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(From The Yuma Daily Examiner, Thursday, July 18, '12)
GUY OF BROTHERLY LOVE IS THE
ID GOD SA
GALL FOR JULY 30
E OF THE CHAMPION LIAI
CORDIALLY AND SINCERELY WOODROW WILSON, THE CANDIDATE
THE FORMAL CONVENTION CALL, IS SIGNED BY REPRESENTATIVES
OF TWELVE4 OUT OF FOURTEEN COUNTIES COCONINO AND
WRITES TO "MY DEAR MR. SMITH," THE RIGHT HAND MAN OF
PHILADELPHIA MAN STOPPED OFF A FEW HOURS AT YUMA AND
NOW GIVES THE WORLD AT LARGE A GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION
OF THE HORRORS AND TERRO RS OF LIFE IN "UNCLE SAM'S
HOTTEST HOLE," THEREBY QUALIFYING FOR ANANIAS CLUB.
BOSS MURPHY. LEADER OF TAMMANY HALL, WHICH REPRE
GRAHAM TO HAVE STRONG THIRD PARTY ORGANIZATIONS-
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING BUT ORGANIZED GRAFT.
PROGRESS IS MARKED BY MUCH ENTHUSIASM.
IRK ON NATGNAL PIETY:
IE THE IRK!"
On July 1, Governor Woodrow Wil
son was nominated for president of
tlie United States after a line-up with
William Jennings Bryan in opposittoh
to Tammany Hall and Morgan, and Ry
an and Belmont.
On July 4 tli, the following letter was
read at the Tammany Hall Fourth
of July celehration:
"My Dear Mr. Smih: I am very
much complimented by the kind invi
tation of the Tammany Society to be
present at the celebration of its one!
hundred and thirty-sixth anniversary!
of American independence in Tam
many Hall at 10 o'clock a. m., July
Fourth, next, and greatly regret that
engagements elsewhere already bind
me for that date.
"I think it must be a matter of con
gratulation on the part of all lovers
of America that the Society o Tam
many should through so many years
have maintained its celebration of the
anniversary which is crowded with so
many memories of the inspiriting kind
not only for the people of the United
States, but for the people of the world.
It is upon hearths of this kind that the
flame of liberty Js kept burning.
"I wish I might have had the priv
ilege of joining with the society
exercises which seem to me a mark
of national piety.
"Cordially and sincerely yours,
Tammany Hall exercises "a mark of
national piety! God save the mark!
Tammany Hall was denounced by
William Jennings Bryan at the Balti
more convention because it represent
ed nothing except organized graft.
The "My Dear Mr. Smith" thus fam
iliarly addressed by Woodrow Wilson
is Thomas F. Smith who attended the
Baltimore convention as the right
hand man of "Boss" Murphy. Thomas
F. Smith is the secretary of Tammany
Hall. He is the man who acts as the
go-between Murphy and Morgan .and
Ryan and Belmont. And now he is act
ing as a go-between Woodrow Wilson
and "Boss" Murphy.
How do the Arizona progressive
"like it as far as they have got?"
GALLED BY DEATH
Several cases were tried in the Jus
itice court today for drunkenness acd
disturbing the peace. All were found
guilty and received the following sen
years, died in Yuma Valley, on Satur-'tences:
day, and was buried yesterday at 111 Roy Vest, five days.
Mrs. Boehmer, at the age of 72
o'clock, in the Yuma cemetery. The
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. B. A. Tomlinson at the Baptist
Mrs. Boehmer was a native of Ger
many, and was the mother of five
children, only three of which survive
her, a son and a daughter being res
idents of this place.
John McKinley, ten days.
Two Indians, five days each.
Sam Baval, ten days.
O'HARA FOUND GUILTY
The second trial of Joe O'Hara for
assault on Charlie Sam and Charley
Chung took place in the Justice Conn
today. The case was given to Uie
jury at 3:45 this afternoon, who after
J a few minutes consideration, returned
with a verdict of guilty, and J'.rbje
Jones assessed him 30.00, which he
Mr. Roy Journigan and Miss Ethel
Lynch were married j'esterday at 4:30
p. m., at the home of the brides' par
ents in this city, in the presence of
relatives and a few close friends, Rev.
L. B. Matthewson officiating.
The bride was handsomely gowned
in white messaline. At the close of
the ceremony dainty refreshments
, The bridal couple left last night for
an extended trip in California, after
which they will return to make their
home in this city.
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-os won 002 siaioou QHHSiNnad
6RAKEMAN IS KILLED
I. T. Nyland, of Los Angeles, a
brakeman, on the Southern Pacific,
was killed at Potholes yesterday. He
was at work on top of the train when
he fell between two cars, the whole
train passing over his body at the
abdomen, cutting him completely in
The body was brought to this city
and an inquest was held by" Dr. F. W.
Peterson; the coroner from El Centre
The following letter to the Fire De
partment explains itself:
Yuma, Arizona, July 22, '12.
Yuma Volunteer Fire Department,
Dear Sirs and friends:
Herewith kindly find check for $50
this will in a small way show the grat
itude I feel towards all of you for the
fine work you did for me at the time
of the fire at my store.
Wednesday evening, the 24th inst.,
I would ask you all to be present in
the fire house, I will be pleased to fur
nish some refreshments, which I trust
will meet with your approval.
Thanking you again, I am,
Yours very truly,
Secretary of New York Department
As announced in The Examiner of
July 20, the National Progressive par
ty will hold a mass meeting at Yuma
Saturday, July 27 and a state conven
tion at Phoenix on Thursday, July 30.
Today it was decided to call a meet
ing of the Yuma Roosevelt club for
tomorrow (Tuesday) night as a pre
liminary to the big doings next Sat
urday night and President George Ho
bart of the club has instructed The
Examiner to announce it. There are
150 members of the Roosevelt club and
it will naturally form the nucleus of
the Progressive movement in Yuma
The Examiner today received the
formal convention call, and the tol-
'owing letter, signed by Hon. J. Fred
Cleaveland, president of the Arizona
lubs: , t
Phoenix., Ariz., July 20, '12.
We enclose you copy of the call of
the new Progressive party, which we
ire sure will be of good news to a
great majority of the people in your
community and assume that you will
be glad to give publicity as a news
Yours very truly,
ARIZONA ROOSEVELT LEAGUE,
J. FRED CLEAVELAND.
votes or major fraction, thereof cast
for all candidates for Governor in the
state election held in 1911, is as fol
No. of Votes No. of
County In 1911 Delegates
Cochise ... 3738
Santa Cruz 567
COMPANY H. ATTENITION
There will be a drill Tuesday night
at 7:30. All members are required to
be present and prepare for the eng
campment on August 1st.
R. R. KNOTTS,' Captain.
SMALLPOX PATIENT OUT
Albert Franklin, of Texas, who 27
days ago was placed in confinement,
as a smallpox suspect, by County Phys
ician E. B. Ketcherside, was released
today entirely well.
mis was one of the worst cases
ever taken care of here and the strick
eng man had been traveling, and had
stopped over here between trains.
Franklin was confined in the old
blacksmith shop on "Prison Hill," and
this building and all effects were burn
J. L. McLaughlin, proprietor of the
Missouri Ice Cream parlor, was str'ek-
eng yesterday afternoon with bowel
trouble, and Dr. Ketcherside was cull
ed and Mr. McLaughlin is mucn im
proved today, but still very weak.
SICK MAN DIES
A sick man, named Gus Jones, from
Kentucky, who has been here for the
past two weeks in the hope of bene
fiting his health, was stricken yester
day afternoon, and laid down where
the hot sun shown on him, with the
usual result, which' was a case for the
MORETTI LEAVES TONIGHT
Paul Moretti and family leave lo
night for a visit in San Francisco.
They have had their automobile ship
ped to that point and expect to :oake
some interesting auto trips along the
coast this summer.
a line nine-pound -baby girl uas
born to-Mr. and Mrs. Pat Branch last
Antonio Rubis, a miner at Tumco,
was overcome by powder smoke yes
terday and Dr. Knotts went out to at
tend him and he is now all right. Dr.
Knotts says the Tumco Mining Compa
ny are going right down after the
ore and are finding it.
TOMATOES $1.50 per 100 pounds.
Leo Turner, Yuma Valley. 7-22-Gt
The Convention Call
Tucson, Ariz., July 18, 1912.
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE
OF ARIZONA, without regard to past
political difference, who, through re
peated betrayals, realize that today
the power of the political bosses and
the privileged interests behind them
is so strong in the two old parties
that no helpful movement in the real
nterest of our country can come out
Who recognize that the time has
ome lor a National Progressive
novement on non-sectional lines, that
the people may be served in sine'erit
ty and truth by an organization un
fettered by obligations to interests
which conflict with the public welfare
a Progressiive party which shall teach
md demand the return to and enforce
ment of the principles of Government
as taught and practiced by Thomas
Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln;
Who believe in the right and ca
pacity of the people to rule them
selves, and efectively to control the
gencies of their government, and who
hold that only through social and in
dustrial justice thus secured can hon
estly find permanent protection.
To all in accordance with these
lews a call is hereby issued under
the provisions of the call of the Na
tional Progressive movement for the
holding of a state convention to meet
at Ten O'clock A. M., July 30th, 1912,
in Phoenix, Arizona, for the purpose
of selecting delegates to represent the
State of Arizona, at the National Con
ention of the Progressive party to be
held at Chicago, Illinois, on August
th, 1912, in accordance with the ap
portionment provided by the call, and
for the transaction of such other busi
ness as may properly come before the
HON. J. FRED CLEAVELAND
As time does not permit for the
holding of primaries, delegates to the
said State Convention shall be chosen
in the several counties by mass meet
ings or by such other method as shall
best serve to express the will of the
people, on Saturday, July 27th, 1912.
The number of delegates by counties
which each county shall be entitled t
send to the said State Convention,
based upon one delegate for each 300
' We invite your co-operation in this
A. F. BANTA, C. F. MONTROSE,
JOHN C. GREENWAY, JAMES LOG-
IE, Cochise County.
CHAS F. WITCHER, Gila County.
A. L. CUMMINGS, Greenlee County
J. L. B. ALEXANDER, A. W. BEN
NETT, J. FRED CLEAVELAND, W.
J. MURPHEY, DWIGHT B. HEARD
A. J. PETERS, GEORGE YOUNG,
ROY S. GOODRICH, Maricopa
DAN WORTH, G. K'. BRETHERTON,
RAYMOND CARR, W. J. TARR,
ELI HIETY, Mohave County.
C. A. DANIELS, Navajo County. ,
BEN. F. DANIELS, P. E. HOWELL
C. E. RULE, WALTER WAKE
FIELD, Pima County.
W. A. DAVIDSON. WALTER LYON.
JOHN McK. REDMOND, Pinal Coun
E. K. CUMMING, H. R. RENSHAW,
Santa Cruz County.
E. S. CLARK, J. M. W. MOORE, W
B. SHIVELEY, BEN SILVERMAN,
E. H. MEEK, Yavapai County.
THOS. D. MOLLOY, CHAEj. H. UT
. .TING, Yuma County.
Membership of Yuma Roosevelt Club
P. J. Sullivan.
Charles H. Utting.
L. W. Alexander.
L. C. Stahl.
O. A. Wadin.
J. C. Irving.
O. F. Townsend;
J. H. Haynes.
A.. L. Verdugo.
Isaac Polhamus, Jr.
Edward H. Dressing.
Albert J. Marquard.
N. S. Parks.
J. W. Dorrington.
W. H. Shorey.
J. H. Godfrey.
Albert C. Byrnes.
Isaac Polhamus, Sr.
W. J. Skaggs.
F. L. Ewing.
J. M. Balsz.
Clement H. Colman..
James L. Lee.
J. M." Morales.
J. L. Redondo.
Charles H. Olney.
J. L. Venegas.
J. M. Polhamus.
J. M. Speese.
S. C. Bates.
F. V. Moreno.
A. C. Teichman.
E. F. Sanguinettl.
H. T. Riley.
E. E. Frank.
C. H. Polhamus.
P. F. Byrne.
J. H. Maxey.
H. H. Ivers.
G. S. Peterkin.
L. B. Gonzales.
Juan Zavala, Jr.
F. S. Norton.
A. H. Kent.
C. A. Button.
H. H. McPhaul.
Thos. D. Molloy.
R. H. Stanton.
R. Saint Clare.
Peter J. Smith.
J. JI. Kinsler.
J. A. Ketcherside.
If there is but one Ananias Club in
Philadelphia, with but a' single .mem
ber, and- that one member is Felix
J. Kock, of that city, no more members
are required to easily back off the
boards all the other champion, unmit
igated liars that ever walked the
This man Kock is responsible for
a Yuma article so reprehensible and
so completely devoid ot the slightest
grain of truth or honorable intention
that he should be ostracized by the
decent and honorable men as an eng
emy of all mankind, the rattlesnake
that he is.
The article in question- was pub
lished in the Record June 30th, and re
published in a hundred other papers
including the Kansas City Star of July
2nd, which only adds to the crime
and fuel to the flames.
It having been called to .the atten
tion of The Examiner by Yuma's
friends in three Eastern cities, with
the request that the Yuma Commercial
Club take the matter up and The Ex
aminer re-publish the article that the
people of Yuma may know just the
kind of hair-brained idiots that some
Eastern papers have as contributors,
and in the sincere hope that there may
be some way of securing reparation in
the shape of an apology from the man
Koch, who certainly wouldn't do for
a dime novel writer, for even in the
yellow backs there is usually a semb
lance of the naked truth, but this ar
ticle was devoid of it, as any reader
can readily see.
This is the article:
Uncle Sam's Hottest Hole
"Down in Yuma, on the border be
tween the new state o'f Arizona and
the older one of California, they revel
in the distinction of possessing the
hottest place under the Stars and
Stripes. When the rest of the Repub
lic lias been gripped by winter ther
mometers in Yuma register 100 de
grees. Just how high they go in the
G. H. Hobart.
A. H. McClure.
J. L. McLaughlin.
C. D. Cogsdill.
W. F. Faulkner.
E. E. Eeebe.
C. H. Smith.
W. A. Moser.
C. E. Hobart.
C. E. Potter.
Harvey Hill .
J. W. Hanna.
Chas. H. Thomas.
G. S. Hitchcock.
A. J. Zeller.
R. J. Stitt.
Earl B. Smith.
E. R. DeVore. . ,
Geo. W. Shutz
John D. Morton.
J. W. Fishbaugh.
C. J. Schutz.
Chas. H. Martin.
J. P. Corey.
H. S. Horn.
Roy D . Jacobs .
A. E. Baldwin.
Geo. F. Crowley.
F. E. Paschall.
O. C. Johnson.
summer no man has as yet vouch
safed. "That Yuma is inhabited by human
salamanders goes without saying. On
ly people who like such heat would go
there from choice.
Uncle Sam Allows Polygamy
"Yuma seems just the sort of place
you pictured it before you came. Most
interesting are the Indians. Here
alone, of all places under the flag,
Uncle Sam allows polygamy, and the
Yuma buck is permitted to maintain
as many wives as he can induce to
live with him in the wigwam.
Prison Like Gibraltar
"The prison at Yuma is different
from any prison west of Gibraltar, and
the only counterpart of the village jail,
which is a sort of a stepping stone to
the prison, is in the heart of Turkey.
People Typically Mexican
"The people of Yuma are otherwise
so typically Mexican that one wonders
almost if one's under the rule of the
Stars and Stripes.
White People Are Rare
"Everywhere there are the Yuma
Indians. The gay garments and blank
ets they wear are genuine, and not
put on simply to attract the tourist.
As a matter of fact, the Yumas hate
the whites, and while they sell trinkets
to them at the station, too few sight
seers visit the town to win them- over
to affability. The bucks, who squat
along -the changing banks of the Col
orado river in their straw hats and
jeans, idle the year round, are, in fact,
positively discourteous to the stranger.
"After one has left one's belongings
at the hotel and started to explore,
Yuma is found to be interesting for
what it lacks in modernity. There is
practically but one long street. This
is lined with low 1 and 2-story cot
tages, built of frame, and housing, al- .
most without exception, saloons and
shopsin addition to the homes of the
"There is a fair public school build
ing and a Catholic church. The latter
is interesting for its Indian communi
cants, who come there as did' the red
men to the missions in the pre-Mexican
days in California.
Cold at Night, Torrid During Day
"At the time of day that you are
out, Yuma is still half in its slumbers.
Aside from the flight of crows on the
main highway the quiet of dawn re'igns
supreme. You can walk over the eng
tire place in an hour, and you do so
while you may, unobserved. There are
lemons growing in one garden, the 'first
you encounter. Today it is cold, un
til the sun has risen, but then, and in
the summer, Yuma is next to Death
Valley, the hottest place in the world,
so that you may look for tropical fol-
"You wonaer at the foolish custom
of the milkmen of Yuma, who knock
at each door until told by the tenants
to leave the milk outside, a custom
whose origin lies shrouded in mystery.
"Two women, seemingly intoxicated,
attract your attention. They are fol
lowing a man, expostulating as only
Life of the Streets
"It is to the jail that the women
are directing their footsteps. One is
weeping, the other seems angry. Both
begin pleading with the jailer. Last
night the husband of the Aveeping wom
an came home furiously drunk and be
gan using the knife on her. So the
police were called and now he is here.
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