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AND YUMA WEEKLY EXAMINER
. A Live, Republican Weekly With All the News All The Time.
VOL. XLII. No. 29.
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1912
ARIZONA SENTINEL, FOUNDED 1872.
RESULT IN NEW
RESULT OF PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION KNOCKS LAST
V- PROP FROM UNDER TAFT CANDIDACY FOR RE-NOMINATION
PROGRESSIVES OF BOTH PARTIES DEAL A STAGGERING BLOW
TO ALL MACHINE POLITICIANS ROOSEVELT HIGHLY ELATED.
Oyster- Bay, May 30. "New Jersey
has not left me much to say," was
Roosevelt's comment. The Colonel
was asked whether he" will now be
sin to make plans for the. fall cam
paign since he felt confident of his
"Of course a long experienced hunt
er,", he replied, "has learned'" never
to divide a bearskin until the bear
Wilson's Support Staggers Opposition
Newark, May 30. Roosevelt and
Wilson were overwhelming winners
in the primaries of New Jersey, ac
cording to the new practically com
plete returns. Roosevelt made a clean
sweep and apparently will have every
one of the state's 28 delegates. His
plurality is fully 15,000 over Presi
dent Taft Woodrow Wilson's victory
is only a trifle less complete.
The Wilson vote was a staggering
blow to the opposition lead by ex-Senator
Smith. Some of the districts
went for the governor 200 to 1. Tafl
.had a small plurality in four of the
21 counties, while the La Pollette vote
Even the most rabid of anti-Roosevelt
papers in New York concede edi
torily that New Jersey primaries must
be accepted as accurate showing of
the sentiment among the rank and file
of republican voters. Even the New
York World today says; "There is
no other state in which the results of
a presidential primary deserve to be
treated with so much respect and con
sideration." The New Jersey ballot is one of the
best primary ballots in the country,
It was plainly stated on the ballot
to vhom each candidate for district
delegate or delegate at large is
Without a single exception, the New
York papers this morning credited Mr.
Roosevelt with only 22 delegates and
one of the great dailies conceded that
he had won but 18 to 10 for Taft.
The World stated that Taft seems
assured of four and perhaps six, and
the Times admitted that Roosevelt
will get at least 22 out of 2S dele
gates. The reluctance with which these
anti-Roosevelt papers concede Taft's
overwhelming defeat only emphasizes
the tremendous importance of yester
The New Jersey election means the
beginning of the end of Taft's candidacy.-
it knocks the last feeble pror
from under it
All Advantage for Taft
President Taft had all advantage
of a well-drilled' party organization,
the service of the state and various
county committees, the federal bri
gade, and a big sack filled by the
large financial interests.
Roosevelt had. to depend on volun
teer workers through the 'state, im
perfectly organized and with insuffi
cient campaign funds.
Senator La Follette cut practically
no figure in yesterday's election. Al
though extensively advertised and
boomed by the reactionary press in
hope that he would split the progres
sive vote he received less "than 2 per
cent of the total republican vote cast
In many districts he failed to receive
a single vote.
This does not mean that the Wis
consin senator is not highly regarded
by New Jersey progressives. They
simply refused to allow their support
to become, split up.
How the voters were affected by
President Taft's "novel plan" of cam
paigning up to the very hour of the
opening of the polls was indicated in
returns from Glassboro, where the
president wound up his whirlwind
campaign tour. He was beaten there
by a vote of nearly 40. to 1.
One indirect result of the election
is that it will result in a complete
overthrow not alone of United States
Senator Briggs, Lorimer's conferee at
Washington, but of the entire stand-
pat machine. The state committee j
will be immediately reorganized along :
progressive lines and the old time
politicians will be thrown into the pol
itical scrap heap.
Reward for Colby
Gossip at Roosevelt state head
quarters today indicate that Everette
- COL ROOSEVELT
Colby, the young militant pioneer of
the progressive movement in this com
monwealth, will be selected to succeed
Senator Briggs in the United States
senate. Colby began his fight against
boss rule In New Jersey in 1900 and
he has been at it ever since. Last
night at the Roosevelt headquarters he
was showered with congratulate .
upon .the successful outcome of his
long and bitter fight
Former Governor Franklin Murphy,
national committeeman, will be rele
gated to obscurity. Murphy toured
the state with Taft and late yesterday
afternoon predicted that Taft would
have a solid delegation, although ad
mitting possible defeat in one district.
He proved to be little superior as
a political prophet to Senator Penrose
of Pennsylvania. Murphy carried his
own precinct for Taft by only four
votes and Everette Colby, one of Mr.
Roosevelt's progressive candidates for
delegate at large, actually tied Mur
phy, who ran as a Taft delegate.
Both Senator Briggs and Murphy
were candidates at large on the Taft
ticket and both are snowed under.
The Roosevelt delegates at large are
Everette Colby, former Governor
Franklin Fort, Frank H. Jess and Ed
gar B. Bacon. It is probable that Fort
will be selected to succeed Murphy
as national committeeman.
In Newark City, which was regard
ed as a stronghold of the machine,
Roosevelt carried 11 out of the 16
wards. The vote stood: Roosevelt,
7308; Taft, 5168; La Follette, 256.; In
the democratic primaries Wilson had
swept the state, carrying 10 of the 12
districts and getting four -delegates
The Examiner does not assert that
yesterday's result in New Jersey set
tled the presidential contest. That
was settled long ago. It was settled
before Ohio repudiated Taft There
has not been for weeks the slightest
doubt that Roosevelt would be the
nominee of the republican party. TJje
reactionary newspapers have contin
ued their concerted endeavor to de
ceive the public and have erected pre
posterous "tables" exhibiting the cer
tainty of Taft's nomination, building
ever greater misrepresentations to
match their greater and more desper
ate needs all to no purpose. They
did but inflict a wicked deceit upon
readers, the most credulous among
whom must by this time have learned
how their confidence was abused and
their trust unworthily betrayed.
New Jersey has but set another nail
in the coffin that contains Taft's long
dead candidacy. Roosevelt would have
over 600 votes on the first ballot of
the Chicag0 convention witnout the
addition of a single New Jersey del
egate to his strength. He is already
the nominee of the republican party.
The convention will have but the pre
functory duty to perform of givina;
formal declaration to a result that is
the common property of all intelligent
men and women throughout the na
tion. The same power that has compelled
Roosevelt's nomination will as surjly
achieve his election That power?
The supreme power the people. Urn
der Roosevelt's leadership they are
about to rule.
New Jersey takes proud place in
the ranks of the progressive states
that have resolved upon the overthrow
of reactionary rule in the nation.
Fresh from his deserved defeat in bis
own state of Ohio, where he had made
frenzied appeals for support, Mr.
Taft encounters now in New Jersey,
after a spectacular campaign, a defeat
no less decisive and overwhelming.
Who is there that any longer even
I ' ciends to qu-.stion tbit the rank and
file of the republican pa-ty condemns
Mi . Taft's administration? Who nny
.larger pretends to doubt that the rank
and file of the republican party de
mand the nomination of Roosevelt? j m
Who now can deny that the nation Is'jThey are resolved that this govern
opposed to reaction and in favor of-ment shall be conducted In the public
progressive policies in government?
Even the obstinate, who, having eyes,
would not see and having ears would
not hear even they no longer can af
fect to disbelieve in the coming su
premacy cf the doctrine of popular
The people are resolved to rule.
WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO
SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE
Washington, D. C, May 30 (Spe
cial to The Yuma Examiner). While
we are talking about monuments and
memorials, whats' the matter with a
monument to Eve?
By all accounts, Eve was a great
woman, she was our universal an
cestor.- None of the genealogists ever
get any farther back than Eve. And
Eve was a suffragist. She was equal
partner with the "head of the house"
(let us call him so by courtesy any
way) in -the fruit orchard known as
Eden. If Adam didn't feel like trying
the qualities of the apple or lemon,
as some believe it to have been.
(while the Califbrnians declare it was
an orange) Eve invented the initiative
to meet the occasion, and so became
the first Progressive. What though
both Adam and Eve suffered the "re
call" in consequence? Eve still de
serves a monument at the hands of her
descendants, for the habit of eating
fruit has survived to this day, and
who would be willing to forego the
benefits of the great discovery of
Eve's fruit whether apples, lemons,
oranges, figs or what not are good
for the system and beneficial to the
complexion, besides adding to the fam
ily expense account unless grown in
your back yard?
Perhaps we have not shown Eve
so much honor as she deserves be
cause the earlier chroniclers did not
dress up their facts with as much
wealth of descriptive laudation as
marks the effusions on the society
page of the journals today. It is not
too late to honor Eve. Why not have
Congress erect a monument to her
THE FEEBLE OPPOSITION OF
in the democratic presidential pri
maries for Yuma County held yester
day Clark recoived 389 here, 5 at
Dome, 8 at Somertou and 6 at Wellton.
Wilson received 13 here, no:i? at
Dome, 2 at Somerton, and 2 at Well
Former State Senator from Yuma
county, Eugene S. Ives, now of Tuc
son, received 412 votes for delegate
to the Baltimore convention, and f. H.
Westover, of Yuma, for alternate, re
ceived 414 votes.
Eugene Brady O'Neill, of Phoenix
who was in Yuma a week ago fixing
fences, received nearly all the votes
for National Committeeman 374
against 37 cast for that progressive
and peerless emocrat, Reese M. Ling,
I desire to express my sincere
thanks to the Yuma Fire Department,
to the officers and men of' Company
G, Twelfth United States Infantry, and
to the hundreds of volunteers who as
sisted in the fight against the lire
at my store on Tuesday afternoon.
No better fight could possibly be
made and to one and all I am deeply
thankful. I hope to be able to make
some fitting acknowledgment to the
Yuma Fire Department as soon as my
loss is adjusted and my store reopen
ed. HARRY BROWNSTETTER.
There will be a special meeting for
woik in the third degree at Masonic
Hall Thursday night. 5-2S-3t
Snyder, the' Main street tailor, is
out again after a siege of illness.
interest. They are determiner, to
bring to an end the long continued usur
pation of the powers of government
by Special Privilege for its oNvn sol
fish profit. A better and a brighter
day is dawning. God be thanked that
the exploitation of the people by plut-
I ocra"cyr"draws near its end.
TARIFF ON LEMONS
K $3,000,000 ra
WILLIAM ALDEN SMITH FAVORS
EVERYTHING CALIFORNIAN, IN
Washington, May 30. (Special xto
The Yuma Examiner). Of course it
is natural enough for the California
man to say, "Oh apropos the Titanic
disaster, what do you think of our
Californian climate?". Or else, "Ah,
yes, sun spots no doubt affoct our
weather, but apropos; did you ever
seen finer lemons than we are ship
ping out of Riverside and San Diego
It wasn't a Californian, however,
who, at a hearing by the Senate Com
mittee on Commerce, asked Willis
Booth, of Los Angeles, in the middle
of a panegyric on the Los Angeles
harbor, if his talk, "applied to lem
ons?" It was Senator James A. Reed,
of Kansas City, Mo., and it was a
case of "apropos" because the Senator
had been petitioned somewhat exten
sively by his constituents last summer
not to urge the removal of the duty
on lemons. Senator Perkins, of Cali
fornia, broke into the testimony at
that particular' juncture to say that he
hoped for Senator Reed's kind consid
eration for lemons California lemons,
not Sicilian and Senator William Al
den Smith, fresh from a sojourn by
the gentle wavelets which kiss the
sa'nds of San Diego bay, the beach at
Newport, and the shores of fair Ven
ice, announced his firm friendship for
everything Californian, including lem
ons, which he said were cheaper than
ever before and he added which
thrived under a tariff tiiat brought $3
000,000 a year into the Federal Treas
ury, while still permitting the foreign
fruit to find a profitable market in this
MUST FILE A REPORT
INVENTORY MUST BE FILED BY
JULY 1, AS RESULT .OF .COM
PLAINT MADE BY COUNCIL.
Tucson, May 29. What is held to be
the most sweeping order of its kind
ever issued in ,Arizona was issued
by the Corporation commission and
received in Tucson today for service
on the Tucson Gas, Eectric Light arid
Power company. The order places up
on the company the necessity of iling
with the corporation commission a
most minutely detailed inventory of
its plant and of everything affecting
its business in Tucson including the
cost of generating electricity and gas.
The order was issued as a result
of a meeting of the corporation com
mission held in Phoenix Tuesday up
on the filing of the complaint of the
city of Tucson against the electric
light and gas company, and fixes July
1 as the last date for filing the com
pany's inventory. It was issued in con
formity with Section 14, of Article 15,
of the state constitution.
The showing which the Tucson
Gas, Electric Light" and Power Com
pany is required to make is as fol
1. Value of franchise.
2. Certified copy of franchise.
3. Location of plan.
4. Dimensions and general descrip
tion of lines and structures:
5. Type, character and general de
scription of machinery, material, and
6. The year built. 1
7. The construction, per cent.
8. Original cost.
9. Reproduction value.
10. Copy of last annual balance
11. Book value of rights and fran
chises if carried as an asset:
12. Itemized statement of assets,
showing all investments.
Consumers' deposits, electric.
Consumers' deposits gas.
Cost of electricity purchased.
Cost of electricity generated.
Cost of gas.
Such other information as rec
ords of company contain of use in
arriving at the cost and production
value of property and equipment used
and necessary in the production, pur
chase, distribution and sale of electric
ity and in the production, purchase,
distribution and sale of gas.
The order is signed by Commission
ers W. P. Geary and A. W. Cole.
TOMATO SEED OIL
WILL BE USED IN SOAP-MAKING
AND MAY DISPLACE THE COT
Washington, May 30. (Special to
The Yuma Examiner). In Italy and
France an industry has sprung up in
the manufacture of tomato seed, oil.
The consular reports note that in the
Province of Parma, Italy, 84,000 tons
of tomatoes are conserved annually
and the residue, which until recently,
was thrown away, now yields 600 tons
of oil. Chemically this is classed with
cottonseed oil, and it will be used in
soap-making and t other industries
where that oil finds uses. The exten
sion of the tomato oil industry will
be largely at the expense of the Amer
ican cottonseed oil trade.
Washington, May 30. (Special to
The Yuma Examiner). A branch of
agricultural industry which seems to
have been somewhat neglected in this
country is the production of oils from
seeds. Except flax and cotton seed
not much importance seems to be at
tached to oil-bearing seeds. Yet the
City of Hull, England, which is the
third most important city commercial
ly in England, and. Marseilles, France,
find in the production of seed oils
very large and lucrative industry,
The attention of citizens is called
to the fact that there is an ordinance
requiring that all lots and yards in
the town of Yuma, whether vacant or
occupied, should be kept free of ac
cumulations of any and all kinds of
trash and refuse. As many are neg-.
Uecting their duty in this matter, not
ice is hereby given that after three
days from this date I will have all
such trash and rubbish cleared away,
at the expense of the owner of said
lot where such is found. Any per
son persisting in disobeying this ordi
nance will be prosecuted according to
5-30-6t H. LEVY, Marshal,
In the report of the death or a
Mexican who was killed in Yuma Val
ley by falling in front of a wagon
and being run over, the name given
proves to have been erroneous. Mex
ican Consul found on the body a let
ter addressed Rudolfo de la Torre, and
supposing this to be the man's name,
so gave it for' publication. Yesterday,
de la Torre called at the .Consulate
and stated that he had given the let
ter to a fellow countryman whom he
had : asked' to get his mail at the
postoffice, so that the postmaster
might better understand the name.
He did not know the name of the
man who was .killed.
Mrs. William Hitchcock's name was
inadvertantly left off the Teacher's
Institute program by the stenographer
in making up the copy. Mrs. Hitch
cock is an artist and we hope she
will favor the institute with one i.f her
inimitable renditions on the piano.
JOHN M. HESS.
THE 6AND0LF0 LOBBY
Frank Stinson and wife, Los An
J. P. Van Leer, Los Angeles.
A. J. Holder, Benson.
J. E. Stevens, Los Angeles.
Thos. O'Leary, Jr., San Francisco.
Thompson, Idaho Falls, Ida-
E. C. Jinks, Los Angeles.
H. E. Long, Los Angeles.
Frank Graham, Wenden.
C. Lewis, Sail Francisco.
W. E. Severn, Phoenix.
E: D. Roberts, Phoenix.
S. Green, San Francisco.
H. J. Little, Los Angeles.
H. Ladden, San Francisco.
J. Martin, Los Angeles.
I. Johns, St. Louis.
R. Bailey, Los Angeles.-
The Examiner office for 1ob work.
8TH GRADE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
BOYS AND GIRLS REWARDED
FOR FAITHFUL WORK.
The Zeller theatre was filled to its
capacity last night with the patrons
and friends of the Yuma Grammar
school to witness the graduation exer
cises of the eighth grade pupils.
Twenty-two boys and girls, constitut
ing the graduating class, were pre
sented with diplomas by Chairman of
the Board of Trustees, J. H. West
over, assisted by Principal John H.
The program or the evening was
good and was listened to closely.
The music was excellent, showing
the careful training of the pupils-by
Charmain Robertson delivered the
salutatory; Theodore Coulter read the
class history, and Rose Marquard de
livered the valedictory.
Luva Hess gave the class prophecy,
State Superintendent J. O. Case of
Phoenix, was present and was intro
duced by Superintendent J. M. Hoss,
of Yuma. Mr. Case made a sho't and
The time when the members of a
graduating class are handed their di
plomas is an occasion of reai enjoy
nent, not only to the relatives of the
graduates hat to their many fronds
as well. The general .public takes a
decided interest in such occasions.
To the spectators the sight of th.
graduates being handed their diploma?
is a signification of work well wone
honor merited, and . an honorable
school career brought to the poin'
where the graduate can start out on
life's journey prepaied to wig ar
honest fight for ::cvancement.
State institutions of learning are
supported by the taxpayers of M:t
commonwealth. Tl ose who sunuori
such institutions have a right to have
their wishes respected as to affairs
concerning school customs.
Yuma had no memorial service to
day but each citizen went in his owe
quiet day to decorate the soldier's
graves on the Mesa.
The graves of the soldiers of that
great war are a sacred heritage tc
the loyal, liberty loving people of this
republic. The struggles and incidents
of that fiery period in our history
the many gallant stands made by th
Blue and the Gray, the heroic devo
tion to home and country, and the mar
velous sacrifice made on both sidef
of the Mason and Dixon line, hav
hallowed those graves as no other
were ever honored.
Over the fiercely contested battle
fields, where life and everything dea
to humanity and Christian hope were
freely offered and accepted, is now
freely spread the mantle of love. Tin
old flag that emblem of long-cherish
ed institutions, free government, anc
the hope of the world, today floats ir
love and reverence over a happy, uni
I desire to notify the public that
my store will be open for business
Friday morning, and I will take it as a
personal favor if all my friends and
patrons will visit the store tomorrow
and go through and note the condi
tion of everything as well as the damage.-
We are now ready to serve you
as in the past.
P. O. SPITTLER.
.CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my sincere thanks
and heartfelt appreciation for the very
earnest and well-directed, as well as
efficient efforts of the various mem-
hers of the Yuma fire department,
the U. S. Soldiers under Lieut. Man
ning, and all volunteers who so ably
assisted in the fire last Tuesday.
Words cannot express my apprecia
tion. P. O. SPITTLER.
J. G. Morgan and E. W. Dahl, of
the Reclamation Service, have been
ordered to go to the Volcano Lake
country to note the high water condi
J. H. Benner and family, are now
at Rockford, Washington.
PLEASE BE MERCIFUL
. TO EVERY HORSE
EXAMINER RECEIVES A COMMUN
ICATION CALLING ATTENTION
TO IMPORTANT MATTER.
The Examiner has received the fol
lowing from someone that has a heart
for poor dumb brutes," with the re
quest that attention should be called
to some infractions of law sometimes
seen on the streets. The writer says:
"Editor Yuma Examiner:
"Summer is approaching for Yuma
"The writer has taken the liberty
to write and ask you to appeal to the
people through the columns of your
valuable paper to care properly for the
animals they have under their pro
tection. "There isn't a doubt but what the
animals in this country suffer untold
tortures from thirst during the sum
"When we stop to consider that poor
dumb brutes have to rely entirely
upon human beings for any comfort
they may have, it becomes a serious
matter ,and we must answer to a high
er, power for any neglect or abuse
we may inflict upon them.
Unfortunately, Yuma does not sup
port an S. P. C. A. Society, and brutal
drivers feel at liberty to shamefully
abuse their horses.
"The other day we were compelled
to stand helplessly by and watch a
Mexican fash and snap his blacksnake
above the horses he was driving, while
they strained desperately at a load
far beyond their capacity. Another
instance: A driver started to unhitch
a magnificent team of mules he had
been driving, presumably owned by the
Government. As he lifted his hands
the mule nearest him reared, and
backed in effort to escape contact with
the man. To the onlookers it told
a slient but eloquent story of brutal
blows and inhuman treatment. If only
Maud" could have whispered a few
of her fancy stunts into the ear of that
great magnificent mule, Mr. Driver
would have taken a flying trip into
Kingdom Come a fate he richly de
served. "The Indians pass our hotel in great
droves on horseback, and I have yet
to see one of them give their lines a
vicious jerk or spur their horses when
they wish to hasten them. When
they have occasion to strike the horse
they strike across the flank. It migut
be well for some of the Americans
and Mexicans to emulate the example
of their Indian brothers.
"Editors of the great New York dail
ies devote time and space in an ap
peal to the people for human treat
ment towards animals.
"For any effort you may make in
their behalf, Mr. Editor allow me to
extend my sincere ' and heartfelt
thanks, and could our dumb friends
but tnew and understand, they would
Use up "en masse" and call you
. H. A. Williams, of the Yuma thea
tre, left on No. i last night for Los
Angeles on business.
Mrs. M. Elizabeth -Bailey left at
11:35 last night for Los Angeles,
where she will spend the summer.
Mrs. Dee Reese, whose husband
died recently in Los Angeles, is ex
pected to return to Yuma on No. 4,
Mr Crow Humph! Us a luon
time of year tor people to be putting
. FOR SUMMER READING
Paper back novels, 15 cents and up.
A big line just in, at Shorey's. tf