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S PUBLISHED WEEKLY f
I Yuma, Ariz. I
Id est Weekly:
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ASK ANY ' GENT
Drop a postal card for literature on any point
you desire to visit or read about. Detailed in
formation may be bad by calling upon
Mr. A. J. LOQKE, Agent, Yuma,
Or Writing . .
M. O. BICKNELL,
. Assistant Geueral Passenger Agent,
POSSIBILITIES OF YUMA
The Soil Simply Marvelous in Its
And the Climate is Intoxicating!)'
BY GEORGE N. HURTON,
In J os Angeles Time.
It is very far from a .scmi-inillcuium since
three little open boats under the flat; of Spain
llrst touched the waters of thy western hemi
sphere nnd revealed the new world to the
-ye.s of European-. It is only a little over a
century since the United States of America
pran?, so to speak, like Pallas Athene from
thehrainof Jove, a completely armed ad
dition to the family of nations It is but
little -ver half a century since California be
came a part of thee United States of America,
and less than a generation since the settle
ment of the Great Southwest began.
In all thel'iaj'ears since the Republic was
founded, also in the half century since Cali
fornia became one of the States of the Union,
and during every year of the last thirty, a re
alization of the vast riches of the American
continent, of the territory of the United
States and of this Great Southwest has been
more and more astonishing to the minds of
men. One would supposo that by today we
knew pretty. thoroughly what the undevelop
ed resources of the Great Southwest might
reasonably le expected to become. We have
not reached the depths of this great ocean of
wealt h with our pltfinmet line yet.
In a residence of forty years on the Coast
the writer thought he knew a little about
what there is on -the Coast, and as most of
these years have been spent in and around
Los Angeles, he naturally had a little con
ceit that he was pretty well acquainted with
the Great .Southwest. Last week a trip to the
Colorado River bottoms, below Yuma made
him feel as a tenderfoot who had come In on
the last train. .New to him, this wonderful i
region and its possibilities are pretty well
known to a great, many readers of The Times
by the stories published, if not by the demon-1
titration of their own eyes, j
Yuma lies on the map just twelve miles J
froiii where the government is nutting in th
great Laguna dam, at the confluence of the !
Gila and Colorado Rivers. It is twelve miles
from Yuma down the river to the Mexican
foundry line on the Arizona side of the river
At one point, just below Yuma, the Interna
tional boundry line runs up along the river
which there takes a westerly trend and from
Yuma to Mexico is only a few miles.
ONCE A MIGHTY STREAM.
Ages ago when the mountain ranges of
Arizona and California towered toward the
Mars, at least twice as high as they do now,,
rains were very freducnt and came tlovn jn
torrential volumes all along these mountain
riuges. Tint Colorado Itiver in thet-e past ages
was a mighty .stream, sweeping down debris
in tons every second of Its flow. The Colora
do sink was at that time a great inland sea,
whii h sprea'd over the country on both sides
of where the river now runs. As the erohion
of m inds and storms, landslides and glaciers j
wore down the mountain ridges year by year, :
trie great river carried down a vast amount)
of silt, erosion from the rocks full of phos-j
pluitts, iimes and disintcrgrated granites", as
well as the vegetation along its banks; aniH
this was all deposited in what are now the!
sinks of the Colorado. :
A the mountain tops were worn down, the !
nins became less frequent and less in volume j
but the erosion of rocks and river banks, the
trees and vegetable mould torn from the "
banks still came down and settled into the
bottom of the great inland lake. This geogical
process went on from juje to age to our time,'
leaving the ColoratloifcYuma4i stream about j
half a mile wide vnd Jjoing at the present'
time about twenty feet jleep in the deepest j
portion. . !
It is not necessary to remiud Qilifornians j
tl: it tilt Spanish missionaries and explorers
c'.lci this river She Colorado because of the!
r oldish color of its waters. 1 1 is the Colorado J
up in Uie 'Grand 'Gaiiy'op in. Arizona and ;
0 n ji.-t i'h5vt)K.' Ihuatthis time of ;
the year, afler passing the mouth' of the Gila,
instead of the red river it becomes the brown
ri-wr. It actually looks today as if ten per ;
rt ut of its flow was silt and only ninety per j
f nt water. j
riches of soil wonderful
IJtit the object of this story 5b to call atten-j
ti a oifcjv more, and for perhaps the thou
sa'itth tiui. to tlx- riches of thf soil along
healthful and u;c:icious food, and if the air in
that region does not drive doct.os to seek a
living elsewhere, it will be because 'The people
do not know how to live properly.
The Laguna Dam will be completed in 1909.
and ir. ten years from today the attractions of
Yuma as a health resort and the fertility of
these bottom lands will be so well known that
it will require $1,000 in cash to buy a single
acre of it.
NOTICE OF SALE OF SCHOOL
Sealed proposals will be re
ceived by the undersigned until
December 26th, A. D. 1908, at 11
a. m., for the purchase of 10,
000. 00 of school bonds of school
district No. .1 of Yuma county,
Arizona Territory, dated No vem
16th, A. D. 1908, due November
16tn, 1928, with option to pay off
any or all at any time after ten
years, from their date; interest
six per cent, payable annually;
denomination 500 each; princi
pal and interest payable in U. S.
gold coin of standard weight and
fineness. Said bonds are issued
under authority of paragraphs
2182, 2183, 2184, 2185, 2186, 2187,
and 2188 of the Revised Statutes
of the Territory of Arizona, 190).
Said bonds will not be sold for
less than par. A certified check
! for 10 per cent of bonds bid for,
the Colorado on both sides, incident to the
depositidgof this mass of debris during all
the past ages., Going through the country
ou the Arizona side or the river, for several
miles below Yuma, one encounters the same
type of country and soil that is found in the
Imperial ValleV country around Rraw'ey,
Calexico aud other points west of the river
The fertility of the black prairie soils of Illi
nois has astonished people engaged in agri
culture for nearly one hundred years. The
fertility of the valleys of the Nile has been a
matter or history for at least OOCO years. Those
who are familiar with Illinois prairie soil,
and those who know what the valley of the
Nile is for agriculture, know that this lower
Colorado River region surpasses both of them.
Ifyouaska farmer along this stretch of
country if the soil is six feet, his eyes will
open with astonishment ai your ignorance.
He will tell you no one knows whether if is
HO feet, GOO or 0,000 feet deep. It is practically
without bottom. It id, so thoroughly well
mixed with sand, disintegrated granite and
other rocks that it never breaks. It is as
easily worked as a heap of ashes, and re
sponds to cultivation in a way that is mar
velous. CUT SEVEN CROPS YEARLY.
Arizona has established an experiment
station in the heart of this big valley, which
is some twenty-four miles long, and in spots
ten to twelve miles wide, down du the lower
level. The results are wouderful. Last week
they were cutting a crop'f alfalia on this ex
perimental farm, and for seven consecutive
mouths they will cut succeeding crops. The
only months when the crop is not cut here are
December and January.
Cotton and tobacco . grow with the greatest
luxuriance, and this rich alluvial soil will be
noted in a very few years as the ideal spot in
the whole country for dairying, hog raising,
the production of poultry and vegetables, which
one hesitates to call early or late, as they will
be perennial. New potatoes will be produced
in the middle of January, tomatoes will be
ripe by the first of March, ripe grapes will be
gathered in the early days of May, and apri
cots by the middle of tlje same month. Chic
kens and turkeys flourish there in the winter
time beyond all experience anywhere else.
H'hn tinfoil io ovMf.,ll It. .1,1 i
only three or four times in a whole winter. PaJ 11 Ult5 lu uiuei ux weuiye ivji-
With an abundance of green alfalfa and veget-! chelsen, County Treasurer, must
able the dry and not overheated climate! i i - t
prevailing in the winter months, chickens are accomPany eaCll Old. 1 resent
free from the disease that make their raising! bonded indebtedness Of Said
diillcult elsewhere. There is no spot in South- . , ,. . . Ciy A ,
crn Illinois or Missouri so adapted to the pro-1 scuooi CllStl'lCC IS 1$6( ,OUU.UU ana
duction of corn as this valley along the coiora-' the assessed valuation thereof
do River. With alfalfa and corn, the butter,,- , 1 rno Ci on nrr nr
Cheese, eggs, poultry and pork to be raised ou a i OV the year 1908 IS $1,800,000.00..
twenty-acre f arm will amaze tuosu who have j
the experience in American agricultural affairs j
The winter climate around Yuma is a thing
so intoxicatingly salubrious lhat no words can j
describe it. Those deserts of America, as we
have regarded them heretofore, spem to defy
the ills that human nature elsewhere is so
prone to contract and suffer from. The atmos
phero is as dry as punk, the skies cloudlessly
clear, the air mild as possible, and icvery
breath seems to he an inspiration of new life.
The United States has an experiment fnnh on
ults even more marvelous than in the valley ' IN O t! C
arc produced. Down on the lower levels there
are littlp nips of frosty mornings occasionally
during December and January, but on the mesa
the breath of frost never touches the most del
icate vegetation. Oranges grown at the Feder
al experiment statiou are unsurpassed in their
Yuma is a busy, up-to-date town. The more
modern improvements consist of several blocks
of attractive brick buildings, a three-story post
ofaeo building, also of orick, and many other
nice structures. Among some of the greater
improvements which are being- made, are a
$35,000 school building, a $75,000 ice plant, a
line club-house for the railroad employes, a
larger passeuger depot, and the probability of
a new court house to eos.t $75,000. There is con
siderable business done there, but the
have not begun to awaken to the vast poss
ties of the placr
ninnrk ;iri!tn(l it. ;mrl lm nlnnti
kinds of tropical vegetation. If atmosphere j Said COUllty of Yuina
were only transportable- like mineral waters, j O. v ,
aud one could send consignments of this Yuma Administrator of the Estate Of
winter air to the East, the inspiration of its , Dolores S. TownseiuLdeceariCd.
tourists every winter to the banks of the Colo
attractions m the par
year by blizzards and snowstorms to attract a
city full every winter. The fertility of the val
ley below will almost make itselt known with
out effort on the part of the people. But with a
valley full of intelligent and industrious rural
population, producing fruits and vegetables,
poultry, eggs, fresh milk and fragrant butter,
Yuma should be one of the most delightful
winter resorts in all America. There is every
thing tli'Tc-1 fumii-h touri-t with the nm-t
The right is reserved to reject
ahy and all bids. For further
J. M. POLHAMTJS,
Clerk Board of Supervisors in
and for Yuma County, Arizona
Territory. Nov2o td
as a Reliable Newspaper
Unexcelled. , y
Hnjl Is One
Arizona: In its Thirty-seventh 2
Year, and it has always been
Estate of Dolores S. Tovvnsend, I
deceased. Notice is hereby given
by the undersi,ned, O. F. Town-;
send, Au in i lustra tor of Liie estate
of Dolores S. To wnseud, deceased, ;
to the creditors of und all
persons having claims agains.t-
Lhe said deceased, to exhibit,
them with the necessary vouch
ers vvithin ten mouths after the
first publication of this notice to
the said Administrator, at his
office on Second street between
neonle Main and Second Avenue, in the
ssioiii j Town of Yuma, the same being
While Not Varying in Its Loy
alty -to Republicanism, It has
Always Striven for the Candi
of ;Qood Men, and Sup-
Just Jleasures. It is the
Und that feature alone makes it
for any citizen to sub-'
it. Besides it is a home
paper, and if you would be posted on the
doings of your neighbor, take the Sentinel.
Is read by everybody in this section, hence is the
has done for me. I am on -my
third bottle and am so much bet
ter. Before I began to take Car
dui, I could not do a day's work.
Now I can work all day. Mother
took four bottles of Cardui before
confinement, got along fine and
has been real strong ever since."
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Dated Yuma, Arizona, this 17th
day of November, 19o8.
only to miii?" known its climatic Jq,, r,
the parts or the Eat swept every J
Tfe iup'scriptiDn Price of k 'Saniliisf !& $2.00 Per Year and
S1.00 for Six ionths; -Jfie Senb'nef is the Pioneer Paper of
Notice for Publication
Department of the Interior.
' U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona.
Sept. 25. 1908.
Notice is hereby civea that icobert A.McPher-
Korucf Latruna, Arizona.who. on Sept, a!. 1UU8,
V for the Ei Xei section Si. and V'li NwJi
Section 31, Township 7 South. Ranpe ii
! West. 6. and S- R. Meridian, has Hied notice of
! intention to make final rlre-yenr proof to estab
; lish claim to the land above described, before
Charles H. TJttinp, Clerk of the District Court,
j at Yuma, Arizona, on the 7th day of November
Claimant names as witnesses;
Fred V. WeswI. of Lamina, Arizona,
William IJoyle. of Lacuna. Arizona,
- William Marvin, of Yuma. Arizona.
William E. Lvnch, of Yuma. Arizon:;.
Lvman W WakeiiCld, Ketflster.v
Sept 30. 08
Notice for Publication "
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land office at Phoenix, Arizona.
Sept. 17, IPCS.
Notice is hereby-Kivcn that 31yron J. Kings
bury, of Yuma, Arizona, who on August 10, 1L'3,
made Homestead Entry No. 4i74 (Serial No.
0i07). for SeU Qt SKH Section 2. Townships
:?outn itauge west. i. anu u. me
ridian., has filed notice pf intention to mal;
llnal five-year proof to estabii-h claim to tber
land abo'c described. before Joseph II. GbdW
frev. Clerk of 1'robute Conn, at Yuma. Arizo
na, on the 3 1st day of October. I90S.
Claimant natnr.sas witnesses:
' Thomas A'. Whife James Leonard Ieo Don
ald. Mclmyre. Sr., and William 15. Oilman, all .
df Yuma, Arizona.
Lvimm W. WakcIIuld, Kejrister.'
Sept -Zi OM "
Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior.
Land-Otflcb at Phoenix, Arizona. .
May 1 1.1908.
Notice is hereby riven that Jame Afiiion
of Yuma, Arizona, hast filed notice of his Inten
tion to make llnal live-year proof in support of
hi claim, viz: Homestead Entry No. 4 Wl. made
April C. 190;?. for theNi- SW(. Sec. 2. NE'i
SEtil S&i NE'i Station : Township a'South..
taiiktc Z-i West, and that said proof tvM hit
madt; lwfore Clerk of the District court, at
Yuma. Arizona, on '.Tune 2!..l!fi.
He imtncs th followiu m Uik'sscs to provtr
his conLinuons residence upon and cultivation
of the land, viz:
John Kimpali. Charles M. White. John adin'
and James Mnxcy- ail of i lima. Arizona. , .
Lvman W. vai:etici", ueister.
Firit publication May 20. II0!f. . y
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Department of the Interior. '
Lr- S. Land Olliccit Phoenix. Arizona. :
y Oct. .jm
Notice is hereby Kivcn that Edward I Crane,
Somcrton. Arizona, who.' on Junt 7. H'01.
made Honie.stcad Application No. (05t
for Lots I and 2. anil s'i nej. section S. town
ship in. S, ramre 21 W- O. A S: li. Mcridinn. has
iilett notice of intention to make final live-year
ADVERTISING ORSUBSCRlPTION.n'SHOULD BE3ADD RE3SED scribed.' before Joseph H. Cmlfrey. Clerk . o.
u & i Probate Court. atYumn. Ari?nnn. nn th? Ilth
day of December, 1908.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Uoy D. Jacobs of Yuma. Arizona.
Tjaurence W. Williams, of Somerton, Arizona.
Jacob E. Harden, of Yuma. Arizona,
Richard P. Marable. of Yuma. Arizona.
LYMAN W. WAKEFIELD.
Oct. 28. IPOS'. Register. .
Notice for Publication
L," YUMA, ARIZONA, Cor. fladison and 5econd Streets.
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