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Graham guardian. (Safford, Ariz.) 1895-1923, December 27, 1895, Image 3

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Hay, Grain, Lumber, Flour,
Baling Twine and Freighters Supplies.
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Solomonville, Arizona.
Collections a Specialty. Conveyancing of Every Jtfa
turo promptly attended to.
Real Estate Agent.
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Those dosirous of investing in Minos or Eeal Es-
tato in Graham County will find it to their in.
torest to call at my oflico on Main Street in
omonvillo. Correspondence Solicited.
LUMBER YARD
AT FRYE'S RANCH
poot Hills Graham Mountains.
H. 2T. Cklarson 8s
;-. Having purchased the SAW MILL in Fryo's Canyon, wo will keep a
well supplied LUMBER YAED at this place. All kinds of
Regular Cut Lumber, can bo furnished at onco
Special Orde s tor
Hot Exceeding 10,000
Can bo filled from
Jtt ing and flooring.
low as tho lowest
To shall ondcavor to givo comploto satisfaction to overy Cus-
"oial Prices For Gash.
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Sons, Proprietors.
Feet, Lumber X
the mill in ton days, oxcopt ceil
OUR PRICES will bo found as
and wo invite the publio to givo us
Thatcher, Arizona.
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THOMAS
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HERMOTOR
Best Windmill on Earth.
Windmills 8 to 1G feot. Steel towers 30 to 60 foot. Mill
is mado of steel, galvanized after completion, and guaranteed.
For raising water for stock or irrigating purposes this mill
far surpasses any other make.
Prices: 8-foot, $25.00; 12-foot, $50.00; 16-foot, &125.00
Acknowledged Everywhere tho Boat.
Send for Catalogue to D. JOHNSON,
Territorial Agent.
"Willeox, -
William
? glacksmithiiig,
WIQON Am CIRRIIQE WORK.
All Kinds of Blacksmithing Done at
short
SAFFORD -
Ft. Thomas, and
STAGE
LAYTON BROS.,
Runs Daily Stages botween the above named places.
CARRIES TJ. S. MAIL. All kinds of Express promptly forwarded.
"We are prepared to carry passengers at all times, and keep extra
rigs for tho accommodation of drummers and families.
Careful Drivers.
Rosario Brena, r
General Merchandise.
Wholesale and. DR-et&il
Special Attention Pain to Mail Orders. TUCSON, ARIZ
Sam Watson's
-STAGE LINE'.
Direct Line From
Solomonville to G. V. G.
& N. Ry. Depot.
Meets all trains Daily.
Every convenience offered
travelors. r
Side trips, etc.
NEW YORK
Life Insruance Go.
The Accumulating Policies now
issued by tho Now York Life
Insurance Company are tho most
desirable policies issued by any
company now in existence, that is
why they are doing KOBE
in Arizona than all other
companies combined
CaU on the agonts lor explanation of policy
and terms,
Adams & Dysart
AGENTS,
SOLOMONVILLE, - - ARIZ.
S. N. ENSTROM,
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
A 6T00K OF
Reliable Boots & Shoes,
He U also prepared to make
Boots and Shoe to order
PIMA, - - Arizona.
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Coke from jj j D B
TO GLOBE 1
Kirtland,
Notice.
- VDEMZOINTl.
Carlos and Globe
LIKE
Proprietors.
Easy Stages.
JOS. G. AlLRED
DEALER IN ALL
KINDS OF-
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Merchandise
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Thatcher, - Ariz.
No Better Stock of Goods in tho
Valley. Prices guaranteed to
meet all competition. A
complete lino of Mens'
Clothing Just Received
Country Produce
Taken in Exchange.
niLLINERT
Mrs. Allred is prepared to suit
tho ladies of tho Valley in this
lino. A beautiful display of Hats
Capos, Ribbons, Trimmings, etc.
All can and will bo pleased in stylo
and prices. Como and see.
CORONADO SALOON,
CLIFTON, ARIZ.
Choice Liquors and Fine Cigars.
Comfortable Club Boom Attached.
McGinty & Whitewings, Propr's
Pima's Barber Shop
Cor. MAIN and First WEST St. 3
Shaving and Latest Styles of hair cutting neatly
executed. Razors In first class condition.
T. E. NORTON, Prop.
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Thomas, Ariz. J
P. J. Jacobson. Q. P. Jacobson.
Bills of Seasoned Lumber Pilled
Prom our Large Stock on Hand
DOORS, WINDOWS,
SHINGLES and
BUILDERS' MATERIAL
Nails, Paints, Locks and Hinges.
PLOWS AND HARROWS,
Hardware, Groceries, Dry Goods and
all kinds of
(Jerjeral -;- Terel?aidis.
Cheapest Houso in tho Valley
for Cash. Highest prices paid for
wheat and barley. Now Goods,
Low Prices at our Largo Building.
P. J. Jacobson & Sons.,
SAFFORD. Cor. R. R. Street.
W. B. FONDA,
. DEALER INC
General Merchandise
Safford, Ariz.
Also Ageuts for
The White Sewing Machine Co.
The White Is King The White is King
The White is King
The White is King The White is King
Highest Cash Prices paid
for Hoy, Grain and all
kinds of Ranch 1'roduce.
We Make a Specialty of Ranch
Supplies.
5l?eap )o)Y)
NEW CATALOGUE
1895
NFW PRICES
CfcTJEEN BEES
In Season.
Hives, Smokers, Sections, Honey
Extractors, Comb Foundations
AMD ALL KINDS OF-
i Hpiarian Joppuesm
Manufactured by the LAIIY M'F'O CO,
Write for estimates on large quantities. Send
for my Bee Boole; by Prof. J. M. Rouse, and 20-page
"large size" catalogue. Address
"W. X. Jefferson,
Safford, Arizona
The only first class Hotel in SaQoid
Situated Convenient to Dopot
The Qroesbeck
Always prepared to furnish
Commercial men first class
Accommodation
Largo and well ventilated rooms,
aro among its attractions.
Our Tables are supplied with the
Best Food Attainable.
Monthly Boarders furnished special raUs
MRS. E. A. GROESBECE,
Proprietress.
Cheapest Rates. Best Tables.
Those desiring first class
treatment patronize
The SOLOMONVILLE
Restaurant
Bollo and Bertha Nooso, Propr's
Board by the Say or Week
Heals Served at all Hours
Tho tables are supplied with the very best
to be had In the market; all kinds of vegetables
and fruit in season. Families boarded at
special rates Oh e us a caU and be convinced
g. b. Mccarty,
Contractor
and Builder
SAFFORD, ARIZ.
Graham
County
A Pew Facts Concerning the Most
Fertile Valley of the Southwest.
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Is Unsurpassed Doth In Richness and
Quantity. Through the art of Irrigation
a Large Portion of our
County has Ilecome a
Perfect Garden.
Graham county lies in tho southeastern
portion of the Territory,
having oeen formed from Pima and
Apache counties by tho Legislature
of 1881. It has been but little
known, owing to its isolated situation,
up to 1894, when tho Gila
Valley, Globe & Northern railroad
was built from the Southern Pacific
road, at Bowie, into tho county.
At this writing it has its terminus
at Thomas, but is pushing ahead,
with tho rich mining district oi
Globe, in Gila county, for its objective
point. This road travel ses
tho valley of tho Gila, which comprises
tho largest and best tract of
agricultural land in tho eastern
part of the Territory.
Tho area of tho county approximates
7000 squaro miles. It is all
at an elevation of moro than 2,500
feet above sea level, which secures
it from tho burning heats experienced
in tho lower valleys to the
west. Its surface is diversified by
rolling hills, precipitous and rug
ged mountain ranges, elovated plateaus
and valloys, all producing
nutritious grasses fairly well in
seasons of average rain fall, and affording
good pasturage for a
reasonable amount of stock.
The agricultural development is
as yet confined to tho rich alluvial
soils of the river valleys, as water
for irrigation is cheaply and abundantly
diverted from the running
streams. Hero tho proper system
of water appropriation has been
followed, The owners of the land
co-operate and build and own the
canals that supply their land with
the necessary water, each farmer
paying his pro rata of tho expense
attending the keepinc up of tho
ditches and distribution of water,
Land and water here go togeth
er. When ono buys a farm hero
ho gets a certain amount of interest
in a dith that supplies his land.
Tho 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 temperate zone. The capacity
of our irrigated lands for fruits has
not beontested except in a desul
tory way, each farmer having a
small general orchard, but results
Jpoint to agrcat futuro for
turcrJkiiu uruiiu, uuuiu, uvur anu
peach rcacTrgTeaLBizo and perfection
horo. Tho seedltng"rpFdueji
seldom fail to equal in size and
quality the grafted varieties. Some
of tho somitropical fruits do well,
such as figs, pomegranates, and
tender varieties ot crapes. It is
doubtful if citrus fruit can be large
ly cultivated.
Wo do not claim to produce
fruits six weeks earlier than uah
fornia or any other place. But we
get them in propor season, of tho
finest quality and so abundantly
that they can bo put in tho mark
ots in as good condition and as
cheaply and profitably perhaps as
in any portion of tho Union; when
such business is intelligently pur
sued. What will perhaps most in
terest our readers outside of tho
county will bo tho opportunities
hero afforded for those desiring
now homes, actuated by climatic
or the mnny other reasons which
causo a desire to change.
There is but little chanco to take
land under the Homestead or other
acts, where water for irrigation is
easily obtainablo, but tho price of
tho best improved lands with first
class water rights can, as yet, be
purchased at reasonablo rates, as
compared with many sections, not
combining tho advantages found
hero, very cheap rates.
Our highest mountain peaks
touch tho regions ot almost perpetual
snow, affording delightful
retreats from tho heat of summer,
and perfectly accessible in a fow
hours drivo.
Wo boliovo our county has made
as good progress in all matoral development
as any portion of the
Territory, and it is basod on that
best of security, agriculuro and
great mineral deposits of well defined
and permanent charactor,
well managed and sure producers.
To tho intending settler wo can
offer good schools, daily mails,
good markets and good society.
To those who first take advantage
of tho opportunities herein outlined
will accruo tho chanco for
best and most profitable investment.
Wo shall from time to timo de
vote space to the furthor elaboration
of facts concerning Graham
county,, without exaggeration or
EXPENSIVE FOLLY.
The IMoro We IJorrow the rnitor Gold Will
I low Away A Kewetly.
After payintr Into tho treasury over
812,000,000 In gold in exchange for
"greenbacks," and thus replenishing
the (jold reserve depleted by pold ex
ports, tho bond syndicate, in tho face
of increasing fjold exports, hold aloof
and the reserve fell below the tradi
tional 5100,000,000.
Tho expensive folly of endcavorlnjr
to hold our old is becoming- moro and
more apparent, yet rumors of another
bond issuo are becoming more and
more definite. The effect of borrow-in?
gold is to make a local inflation
and riso of prices, resulting in increased
imports, return of our securi
ties held abroad, and consequent in
crease of gold exports. Tho moro wo
borrow tho faster gold will flow away.
We can hold on to our gold and stop
tho drain on tho gold in tho treasury
only in two ways: First, following;
the advico of Mr. Cleveland, withdrawing
the "greenbacks" and treasury
notes (this can only bo dono by adding
to our debt), and thus
contracting the currency and depress
ing prices, exports of merchandise
would bo accelerated and imports
checked, the balanco of trade would
turn mucli in our favor and barring
the sale, by foreigners, of our securities,
gold exports would bo checked.
Iiut with the falling oil in imports our
revenue would bo much increased.
facts which Mr. Cleveland seems to
overlook, and tho national government;
as well as tho people would bo bankrupted.
Or. second, instead of contractincr our
currency and depressing prices we can
broaden tho basis on which our paper
rests by restoring silver to its place as
money and thus raise prices. Prices of
agricultural products having been un-1
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recover, and being placed on an equal
piano with our silver competitors, who.1
now unduly favored by tho premium on.
gold, ore driving us out of tho European
markets, wo would receive fair
prices for our exports, which would
riso in price faster than our imports.!
The balanco of trade thus turned
greotly In our favor and prosperity restored,
there would be no demand for,
gold for export Gold could then bo
employed moro profitably in the United
States than elsewhere, and foreign'
investors would have no incentive to'
dispose of their securities. Placing
silver side by side with gold is the only;
practicable way to maintain specie
payments. Philadelphia American.
SILVER BONDS. '
The Market Frtoe as Compared Tilth Gold
Honda In Mexico SUver on the Up
Grade. I
The San Faanclsco Bulletin calls at-;
tention to tLo rise of Mexican silver
bonds and makes some excellent points
in so doing. It says: "Mexican silver
5 per cent, bonds are quoted in Euro-J
pcan markets at SO cents. Gold bonds,
bearing 6 per cent interest are 07
cents. In reference to these quotations
tho Chronicle considers them an evidence
of increasing prosperity in
Mexico. If Mexico were not, fairly,
prosperous her bonds would not advance
in value, but her prosperity docs
not account for tho narrow margin'
between gold and silver bonds. If
Mexico were the richest and most pros--porous
country in the world her silver,
bonds would be paid in silver. As it
is, she is rich enough to pay her gold
bonds in gold. Tho extent of a creditor's
resources beyond an ability to
pay his debts does not affect the market
value of his obligations. A multimillionaire
only pays dollar for dollar.'
Silver & per cents, at SO cents on tho
dollar are but littlo below gold 0 per
cents, at 07 cents. Mexican silver dollars,
in which tho silver bonds aro payable,
aro worth but about 54 cents in
the market Yet the silver bond can
not be valued at less than 00 cents, in
view of the difference of 1 per cent itt
tho rate of interest between gold and
silver bonds, whether wo are to afe
tribute the high price of silver .hands'
in Europe to a belief thatitver wm
soon riso to a par withhold is a
I tion for flnancialgxperts to consider.
in allver bonds to a
point considerably in excess oi tho
present value of silver bullion in tho
market is at least an indication that
silver is on tho up grade."
This leads tho Los Angeles Express
to remark that silver is on the up
grade and so is bimetallism, because
monometallism is illogical and an abnormal
condition of affairs that cannot
last The riso of the Mexican silver
bonds proves also that the country is
progressing materially under a silver
currency. .
II U Dead Level.
A goid standard man said to a Meriwether
(Ga.) farmer recently: "I ses
you are getting 8 cents for your cotton;
I hope you are willing to admit
that Mr. Cleveland WdS right in his
financial policy." The old farmer
winked his eye at the gold standard
man and replied: "If mere talu of free
silver has run cotton to 8 cents, don't
you see that with free coinage itself
cotton would be selling at doublo its
present priso?"
Would Depredate Gold. ,
The advantage of free silver colnager
would Ho in tho fact that it would arrest
tne appreciation of gold. It
would, without doubt, cause an actual
depreciation in the purchasing power
of gold. Debts, of courso, would be
satisfied when paid in gold oven if tho
rjrcb&slng power of the money of tha
nctal should be materially decreased.
San Francisco Bulletin.
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Explicit Directions.
An American, traveling in England
on one occasion happened to be in the
neighborhood of Mlllbank prison, and
fancied that he would like a glimpse at
that famous place of detention. "Can:
you tell me the way to Millbank7" ha
asked of a stout tradesman whom he
met. "Aye," answered John Bull;
"knock me down and rob me pockets,
and you'll soon enough be on tho
straight road therel" Then, without
vouchsafing any further information,
he passed on with a chuckle.
RAXCII FOB SALE.
Eighty acres of improved land
two miles from Safford, patented
thirty acres in alfalfa, twenty-five
acre3 planted in corn, comfortable
adobo dwelling, best well of water
in the valley, irrigation facilities-'
unsurpassed, water cannot fail until
the Gila river goes dry. Tho
ranch will pay tho purchase money
in two years from tho alfalfa alone, ,
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