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THE WEEKLY INTER OCEAN
Established January 20, 1911
Published Fridays Subscription $2.00 Per Year
Pioneer Newspaper of Northeastern Imperial County, California
gftfcered In the Postoffice at Bard, Imperial County, California, as Second Class
"Frm the Country God Remembered and Man Doesn't Know"
THE YUMA DAILY EXAMINER
"A THINKING PAPER FOR THINKING PEOPLE"
By W. Harold 8horey
Published Daily, Except Sunday
entered in. the Postoffice in Yuma, Arizona, as Second Class Mail Matter
Price. $6.C Per Year
HOW THE GOVERNMENT GETS
8EEDS THAT NEVER GROW .
The day of joy among the seed mer-'
chants was set for January 7, this year,
whe old stock is passed over to
Vmeto Sam. The Department of Agri-
ulture called for bids for approximate-,
ty 1,200,000 pounds of vegetable and'"4 U111C1
5,000 pounds of flower seed. It is a
sigalficant fact that the seed dealers
sever oppose the free distribution of
pjvernment seeds, and the reason is
sot difficult to find. And Congressmen
and Senators hardly dare kick, hecause
they are the chief beneficiaries of the
plunder plan. The best seeds supplied
by the government are from the experi
The Democratic and . Progressive
parties, having determined that poli
tics is too good a game to be operated
only in campaigns, have quarters in
Washington. The Republican organiza
tion may do likewise. "Publicity art
ists" will be employed by each organi
sation to supply the customary "head
quarters froth" to the press.
WILL ROLL EGGS ON EASTER MON
The New Year's reception at the
White House this year had a close
call, as the president got back from
kis Panama trip just in time to be on
kxad. The next great White House
vent for the public (excepting, of
course, THE event of inauguration),
ill be the rolling of eggs on the
White House lawn next Easter Mon
day, when the Wilson girls will have
s chance to add to their popularity.
"NO USE TO TALK ABOUT IT"
Mr. Speaker Clark is gradually com
ing to the conclusion that the Demo
cratic party will have to tolerate Mr.
Bryan, after all, though at first he
and Mrs. Clark gave out interviews
that would indicate that they did not
intend to allow the Nebraskan to re
main. "I'm not going to talk about
him. You can mark that down; and
there is no use to talk about it," de
clared Mr. Clark, and you might just
as -well figure out, as the correspond
ent, -whether Jt is talk ox Bryan" is IT.
BENEFITS OF "MAGNIFICENT DIS
During the holidays, which in Con
gress stretched .from December 19 to
January 2 thus1 exceeding, by a few
pegs, the score of the Calendar-makers,
things were pretty dull on- Capital
HilL Senators, representatives and
their staffs, living in nearby states,
weat back home to enjoy the family
Christmas. Many others went to Pan
ama, with the big congressional party.
Tkose who remained were mostly from
th Far West, and in their offices the
usual activity was to be found. The
result is that at the reconvening of -
congress, immediately after the New
Year, Western representatives and
senators were the most active in press
ing their needs before congress, thus
demonstrating that the distance they
ara from home makes more effective
their work in congress.
All nilKJ 1SU feci, a outlio Jt-
and make public acknowledgement of
of the government's pieces of foolish- ' malice mne keep
ness are invited to call at the Chroni- snence, the records speak and give the
cle affice and get a package of garden lie to the campaign charges the reac-
seeds. No one will guarantee these tionaries made."
seed to grow what they are labeled .
to grow, but to those who are willing DISTILLED WATER
to take a chance they are free. Any We have installed a complete
person who will give what to them plant for distilled water. The water is
sounds like a good and plausible rea- double-distilled, perfectly pure, and is
son why the government should engage free from any sediment, vegetable mat
Jn the seed traffic may have two pack- ter or other substance. A pure drink
ages. This offer is open to all comers ing water that is recommended foi
until the supply is exhausted. Calexi- family ubo and canvalescents. Yuma
co Chronicle. 1 Ice Company. 49-tf
March 17, 1906
75c Per Month
AN INNOVATION THAT IS GAINING
The president-elect is reported, tr
favor the change urged in a recent
message by Mr. Taft of giving seats
on the floor of the house and senate
to cabinet officers. Practical politics
j:f.. fnnm nVila cf o toam n n R n l n
but the support that has come to this
suggestion is largely due to a grow
ing sentiment to the effect that i
anything much is to be accomplished
in Congress that the president has got
to use the "big stick" made famous
by Colonel Roosevelt Already cabinet
members have the privilege of the
floor in both houses, though they car
vote or address the chair. At ont
time when an attempt was being madt
to override one of Mr. Taft's vetoes
several cabinet officers appeared or.
die floor of the house, and the next
day "Rome howled," through the med:
um of the press, at the "unwarrantec
interference of the executive in the af
fairs of the legislative branch of gov
ernment." But the veto was sustain
ed, nevertheless, demonstrating tha
.here is force in having cabinet offi
cers get busy among the members o.
Mexico is a busy country, for, in ad
dition to having a new revolution ev
ery few weeks, it plans to execute
many internal innovations The Wash.
ington government has been informed
that farmer's loan banks are planned
throughout Mexico under government
authority. In the United States wt
are still "just talking" about this sami
The Yuma Examiner pointed out.
some two months ago, that the Pro
gressives of the country were spending
much less money than the old par
ties; that the two old parties, in colu
sion, were spending $3 to 1 spent by
The following editorial, from the
Los Angeles Examiner which has not
been any too friendly to the Progres
sives, will be of interest The Ex
"The accounts of the last national
campaign have been made and finan
cial statements rendered in accordance
with the law requiring publicity of re
ceipts and expenditures. The integri
ty of these accounts has not, been
questioned, and the veracity of the
statements has not been disputed.
Amazing as the fact may be to those
who heard constantly reiterated
charges to the effect that the Progres
sive party was spending enormous
sums of money to buy the election
and purchase the presidency, the Pro
gressive party had a smaller fund at
its disposal than either of its princi
"Final statements of receipts and ex
penditures filed at Washington show
that $1,159,446 was contributed to the
use of the Democratic party; the Re
publican party received $904,828, and
there was contributed for the use of
the Progressive party $676,672.73, of
which $665,500 was expended. The
Republican party, therefore, had about
50 per cent more money for political
expenditures than the Progressive
.party, and yet those who were mo;;
rabid in their championship of the Re
publican cause were most -bitter in
"heir inventive and reckless in their
charges of corruption against the Pro
gressive party. -
"It is too much to expect that the
reactionaries will apologize for their
WOODROW WILSON DESCENDED
FROM A PRINTER-PUBLISHER
It is interesting to learn that President-elect
Woodrow Wilson is descend
ed from a printer and publisher. Jas.
Wilson, the grandfather of the President-to-be,
left Ireland when twenty
one years old, having just completed
his apprenticeship in a printing office
there. He obtained work in a news
paper shop in Philadelphia, where was
printed the Aurora, owned at that
time (a'bout 1808) by William Duane
and which had been established some
years before by Richard Bache, a son-in-law
of Benjamin Franklin. The
Aurora was at that time a great. Dem
ocratic organ, the Democratic party
then being known as the Republican
party. When Duane found that he
could not give personal attention' to
the newspaper, he arranged for James
Wilson to publish it The issue ol
May 4, 1813, bore the inscription on
its title for the first time: "Printed
(daily)' by James Wilson at 98 Mar
ket street." Wilson was not strong
as a journalist, but as a printer it was
aid that he was one of the speediest
compositors in the country.
Wilson left Philadelphia just aftei
.he close of the war with England and
vent to Steubenville, O., where he es
.ablished himselt as a newspaper pub
lisher and printer, purchasing the old
Western Herald. There-he placed ev
dry one of his seven sons at "the cas
md each became a capable printer, a!
hough all of them 'did 'not afterwarc
ollow the trade. American Printer.
PLAYING AN OLD GAME
Nashville papers complain that cole
jtorage eggs are shipped to smal
Tennessee towns and then taken b
armers or others and peddled in tht
jig cities as "fresh laid -eggs from th
jountry. That is not a new. stunt bj
ny means as there are .those living
n Arizona, today who can remembe:
.he time is was played in this territory
ne merchant in a northern town im
orted a "large consignment bf,J3asterr
ggs, at a time several years ago
vhen eggs were scarce and high priced
nd canvassed the own he was doin.
jusiness in, in an attempt to sejl then
or just what they werer-Eastejga eggs
ailing in this honest attempt,! he se
ured the services of a rancher, vhc
appened to come to "town with.-some
eally fresh eggs, to place them fn hi
agon and offer them for sale atjn
dvance over what he had offered
-.hem for. The entire lot was sole"
)ut during the afternoon, those whe
ad refused them in the morning wher
he label "Eastern eggs" was on them
mying them freely with the "fresh
anch egg" brand on them.
NOT FOR DANIEL
Daniel Webster, opposing in Con
gress in 1844 an appropriation of $50,
00 to establish mail communication
.vith the then scarcely kno.wn Pacific
oast region, said: "What do we want
-t the vast, worthless area, this
-egion of savages and- wild-beasts" of
leserts, of shifting sands, and whirl
winds of dust, cactus and prairie dogs.
Vhat can we ever hope to do with the
Western coast of three thousand
ailes, trackless, cheerless and unin
viting? What use have we for such
a country? I w.ill never vote one cent
"rom the public treasury to place the
Pacific: uoast. country one. inch nearer
than it is today."
THE COST IN NEW YORK
The cost of Christmas in New York
alone is estimated at $54,000,000.
When it comes to being a good spend
er, poor, old-fashioned Santa- Glaus
makes the average Broadway million.
aire look like a cancelled -jpostagjtr
.tamp. And it is so in Yuma, and., ev
W. J. Best "Bully for Bill" the
fuma and Imperial pioneer, has been
.spending much, of his time, recehtb
in Los Angeles, on court business with1
imperial water affairs.
SPECIAL EXAMINER TO BE IN
Special Examiner Gibson of the In
terstate Commerce Commission will
be in Phoenix on January 23 to hear
nine cases, Four of these were filed
by" the Pacific Creamery Company oi
f empe and involve the reasonableness
of rates on incoming shipments of
coal, ti cans, paper labels and fuel
A complaint filed by the Phoenix
Bakery involves rates on flour from
Kansas. J. W. Dorris filed a -complaint
against rates on flour and other
One complaint has been filed by
Melczer Brothers; two, by the Corpor
All interstate railroads doing busi
ness in Arizona are defendants iii the
actions. The traffic department of
the Southern Pacific and Arizona East
ern lines in Tucson has received the
OOOOOCOOOOOOOO O O O
o : . o
O HONEST O
0 o o o o o oo-o O O O OO O 0.0,
1 am a very honest man, ,
Nobody hands 'me dough;
I never have received a bribe,
As my friends all well know.
The Standard Olr,has not bought me
I have not sold my soul;
I think that my name should be writ
High up on .-honor's roll.
r've never got a single cent,-' "" -
No one has strings on me;
Though some are tied both hand , and
foot, ' . '
I'm -surely glad 'and free.
When some trust -magnate whistles, I
Am not obliged to-dance, .-'
?or I have never sold myself
I've never had a chance.
A country exchange says: "Mrs.
ilas Jenkins is enjoying a visit froir
Ms mother-in-law." For Mr. Jenkinv
ake we hope it is .true.
Yuma is to bo congratulated in hav
'ng a very creditable telephone ser
'ice. Over at El Centro the other
light a prominent citizen was taken
-uddenly 11 and. t took two hours -te
ocate a doctor,'' the telephone servce
'ieing'.out' of commission.-
John D. Rockefeller has accepted
service, through his attorney, and h'
'ays He cannot attend court January
but will try to be there on Januarv
13 if his physician will permit it.
THAT' WORD 'IMPOSSIBLE"
The Carlton Vidette has a good edi
orial about the word "Impossible."
The spirit of itis so fine and firir
uid admirable'that instead of writing
-me we are goingto print it here:
"Impossible," cried Mirabeau, -tbf
greater orator of' the French revolu
ion. "Never name to' me that block
head of a word!"
And Carlyle,. one of the greatest
writers of the world, declared: "It i
-lot a. lucky word, this same .'imposs;
le.' , No good comes of those tha
-lave it often in their mouths."
"Robinson Crusoe," "Pilgrim's Prof
ess," Raleigh's "History of the world
"'uther's "Translation of the Bible,''
md many other of the earth's grand
st books were written in prison.
Milton and Homer were blind wher
-hey produced the greatest epics ever
Penned. And Wellington, when soiw
:ne spoke to him of the word "Im
possible," exclaimed: "Is any thin
mpossible? Read the newspapers!
The word "Impossible" is found only
n the vocabulary of the ignorant. The
vord "Failure" is written only, in the
hearts of the cowardly. The same
rinciple that moves the drowning mar
to battle for life against the most
overwhelming odds, and to cling tc
his hope long after ihe ship from
whidh"'he fell has 'disappeared below
.he distant horizon, animates tnr
-nind of man constantly .to seek anc
struggle for the things that lift hirr
ip until impossibilities disappear.
The word "Impossible" is the yer
cniform appendix of the .KngUBh lan
-uage..We could get alongAet- ,
out it. -, ...
Thp -word "impossible" is orotu,
. .1 ,rfl "failure." The men who
have become great have laughed at U
The men who have remamed little
ave bowed down before n- i
weak all things are impossible. To
r.. r nnthinz is impossible. An.ti
being strong is a state ' of mind tha
liscards- the -word-a- state oj.
hat can be self created.
Prescott wrote his- great histories
-ik wnnvs tri euide-the hands his
Vrtind eyes could not guide. Parkman
-.0 sick and weak that ne cou.u ww ..
but a few minutes at a time, wrot'
x marvelous ten volumes about the
struggle .between France and England
,-or-the ppssession of North America.
" "Impossible" tsramisdiWous word
' ,r. 4 impossible to the-manwhc
admits it. Nothing is impossible tr
the man who discards tne woiu
"Impossible", is a. coward's word.
CU.NARD LINER COMES TO RES
CUE OF SINKING FRENCH
BONA, Algeria, Jan. 3 The Cunard
liner Tyria today rescued and brought
here ninety-eight of the passengers
and crew of the French mail steamer
Saint Augustin running between Mar
seilles and Algiers, which foundered
CORD WILL S
FOR GOOD In!
CHAFIN TRAVELED 36,200 MILES
AND MADE 875 SPEECHES
IN TEN MONTHS
TUCSON, Jan. 3. Eugene W. Chafin
has been credited with doing more real
work during the late campaign than
any other candidate or any other cam
paign speaker, but it was not geaerally
known that he really had been cam
paigning, or making speeches, months
before the real campaign began.
He began a preliminary campaign
January 5, 1912, and when he quit in
Tucson the night before the election
he had, during the year, traveled 36,
200 miles, in 30 states, making 875
3peeches. That is about the best cam
Daign record ever made.
Those in Tucson who heard Mr.
Ohafin the night before the election
knew that his voice was clear and
trong and that apparently he war
Mr. Chafin has made a report of
his work in a letter to' the' nationa'
chairman of the Prohibition party. A
opy of the letter follows:
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 24, '12.
'ng. We were cordially received ev
erywhere and not an unpleasant ir
lident occurred during the campaign
The biggest day's work we did was k
Massachusetts where we traveled 15
-rules in an auto and held 1-1 meet
'ngs in 14 different cities.
The greatest meeting of the care
iaign was at the "Morher Chautai
iua," in New York. or- than eig'
thousand people wrre ' r-vit an
Tqvp me thfi cr-pnfe I ovation I ever
received in mv Mfe.
We did not - '-v more ts"n ter
meetings during t 'ndred da . 3 or
account of rain, late tr."'-" and "punc
tured tires," and not mov- an two
in any one day. Did not mis3 a single
meeting on account of hoarseness
though nine-tenths of them were helf'
in the open air. Did not go-to bed
ired a single night, and when I closed
he campaign at Tucson, I was in a?
;ood voice and health as the day it
began. I could have started the nex'
day and done it all over again.
It would be only fair to say that J
had been out practicing a little be
ore the campaign began. Between
Tanuary 5, 1912, and the Atlantic Citv
convention, July 10, I had traveled
17,550 miles in seven states, includin
ill of the Pacific coast, and made 3r
-peeches. During that trip I sro1
"2 consecutive days; during the ca"
This makes a record oc 20-"
-niles traveled in 30' states, and S7p
-speeches made in ten months 'to
Tanuary 5 to November 5 witb
he slightest physical inconvenient
n fact, it wa? just a "picnic" for mc
EUGENE W. CHAFIN.
IRK FOR 11
RAGE IN IOWA
. DES MOINES, la., Jan. 3 A consti
tutional amendment providing for
woman's suffrage will be introduced
at the session of the Iowa legislature
about to convene, with apparently the
best chance of carrying that it has
ever had in this state.
StFri HOR32 Wui. s
J&Z&fkr WAIST OVERALLS
T-t'tfl jl a
LEVI STRAUSS & CO.. Mfh.
I "Look for the Brand" insaia)
Brill Anew pair
at a calico price you will get skinned Just so with gasoline eng
gines Order a Stickney Engine from us and get value received.
E. F. Sanguinetti
E. F. Sanguinetti-Hardware
Traveling Passenger Agent Barnes,
who arrived in Yuma yesterday morn
ing, is a cotton enthusiast and is visit
ing here in the interests of that indus
try. It is his particular business to
boost and build the towns along the
line of his company.
Mr. Barnes is working to promote
the best interests of Yuma.
He is especially interested in the cul
tivation of Egyptian cotton having
lived in Egypt for a number of years,
devoting much of his time to a thor
ough study of cotton-growing in Egypt,
he is probably the best posted person
upon this subject in this country.
He has recently visited the Sacaton
reservation, inspecting the cotton crop
and the methods, employed in handling
the Egyptian variety.
He has recommended the Egyptian
variety to the Graham County Cotton
He takes from here samples of the
cotton grown in this section, whicn
will be submitted to experts.
Mr. Barnes believes that cotton will
soon become one of the staple prod
acts of Southern Arizona. Mr. Barnes
states that cotton was successfully
cultivated in what is now Arizona, up
wards of 1500 years ago. The U. S
government has recently published i
pamphlet, relative to a variety of cot-
on grown and manufactured by the
Wnni TnrHans. centuries before the
Spanish conquest of Mexico.
A large acreage will be devoted tc
-otton this season in the Salt Rivei
"alley. Mr. Barnes states that the
Egyptian cotton is of superior staple
'onger and stronger than any othe
variety and will always command ;
In the matter of distance class rate-
to apply between all points in Arizona
docket No. 55.
Notice cf Hearing
To all railroads doing business in thr
State of Arizona:
Notice is hereby given that a pub
'ic hearing will be held by the Arizonr
Corporation Commission in the office
of said commission at Phoenix, Ari
zona, the 21st day of January, 1913, ai
10 o'clock a. m., for the' purpose of
considering and determining the mat-
er of distance class rate3 -to apply be
lween all. points in Arizona. As i
'asis of proposed class rates to br
considered at said hearing, the at.
ached schedule of distance class rate
is proposed. m The commission will, a
aid hearing, hear all facts and evi
ipnce that may be presented pertain
Jng to the matter of class rates ir.
rizona and will, in pursuance there
of, adopt the proposed distance class
rates or make and enter such other
order or orders in the premises as 'k
its judgment may be deemed equita-
Mo and IllBt.
ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMIS
W. P- GEARY, Chairman
A. W.. Cole,
F. A. JONES,
Attest: CHAS. A. SMITH, oecreiu.v
Dated at Phoenix, Arizona, this ?na
day of January, 1913.
HEW YORK STARTS
NEW YORK, Jan. 5. A war on the
glaring billboards and skyskins is now
among Gotham's plans for 1913.
A commission Avas appointed to
Gold Buy rs & Assayers
Cash and prompt returns for bullion
ores and furnace products.
JAS. IRVING & CO.,
107 North Spring St., Eos Angeles, Cal.
Can't Be Done
You can't buy silk dresses at
calico prices You get just what you
and if you order a silk dress
Dept. - Hain Store Yuma, Ariz.
S TO PAY HUES
OF THREEE IDAHO
BOISE, Jan. 5. Thousands of let
ters and telegrams poured in on Edi
tors Sherman, Broxon and Cruzon, of
the Capital-News, who are serving ten
days in jail for contempt in publishing
the Roosevelt letter criticising . the
Pennies are pouring in to the men
to pay the $500 fines imposed on each
PREDICTS COLO WAVE
FOR ENTIRE COUNTRY
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 5. The
weather bureau predicts a cold wave
and general zero weather throughout
the entire country in the next three
days. It is the first general cold wave
of the winter.
WIND AND RAN PLAY
HAVOG ON TH
NORFOLK, Jan. 3. A six-mile gale
and a heavy rain whipped the Atlantic
coast with terrific violence today, de
moralizing the shipping. Several sma!l
craft were sunk with some loss of
THE ADVICE OF A LIVE EDITOR
Say, young man, I want to talk -with
vou a minute. Get up and dust; don't
wait for something to turn up; go at
t and turn it up. Put the harness
right on and pull, no matter if the
bellyband chafes a little or the hames
ion't fit; pull, you'll soon get harden
ed to it; a collar spot here and there
don't hurt any. Don't try to begin
where the old man left off. If you
do, you will quit where he began. Gt
!nto the deal yourself; do as the old
-nan did. If you can't afford a thing,
ion't buy it until you can. The old
Tentleman did that way and that is
'row he got a credit. That credit, my
'oung fellow, is worth more dollars
than you ever will earn. No matter
'bout money; get a credit, and main
tain it; it is the best asset anyone
vteir had. Pull all the time. Don't be
-ttingy; but be prudent. Don't get pes
simistic; shut your suspicious eye. If
"i neighbor goes wrong, don't doubt
he integrity of the neighbor on the
other corner. Pessimism i&- a rooun
ain, and it darkens the view; it is
inly its obstruction to your vision that
nakes it look so. Pull and keep your
Faith bright in humanity. The world
is just what we make it. Opportunity
's on all sides, awaiting the man who
mils steadily all the time, no matter
what his station or his line of business.
Take this advice from your uncle, tlie
editor. Bailey, in the Britt (Iowa)
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