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League Holds Meeting
(From Yuma Fx;i miner)
There were about 57 citizens out at
the Good Government League meeting
at the Crane school house Saturday
night, and while there was no actual
work done save to appoint a commit
tee, yet the impromptu talks were in
teresting and created some laughs as
well as much applause.
Chairman W. W. Woodman was at
his best and called the meeting to
order in a happy frame of mind.
It will be remembered that a joint
committee of Somerton precinct and
the upper valley had been appointed
and that this committee was expected
to report on the endorsement of some
of the candidates by the league.
But when the committee was called
to order the committee through the
chairman, Mr. McPherson, asked for
more time and the committee was
given until next Saturday night when
the committee will hold a meeting, and
then report at a meeting to be held
at Crane's school house Tuesday night
This adjusted Mr. Garvin read a
resolution, which was adopted, eng
dorsing Mulford Winsor for congress.
Secretary Sturgess then read a let
ter from Tom Drennan at Parker, and
this letter was referred to the com
mittee. Chairman Woodman then said that
as there were made candidates pres
ent it might be well for some of them
to stand up and confess their sins.
Mr. Hayden then spoke and wanted
to offer the name of Walter Schooler
for consideration by the league for
the office of cauuty assessor.
Tom Molloy was then called on and j
he introduced the first fun of the eve
ning when he announced himself as
a candidate for lieutenant governor,
but said that he wanted to congratu
late the league on what it was doin,
as when it could bring out such men
P. J. Miller who was the big part of
the Democratic party and W. H. Lyon
the soul of the Republican party, then
he believed that the league was a suc
cess. P. J. Miller took occasion to state
that there was no such office as lieu
tenant governor and that Tom was
kidding. Chairman Woodman then
called the crowd to order and P. J.
Miller stated that 5:00 p. m., on the
evening of October 9th, would be the
last day that anyone could file nomi
Jim Meadows took occasion to say
that if the candidates would do a lit
tle more talking it might be a help for
Lhe committee in their endorsements.
Bert Nunnalley wanted good men se
lected all the way through, not be.
cause they were merely good fellows
but for efficient and economical man
agement of the offices.
George Harding got up and stated
that he was a candidate and stated
that he would do his best to give an
efficient administration of the office,
of road superintendent.
Chairman Woodman then asked if
there were any other penitent sinners.
Hugo Farmer, candidate for county
f.qhool superintendent was the next
man at the bat and he made a very
Supervisor Shanssey was called on,
but stated that he could not make a
speech, but that he would answer any
question that anyone might wished to
There were no questions asked
Chairman Woodman stated that "brev-1
ity was the soul of wit"
F. E. Elliott told why he was a can
didate for supervisor, and stated that
he stood for three things, one .was to
put county affairs on a business bas
is, second, 'to curtail expenses and
ihird to lower taxation.
Chairman Woodman called for some
other fellow to confess and S. P.
Huss arose and stated that he didn't
know that he had anything to confess
but that he had been asked by h:-
friends to come out-and run for the of
fice of supervisor, but that he had not
Chairman Woodman stated that ho
guessed that Huss was not truly pen
itent C. E. Denmark made a speech as to
his candidacy for the office of road
W. B. Cloyd said that he was not a
member and did not understand hov
the league intended to endorse men if
it was only considering the men no ?r
in the field, and Chairman Woodman
stated that the committee was consid
ered other men not yet out.
Roy Hansberger made a neat little
speech and stated that he was for bus
iness methods and economy as record,
E. D. Marshal spoke as to his candi
dacy for constable.
Walter Moser asked the considera
tion of the league and made many
friends with his quiet talk.
W. W. Winn, candidate for sheriff
asked the endorsement of the league
nut stated that if it was given the oth
er man he would immediately with
draw in his favor and do all he could
to support him. He was liberally ap
plauded. W. W. Woodman stated that he
was not a candidate, but that there
were times when he felt that he n
manage three or four of the offices
P. J. Miller then arose and said that
he had not been asked to speak but
in part said:
"I feel that today I am the best in
formed man in Yuma county on coun
ty affairs and as to where and how
money is spent I want to say to you
that your league has already had ite
effect on county government and will
continue to have its effect. I personal
ly know that the organization of this
league and its work has saved the
taxpayers money." -(Mr. Woodman
stated that he knew it too.)
Mr. Miller then went on to state that
he wanted good men elected to of
fice, efficient men, but he created com
ment and got a laugh with the follow,
"1 want to state to 3rou that I am
a taxpayer myself, and that I am just
as anxious as any of you to see mon
ey saved and taxes lowered, and when
the last tax rate was made there w a 3
some mighty close figuring done, and
I want to say that Mr. Shanssey help
ed to do that figuring. I know that Mr.
Shanssey has a bad reputation among
some of you, but I know that time ana
time again when he has voted "No"
when county money was about to be
spent foolishly, and if any body doubt3
it come up and I will show it to you
on the minutes. Of course I am not
saying anything against the other
members of the board."
It was the last sentence that got the
laugh and caused the comment, as it
was hard to see how Mr. Miller was
not saying anything against the oth
er members if Mr. Shansssy was the i
only one who voted no.
There were some other talks, and
later John Syverson got the floor and
wanted to know whjr-the county wag
on that was hauling rock down the
valley did not carry a decent load, as
he had noted one day that it had about
a third of a load. This started a whole
lot of discussion during which some
body said that the mules had the itch,
but Bert Nunnaley said nobody had
anything against the mules.
This matter was finally settled by
the chair appointing a committee of
three, Jas. Meadows, W. W. Winn and
A. Y. Greer to wait on the board of
supervisors and Road Superintendent
Smarr and find out what could be done
to remedy this and report at the next
Adjournment was then taken until
Tuesday night, October 3rd.
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept 23 Wil
liam Atkinson, vice' president of the
National Boilermaker's Union said
that a strike of shopmen on the Harri
man lines may be called at any min
ute. He said that the union officers
and the railway officials are holding
a conference in the east and a strike
order is dependent upon the call of
New magazines at Shorey'a.
Mm Bird Wants to
Come to Yuma
(From the Dgily Examiner)
Mayor F. L. Swing to-day received
the following letter which is self ex
planatory: New York City, Sept. .9. ,
Do you want the name of your city
to be printed in every newspaper in
the world. To have the eyes of the
world riveted on it for at least one
On Saturday, September 23, Earle
L. Ovington, winner of the Boston
Globe's $10,000 tri-state across country
race, will start from New York City
in his1 famous monoplane, not biplane,
and will try to make the flight to the
Pacific coast within the shortest pos
sible space of time of any of the four
contestants. Please do not confuse
Mr. Ovington's effort with those of
who are flying cumbersome biplanes.
The machine he will use should enable
him to fly nearly twice as far in a day
as any other aviator in the contest.
it is the same type monoplane as us
ed by the winners of the big European
it is doubtful if a monoplane has
ever been in your city. Do you not
think it would benefit your city in
mcny ways, . aside from the publicity
and advertising standpoint, for Mr.
Ovington to make it one of his regu
lar stopping places? In any event,
won't you suggest the matter to some
of your leading business men, and any
progressive commercial organization
in your city.
Send a wire to either of the ad
dresses above if interested, and full
particulars will be sent you as to what'
will be necessary.
The route will be selected to pass in
the general direction of the following
cities: Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo.
Cleveland, Toledo, Elkhart, Chicago,
St Louis, or Des Moines, Kansas City
or Omaha, Topeka, Wichita, then 'di
rect alr-ng the Rock Island line to El
Paso, or down through Oklahome City
Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Deming
Tucson, and out Southern Pacific to
Actual stopping places will depend
on the desire the residents of the dif
ferent cities to see Mr. Ovington and
his wonderful monoplane.
Yours very truly,
Mayor Ewing went around this a.
m., and interviewed several of the
merchants and all seemed in favor of
offering Mr. Ovington something in
the neighborhood of a $200 purse to
make Yuma one of his stopping places
should he succeed in getting this far.
The idea is a good one in every
way and should be encouraged by all,
as many of our people have never seen
a monoplane in flight or any other ma
chine for that matter.
If Ovington suceeds in getting as
far as Yuma, it is almost certain he
will win the prize of $50,020 offered by
Mr. Hearst, and if he does not get this
far, Yuma will not have to put up the
purse, so it looks like a good thing
to boost along, and at the same time
put the old town on the map.
Lovett Is Secure
New York, Sept. 23 Associates of
Robert S. Lovett, president of the Har
riman roads, placed little credence to
day in the report that Lovett would
be made chairman of the board of di
rectors, and Julius Kruttschnitt suc
ceed him as directing head of the
Wells Says Yes, Will Run
Prescott Sept. 23 Judge Edward
Wells after intent urging by Sim Ely,
LeRoy Anderson and other big Repub
lican leaders of the new state, this
morning announced himself as a can
didate for the Republican nomination
Wells is one of the wealthiest men
in Arizona and is classed among the
progressives. He was the only re
publican to be elected to the consti
tutional convention from Yavapai Co.,
where he long lived, and where
he is held in the highest esteem. It
iB understood he will make an active
Has Leg Broken
While driving from El Centro to
Holtville last Saturday night and when
within two miles of Holtville, a negro
woman giving the name of Martha
Thomas had her leg broken in two
places says the Holtville Tribune.
A man who was driving her vover,
who she says was a white man, but
those who witnessed the accident de
clare it was a colored man, got oft
the main road, and in endeavoring to
get back to it drove off the bank,
throwing the woman out and up set
ting the buggy on her. Her screams
aroused the neighborhood and several
ranchers came to their assistance
bringing her to town where her limb
was set by Dr. Winn. The man who
was with her lit out as soon as" the
woman was in the doctor's office, and
nothing has been seen of him sine.
The woman was sent to the hospital
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Selection of Jury
Will Be Facilitated
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for the McNamara trial Judge Bord
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out of all jurors unqualified to serve
through the ordinary reasons. This
will' be done before October 10 the
date of the trial.
Both the prosecution and the defense
are carefully examining a list of 1200
names of those eligible. Judge Bord
well announced that the trial would
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floor of the new hall of records.
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