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, Independent in All Things.
VOL. XXIX. YTJMA, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1900. ' NO. 42
A meeting of the Yuma County Re
publican Central Committee is hereby
called to meet at the Court House in
Yuma, at 7 o'clock p. m., September
5, 1900, for the following purposes:
To select seven delegates to the Re
publican Territorial convention, to be
held at Phoenix, on September 24, 1900,
and to transact such other business as
may come before the committee.
R. S. HATCH, Chairman.
M. O. ARCHIBALD, Sec'y.
Yuma, Ariz., August 29, 1900.
Important Law on Homestead Entries.
Commissioner Binger Herman has Is
sued the following circular to registers
of the United States land offices which
is of general interest:
Registers and Receivers, United
States Land Office Your attention is
called to the provisions of Sections 2
and 3 of the Act ot Congress, entitled,
"An act for the relief of the Colorado j
r!nnnamt.ivt Hnlnnv: to nermit second !
homesteads in certain cases, and for of the Imperial Canal company,
other purposes," approved June 5, 1900, j is in town on business for the com
(Public No. 148) a copy of which sec-; pany.
tions is hereto attached. n i t t tt it i
i .i . Captain and Mrs. C. V. Meeden
Sflnt.inn 2 nrovides that anv nerson
who has hitherto made a homestead en-;
try and commuted same under Section
jwui, revieeu oiaiuiee, auu ui ameuu- Angeles. ! two months sojourn on the coast,
ments thereto, shall be entitled to the I m. .... , . , I,. , ,f -r n i
. . r i i .11 .i i i The political pot is commencing to I Mr. and Mrs. Baud are well and
benefits of the homestead laws as though I 1 h
such former entry had not been made, . boil in Yuma, at any rate the one favorably known throughout Ari
but commutation under Section 2301, 1 labeled Democratic. Boys, is there zona, where they have resided from
Revised Statutes, shall not be allowed , blood on the moon ? i childhood,
of an entry made under this section. I !
Section 3 provides that any uerson I Ed- Baker, a well knowij stock-; Mrs. M. Ortiz, of Los Angeles,
who, prior to the passage of this act, ! man of Gila valley, came in Saturday j came in on Tuesday evening's train
has made a homestead entry, but from.' with a drove of fat cattle for Dave
any cause has lost or forfeited the same, Balsz's butchering establishment,
shall be entitled to the benefits of the
homestead laws as though such former j Ex-postmaster F. B. Logan, for
entry had not been made. Therefore, merly of Yuma, is now at Grand
you will not hereafter reject a home- Junction, Col., where he has em
stead application on the ground that the n the nursery business,
applicant cannot take the prescribed
oath that he has not previously made . Althee Modesti, owner of the well
such an entry, or because he has pet-, known Agua Caliente Hot Springs,
fected title under Section 2301, Revised ! hag iet contracts for very extensive
Statutes, to land entered under the j ,mprovementB on that property.
uoinesieau law; out i.e win ue requnnu
to show by affidavit designating the en
try formerly made by description of the
land, number anddateof entry, or other j
sufficient data, to enable me to identify
the same on the records of this office, i
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and that it was forfeited or commuted, j
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ab uie caa m u, p.iu. i HBB ,
ot tne act. i
in nv casP whPrP thP former entrv
in anj use wneie tne tormer entry
was made subsequent to the date of the ,
ac, the rule given on page 19, circular
of July 11, 1899, remains unchanged. ,
It will be observed that an entry made I
under Section 2 cannot be perfected ,by J
commutation under Section 2301, Re-'
vised Statutes. The fact that applicants
have purchased, under the provisions ot i pari owner oi cue weu Known oio- j his pDssession dishonored checks
the act ot March 2, 1899, (25 Stat., 871) ( rado mine, in the Castle Dome dis- j to the amountof over seven hun
lands patented to the Flathead Indians 1 trict was in town Saturday rmr- i j i ,
in Montana shall not be held to have , ! J dred dollars souvenirs of Demo-
impaired or exhausted their homestead I ChaSmg teamS UUd suPPhes' cratic incapacity. Yet Cleveland
rights by or on account of any such pur-j Ex-Mayor R. J. Duncan, assistant believed in sound money and
chase. J superintendant of the Gila division j frowned upon other Bryan sophis-
District Attorney C. L. Brown ar
rived Sunday night to attend the
me&ting of the board of supervisors.
"Deacon" Devine, proprietor of
the Yuma Sun, has gone up the
river on business connected with
his mining claims.
Rufus Vaughn has ieturned from
The new Sentinel plant is ex
pected to arrive this week.
Dan Devore and wife of Fortuna,
were in town this week on a busi
Ramon Mendez's bab' boy died
Saturday after a short illness with
Supervisor Thos. Underhill came
Monday to attend a meeting of the
board ot equalization.
Our esteemed fellow townsman
John Gandolfo .returned home from
Los Angeles Sunday night.
Frank Gear-, formerly superin
intendent of the King of Arizona
mine, arrived in town Monday.
Dr. Heffernan, one of the mana-
returned Sunday night from a pleas- j
ant trip to San Francisco and Los
Geo. Vickers and
E. J. Ben
Territorial Board of Control, 'were in Yuma
Sund inspecting the penitentiary,
, . .
They returned to Phoenix the same
. D. Luce of Castle Dome, who 1
- llfr:T10. :n iKnfn ovnn;j0
Plant afc that Place states fcb be'll
start operations next week. Mr.
Luce returned- to Dome Tuesday
Fnmk Avlla superintendent and
il. 11 l-- -I I
of the SyP. railroad was in town in j
the fore part of the week on busi
ness connected with his road.
R. J. Duncan, trainmaster of the
S. P. railroad, resident at Tucson,
and J. N. Thatcher, Wells-Fargo de
tective, were among those whose
names appeared on the S. P. Hotel
register this week.
Frank S. Norton of Hedges came
in Thuesday evening to attend the
funeral services of his sister-in-law
Miss Josefita Espinoza. who died
here Monday evening.
Dr. P. J. Cotter has been ap
pointed S. P. railroad physician,
vice Dr. Heffernan, resgned. Dr.
Cotter is a. practitioner of marked
ability, and the company acted
"wisely in securing his services.
Jack Lacy, day bartender at the
S. P. Hotel, was ailing during the
past week, but tender nursing
averted serious complications, and
Jack is at his post, cheerful as
Father Chajcott, familiarly known
in Yumaas Padre Juan, now resi
dent at Tucson, arrived Tuesday
to assist at the funeral ceremonies
of Miss Espinoza, whose godfather
he was. Father Juan was Yuma's
; Pioneer padre.
I Mr. R. H. Baird of Castle Dome
to town Sunday to receive
Baird, who returned from a
to attend the funeral of her belov
ing sister. Miss Josefita Espinoza
whose funeral services were held
this morning at 8 o'clock. Mrs.
6rtiz will remain in Yuma a week
or two before returning home.
iuiss dosenta espinoza, ag
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21 years and 13 days died Monday
evening at six o'clock. The funeral
took place today, services being
conducted at the Catholic church.
Spanish-American lodge attended
! in a body. Miss Espinoza was an
j estimable young lady, and a pro
j nounced beauty. The Sentinel sin
I cerely sympathize with those whom
providence has bereft of their much
, , i i n
beloved and precious flower
Henry H. McPhaul, now a mem-,
ber of the prison guard, went broke ;
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during the Cleveland admimstra-
hon out in the Agua Caliente.
In speaking of national politics, Mr. ,
McPhaul declared he still Jiad in
A. M. Foster, who for the past
two years was the genial foreman
of the Yuma Sun, left Monday
morning for the coast, where he
will spend a few weeks in recrea
tion prior to entering Stanford
University. Mr. Foster has the best
wishes of all the people in Yuma,
and the Sentinel hopes that when
Mr. Foster has reached the height
of his ambition he will rpturn to us
and give Yuma the benefit of his
The board of equalization at last
Monday's meeting gave all losers of
personal property in the recent fire
a reduction of 5-12 of the asses
ments. A number of other reduc
tions were grant, all of which will
be printed in the Sentinel in the.
official report of the supervisors.
The supervisors also received notice
that the Territorial board had raised
work horses 39.3 per cent, saddle
I horses 33 per cent, mules 57.5 per
cent and beef cattle 80.5.
A letter from Wm. Davis, for
merly a deputy sheriff of this coun
ty, now at Cape Nome, to his friend
Mr. Marvin, in which he states that
among others who formerly resided
in Yuma, and are now engaged in
mining at Nome and prospering,
are Wm. Sexsmith and Ed Hunt,
mining partners of his. He states
that they have located a fractional
claim of 110 feet four miles from
Nome and thatthey are taking out
an ounce of gold to the man a day.
Ed Crane is one 'of the recent ar
rivals. Ward Priest is night shift
boss for his brother-in-law Thomas
Some Street Improvements. ' v
General extentionri and improve-
j ments of the yards and tracks of the
J S. P. railaoad at Yuma have been
J commenced. Madison avenue is to
! be double tracked from a point near
; the S. P. hotel to Third street,
which some of our people thought .
I might prove detrimental, but we are
pleased to say that Mr. Raudolph
nas dispelled tnose iears oy author
izing the complete macadamizing
of the'avenue with Gila City cement
gravel, which will permanently im
prove aud beautify the street. In
addition to this, Mr. Randolph will
have the grade on first street
cut down and widened some, and the
city will be furnished with enough
cement gravel to macademize that
street from. the tracks to the summit
of the grade. The tracks on Madi-
: son avenue are to be buried, so that
i only the tops of the rails will show,
thus making all parts of the street
available for wagon traffic. If all
railroad officials authorized to build
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and extend facilities wouidshow the,
same considerrtion for the welfare
of the people we would hear but
few complaints against railroads.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAU