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Situated Convenient to Depot m Saflbrd Globe
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IBp ' for Hay, drain and all
53MB' kinds of Itanch l'roduie.
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g i-y r!liT! lliR Sam Watson's
iw General Merchandise,
Safford, - -
E THE POPULAR DEALERS IN
4 Ji BOOTJJHOES
Buying our Stock of BOOTS AND SHOES
Direct from MANUFACTURERS, enables
us to soil at tho VERY LOWEST Prices.
H T.rom the Best WHOLESALE
i anteo tho purest stock
flnr CfnoV ic Enll Wflirihi nnnnflo in fhn Dniinrl
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Real Estate Ant,
Thoso desirous of investing in Minos or Real
in Graham County will find it to their interest
to call at my ofllco 6n Main Streot in
SSv 321 Hffiv
Foot Hills Graham Mountains.
. H. KT. Ohlarson
Jlfaving purchased tho SAW MILL in Fryo's Canyon, will kcop a
well supplied LUMBER YARD at this place. All kinds of
Regular Cut Lumber, can be furnished at onco
Not Exceeding 10,000
Can bo filled
IJJItt inS R,ld Mooring. OUR PRICES will bo found as
4 ' lniv nH ilin lnivoat; nnrl vn llin imlilih in mrm no
lijiJi'Wo shall endeavor to
wspeoial Tncss ror oasn.
Gents Fine Shoes, $1.50 to $5.00
ladies' Fine Shoe3, 85c to $3.50
Regard to Grocer!
JOBBERS; and wo can readily Guar-
stock and learn our prices.
P. 0. Thatcher, Arizona.
& Bons3 Proprietors.
from tho mill in ten davs, except coil-
givo comploto satisfaction to cvoiy Cus-
Chlarson & Sons.
Direct Line From
Solomonville to G-. V. G.
& N. Ry. Depot.
Moots all trains Daily.
Every convenience offered Commercial
Side trips, etc. ,x
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given to tho comfort
Safford, - Arizona
B, PALM, Proprietor.
Keeps constantly on hand a choice
Wines, Liquors -)(--)(-
Also Ico Cold Beer and Mild Beverages
always in stock.'
I am now established In my largo new building,
and am prepared to treat my customers
courteously. I keep tho best regulated and
most orderly house in Arizona.
"Kcop in tho Middle of the Road,,
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c lino ot THRESHERS and New
BUCKEYE MOWERS and all
necessary fixtures. Also tho largest
lot of Binding Twino ever shaped
to tho vallo', will bo in time
for tho wheat and Barley crop.
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Thatcher, - Am,
No Bettor Stock of Goods in tho
Valloy. Prices guaranteed to
meet all competition. A
comploto lino of Mens'
Clothing Just Received
Taken in Exchange.
Mrs. Allred is prepared to suit
tho ladies of the Valloy in this
line. A beautiful display of Hats
Capes, Ribbons, Trimmings, etc.
All can and will be pleased in stylo
and prices. Come and see.
Best Quality of work at Eastern
prices. Mail orders receive prompt
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have just xi ciivrn a complete
Men' Clothing, Boots and Shoes
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Prices, and are prepared to give
our customers tho benefit
of our cut rates.
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Tho sweet potato is cultivated as
far north as New Jersoy, and as a
garden crop in latitudes considera
bly higher. A monogram on its
culture and uses has just been issued
in Farmors' Bulletin No. 2G, by
the Department of Agiiculturc,
giving much interesting information
concerning this inomber of tho
moraing glory family, which is not
only curious, but very practical
and useful as well. Tho sweet potato
may be grown either from seed,
from sets or from vino cuttings.
Seed rarely matures in this country
except in hot houses, and propagation
by vino cutting, while a more
prolific method than any other,
can be adopted onty in tho Gulf
states, owing to climatic reasons.
Tho northern and westorn sweet
potatoes are grown from sets, produced
by placing tho seed tubers,
which are usually cut in two length
wise, in specially prepared seed
beds, with bottom heat. Bottom
heat is readily pioduced by tho
uso of horse manure, very much as
hot beds aro made, and the growing
of tho sets is conducted in a very
similar way, except that tho seed
bed is not always under glass,a covering
of litter, straw or pine needles
often being given. Tho potatoes
when laid in the seed bed aro
covered to a depth of from ono to
three inches, with sand, fine soil,
or earth from the wood?, and when
tho sets grow to a length of from
three to fivo inches above the
ground, they aro ready for transplanting.
The bedding should bo
dono fivo or six weeks before it is
expected to transplant tho sets.
Tho best time for transplanting
in Arizona is from May 20th 'to
tho middlo of June for tho main
crop, although for very early potatoes
from tho 1st to tho 25th of
May somo transplanting is done.
Tho length of time to mako tho
crop is usually placed at ninety days
Tho best soil is a warm, sandy,
well drained and somewhat dry
soil, and light loams aro also suitable.
Planting is usually done in
rows throo and a half feet apart,
with eighteen inches botween the
plants. When grown in checks
tho distanco is usuaily thirty by
thirty inches. Tho early-dug potatoes
for immediato marketing aro
fit for consumption at any time;
thoy do pot need to mature. T3ut
for kcoping the following rulo is
given: Break several potatoes
and expose tho broken ends to tho
air for somo time. If sufficiently
matured to keep well, the original
color is maintained; if unripo, tho
broken surface assumes a dark or
greonish appearance. Sweet pota
toes ai'o best kept by maintaining
a tempera turo of degrees
for a week or two after digging,
and then lowering the temperature,
keeping it through tho
winter at lrom fifty to sixty degrees,
tho atmosphere of the
room to bo kept dry.
Besides tho ordinary uses of the
sweet potato as a 'vegetable, thcro
is now a considerable quantity of
tho tubers used canning factories,
and thoy aro also largely used
for stock feed. Thoso of our readers
who aro interested in tho
of sweet potatoes, whether as
a farm or garden crop, will do
well to write to tho Department at
Washington, and securo a copy of
Farmers Bullotin No. 2G.
Wo are under obligations to
Hon. Henry E. Dosch,of Hillsdalo
Oregon, for a copy of tho third
biennial report of tho State Board
of Agriculture, in which wo find
much to porsuado us of tho advanced
position Oregon is likely to take
in this department. Among tho
papers which form its appendix is
on "Dynamiting tho soil." Tho
uso of dynamite is dcclaired to have
passed the experimental stage, and
is now employed extensively in
many parts of the country. What
is known as tho 30 per cent, grade
is empoyed unless tho land be
rocky, in which caso from one and
a half to two sticks are used as a
charge. To proparo'tho ground, a
crowbar or two-inch auger with a
shaft is used, and a holo
is made in tho ground six foot deep.
Into this put tho stick of dynamite
with a fuse attached, and dry sand
is poured into tho holo until il is
full. If sand can not bo obtained,
othor soil may be used if tamped
sufficiently hard. The concussion
of tho explosion loosens the ground
somo distanco below tho bottom of
tho hole, and for many feet on both
sides of it. There is littlo or no
danger from tho explosion, as the
ground only heaves slightly, and
littlo or no earth is thrown into
tho air. Tho ground however, is
shaken fifteen to thirty feet on all
sides. After the dynamite has exploded,
a holo is dug sufflccntly
largo to rcceivo tho tree, and tho
filled with surface mold,
together with some fertilizer that
will aid the growth of tho treo and
also assist in holding the moisture
about tho roots. Tho water from
tho rains or tho irrigating ditch will
go down as far as tho dynamite has
loosened tho earth, and will be retained
there until used by tho tree
roots or until it comes to tho surface
and evaporates. Tho surface
evaporation may be held in check
by a thorough cultivation of tho
The direct results of this method
are said to bo larger and mora
even fruit and earlier ripening.
Tho water settle around
tho trunk of tho treo in the spring
time, in compact soil, as, the
uro is spread all through the ground
and is fed to tho tree more evenly
and for a longer period. It is
advised for pit fruits which
aro injured or killed by water settling
around the trunks. Those
who have practiced the plan report
that such trees as apples, prunes,
plums, peaches and pears gain
in growth from ono to three years,
and Ihc bearing of the trees is also
correspondingly earlier. Thus it
is possiblo to get tho trees that frequently
do not bear until six or
I eight years old into bearing when
thoy aro four, live, or six years,
and without injury to them, as
the' are as largo and strong as
they would be at eight years if
they were not assisted in this
Live Stock Indicator.
YOU WILL UKAP.
You may have a littlo notion
That this world is only chance.
That the hanest don't depend upon
The craln a fellow nlants
Hut there's an old time saying,
By all nations it is known.
That when comes tho time of harvest
You will reap as )ou have sown.
E cry brush you gi e your counter,
Is Just so much stock in trade.
Every counter you ha painted,
Is n customer j ou' vc made.
Every timo our name is printed,
Is a dollar In Id away.
Every thoujrht you gie your business,
Hastens In a better day.
Then never n!nd the reaping.
If the sowing has been right,
For tho law s of nature govern,
And she'll alwaj s treat you w liltc,
Don't you be afraid of business,
Open out and make a show,
ror the Ian s of nature go em.
And you'll reap Just w hat you so.w.
EFFORTS TO PLANT EASTEPvN
PEOPLE ON IRRIGATED
Mr. Smytho's Iteccnt Chicago Speech on
this Important Subject.
William E. Smytho, chairman of
tho National irrigation committee
and who has made tho relief of tho
middle class of humanity a study
adc a speech in Chicago
ment. Tho issue,
tho American people to-day
making of now homes on agricul
tural" lands. In reality it is the
creation of a now civilisation. In
brief, ho explained tho Carey law,
by which fivo of the Western States
have set aside 1,000,000 acres of
arid land each for tho purpose of
irrigation and cultivation. These
lands aro to be disposed of at low
rates, and every inducement is offered
those who aro willing to endure
tho brunt of hard work for a few
years. In irrigation, Mr. Smytho
said, lies tho hopo of making these
lands valuable, and it is the intention
to establish colonics. Thoso
who go from Chicago in the first
colony will compose tho colony of
Plymouth in tho Payette valloy,
Idaho, and tho start will bo made
Continueing, Mr. Smytho said:
"The recent labor troubles have
given thoughtful men an insight
into tho conditions in which tho
middlo classes are living. There
is no more startling proof of tho
slow descent of tho 'middle classes
than tho statistics showing
that over 70 per cent, of
the American people aro mere tenants
of the land they occupy ,a less
percentage than any foreign country
except Great Britain. Wo havo
reached a period of stagnation
our early policy of continental
conquest has been abandoned.
East of a north and south lino
through tho center of Kansas
thcro aro G4,000,000 people, west of
"For many reasons Brigham
Young deserves to bo ranked among
tho greatest of Americans. Ho
founded a great commonwelth rather
than a church .Irrigation was with
him a discovery, and ho grasped
its possibilities. Ho saw it was
practically an insurance policy on
crops, and made possible tho raising
on a single farm of nearly everything
a family needs. Ho founded a
slate on industrialism, organized
with tho best preventive of city
congestion-the farm village. Tho
Mormons havo taken 8502,900,000
out of then; soil, with an annual income
for each of 10,000 farms of ?1,
Mr. Smytho made comparisons
between tho Mormons aud the peo
plo of Pullman. Tho former were
landed proprietors, with increased
values accruing to them, and evory
man a participator in the banking
system. The latter wero hopeless
tenants, employees, and compulsory
patrons of corporation banks
Mr. Smytho said 3500 dollars
capitol would take a family to tho
West, pay for tho irrigation of
forty acres and sustain them until
tho first crop. If families had no
money thoy might mortgage the
lands in advance, and an effort
was being mado to secure funds for
The Rov. Carwardine of Pullman
mado an appeal for help for tho
soventj' Pullman families who
to get away. Their plan was to
go South ho said. M. H. Madden
of tho typographical union also
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Holliday, of
tho Hot Springs, near Curtis, were
in town Thursday. Eho Springs
aro becoming a favorite resort for
J)., , . I
"CAN tho liaby walk yet, Noopop?"
"No; I am still attending to that,,f)art
of it for him.'' Cincinnati Tribune ,
151 onus "Is the policeman on your
beat square?" Slohbs "I don'Wf.n'Bw.
IIo's never Philadelphia Record.
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"Ir anybody iver catches mo '
in" bald 2Ir. EolSn, " 'twill 1)0 whirF" J
0"nn out av cmpl'ymint an' hov n'othin'
bctthcrtodo.' Washington Saji J
"What on earth are you dding'thV''
that little -'Irom?
"Spwinklinff the baby's head so'gjhis -'
hair'll sprout." Harper's Moving People.
"I HAvn rented my room to a ttudent
who pays his rent regularly, studie,all ,
day, and never goes to the tavSrn." '
"Oli, get out! lie's no student.1'
Ir sleep Units up the ravelled sleeve ,
of care, sleep must have its handim&f
whi it begins operations on the sleeve
in which tho ladies now environ them- "
selves. Boston Transcript
A Bow-wow i Quhstion. "Suppose,"
said little Mabel tho other day, ytliat
our pug should try to follow liinofc;
would he run down his throat, or would
he just turn a back somersault?" Puck."
"I waxt to introduce you to .Mrs.
Belladonna. She is one of. the 'iow
women,' you know." "Alii Which f
kind the woman with a past orthe
one with a future?" Indianapolis' Tour-'1
"Kawlku Inn "I say, doctor, tell jmpj , jg
wnaiuio umerenco uctwecn inc. grip. s"j,
and a cold really is." Dr. Pillcm (mfdripi
confidential tone) "The doctors f ccs:
People don't call a physician for a cold."
Prutn "Isn't there a good deal of
poppy-cock in those stories about authors
living in attics?" Wright "OU, I
presume so; but not nearly so mucU as
in Jliose tales about their living on their
first story." Harlem Life.
NOTABLES OF OTHER LANDS.
Piuxce Bisjiakck's first duel was
with an Englishman, who spoke slight- ,
ingly of the many petty states of
Pkikce EosroLi, mayor of Rome, is a
believer in republicanism, lie owns
land in Florida, raises cranberries in
New Jersey bogs and married a lady
M. is not a cyclist,
although he has taken lessons in the
art. Ilis wife and daughters, however,
are passionately fond of talcing recreation
on their machines.
Or the ten members of the present
ministry of state Prince
years of age,
er sixty, and the re-
sently to a
bett r to be a rcalvB
health, fane is a rich woman?
besides somo private means
hundred and fifty thousand dollars l
licly subscribed for her by the English
people at the close of the Crimean war.
Is all the old Boman calendars Feb.
ruary 29, "leap-day," was marked rvs an
"unlucky day" or "critical period."
ExrLonATloxs of North Siberia demonstrate
that tho region was inhabited
by tigers until within a comparatively
In Switzerland a good voice is a qualification
sought in milk maids, a pleasing
melody increasing the cow's yield
of milk one-fifth.
TnE late Sir Bernard Burke is reported
to have said that over half tho
crests and coats of arms borne by families
in this country and England are
Coats of arms were first employed in
England during the reign of Richard'
1., and became hereditary in families in
the following century. They originated
from the painted banners carried by
knights and nobles.
A new set ofpostage stamps has been
issued by the Chinese customs post office
to commemorate the sixtieth birthday
of the empress dowager. There t
are nine stamps, in place of the former
three, and all bear the customs water
mark on the paper.
The post office department is to experiment
with electric lights in railway,
On December 1 there were 15,772,408
miles of electric conductors strung in
the streets of Brooklyn.
Nine brancli offices in Cleveland, O.f
are to reccivo and send their mails -by
electric street cars. Tho bags (oloscd)
will be carried in the space at the front
end of the car partitioned off -for tho
In the vicinity of Chicago the electric
lines are said to .bo seriously cutting
into the suburban business of the,
steam railways. This is especially flicH
case with tho Evanston business of tho
St. Louis road, and the Illinois Central x
is struggling with the electric railwaj s .
running to South Chicago, Grand Cross-
ing, Pullman and other South side)
Good Friday is a legal holiday in tho
states of Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland,
Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In '
many othere it is informally observed. -
Tub Feast of Lanterns is a Chinese
holiday. It is celebrated by an unusual
and very splendid display of lanterns,
fireworks and illuminations of all kinds. -
The Jens wero commanded to
Urate a jubilee feast, or national
every fifty years. All Jews in
bondage to tUeir brethren went free on
The Fcstum nerbarum was the day
on which tho Roman women carried j " .
bundles of herbs and fruits to the tern-,
pies. It was afterwards made a (.
tian holiday. f
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iruke Booth Alive. ,
chant of Unionvillo, Ky., Rays ho
has received a letter recently from.
John Wilkes Booth, who is in South
America engaged in tho mining
business. Booth expressed a dc-
sire to return to tho United States,
and his regret at tho killing, of a ..J-.
man supposed to havo been him.
Jjater he says "it was, tho accomplice j
thavhanded'hnn tho pistoltjwit
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