Newspaper Page Text
(founts ftial gaper,
SATUliDAY. DEC. 20 1SS4.
There will be two seats contested
at the next meeting of the Ter
ritorial Legislature one in the
Council and the other in the
The Speakership of the Arizona
Legislature seems to have nar
rowed down to Judge DeForest
and Gen. H. G. Rollins. De
Forest has the inside tract.
Every body says now that" they
knew'' Cleveland was to have
been elected President of the
United Stated. We haven't
found one in Yuma who thought
The Clifton Clarion says that
"John VV. Dorrington, Councilman-elect
from Yuma county,
heretofore a Republican, proposes
to act as an Independent in Pres
cott this winter. The Journal
man is mistaken in the man if
Mr. Dorrington is not found, as
heretofore, working with the Re
A gentleman who Is well pos
ted says that Arizona will never
prosper in a substantial way until
she learns to depend upon her
agricultural resources. The gen
tleman referred to has been a
miner in this and adjoining
countries for the last fifteen years,
and he has not made his pile yet.
There is a shade of truth in this
assertion, which is worthy the
consideration of Arizonians.
Girls are ingeniously provided
for in Tartary. They are betro
thed as early as posible to some
young man, and then if. anything
happens to prevent the marriage,
he is bound to take the next sis
ter, and so on in rotation. If the
youth has a disinclination to the
alliem: he can buy himself off
for a consideration.
The following is from the "Ben
son Herald," It is a portion of a
correspondence from Tombstone
by "More Anon:" Hon. W. A.
Hardwood, W. A. Nneh and W.
E. Frame will take their depar
ture for Prescott on the 27th inst.
It Is said that Gen. Wardwell
will go too, if the railroad com
pany and the mine owners will
give him a pass. He puts in the
most of his time wearing out his
unmentionables and telling what
ho will do at Prescott; how the
railroad will carry passengers for
3 cents, and how he is going to be
the new 1d that is going to do
nil these things. Wheu he gets
tired of talking on that point,
he tells about being invited to
dinner by Superintendent Gage,
and that he refused, when it is
well known that he would not
refuse a plate of soup in a soup
house, let alone such a dinner as
he would get at the table of Mr.
The earneBt attention of our
readers is called to an article on
the first page of this paper, under
the heading of "A Ramarkable
Work." It is worthy of a. careful
perusal for it contains facts which
ihe general reader should know.
The article refers to the great
works of H. H. Bancroft, entiled
the"History of the PacificStates."
Mr. Bancroft, the author, who
passed through Yuma last Tues
day evening on his way home, to
Sitn Francisco, has been making
an extended tour of Utah, Colo
rado and New Mexico collecting
data for his history. He will
make a tour of this Territory in a
few weeks for the same purpose,
and will be assisted in the work
by J. W. Olds who is at present
In Yuma. Mr. Oldsisa thoroughly
competent and educated gentle
man, who will lemain in the
fiald with Mr. Bancroft for one or
two years, visiting the prominent
Citizens of this Territory and col
lecting material. Mr. Olds will
leave next Tuesday for Phnceix, j
whfire he will await the arrival
of Mr. Bancrort to enter fully
Into the work.
Amend the School Law.
Section 80 ot the School law of
Arizona says that three school
Trustees shall be elected in each
district oa the first Saturday in
A ii mi a f in onrh VPfir.
The Trustees shall hold office one
year from the first day of Sep
tember, suceeding their election
or until their successors are elec
ted and qualified.
Section 54 says that the school
year shall begin on the first day
of Septemper and end on the last
day of August.
We quote these sections to show
that there is hardly time enough
given to the Trustees, from
the time they are elected to the
time the school is required to bo
opened, to properly inform
themselves in legard to the
condition of the school mattters
in their district and to mature
plans for the good exit of the
school during that year. The
Trustees ought to have more time
than the law gives them, to em
ploy teachers and to attend to
other matters that might be bene
ficial to the school. In consequencb
of the shortness of time they are
often compelled to postpone the op
ening of the school for one month,
much to the detriment and an
noyance of parents and children.
We believe that the School Law
should be amended so as to elect
the Trustees the first Saturday in
June and qualify the first of July.
The time for the opening of the
school to remain as it is now.
This change in the law would
give the Trustees ample time to
attend to all preliminary business
and cause the school to be opened
in a manner satisfactory to all
concerned. There is another
amendment to the school law
which should be made, We
have reference to the tenure of
office of the Trustees. Instead of
all the Trustees baing elected at
once for a term of one year, let
one be elected annually for a
term of three years. In this way
there would always be two ex
perienced Trustees in power, so
that the plans of the Board could
not be totally ignored,and neither
would there be a radical change
in matters pertaining to the
school which had been previously
agreed upon by the Board of Trus
tees. Or if it would suit the peo
ple better, let tho Trustees be elec
ted as the Board of Supervisors
is now elected. Either plan
would be an iuprovement on the
It is hoped that the next Legis
lature will look into this all-important
matter, and so amend the
school law that these ' desired
objects may be attained.
Gov- Tritle's Report.
A copy of tne repoit of Gov.
Trifle, for the year 1884, has been
laid upon our table. It is made to
the Secretarv of the Interior. It
is a document of thirteen pages,
and though, succinctly written.it
touches upon every subject of
vital interest to the people of the
Territory. The report says that
the affairs of the Territory have
been in a high degree prosperous.
The population has been stead
ily Increasing; the development
of the material wealth embraced
in mining, grazing, and agricul
ture has shown marked advance
ment; our border relations have
been harmonious; the annoyances
of government have been les
sened; there has been absolute
freedom, from depredations of
hostile savages, which in previous
years have been such a menace
to the progress of ourcivilizalion;
and although the lawless ele
ments of society peculiar to ad
vanced frontiers have in several
instances during the year com
mitted deeds of exceptional atro
city within the boundaries of Arl
zona, the outlaws have in most
cases expiated their ciimes by
the severest penalties known to
the law, and the civil officers of
the Territory are to be congra
tulated upon the general success
which has attended their efforts
in maintaining order and impro
ved social conditions.
A further synoposis of the
Governor's Report will be made
in our next issue.
Gov. Tntle in Yuma.
Not long ago Gov, Tritle' made
a tour of the Territory, as is his
custom once a year. In an inter
view with the editor of the Pres
cott Jouanal he had much to say
that was of interest. The follow
ing is a synoptical report of what
he had to say of Yuma:
The Governor next visited
Yuma, remaining there two days
and found the people in a prosper,
ous condition, A new bridge
across the Colorado river at that
point is being constructed by the
Southern Pacific railroad, and is
very nearly completed. This
bridge is so constructed that it will
not interfere with the navigation
of the river, and of such spans in
lengh as to necessitate the erec
tion of only three piers, thereby
Insuring permanuncy and solidly
During his yisit in Yuma, he
visited and made a thorough ex
amination of the Territorial pri
son, and found everything in the
most admirable condition. The
fence which formerly enclosed the
structure has been about two
thirds replaced with a high and
substantial stone wall. Conve
nient stations for guards have
been constructed to prevent pos
sibility of escape of prisoners.
New pumping, and all other
machinery required for machine
work has been erected. Sixteen
new cells have beeu added to the
main building since the present
administration took charge, and
have been entirely completed,
and the iron work of eight ad
ditional cells is finised and the
cells ready to be placed and wal
led in. Thesojcells will accom
modate six prisoners each, but to
avoid overcrowding, but four
prisoners are placed in each.
When these cells are all comple
ted,th ecapacity of the prison will
bo 160. There aro at present con
fined there 132 prisoners.
All the. work for the erection of
sixteen completed cells and eight
under way has been performed by
prisoners, no outside help having
been employed, thereby effect
ing a very large saving to the
Territory. The management,
discipline snd food of the prison
ers, he says, is as good as he ever
saw. The Territory is to be con
gratulated on having such an
efficient Board of Prison Com
missioners as Messrs. Gage,
Davis and Coates, and such a
Warden as Capt. Ingalls. While
present at the prison, he had the
pleasure of putting into service,
by placing in a commanding
position, a gun of the Lowell bat
tery style. By means of this
gun, anything like a wholesale
escape of prisoners would be impossible.
Subscribe for the Sentinel
the only live paper in Yuma Co.
The Healdsburg Enterprise at
one time, (while under the
management of the Mulgrew
Brothers) a leading ..Democratic
papers in Northern Sonoma
county, California, but latterly a
sort of, well we don't know what,
has been "swallowed up" by the
"Russian River Flag," a Repub
lican newspaper published in the
same town and county by J. W.
Ragsdale. The "consolidation"
now sails under the sobriquet of
the "Healdsburg Flag-Enterprise.5'
The present owner, J. W.
Ragsdale, is a thoroughbred
newspaper man, and will hence
forth, give the people of his
county a good and reliable jour
nal "one that will do to bet on."
The fact that the writer is over
one thousand miles away from the
haunts of his early labors in the
field of journalism, does not pre
vent him from wishing his for
mer partner and business asso
ciate a grand success in his news
The "Tucson Citizen", says that the
owners of the AbDie Waterman mine,
Messrs. Gates, Woods and Hull, have
just let a contract to certain parties for
the sinking or 50 feet on the ledge in the
main drift. This looks like business.
To all who are suffering from the er
rors and indisoretions of youth, nervous
weakness, earlv flRp.iv. nf m-m,.!
ifcc. I will Knnr) n rnnlnn tl.nf
you, Free of charge. This great remedy
was discovered by a missionary in Sopth
America. Send a self-addressed envelope
to the Rev. Joseph T. Inman, Station D
New York Cltr.
In cases of dyspepsia, debility, rlieuma
tism.fover and ague liver complaint, in
activity of the kidneys and bladder, con
stipation and athcr organic maladies,
Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters is a tried rem
edy, to which the medical brotherhood
have lentitheir professional sanction, and
which as a tonic, alterative and household
specific for disorders of the stomach, liver
and bowels lias an unbounded popularity.
For sale by Druggists and Dealers to
whom apply for Hostettcr's Almanac for
G0MENC1NG SUNDAY, DE
CEMBER 7TH, 1884.
And nntiliurther notice,
Will leavs LOS ANGELES at follows:
8:30 A. M. Daily San Francisco
throcgh freight and third-class accommodation.
9:30 A. 51. rDaily Local passenger
train via L. A. & I. P.. R. to Santa
i A:00A. M. Daily Local passenger
JL V train to Wilmington and San Pedro.
-i f):50 P. Daily San Francisco ex
JL Zi press train, connecting at Lathrop
with the Atlantic express train of the
Central Pacific Pailroad.
Q:00 P. M. DAILY Arizona Express
& train for Yuma Colorado River
Steamers; Maricopa stages for Phoenix
and Prescott; Casa Grande stages for
Florence and Globe; Tucson and Benson
N. M. & A. R. R. to Guavmas, Mexico;
Deming A. T. & S. F. R. R. ; El Paso
T. A. P. R. R. ; San Autonio and New
2:30 P. M. Sundays excepted Local
passenger train to Colton.
3:00 P. M. i Daily Local passenger
train to 'Santa Ana.
:00 P. M. Daily Local passenger
: train to Wilmington and San Peo.ro.
4:20 P. M. Sunday Excepted Local
passenger train to Santa Monica.
5:00 P. M. Sundays only Local pas
senger train to Colton.
C:15 P. M. Daily S. P. Emigrant train
U for Yuma, Tucson . Deminc, A. T. &
S.F.R. R. El Paso T. &P.R.R, San
Antonio and New Orleans.
5:20 P. M. Sundays only Local pas
train to Santa Monica.
E. E. HEWITT,
Ats't Superintendent, Los Angeles
A. N. TOWNE,
T. H. GOODSf.lN,
General Passenger and Ticket Ac't
Stages leave Yuma forr
and Mines, Pacific City
Every Monday Weflnesflay. & Friiay
At 8 or clock, A. M.
Eyery Monday IWeflnesclay & Friday
In'time to connect -with ail trains.
First-Class Two and'Four Horse Coache
Quick time. Careful Drivers.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Yuma, Arizona Ty.
S and LI Q U OR s
SOLE JLOXKT TOR TClf JL COUMTT TO It
CIGARS, TOBACCO, ETC.
ceyAll goods delivered free within city limits.
WHOLESALE IMPOKTING HOUSE
CIIODER, JOHNSTON & COMPANF,,
114 c&3 3. 3. 3 ZXTox-tlx Los -A-23.;oXoaD JOBtrowt,
Los .A 23. solos, OaJL,
Dealers in HARDWARE, COAL, IRON, STEEL, Concord ar.d Kinsley axlei.w
ria?e springs, bolts, nuts, washers, elc. Burden and Perkins' horse and male ibucs,
horse nails, sarven patent wheels and a general lino of crriage and wagon material.
P. O. BOX 1275. ' German, French nd Spanish i'okei.
Corner of lliidea Lant and Third strut
-WHOLISALB i.MJ 4ETi.IL DJALXB IIT-
GROCERIES DRY GOODS.
WINES AND LIQUORS
BOOTS AND SHOES. ETC
PQNOLE, PAftSOCHA AND CHILE
-ALWAYS ON HAND-
Prices as loir at any store in town Give me a call.
Main Street. : z Tama
STRICTLY FIRST-CLASS SALOON, BUILDING AND FIXTDR3
None bat the best brands of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Kept on hand. Imported Beer, Ale and Porter. Fancy drink a ipeeialt?
have recently added a fine new
BILLIARD AND POOL TABLE
JAMES CORTARYj Proprietor