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Hay, Grain, Lumber, Flour,
Baling Twine and Freighters Supplies.
ConitAij. asd Restaurant Attached.
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Ladies Fine Shoos, S2.75,
cloth tip " 1.25,
' " 1.85,
" Slippers 1.75,
' " 2.00,
Misses fine kid slippers 2.00,
" heavy calf " 1.50,
" medium " " 1.25,
" " " 1.35,
Children's fino shoos ' 1.35,
Infants " 1.00,
Men's heavy calf shoes 2.00,
1 CLOSJNG 001
Ginghams, 9 yaids for $1.00,
Outing flancl, 10 " " 1.00,
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W Also a lot of LADIES HOSE very cheap.
The GOODS are not Shoddy
or SHELF WORN.
W Call and lc Convinced tliat Our
jnj JPi'ices and (xoods are as
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- Justice of the Peace -
Collections a Specialty. Convoyancing of Every .'ja
turc promptly attended to. ' "
Real Estate Agent,
Those desirous of investing in Mines or Real Estate
in Graham County will find it to their interest
to call at my office on Main Street in
AT FRYE'S RANCH
Hills Graham Mountains,
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'Having purchased tho SAW MILL
well supplied LUMBER YABD at this place. All ktnds of
5 m Begular Cut Lumber,
Special Orders for Lumber
Mot Exceefling 10,000 Feet,
Can bo filled from
ittttt ing and flooring.
u low as tho lowest
Itriaal We.shall endeavor to givo
tomer. Special Prices For Cash.
iviu sell at S1.75
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ON DRY GOODS.
now, 1G yards for - 1.00
" 12 " " - - 1.00
from 2 1-2 cts to 4 cts
- 1-4 cts per yard
P. 0. Thatcher, Arizona.
GtfWKCi Vmaww aawm
feWU09 A WjVJ. A UWA
in Fryo's Canyon, wo will keep a
can bo furnished at once
the mill in ten days, except coil-
OUB PEICES will bo found as
and wo invito tho public to give us
complcto satisfaction to every Cus
uniarson cfc sons.
g TIIVIEDIATELY 3
S 500 Teams and Wagons iirtTii.. 3
J To Haul Coke from ! D. HB IllEllgj
Z THOMAS TO LOBE 1 Thomas, Ariz. Zg
Best Windmill on Earth.
Windmills 8 to 1G feet. Stool towers 30 to CO feet. Mill
is mado of steel, galvanized after completion, and guaranteed.
For raising water for stock or irrigating purposes this mill
far surpasses any other mako.
8-foot, $25.00; 12-foot, $50.00; 16-foot, &125.00
Acknowledged Everywhere tho Bost.
Send for Catalogue to D. JOHNSON, '
WiQON AHh C1RKI1QE WORK
All Kinds of Blacksmithing Done at
IIME FOR SALE
The BEST STRONGEST, and WHITEST LIME Burned in the Country.
Well Burned and FREE FROM ROCK. WOOD Md PRODUCTS
of the COUNTRY taken in Exchange
for DIME. Cot rospondence Solicited.
J. D. HOLLADAY, Prop
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SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO MAIL ORDERS.
Direct Line From
Solomonville to G. V. G.
& N. Ry. Depot.
Moots all trains Daily. A.
Every convenience offered Com-
Sido trips, etc.
OUR CLUB LIST.
Tlit GUARDIAN and New
York Sun, iceeMy, - $2.75
The GUARDIAN and Atlanta
Constitution, - - 2.75
The GUARDIAN and San
lYancisco Examiner, - S.10
The G UARDIANand Rocly
Mountain News, - - 2.75
The GUARDIAN and Louis
ville Courier-Journal, - 2.75
The GUARDIAN and St. Louis
Repupltc, - 2.75
Should you desiro tho daily
edition of any of tho above papers
wo will furnish tho necessary information
S. N. ENSTROM,
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
A STOCK OF
Reliable Boots & Shoes,
Ho is also prepared to mala
k Uoots ami Shoes to order
PIMA, - - Arizona.
THE HOT SPRING
-DEALER IN ALL
Thatcher, - Ariz.
No Bettor Stock of Goods in tho
Valley. Prices guaranteed to
meet all competition. A
complete line of Mens'
Clothing Just Eecoivcd
Taken in Exchange.
Mrs. Allrcd is prepared to suit
tho ladios of the Valley in this
line. A beautiful display of Hats
Capes, Eibbons", Trimmings, etc.
All can and will bo pleased in stylo
and prices. Como and see.
Choice Liquors and Fine Cigars.
Comfortable Club Room Attached.
McGinty & Whitewings, Propr's
Pima's Barker Shop
Cor. MAIN and First WEST St.
Shavlns and Latest Styles of hair cutting neatly
executed. Razors in first class condition.
T. E. NORTON, Prop.
INSECTS AND CONTAGION.
Tho Damage That Can llo Dono Even uy
It is generally understood that the
stinps of some Insects are essentially
poisonous in a jjreritcr or less degree,
and must therefore be early and carefully
treated. Pain alone in such cases
will suffice for a danger signal, and few
when thus warned would care to
neglect the puncture made by a hornet,
a wasp, or even a bee. The fact that
other insects, like some species of fly,
arc capable of equal or even greater
mischief, says tho London Lancet, is not
so commonly known as it ought to be.
The recent death of a woman at Kings
ton from septio erysipelas thus caused
may be quoted in illustration. In accounting
for such occurrences t'o
points are specially noteworthy namely,
the condition of health of the person
attacked andtho previous hajbitat
of the assailant:
In no case probably is it possible to
define exactly; the influence c:werciscd
byCac3rolli?se contributing factors.
This much we know, however, that lio
matter how trivial or how jrroat the effect
of tho conveyed poison, it is much
enhanced by all conditions of weakness
or blood impurity existing in the
sufferer. A mere midge or gnat bite in
one person will prove almost as serious
in its effect as a septic wound in another.
There are in the system all the
material for a conflagration, and a
spark might light it up as well as a firebrand.
The habits of insects afford a
clew to the seeming vagary of their occasional
and accidental virulence. The
sting of the mandibles, which perhaps
are buried an hour previous in some
putrid sore, excreta or offal, cannot
penetrate a living tissue without leav
ing in it something of the same putrid
character? -If is"safer, therefore, for a
medical practitioner to regard each and
every injury of tins kind, however
slight, as a possible source of illness,
and at once to contrive its relief by
poulticing antiseptic compresses or like
USES FOR COCOANUT.
Florida Has Several Promising; Plantations
of This Tropical I'rult. -
Quite a number of tropical nuts have
recently been introduced into cultivation
in this country. Already on the
cast coast of Florida are growing two
hundred and fifty-thousand cocoanut
trees, forty-two thousand being in one
plantation. It is believed that the first
trees of this kind in that state sprouted
from the nuts bi ought from Central
America and the West Indies by the
gulf stream. At Key West and about
some of the old forts cocoanuts were
planted at an early day, as certain
ancient trees now standing bear witness.
In 1877 a bark freighted with
cocoanuts was caught in a storm off
the coast of Florida and beached near
Lake Worth. Several thousand of
the nuts were saved and planted, the
satisfactory growth of the seedlings
giving an impetus to cultivation.
The word cocoanut is derived from
the Portugese "coco," meaning moukey,
because the base resembles a monkey's
face. The tree was known to the people
of Ceylon as early as 100 B. C, the
milk being used by them for making
cement. The cocoanut is one of the
most useful of plants root, trunk, leaf,
sap and nut are made to yield tribute
to man. The fiber of the husk furnishes
excellent yarn, and is preferred to
horsehair for stuffing beds, cushions,
chairs and saddles. It is stronger and
more elastic than hemp. The Polynesians
tjvist small cords of this fiber,
which serve in the construction of
houses and canoes where Europeans
would employ nails. Tho green nuts
are grated for medicinal use. Grated
cocoanut forms an ingredient of the
East Indian condiment curry. In the
Maldive islands labor is usually paid
for in cocoanuts.
TURNING HOUSES INTO GOLD.
Deserted Duildlngg Were Made of Ore and
Aro Now Smelted.
Among the greatest mines of Arizona
was the Vulture, now the property of
II. A. W. Tabor. It is fifteen miles
southwest of Wickenburg, whence the
ores were taken by vs agons to be milled
on the bank of the Hassayampa.
The mine produced over ten million
dollars in gold, and the richest ore was
found on the surface. Of course, in the
early days nothing save the best was
milled, and in the great waste dumps
around the mine was found the building
material for the town of Vulture.
The mine worked on for a score of
j ears without varying fortune, the
town maintaining a large population,
when the pipe line from the Hassayampa
was washed away by the flood that
followed the breaking of the Walnut
Grove dam, the one-hundred stamp
mill was closed down aud the camp
w as deserted.
Three yeais ago T. E. Farish secured
a two-years' lease of the property, fitted
up ten of the stamps, put in a gasoline
engine, got his water out of the
mine and started to "cayoting" on the
lower levels Near the end of his lease
he ran out of leally good ore.
In this extremity, says the Denver
Republican, he bethought himself of
the scores of tcnantless houses. Everyone
was constiucted of free milling
iron oxide gold ore, and specimens
chipped from tho corners assayed an
average of twenty dollars to the ton.
The last three months his stamp mill
ran solely upon building material,
much to the profit of its owner.
A Few Facts Concerning the Most
Fertile Valley of the Southwest,
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Is Unsurpassed Both In ltlchness and
Quantity. Through the art of Irrl-
gntlon n T.argo 1'ortion of our
County has liecome a
Graham county lies in tho southeastern
portion of tho Territory,
having oeon formed from Pima and
Apacho counties by the Legislature
of 1881. Jt has been but little
known, owing to its isolated situation,
up to 1894, when tho Gila
Valloy, Glo"bo & Northern railroad
was built from tho Southern Pacific
road, at T3o wio, into the county.
At this writing it has its terminus
at Thomas, but is pushing ahead,
with tho rich mining district of
Globo, in Gila county, for its ob
jective point. This road traveises
tho valley of tho Gila, which comprises
tho largest and best tract of
agricultural land in the eastern
part of tho Territory.
Tho area of tho county approximates
7000 squaro miles. It is all
at an elevation of moro than 2,500
feet abovo sea level, which secures
it from tho burning heats experienced,
in tho lower valleys to tho
west. Its-surface, is diversified by
mountain ranges, clovated plateaus
and valleys, all producing
nutritious grasses fairly well in
seasons of average rain fall, and affording
good pasturage for a
reasonable amount of stock.
Tho agricultural development is
as yet confined to tho rich alluvial
soils of tho river valleys, as water
for irrigationJavCliaply and vajyini
uauiiy uivuricu irum mo running
streams Hero tho proper system
of water appropriation has been
followed, Tho owners of tho land
and build and own tho
canals that supply their land with
tho necessary water, each farmer
paying Ins pro rata of the expense
attending the keeping up of the
ditches and distribution of water.
Land and water hero go togeth
er, when one buys a farm here
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 root crops, in fact everything
grown in the most favored spots in
the toinperato zone. Tho capacity
of our irrigated lands for fruits has
not boonjjtcsted except in a desultory
way, each farmer having a
small general orchard, but results
point to agreat futuro for horticulture.
The prune, apple, pear and
peach reach great sizo and perfection
hero. Tho seedlings produced
seldom fail to equal in sizo and
quality the grafted varieties. Some.
of tho semitropical fruits do well,
such as figs, pomegranates, and
tender varieties of grapes. It is
doubtful if citrus fruit can bo largely
Wo do not claim to pioducc
fruits six weeks earlier than California
or any other place. But wo
get them in proper season, of tho
finest quality and so abundantly
that they can bo put in the markets
in as good condition and as
cheaply and profitably perhaps as
in any portion of tho Union; when
such business is intetligcntly pursued.
What will perhaps most interest
our leaders outside of tho
county will bo tho opportunities
hero afforded for thoso desiring
new homes, actuated by climatic
or the many other reasons which
cause a desire to change.
Thero is but httlo chance to take
land under the Homestead or other
acts, where water for irrigation is
easily obtainable, but tho piico of
the best improved lands with first
class water rights can, as yef, bo
purchased at reasonable rates, as
compared with many sections, not
combining tho advantages found
horo, very cheap rates.
Our highost mountain pwks
touch the regions of almost perpetual
snow, affording delightful
rotreats from tho heat of summer,
and perfectly accessible in a fow
Wo bcliovo our county has mado
as good progress in all matcral development
as any portion of tho
Territory, and it is based on that
best of security, agriculurc and
great mineral deposits of well defined
and permanent character,
well managed and sure producers.
To tho intending settler wo can
offer good schools, daily mails,
good markets and good society.
To thoso who first take- advantago
of tho opportunities herein outlined
will accrue the chanco for
best and most profitable investment.
Wc shall from time to tinio devote
spaco to the further elaboration
of facts concerning Graham
county without- exaggeration or
misstatemen t x a 5SW -
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AMONG THE APACHES
An Arizona Minor's Experience;
with tho Indians.
How lie Rescued a Mother Squaw and
11 er Twin liable from Death at
the Hands of Her Super- ,
''Superstition forms the greater part
of the Indian's character," said John
Elwood tho other day. There are few
people that are in closer touch with
the Indians, and especially tho
Apaches, than Jack Elwood, as he is
familiarly known through the Rockies.
Jack is a character. Early in tho '60s
Jack went west to California. His
fortune did not como at once, and
finally Jack drifted back toward the
land of tho rising sun. He finally
landed in Arizona, and for years has
been one of the
in that territory. Ho lives at
Phoenix, and is getting almost too old,
one would think, to keep up Lis efforts
to uncover a fortune, but it would not
besafctotell Jack Elwood that. In
the latter part of the '80s Jack had an
experience while crossing tho plains
that led to his close rclations'with the
Apaches, and since then he has been
one of the few who have tho friendship
and confidence of this band of
" 'How did I get my great stand'in
with the Apaches?' Well, I'll tell you,
I hardly know," continued Elwood.
"I sort of grew into their confidence,
and have shared it more or less since
about I860. 'Long in January of that
year I had an occasion to get pretty intimately
acquainted with the Apaches.
" In Phoenix in a back street stands
a little adobe house. It is off by itself
and its occupants have no commuuioc
with any of their neighbors. It is the
homo of an Indian by the name of
Melo, who, with his wife and two children,
live a quiet and solitary life.
They, like all Indians, are clannish.
They do not want to associate with the
outside world and have little or nothing
to do with their own people. I am
about tho only one who ever gets inside
the threshold of that little adobe
cottage. From its doorway to the
cast can be seen in the distance 'Four
Peaks,' with their summits covered
with snow. Between Phoenix and
these mountains is a broad desert.
"Early in January, 1880, I was crossing
that desert with a Uami ItJs
"qirite a trip, the valley is quite""
warm even in January. It is necessary
to carry water across this plain, and I
had a goodly supply ia a barrel on tho
wagon. Everything was going along
in good shape until nearly noon, when
an accident resulted in the loss of every
drop of water wo had. It was impossible
to proceed far without water, an3
yet to remain there would be equally
as serious. We did our best 'Long in
the erenin!r I was nicked un bv a band
"oTApaches in analmosTfesltftUsted condition.
Thoy gave mo water, tuJ one
young couple who seemed to be supe
rior to tho others in intelligence feu
me. I, however, did not have my full
senses. The terrible strain on a dry
alkali plain without water and in a
burning sun was enougn to turn anyone's
brain, I want to tell you.
"Indians are superstitious, illogical
and childish to a degree of which no
civilized man has any conception. This
was to my advantage. Thoy thought
me insane, and as they regard one out
of his natural mind as something su
pcrnatural and to bo revered they
treated mo with the greatest kindness.
1 did not trust the Indians, and henco
when I began to recover my mental
balance I tried to give no outward evidence
of this fact and Wandered among
them in a solitary and specchlessaman
tier. I was shamming to get away all
"A few days after my arrival at camp
twin boys were born to tho young wife
of tho Indian who had fed mo and
cared for me. This is not any more
uncommon among the Indians than
elsewhere, and, although tho red man
is passionately fond of children, yet
the appearance of twins and a crazy
man (as they thought me) forebode
them evil, and tho medicine man said
that Mrs. Melo was a witch, and that
she and her infants must be sacrificed.
Melo pleaded for his wife, without
avail. She did not attempt to escape.
I was not yet ablo to understand the
Indian language, and it was some time
before I was aware of what troubled
my young friends. Already the dance
had commenced, and only a few hours
remained before the mother and her
children would be burned. I made my
escape, and succeeded in reaching the
agency. Here, with much trouble, I
secured a detachmc.it of cavalry, and
led them back to the. Indian camp. I
had no hope of being in time; but,
fortunately, the chief had eaten something
that did not agree with him, and
the sacrifice was postponed a few hours.
When we rode up the noise of the beating
of tom-toms and the singing of
dancers drowned out the sound of our
approach. In the distance wo could
sec tho young wife and her two children
being driven into her shack, and
the warriors, with burning firebrands,
gradually closing In to ignite the funeral
pile. At this moment we were discovered,
and the dance was brought
to a standstill. The presence of the
troopers was sufficient. I persuaded
Melo and his wife to return to Phoenix
with me. They have lived there since,
and aided me in gaining knowledge of
the customs of the Apaches " Chicago
Many familiar proverbs of the Russian
people hare a cynical flavof. Here
is a little group of them:
Words are not arrows, but they fly
A f ter tho fight, there are lots of brave
The bread of others is sweet.
Scat a lout at your table and ho wiH
put his feet on it.
The rare visitor is a jolly companion.
He who robs, sins once; he who is
robbed, sins ten times.
Ture gold makes Itself known, Tcn
in the dirt. Youth's Companion.
KAM'U JtOIt SAMS.
Eighty acres of improved land
two miles from Safford, patented
thirty acres in alfalfa, twenty-five
acres planted in corn, comfortable
adobo dwelling, best well of water
in the valloy, irrigation facilities
unsurpassed, water cannot lau
tu tho Gila nvcr goes dry. Tho
ranch will pay the purchase money .
in two years from tup aiiaiia nionejTj
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