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AND YUMA WEEKLY EXAMINER
A Live, Republican Weekly With, All the News All The Time.
VOL. 41. NO. 51
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1913
Pioneer Paper of Arizona
Tom Weedin Makes
Examiner Pleasant Visit
(From Wednesday's 4 Examiner)
From the days of Ben Franklin and
Horace Qrely and Henry "Watterson
on down, whenever a newspaper man
hits town, he always migrates toward
a print shop,.
This law of the profession is as
iron clad as the law of gravitation by
which the rubber ball will come down
if thrown in the air.
So it was that when Tom Weedin,
editor and proprietor of the Florence
Blade-Tribune, and Democratic candi
date for governor, came to Yuma this
morning, almost the first places he
visited were the Yuma printing offices.
And standing equally with the othe.
rule is tbe newspaper free masonry
that makes all newspaper men akin
regardless of all politics,, regardless
of the world at large,
A newspaper man's idea of pure,
unadulterated enjoyment is to get
around a print shop elevate his feet,
light his cigar or pipe and pour over
the exchanges. In this way he fol
lows the thoughts and ideas of his
brother editors and mentally .praises
the work of one and d ns the work
of the other..
There is no profession in the world,
perhaps, that is as clannish as the
newspaper fraternity, so it was not to
be wondered at, but rather to be ex
pected when Bro.ther Weedin paid the
Examiner office a visit "this afternoon
and was immediately supplied -with
the exchange pile and a chair to rest.
His visit with us was. jery pleasant
in the extreme, as Mr. Weedin is one
of the oldest newspaper men in. the
territory. Along with Col. J. W. Dor
rhigton, late of the Arizona Sentinel,
hut now sojourning in California, John
O. Dunbar, of the Arizona Democrat.
Col. Ropers, of the Prescott Courier,
and others of the old-timers, Mr.
Weedin, has seen Arizona grow from
the infant class to its present high p-i
sition the forty-eighth star in tai
glorious sisterhood of states.
He has fought Arizona's battles as
only- newspaper men can fight, and j
now in his prime of mature years he
is seeking the nomination of his party
for the office of governor.
Certainly that party owes it to Tom
Weedin to see that he is nominated
He v; ill address the voters to-night
m front of the GandolfQ hotel at 7:30
He is closing his campaign here
in Yuma, having spoken in every tawn
in the territory, and save for a few
visits- to outlying precincts in Mari
copa county, he will journey on home
to Florence there to await the issue of
the primary, which he thinks and his
newspaper friends hope, will see him
the Democratic nominee for governor:
Two Men Shot
la Arm From
Tucson, Oct. 17 Each with an, arm
shattered by the same charge of shot
Charles Flynn and' Julian Endemado
are in St Mary's hospital and are beginning-
to recover from their wounds.
The men were shot Sunday afternoon-
by accident while hunting north of the
According to their version, the men
had a shot gun which they leaned
against the fence with the stock rest
ing on the ground. The weapon was
cocked, ready for shooting, but they
judged it safe. They realized their
mistake almost immediately when the
gun began to fall. Both leaped toward
the gun with arms extended to catch
it Simultaneously the gun exploded:
The charge of shot tore both arms.
A candidate stated
be had" lots of; friends,
ing and Adams Spy Out a New Road
Here Is the new road that will be
recommended by A. B. Ming and Amos
Adams who returned yesterday after
noon from their overland journey to
Brawley and El Centro:
From Yuma to Pilot Knob, nine
miles; from Pilot Knob to Ogilby, on
south side of track, 5 miles; from
Ogilby to Glamis, south side of track,
17 miles; from Glamis to Mammoth,
south side of track, 13 miles; from
Mammoth to entrance to Gulch, follow
ing south side of track and not passing
under bridge, 4 miles; from Gulch to
Brawley, 20 miles; then from Braw
ley there is a good road to El Centro
snd so on.
Now here is the condition of the
Through the reservation to Araz,
From Araz to Pilot Knob, 3" miles
of this road on the reservation, very
From Pilot Knob to Ogilby, good.
Ogilby to Glamis, except 2 miles
where sand hills run down to track,
Glamis to Mammoth, fair.
Mammoth to Gulch, 4 miles, bad.
Gulch to Brawley, 20 miles, four
miles very bad; balance extraordinar
Now Mr. Ming wishes to correct an
impression that seems to have gotten
out that this road was intended to V
used for the auto races this fall. Not
so. Tne route or tne auto race irom
Los Angeles- to Phoenix, has alreadv
been established for this year via the
Mexican route. No attempt will be
made to change this
The all-American road which Mr.
Ming and Mr. Adams went to spy out
is intended as the California link of
the great trans-continental highwav
and to connect at the Colorado river
here with our territorial highway part
of which is now being preliminarily
constructed from Yuma to Dome.
It is realized that within the next
year or two Yuma must have a bridge
over the Colorado river.
This then was the plan to get the
supervisors and people of Imperial
county to co-operate with Yuma and
Arizona in extending the great terri
torial highway, which by next year
will -stretch across Arizona.
There is no doubt but that the
trans-continental highway will be
built via the Southern route. This is
the only feasible route for winter and
Then Yuma needs this road. Im
perial valley needs the road. South
ern California needs the road. Arizo
na needs the road. All need it and all
must work for it
At Brawley the Yuma party met
many citizens among them M. D. Wit
ter, editor of the Brawley News, and
R. E Willis, supervisor.' Both are
road enthusiasts and Mr. Ming says
they were extended every courtesy
possible, and promised every support
by the people of Brawley.
At El Centro they met Attorney C.
L. Brown, Edgar F. Howe, of the El
Centro Press, the secretary of the
board of trade, and many other busi
ness men as welt as Chairman Clark,
of the board of supervisors.
The El Centro men, like the Braw
ley crowd were very glad indeed, to
meet the Yuma men and to boost for
the betterment of the roads between
Yuma and the' Imperial valley, as they
realize the immense advantage it will
be in aiding and seeking travel from
Arizona to California and from Califor
nia to Arizona, as well as advertising
to the world at large that this is the
route to follow on the coast to coast
Saturday Night Dance
Remember the twice-a-month dance
next Saturday night at Valley Center.
A good time assured. Good roads and
a pleasant evening, drive.. Be there on
Saturday night. lS-4t.
I The Imperial county people immed
iately telephoned the Yuma committee
of which Mr. Ming was the fore-runner
and asked them to come to El Centro,
but owing to court being in session
here now, the Yuma crowd could not
get away and a meeting between the
Yuma boosters and the Imperial valley
boosters will be arranged later.
There is no question but what both
the counties can get together on the
question of a good road, and there is
absolutely no question according to
Mr. Ming, but what Imperial county,
and Imperial county citizens are pre
pared to put a good road through
Mr. Ming received assurances from
the business interests and the citizens
of El Centro and the Imperial valley
that they would go out over the pro
posed route and that they would do
everything in their power to boost the
road movement along.
The Imperial crowd intends to go
over the proposed route in autos to
demonstrate that the road is passable
for automobiles. .
The Yuma county supervisors now
have a- bunch of men and teams and
men at work between Yuma and the
Maricopa county line, and the Yuma
end of the auto route will be well look
ed after before the big race.
In the meantime the thanks of the
entire community- are due Messrs.
Ming and Adams for their long, ar
duous trip, but which will be destined
to be a monument to its pathfinders
long after they have passed into obliv
in Yuma To-Day
This morning there was a meeting
of the Commercial Club at the head
quarters on First street, and it was
decided at that meeting to guarantee
Aviator Fowler, who is expected in
Yuma to-morrow morning, the sum
of $200, as Yuma's contribution toward
his cross country flight
Mayor F. L. Ewing received a wire
this morning to the effect that Mr.
Fowler expected to arrive in Yuma
some time to-morrow afternoon, and
as there is no way to let the people"
know through the newspapers as to
what hour he will be here, the Com
mercial club decided this morning to
have the whistle at the power plant
blown three or four long blasts, as
Mr. Fowler passes Imperial Junction.
In this way an hour's notice will be
given all who wish to go out to the
ball park and see Mr. Fowler land
and to inspect his machine. He will
spend the night in Yuma, leaving here
Friday morning for Tucson.
Harry Will Be
n The Asylum
A Few Days Yet
Newburg,N. Y., October 17 Per
sistent reports that Harry K. Thaw
will be released from the Mattewean
asylum within three months were, de
nied to-day by Dr. James May, super
intendent of the institution, who, said:
"You can state positively that Thaw
will not be released before January 1,
or some time thereafter.!'
He would give no opinioni as': to
New Magazines at Shorey's.
Every man has ai right to act the
fool of course, but why do it?:
WEDDING INVITATIONS and an
nouncements at the Examiner office
A finp line to- select from. Prices
Saved for Him
Night before last a stranger in Yu
ma proceeded to get on a quiet jag.
He didn't bother anybody. He was
not loud or boisterous. He simply
had an intense desire to fill his hide
full of the stuff that inebriates.
Anyhow he succeeded and going
quietly off on a dark street he sank
down peacefully on the edge of the
sidewalk and calmly slept.
He was discovered by a passing pe
destrian and Officer Juan Zavala was
Officer Zavala went down and
searched the man and brought him up
to the Barrel House where he placed
him in charge of M. S. Hibbard until
such time as he could give a straight
account of himself.
Mr. Zavala also turned over to Mr.
Hibbard $95 in gold, a diamond pin
and a gold watch which he had taken
off the man.
Later when the man got back to his
senses the money and jewelry was re
turned to him, but he didn't even offer
to reward the officer who was so
kind to him.
Probably his head hurt too much.
Dr. Baker Passes
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM
Oct 17, 1911.
Dr. R. R. Knotts, Yuma, Ariz.
. Can you meet No. 10. Like to see
you. C L. Baker.
The above telegrom caught Dr. R.
R. Knotts by surprise last night, and
while he was in doubt as to who C. L.
Baker was, he was not in doubt, when
he met No. 10, and met Dr. Baker, of
the United States army, aad who was
in Yuma last winter with Troop A,
First U. S. Cavalry.
Dr. Knotts says hat-Dr. Baker was
looking fine and was on his way to
Texas on army business.
New Baseball Captain
At a meeting of baseball players'
and fans last night, ft .was decided for
the Yuma team to adopt the title of
Yuma Colts, and. Frank Morales was
chosen captain for the winter season.
.The first game will be played Sun
day with the Reclamation team.
PHOENIX ONE WEEK.
A mammoth- display of Arizona Live- Stock, Mineral
Agricultural5, Horticultural,. Apiary and industrial Products.
A poultry show with thirty classes of chickens, pig
eons,, ducks,, turkeys and peacocks. A whole-family of os
triches from Just hatched to full grown.
One entire afternoon devoted to automobile races by
world's most daring; riders- in cars- of over- twenty different
Racing program includes events by star performers
of the grand circuit;; jockey races, cowboy races and broncho
Thousand's of exhibits attracted by $40,000 in prem
iums:. Don't miss seeing the finish of the Los Angeles-Phoenix
auto-race, the event of the year. Finish in front of
grand stand during Fair Week.
One Whole Week of Fun and Education:
Round Trip Rate from Yuma $8.05
) Game To-
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM
Philadelphia, Oct 18, 1: ; 1
Yuma Daily Examiner, Yuma.
New York-Philadelphia champion
ship game postponed on account of
rain until to-morrow, at which time
game will be called on Philadelphia
The above telegram cast a damper
over the spirits of the Yuma fans
when it was made public through the
medium of the telephone of the Ex
And in this connection, the Exami
ner wishes to say that yesterday there
was some talk of somebody having
"trimmed" somebody through the
medium of having been the first to call
up this office and get the information
as to how the game went.
Now the Examiner wishes to .say
that this information Is free to all
that is what a newspaper Is for we
also wish to say that each and every
game has been telephoned out of this
office to anybody and everybody who
called up and asked for it, if they were
too impatient to wait until the paper
was on the street. '
The telegram as to the games, ow
ing to the difference in time, usually
gets in here about 1:35.
It might with a short game, get In
here as early as 12:30.
So anyone who make a bet after 12
o'clock with anyone is foolish in the
extreme and deserves to loose his mon
ey. That Is all there Is to it
The information is always here for.
all who wish to telephone for it
Doing Nice Business
The Spanish Kitchen, opened a day
or two ago, in the rooms formerly ac
cupied by the Lone Star grocery, is
doing an excellent and rapidly in
creasing business and has proved 3
boon to all admirers of the Spanish:
style of cooking.
The proprietors, Messrs G. R. Con
treras and O. O. Daniels, and their
efficient corps of helpers are having
all they can do to wait on the increas
ing trade, and if the present business-
keeps up, which It undoubtedly w?!5...
It will only be a few days until more-
help will be needed.
Ask a married woman what she has
done nearly all her life and she will
nearly always say t "Cook, wash dishes