ordinary visitor, and there
aro many who aro not newcomer to
this territory havo not tho
idea that tho Salt river valloy
can bo rivaled in lands, isoiland,
tho productiveness theieof in the
way of fruits, (oranges and lemons
cxyoptcd) grain and grasses.
Nevertheless it is a fact.
There i3 a section of Graham county
commonly called tho "Gila valloy,"
extending thirty miles along thi'
courso tf tho Gila river from below
tho Upper Box canyon to whero
tho river enters into tho San Carlos
reservation below Ft. Thomas,
that twolvo years ago was a desert,
now reclaimed and in a high state
of cultivation. From Pueblo Viejo
down for tho distance above mentioned,
is ono continuance and almost
unbroken vale of beautiful
farms, dotted with towns and villages,
churches and school houses.
Besides agriculturo this county is
blessed with fine grazing grounds
and rich mines.
Along tho Bonita, Bluo, San Francisco,
Eaglo Rivers and their tributaries
cattlo thrive during drouths
and fatten and keep fat all tha
year round if tho rainy seasons are
regular. Its wild grass lands ara
unexcelled for nutriment and makfl
juicy and high flavored beef. Thu
mining feature as well as tho mm-
al output is the wonder of those
t until apprised by
k more cop-
Jling company aic .jUiiiiiisiiy.
exhaustible For years tho Long
fellow, Metcalf, Coronado, Dot;
tho Yonkel, Manganese Blue,
Higgins, tho Queen, tho Garfi
tho King and other equalhT val
bio mines still yield their precio
deposits to tho jar ot powdor
tho touch of tho pick.
The mineral referred to is copper.
But surrounding tho great coppor
basin in which tho above mines are
located, silver and gold ledges exist,
and placer (cement gravel beds
grounds aro at hand and availablo
whenever appliances aro placed to
soparato tho precious metal from
tho dross. Thus it will be soon
that a combination of resources,
agriculture, grazing and mining,
are in bloom aro in beautiful blossom
in tho springtide of prosperity.
Who can predict tho future
as to greatness in wealth and population
for Graham, with its broad
beautiful valleys, rich mineral
hills and lofty mountains?
By tho way, that calls to memory
that tho writer camo noar overlooking
something that should noi
bo overlooked, as it cuts a figure in
tho make-up of resources to complete
tho combination. It is timber.
What? you will ask is there
timber in Graham county? Yoi,
plenty of pine, juniper and other
varieties north of tho town of Clifton,
which somo day will bo utilized.
Tho approach to stumpage
from tho south is impassible, owing
to the rough and broken condition
of tho country; an obsticlo how-over,
that will bo overcome. Is
there any coal? If you are asked
you can reply in tho vernacular of
tho day, "You bctl"
Will havo something moro to
say about this hereafter. Los
Beet Contracts Awarded.
Contracts for fresh beef on the
block for military posts in tho Department
of tho Colorado havB
been awarded as follows for thB
fiscal year beginning July 1, 1895,
and ending Juno 30, 1C90.
Fort Apadho, A. T., Geo. A.
4 1-10 cents per pound, not,
Fort Grant, A. T., Dennis Murphy
6 1-4 cents por pound not, San Ca-los,
A. T., Denis Murphy 6
conts per pound net, Fort Huachuca,
A. T., J. G. Burnett, 5.95 cents per
pound net, Whipple Barracks,A.
T., J. G. Stephens, 6.74 cents per
pound not, Fort Bayard, N. 1L, S.
P. Carpenter, C cerits per pound
net, Fort Wingato, N. M., Welch
and Jonos G cents por pound not,
Fort Douglas, Utah, J. h. Hey-wood,
5.35 cents per pound net,
Fort DuChesne,, Utah, S. W. Ross,
7.37 1-2 conts por pound not, Fori
Logan, Colo., Werner Fabian 5
cents por pound net.
Mr. A. K. Watts was awarded
tho contract for mutton at Fort
Bayard, N. M., at 5 1-2 cents rer
Mr. Orson Shopard and family,
lato arrivals from California, hay
decided to locate in Layton for a
short time, or until they can co
piuiu u uwuitmg uuubu iicro,wnica
is now in courso ol construction itfflK