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Safford rattler. (Safford, Ariz.) 1896-189?, September 09, 1896, Image 1

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VOL. I.
PROFESSIONAL.
Ileal IMrtte Afreots.
-AFFORD, - - ARIZONA
Dr. H. E. Brenner,
Dentist.
AFFORD,
ARIZONA
Is prepared in make coon ralso plates irom
Tooth positively extracted without
- pain
W. B. Fonda,
.Justice of tho react'.
SAFFORD. - ARIZONA
rpedal attention given to collections
l ater rights bought aud i-old.
I)rai8 deeds, contracts aud all kinds of lesal
papers. Titles examined and abstracts tarnished.
F R. S. Patterson,
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SCU sATFORU, .... ARIZONA.
Sfr practkeslnall Courts
E J. M. McCollum,
. Attorney it Law.
Ir'it SAFFORD .... ARIZONA.
83, Practices in U.S. and Territorial Courts, mul
I.-1' hotoro the United states Land Offiic.
R John McGowan,
Mflffi.
- - ARIZONA.
- - MERCHANDISE - -
For Cash, Qittle or Country
Produce.
"Wholesale agents for the famous
beer.
Special Attention
Given to the receiving and
forwarding of freight.
J. N. Porter,.- Ft. Thomas.
ThofiRnFSRFnir
IHytU'yWEaWBlB
The Leading Hotel of the Gila
Valley.
Mrs. K. A. Gkoksheck, - S.iiTord
Hotel and :
rLivery Stables
C. Madson, Prop.
S'uirord, Arizona.
JONES.
"Livery and. Food StaWos.
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ALL KINDS OF RIGS.
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SOLOMONVILLE GIVES
GOOD REASON.
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SAFFORD, ARIZONA, SEPTEHBER 0, 1896.
US. A
One of the best arguments in fa
vor of the county seat removal was
expressed by a Solomonville business
man while in Safford on Sat
urday last. In defending the pres
ent county seat he said:
'Of com so I will fight the proposition,
everything I have on earth
is there and all wo have to dopond
upon is tho county seat."
lie then went on to say that
Safford people might just as well
hold him up on the street and take
ovorything ho had as to take the
county seat tnvay from its present
location.
The gentleman seems to think
that Safford alone- is inteiosted in
this matter, ire fails to realize
that the whole county is interested,
and, taxpayers of Graham county,
just consider for a few moments
tho above defenco of our present
county seat. One of her foremost
citizens urges as a reason for leaving
tho county seal thero that tho
town depends on the county seat
for a living, that she cannot exist
without it, that it is simply taking
tho bread out of their mouths to
take the county seat away from
them.
If such is the case is it not, time
to change?
Is it necessary for Graham county
to support Solomonville?
Is it right that she should do
so?
NO! A thousand times NO!
She has been supported bytho
count' in tho past, and that support
has cost the county thousands
of dollars, but now it is timo to
call a halt. It is time that we aio
cutting otf our pensioners.
is not desorving of a pension
from tho county. She has
never done anything to merit it.
On the contrary it is an open fact
that sho has robbed tho county of
thousands and thousands of dollars
and the robbery has not ceased yet
by any means. Sho has some as
good citizens as arc to be found
anywbero in tho Territory. But
they cannot deny tho facts as stat
ed above.
Safford always lias and always
will support herself, and we
it economy for the court
house to bo located in a town
which does not draw its entiio
support from the county.
It is a shame that a town must
bo allowed to hold our county seat
which cannot suppoit itself. It is
a terrible draw-back to the county
and creates a drain on tho taxes
which cannot be stopped, that in a
mcasuie accounts for our high
taxes, our terrible debt, with noth
ing to show for it and tho very uninviting
suiioundings at the county
seat, and it explains the deficit
in tho Sheriff's ofHco at this time.
Taxpaers, think of this. Are
you going to vote to keep up
any longer, or are you
coins to make her take care of
herself. .
10 MORE REASONS FOR MOVING
THE COUNTY SEAT TO SAF
FORD.
1st. Because Safford is on tho
railroad.
2nd. Nlt is and ever will he tho
leading business place of the
3rd. It will be a town of magnificent
homes.
4th. It does not depend for existence
on the county scat.
5th. It o fie is the best school
facilities.
Oth. It offers better hotel facilities.
7th. It offers a pleasant and
agreeable two yeai's homo for
county ollicials.
8th. Nino-tenths of tho people
demand it.
9th. It will induce capital to
be invested in our county.
10th. It is a cosmopolitan town.
Mr. James Moms and Judge
McCollum of this place returned
from a trip to Olifton and Morenci
last week. Mr. Morris reports
that ho only met two men who
were opposed to the county scat
removal, and one of them afterwards
signed tho petitisn to tho
Board of Supervisors. The county
seat is coining sure.
DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO REMOVING THE COUNTY SEAT TO SAFFORD
NO. 3.
INTOLERANCE AND BIGOTRY.
Tho Bulletin is in an awful state
over what it chooses to call the intolerance
and bigotry of our executive
committeo:
l says: "Qualification, honesty
political affiliation shall not count
for anything."
Tho voters of SaiY""'l "wsiwno.
that any and all candidates named
shall possess "qualification and
honesty." AVo draw tho line at
political afiiliation we havo out
lived that we aro not hide-bound.
Every voter in Graham county
to-day knows that tho main issuo
before us is whether we are to
continue to bow allegiance to the
grcediand contaminating influences
of the allpowcrful merchant, money
lender, professional bond giver,
contemptible jury fixer, unlawful
water-usurper, and who when
drunk "his eourtrtiouse
tru!ffiis county seat."
Yote to have the county seat remain
in Solomonville and make
woiso tho present deplorablo and
disgraceful conditions which confront
you to-day, or vote for Safford
and get out from under one
man power. Bo a free man, or
acknowledge that not only
this strip of land called Graham
county, belongs to this Christ-killer,
but also that ho is entitled
to a mortage on the air we breathe
and tho water wo drink. Take
your choico but bear in mind the
plan we submit will in 5 years pull
this county out of debt and build
up our industries. If this is bigotry
and intolerance muko tho most
of it, Mr. Kelly.
.
If one is to judge the character
of Solonionvillo's people by her
streets, ho must come to tho con
clusion that she has a pretty
crooked set of people, foi wo never
saw such crooked stieets in any
place which protended to ho
anything of a town.
"We repeat that tho taxable
wealth of Graham county will be
increased from Safford alone 8200,
000 the first year after tho county
scat is in Saflbrd.
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