Tempe, AZ: The News Publishing Company, 1897.
Volume VI, No. 156. 7.5 x 11.5 inches, 4 pp. Old folding creases, some splitting at intersections; good.
An early issue of this afternoon daily, which was founded in 1887, when the town had a population of 400, and published through 1943. It carried both national and local news and local advertising. This issue reports on the progress of a train robbery investigation, failing banks in Minnesota, a coal miners' strike in Wheeling, West Virginia and another likely in Ouray, Colorado, and a "lion-hunting party," preparing to "operate on the ranges in the neighborhood of Silver King where the depredations of these animals is very great. Stockmen say that it is almost impossible to raise a colt in this section." Classified ads seek information on stray cattle, give notice that "any person found unlawfully handling any stock bearing my brand will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," and offer a variety of services, including veterinary surgeon and dentist, dressmaking "at eastern prices," bicycle rental, and a "guaranteed tobacco habit cure." One-hundred sixty acres of land under the Tempe Canal are offered for $750.