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OfflcialDirectory Graham County
CovW"l Hurt Dunlap
LWin.ATUnr Oco. Skinner, ah Fish.
BOnVb r Sl'Pl lt isons
Henry Hill, Chairman, Milton
F. W. Hajs, Member, Grant
A. II. Ilennctt, Jlcmtw.'SafluMl
II. 1 Smith, Clerk, VrnonA lllo.
A. Wft, SolOmOtiMtte
1 RfcoudfI! Manuel lietiti, oloniotrTlc.
Tkf surf Frank
District 3R AdaHr. Sbltraoinlllo
IJI8T. AttY. Wlte". B. SoiB,"S6lDl"ionvllle
I'noTKJlipoP co lllo.
S un f on fawmtl J f(RUh,TolM"ion lllo.
Assessor mho Mfllelclra.ljoHmom lllo.
6. Y. . . RAILROAD,
mi - "1iFi,'l
riWMrtg ttocU' Vug. Ilh, at r,(" ? m.
"5 Tort Thomas J . x r 8 JO pm
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im7.'Jam Hr ' I.v 7 S5 pin
tlU l5,mTn I.v lima Ar 7 11. pm
Lv .cehtrai U I.v 7 01 pm
HO . a m ' Lv "Thatcher J I.v 51 pm
'Ar Lv f 17 pm
m. j A
iam .Lv Ar.O 17 pm
Ia 5 57. pm
Ar 5 42. pm
111-51 iaim I,v .Kail K Ranch J Lv 5 II pm
Ui (Q to m 'iLv 'Ulglu(lMU15 Lv 5 01. pm
It2il8 .a mi!.T Lv 1 50 pm
O. V. O i. N. t. 2 Lv 4 00 pm
1 1 0 flrtn A? lioule i Lv 3 50 pm
iTralnrMs. 1 and 2 run except Sunday,
Soittherh rtfflp It H.at Bowie
hfornll tiinr,.'ast ""' ef(ii J lth Laj ton's
fctK Hn'at KrTTln'jnw -an Carlos, Globe
t'Uy,aud'',Tt8 Ihiiln. -
Statifirti no no agents.
, 'I Stations. I
lThe I'nmniuy f ftM to ary th.y
fAriionawand ML Railway,
(iolng j .3 Going
s North igpl S South
IS Jan. la. Is
iio2 I I No. I
J J2 M) m 10 20am
I 1 00 p tf ,l!0 TaiiBumrc r : 'jo a m J
. 2 oo p in ArDiuicanf 8 SUata
2lopm Lv Duncan; Sloan
2 as p m 4 t 7 -il a m
? 2 t& p m 5 t Yorks tf 7 OS am
a s o. p m AS C t Coruuatldt 7 2'iaicl
s 3 2-i p m :.! 7 t Outkile rf 7 luan
4 8 tshl4ill()l C 45am
, 4 00 p ip 9 tn MJ)jiifl 6 40 am
I 4 SO p m J1 illO jir uiiuMuii 6 15 a m
TS'iialiiajuniU'iij cxeept Sunflay
' Stop oaSlcnt1 t Lca e J
fane abates from
tJUktC up. Xmhrfoslthely eiUaowU without
,OtfiF. Iouns;uS to 12 a, m. Sitof p, m.
,'-J."' ! --1
III llcCiPJIlie l'eace.
f'j)eR Vntlon Rlsejj o collectloiu
Vrf.ditiil'. contrAiSf. anil all klmJt, gal
HKIKiiS 'Titles exanjj'ed and abta,ai
Bants $. Jartin,
TUOW. . ARIZONA
Wiley L denes,
SOLOMQJrHXLLK, . ARIZOXA
rraetlces lflQ edcralan.drritorlalCourw
t L. B. GwtwlD,
YfWrney t Iti;.
I'ractiees In alU'tj.eral and TerriVrlal Court;,
J. M. HcCollum,
AttQtfy nt L).
SFTORB . AfcWONA.
Fractlws In U S. and rrltorlal Court.
M. J. En,
Attaruejr t4 fM.y .
CLIFTON. - AV'WOKA.
Office In the if lona Copper o' IliitldUng ?st
E. J. Uwi
Ajtiwoey at I.tt,v,
OLORK, - - ARIZONA
Attend ttw DUtricl I'muiI of tlratwn County
and practices In all tine Courts in Atjzoua.
Attorney at Law,
Notary l'nbllo and Com eyancer.
Dr, L. E. Wlgbtman,
l'hyalclnn ami Surgeon.
Calls answered promptly day and niftht,
Office. Main Street,
R. S. Patterson,
SAFFORI), ...- ARIZONA.
t practices In all Courts,
Jos. H.; Lines,
PIMA, ' V ARIZONA
Items of LbWl Interest Gatherer
RejierRs on their Round.
doings In and about Town
Iireeij V.lttlo otcs of Interest
h.lckeil up Hero nwVl o'ltire.
lvi!3 swcot potato Wop in the
vjilltj' this year will b S'""" r,iAn1
'olin Madson rnlfia a tiip tJ
lromas last Sunday.
.1. X. Porter "Was amonc ibo
usts at tho Manlbn hot61 (Tuesday
.Mr. Will WWb rotume'd Efom
Bowie on Tuesfiily's train.
Dr. Wish, oftTprfas is' the 'latest
ai rival in tow, "riio docUsr will
probably locate here.
Ten tcaiKS 'left last xJfonday
morning for'tho'llay caini, in the
Sulphur SpJng' Valley to''haul hay
into Fort rant.
Mr. Shtriff 'Marshal returned
Tuesday, itftght from a 6 week's
visit to fctsJh "where its was tho
guest of Kis'motlicr Uiifl son.
Scoots! irMtMu'Un if you wish
to buy sr sewing miicrtinc, she will
sell yout'a "White'' far cash or or
easy monthly 'paynwjnts.
Scliwsl Superintendent Cluif will
slart Tisr'MorentJl'rvcxt Tuesday on
btiMiVWsS Connected with tho schools.
He wiHl visit all t6io schools in that
end -of the county 'befoio returning.
Do not pay sowing machine
agents from 855,00 to $70.00 for a
m'aclnne; if you can buy tho White
Yr 37.50 and SfcO.OO. Seo Mrs. If.
Mir. Alex 'iMoLcan Superintend
Vint of the Domion Copper Co.,
of'6'lobo, wasai caller at the Guard
ivx bflico Wednesday. Mr. McLean
ropoits "business picldng up
Vmfi savs Gi'ol90 has a bright out
OX.T. Zottmann, the travelling
saScsm fee tho Clark-Whitson-
Lcuch J IiiP Co., of El Paso, was
1-A -! tit m
arrested on ijoiritJrttriwoi
K5vhards, our local sowing
rrmn, for soiling sowing machines,
c4e.,withoif a license
'Mrs. C. W. Hill, of Thatcher,
awd "Mrs! Jfehn Koj'lo, of tins place
ttovo called by telegram last
to the'bedsido of their mother,
Mrs. Wild,"who is suffering from
jot attach cf typhoid fever, at her
twymo on the San Pedro, in Cochiso
A took place in
SafTord liHit Thuraday evening, Miss
EUa 1. -Ore and Mr. W. T. Bidrards
ibemg'fhoccontracting parties. Jus-
taeo Tonaa periormed the
'"Kcth Mr. and Mrs.
are well known in eooiefcy
If youn?ant good reliable ats
and liecfiigo to Zundcl & Fieh, at
TJEatehcr. They havojustreotKvod
a viammdth stock of tho best
ity of boots and shoes, which rolioy1
are teJling:at pnoes 1or
G- W. TOUliams, of Pima,anriw3d
in town night, n feis
way hoiiMVirom Clifton.
aye t!tc old copper caimp id
humming; .ftll the machinery
io itisiniost capacity, 3)ori
at Clifton jwjU Morenci.
The Liteh Music
Co. of Kl V&ko Texas will selL the
White Scwiug3Iachine with all the
latest attachuMBits for from 83750
to 40.00. See McMnllea,
if you wish to luy'one.
3. S. Pattcpeen, late from El
iPaso, Texas, arrived in Saft'ord
Wednesday eveitBg and will make
his future home Imre. Mr. Patter
son lias been awarded one of
lorfls schools, and also practice
daw, seo his carliin our
sionaj column. Mr. SKattcrBon is a
bright young man and comes will
recommended. Thus 4es Safford
continue to be the chiqd attraction.
Jr. W Floury, aged ?8 years,
died in Pwscott on Sept. .Ji, 1895.
He was one of tho oldest pioncois
of tho Territory. Ho was private
ccrctary to Cov. Goodwin at the
organization ol tho Temtoiy, sind
has been a justice of the peace at
Prcicott for over 30 years. Tl3
log house in which ho has lived
dining his entire lesidenco at
was the first buildinjg used as
a Tcrrltoilal capitol.
5000 tnuato feet is tho spaco oc
cupied by tho mammoth stock of
general merchandise of I. E. Solomon,
of Solomonvillo. Mr. Solomon
places a new advertisement
in another column of tho Guardian
this week calling attention to tho
great slaughter salo now going on
at his store. In this mercantilo
house can be found, men's suits,
boy's suits, ladies dress goods,
groceries, hardware, &c &c in an
elegent variety. Should you need
anything in his lino while in
give him a call, you
will always rpceivc tho best treat-
Kmployedfti the UilTereiit School Dlstrlctt
In (iralinm County.
Pollfewing aro tho names of the
'teachers om ployed to teach our
district schools in Graham county,
so'f&r as heard from:
district No. 1, SaiTord, J. M. Mc-
Cwllum, Eobt. S. Patterson.
District No. 2, Duncan, Miss
'Lulu B. Olnoy.
District No. 3, Clifton, Miss
Alice M. Hunter.
District No. 4, Thatcher, Wm.
Asoy, Mrs. Alta Lee.
District No. 5, Soloraomvillo,
Miss Cora Stark, Miss Jennie
District No. fi. Pinwv, J. A.
Woods, Miss Erama Woech, Miss
District No. 7, Thomas, L. Bos-ser.
District Xo. S, Graham, not
District No. S), Ajavaipa, not
District No. 10, San Jose,
District Xo. 11. Curtis Fa-ad
District STo. 12, Central, Miss
District 5o. 18, Goodwin, Arch
District Xo. 14, Layton, W. "W.
Wild, E. W. Tuttl.
District I'fo. 15, Matthews, Alva
District Xo. 1G, Bryoc, notlicard
District Xo. 17, Majia, la'jised.
District Xo. 18, Morenci, iliss
District No. 19, Motcalf, Miss -C.
District Xo.-20, Lone Star,
ai cnrUcxi lto Suit Lake City.
Tho Santa Fo railroad companj'
has a special rate of "50
from Doming or El iEaso 'to rSalt
Lalro 'Oily and return, to and including
v0et 20tli. Tickets 'for 'eale
at Doming and El (Paso 'on "Sopt.
SOth and 'Oet. let.
This irate has boon given 'to en
a'blothoso -wishing 'to attend 'the
Sv'iaborconferanco of the Church
an opportunity ito go.
Tickets will bo ibsued in tiino to
ii'oadh -Stilt IEmko 'by 'ct. Sd, when
"there will'Qosnmeneo nnd continue
'till tho Hthm Welch Musical
known ns thc 'ffiistedfodd"
tm ftlto 'taoornaclc -anti prizes .ag
or other inusicdl competition. tFor
liiiTthcr particulars write to
Itwiu,' general agent, l'A Paso.
t Onankl HUaisqurrmle lUatU.
"Shore will'be a grand masquerade
'ba'll given in Oacobson's new hall
on Iiriday evening, boptcmber 27,
uuflcr the Auspices of a chosen com-
Lniitieo of arrangements. -Exten-
aiveipreparatiosis aro now being
mado'to make this'bitll a notable
featcro in soeioty circles. Good
music has been engaged, .and no
painc or. cxpenso'will bo spased to
mdkeiit a complete-success. iGood
order will bo maintained, and the,
hall jaceds no ii'ccommendstion.
Remember the daSe, -Sept 271b.
'iTheySaftord bakery is about
plete. JMr. Jfussel. tho proprietor,
is an active business man and will
no doulri make a iceess of iie
Mr. W. T. Eichardo moved hU
mowing mcchinc oflieeifrom'Laytoa
io banoifi yesterday, ille iilii
tbuild an addition to the rear and!
there until his nevirosiden?e
D. II. Milt?;, of Tliomug, massed
through town last Sunday on his
way home. ffir. Ming hcn been
airerded the contract to (deliver
coJ&e at Globo,:and for
500 dcams. See advertieiaQpt in
Jay II. Miller, .commercial fi.ciight
agent of the Ma&icopa & Phoicx
railroad, was shot.at 10:30 on Sc,pC
8th in (lie rear of ajheir ofiicc and
died almost instantiiy. Two shots
wore fired in rapid .succession, both
taking effect in the head. Some
think it suicide, bv.t probably
Alexander Bros, of Ft. Thomas,
have just received a mammoth
stock of clothing for the winter
trade. The stock consists of Bo's
suits, Men's suit, and an elegent
variety of pants and shirts. II you
need anything in their line while
in Thomas give them a call. They
guarantee prices and quality.
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Bennett will
start for Utah via tho Santa Fe
Eouto. They will be gone about a
month. Mr. Bennett has been head
tcachor in the theological class in
tho Layton Sunday school for a
long time, ana on account ot going
away has resigned. The members
of his class, as a token of respect,
planned n surprise party for him
one evening last wcok, at which
quito a crowd gathered and had an
enjoyable time. Several presents
were Presented to Mr. Bennett.
Miss Lulu Olncy has been engaged
to teach oar school for this
term. Tho Bvlklin was a little premature
in announcing it, as the
school board was not organized
until Sept 1st.
Tho scvereil preachers who attended
and conducted tho camp
meetings here have gono to their
respective homes. They certainly
did a good work hero, as nearly
every person on tho river joined
the church. You can imaginowhat
a change it must make no more
dances, etc. A number have taken
off there rings, as jewelry is to bo
worn no more, but we havo not
heard of anyone destroying their
jewelry, or bequeathing it to tho
c'hurdh; perhaps they havo only
'laid it away to look at occasional-
?sate Solomon has returned from
his home. Ho left his mother
,T. F. Gahagcn left for Anthony
Mrs. Colquhoun passed tlnough
to Clifton Monday, after spending
the summer months in California.
Mrs. II. C. Day and family left
'for the East one day last week.
Frank Richardson visited Duncan
one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins, after
three weeks of pleasure in California,
returned to their homo in
Clifton last week.
Doctor Wilbur A. Hendry, of
Los Angeles, with an assayer, visited
Carlislo last week and was as
tonished at the creat amount of
mineral in that section. He left
for California after looking over
the country and thoroughly assaying
ore. Ho says ho will soon return
to do some work.
C. R. Wores has been hero tho
ppast week sampling ore.
J. II. Kistler shipped twe car
loads of ore to Doming last wcok.
A. M. Miller, sccrotary of the
iViizona Copper living
in Edinburgh, Scotland,arrivcd one
day last week, on his way to Clif
ton to make a thorough examination
of the company's works there.
School opened Monday and there
onghrnrswiuoni' io pupus u tnoy
H. C. Boone spent last Saturday
in town. jir. iioonc came in W
make arrangements to work his
mine in the Carlisle district.
Mrs. Mike Rcardon passed
through Duncan on her way to
Lordsburg last Saturday to visit
There will be preaching in tho
school houso next Sunday, and all
Kiltertalned by .Mr. and Mrs. JVirftt,
Prominent among the social
"whirl during tho past week was
the evening party held on the
beautiful lawn which furrounfls the
Fonda residence in Layton last
Friday night. Mrs. Fonda irs an
accomplished hostess and
who gathered at her residence
placed at esvse. Hearing
the evening the party was enter
tained w both vocal -and
mental tclections, iee cream -and
eakc wait also served. Mr. Fonda
decorated the lawn wil3i Japanese
lanterns and the effect was mudh
admired. Quito a crowd was
from T&atchcr and Saffond and
all thorou$ialy enjoyed themselves.
The Misset Ella Sheppeard and
Maud Kemp weie the promoters
and deseive jnuch praise for their,
Vfho Rsully did Urler IUhucIk! I.miioiui.?
An eveniug prints a
sational story about the defense tol
neollered in ol Theodore
Durrant for the murder of Blanche
Larson!. The following statement
is, credited to a person connected
withiihe defense: -"The alibi will
but thclqfoKe has
show that jDurrant not
only diil not commit ithe murder,
but will indicate who .did commit
There vil be more ithnn.eno implicated
,in the murder. QJhe wit-messes
will testify that ;thoy saw
like girl in ichnrch on .tho (fatal
afternoon wljtli a certain man,. and
thai at that time tho second .man
wa in the ebweh. There ithe .defense
will rest its inquiry, jit will
not attempt to prove that these
parties did commit the mwdor.
Statements as to this are so direct
that they will leave no ground for
tho prosecution to stand on, so far
as Durrant is concerned."
Tho Athletic B. B. C. left lust
Monday morning on the G. V, G.-
& X. Ry. enroutc to Bisbee, Phenix
and Tucson, where they will play a
series of games for the Championship a
of Arizona. Success boys.
James R. Lassator has withdrawn
from tho Safford meat market,
and henceforth the business
will bo conducted by J. D. D.
who will continue to serve
his customers with fine beef, mutton
Clipped and Condensed From Late
PASSING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
Happenings Throughout the Territory
Edited With the Scissors.
George Beckeis, of Phenix, re
fused $10,000 for his threo year
old colt Zombro in California yes
terday, and to can the climax of
his marvelous feats on the track he
trotted a straight mile m 2:11.
Zombro, without a doubt, is tho
fastest colt in the world today.
Another evidence of the greatness
of the Salt River val'cy and its
marvelous products. Gazette
Judge Rouse will hold court here
next Monday ond Tuesday and will
then adjourn it till October, when
tho regular term of the United
States and District Court will be
held. In the meanwhile he will
hold court at Globe and
7i7 Obsercador Mexicano is tho
name ot a Spanish newspaper soon
to bo started in this city by Mr. F.
A. Madrid, a well known printer
and for many years a resident of
Phenix, and Mr. C. M. Foster, also
an old Arizonan. Phenix Herald.
Normal school starts out
with most flattering prospects. At
noon today pupils wcro
entered, of which number forty-three
were new. There is a considerable
increase in the representation
from the northern countries.
An armistice secms( to bo in effect
between the Oasis and the
Vidette. In tho last issues the flash
of journalistic hatred was conspicuously
unseen and the roar of
journalistic wrath was noticeably
unheard. Is tho millennium coming
into tho world through No-gales?
Georgo and Priest
met in session yestorday for the
purpose of appointing a supervisor
as successor of Wm. X. Standagc,
deceased. On the nrobato nidge it
developed io maUo tho third mem
ocr to voiojor a now supervisor.
A voluminousliCuiienufroin Mesa,
signed by all the prominentHieoplc
in that section and many from
city, asked for the appointment of
William Kimball of Mesa. Probate
Judge Crouso placed his name in
nomination and itwassecondod by
George. Priest placed the namo
of Captain Parker, who was also
an aj)pllcant for the place. Kimball
was elected. Although there
were numerous applicnats for tho
place, the appointment of Kimball
was sry -satisfactory. Republican.
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Coon, of
Eden, -were in the city yesterday.
E. T. Ijams, manager of tho Safford
3)rug 'company, spent a few
days at his ranch this weak.
'The tax levy of Coconino county
has 'been fixed at $2 90 on each
'Rudolph Cohen, an old resident
of Tombstone, died of yellow fever
August 14th at San Salvador, Cent-
A Slavcnn -special dated Sept. 10,
says: It as reported that a great
ibattlo'hasSjoen louglrtinthe Puerto
IPrmcipo and that the Spanish aro
ttefeatert ard that 'their capitol is
capturod anil us occupied by tho
Two ear loads of machinery ar-
rirjd last Wednesday wight for tho
ml!!. Et will be placed in
pofllaon vnrancdiattily, nd it will
notifoe long mctil 'it will Te turning
out Cour an a other milJ products
to its .eustontezs.
Leioy II. StLlcs, of JFallbrook,
his wife and child and his wife's
father, 3. D. Bordon, were encamped
at Mussel Beds, on ithe ocean
beach, about two miles .Lorth of
Las Fiords CaL Advioes are to
tho effect tliat Stria?, on returning
to camp after a- hort absence,
found his wife, ehfld and
A short tinw; inee lhe cow was
sad, she scarce eould lift her head,
begad. Her hooffe one, faer
tail was limp, htr main and bags
h;ul lost their criteip; and miles sue
trtvjg'd the grass to !jiuk, with
scarcely strength enough to wink.
The owner to, looked blue and
glum .and cursed the cattle business
some. But since the rain the grass
is tall and the cow can raise her
head and bawlj her hide is slick,
no bones protrude; she prances like
Bismark dude. Her tail is sleek,
she snorts and dares tho crowd to
fight. Her owner, too, digs up tho
chink and asks the boys to havo a
drink. God bless the rain, the
gentle rain; it makes a man feci
young again. Jio leeis iiko tossing
up his hat and howling like a Democrat
The Rights ot Citizenship.
Editor Guardian: Opinions are
so varied in relation to the rights
guaranteed to the citizens of our
government that I thought an in
terchange of ideas on the subject
might be profitable to your readers.
I will say then, as a problem,
'that where one man's rights be
gin another man's rights feasc."
This seems equal rights to all citizens.
The rights of franchise are granted
as a privelege .and not as a
right of citizenship. This privilege
is granted under certain restrictions,
but when once secured
by statutory enactment, it becomes
a right, and tho exercise of the
elective franchise belongs to him
individually, and no one has the
right to interfere with him in the
free exercise of that right, either
by purchase, threat or intimidation.
I wish to be so plain on this
point that none can misunderstand
my meaning. I have been told
that some employers havo attempted
to control the votes of their employees.
This they have tho right
to do only by persuasion or argument.
But when ho says to the
laboring man, "here is tho ticket
I want you to vote, and if you
don't vote it, you can call at the
oflico and get your time," ho is
doing that ho has no right to do.
Very many of our comm6n laborers
aro not well educated in political
matters, and he pays' tonrnselT,
"this is not tho ticket I"' want fio
vote, but if I don't vote it I "will
loose my job, so hero goes." Ho
was intimidated the free exercise
of the elective franchise has been
intcrferred with, and that employer
has been guilty of a misdemeanor
and should be punished.
There is a wise provision in tho
constitution ot tho United States
that guarantees religious liberty to
all. But the church must not
with, but must bo subject to
the state must obey its laws.
Now, the question is, does a man
loose any of the rights of citizenship
by associating himself with
any church organization? Tho an
swer is, most assuredly no; nor
does ho gain any extra rights or
privileges by such association. He
has tho same rights as other citizens,
to vote for the man of his
choice, and to electioneer for him
as a citizen, and even church lead
ers have the right to secure as
many votes as thoy can for the
man of their choice, provided they
do "so legitimately. But when thoy
uso their influence as church lead-
iers, and by threats give tho mem
bers oTiftejJchureh to understand
that unless lead
ers do their fellowship will
cd in question, then they are in'
terfering with tho free exercise of
tho ballot and should bo indicted
and punished as tho law provides.
My wish is that every citizen
would so inform himself that he
could fully understand, not only
the rights but also tho duties of
citizenship. It is the duty of
every one who holds the right of
Iranchiso to exercise it intelligent-
I want to say to tho Democrats
of Graham county that there is a
strong probability that the next
Democratic Xational convention
will adopt a strong free silver
plank, and as true Democrats we
should bury all local differences
and place ourselves in line and be
ready to march on to the great
victory that awaits our paity in
Let mo say to the silver Republicans
and Populists, don't throw
away your votes on this most important
occasion, but as one of
old said, "come, go with us, we
will do thee good."
The sentiment in many of the
conventions recently held is in
favor of free silver instead of
party, and it is evident to me that
there is no hope for silver outside
tho Democratic party.
R. A. Allred.
A Disgraceful Affair.
Two prominent citizens and b
cal politicians had a set-to yester
day afternoon at the corner of
First and Maine streets. When
seperated .by friends both wcro
winded and noither had the better
of the other. A few minuets later
tho quarrel was renewed further
up the street, but no damage was
done, the combatants being parted
We understand considerable talk
was made about fighting a duel.
It is to 'bo hoped that our peace
oflicers will keep a close watch on
their movements, and should they
ho caught carrying arms -they bo
arrested and given thirty days on
the chain gang. This would probably
bring them to their senses and
as both men aro married, might
save their wives from being widows
and at the same time teach them
what asses men can make of them-
selves. A Avord to tho wise is
ficcnt and wo sincerely hone this
disgraceful affair will not be renewed
Reajjthe Guardian. j
GRAHAM COUNTY TO THE FRONT
A l'ewl'acts Worth Knonlng Concerning:
Our Wonderful County.
Graham county lies in the southeastern
portion of the Territoiy,
having neon formed from Pima and
Apache counties by the Legislature
of 1881. it has been but little
known, owing to its isolated situation,
up to 1894, when tho Gilr.
Valloy, Globe & Northern railroad
was built from the Southern Pacific
road, at Bowie, into the county.
At this writing it has its terminus
at Thomas, but is pushing ahead,
with the rich mining district of
Globe, in Gila count, for its objective
point. This road traveises
the valley of the Gila, which comprises
the largest and best tract of
agriculturaj land in the eastein
part of the Territory.
Tho area of the county approximates
7000 square miles. It is all
at an ele a ion of more than 2,500
feet above sea level, which secures
it from tho burning heats experienced
in the lower valleys to tho
west. Its surface is diversified by
rolling hills, precipitous and rugged
mountain ranges, elevated plateaus
and valleys, all producing
nutritious grasses fairly well in
seasons of average rain fall, and affording
good pasturage for a
icasonable amount of stock.
The agricultural development is
as yet confiued to the rich alluvial
soils of the liver valleys, as water
for irrigation is cheaply and abundantly
diverted from tho running
streams Here the proper system
of water appropriation has been
followed, The owners of the land
co-operate and build and own tho
canals that supply their land with
tho necessary water, each farmer
paying his pro rata of the expense
attending the keeping up of the
ditches and distribution of water.
Land and water here go together.
When one buys a farm hero
ho gets a certain amount of interest
in a dith that supplies his land.
The range of crops includes all
kinds of small grain, corn and cotton,
Irish and sweet potatoes, and
all I'oot crops, in fact everything
grown in the most favored spots in
the temperate zone. The capacity
of our irrigated lands for fruits has
not been"tcsted except in a desultory
way, each farmer having a
small general orchard, but resulta
point to agreat future for horticulture.
Tho prune, apple, pear and
peach reach great size and perfection
here. Tho seedlings produced
seldom fail to equal in size and
quality the grafted varieties. Somo
of tho semitropical fruits do well,
such as figs, pomegranates, and
tender varieties of grapes. It ia
oubtful if citrus fruit can bo large
We dosot claim to produce
fruits six weeks c.irjicr than California
or any other place. But wo
get them in proper scaso'n,"" "Dftho
finest quality and so abundantly
that they can be put in tho markets
in as good condition and as
cheaply and profitably perhaps as
in any portion of the Union; when
such business is intelligently pursued.
What will perhaps most interest
our readers outside of the
county will bo tho opportunities
hero affordod for those desiring
new homes, actuated by climatic
or tho many other reasons which
cause a desire to change.
There is but little chance to take
land under tho Homestead or other
acts, where water for irrigation is
easily obtainable, but the price of
the best improved lands with first
class water rights can, as yet, bo
purchased at reasonable rates, as
compared with manj' sections, not
combining the advantages found
hero, very cheap rates.
Our highest mountain peaks
touch tho regions of almost
snow, affording delightful
retreats from tho heat of stimmei,
and perfectly accessible in a fow
We believe our countj has made
as good progress in all material de
velopment as any portion of tho
Territory, and it, is based on that;
best of security, agriculture and
great mineral deposits of well defined
and permanent character,
well managed and sure producers'.
To tho intending settler we can-offer
good schools, daily mails,,
good markets and good society.
To those who first take advantage
of tho opportunities herein outlined
will accrue tho chance ior
best and most profitable investment.
We shall from time to time do-vote
space to tho further elaboration
of facts concerning Graham '
county without exaggeration or
Eldridoe On tho 8th inst, to
tho wife of D. H- Eldridge. of
Thatcher, a daughter. )
CtUFr On tlin Stti met u
wife of Hcber Cluff, of Pima, a son. fit
Miss Josie Cluff. of (font I xrhA
has been visiting in Utah
no ior tne last, five . monthTuS
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