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VOLUME XLV. NUMBER 45.
COMMITTEE ACCEPTS WARRENiTE
O The board of supevrisors re- O
O convened at 2 p. m., and, at the O
O request of Consulting Engineer O
O Hunter, the bids and all docu- O
O ments pertaining to the "War- O
O renite" contract, were referred to O
O County Attorney Colman for. his O
O opinion as to their legality. This O
O will be submitted to the board O
O of supervisors Friday, at 9 a. m. O
O In the meantime, the O. & C. O
O Co., are preparing to go to work O
O at once, satisfied, as every fair- O
O minded man must be, that they O
O are the lowest and best bidders O
O on the good road from Yuma to O
G Somerton. . O
O On with the good work! O
(By B. F. Fly)
By; a vote of 5 to 1, the con
tract for paving the good
roads from Yuma to Somer
ton was awarded this morn
ing to the O. & C. Company, i
which means that the first
gOOQ roaa in I uma UUUlliy ,
will be constructed of "War
It was a rather heated ses-'
sion of the joint meeting of
the supervisors and the ad
visory committee, the "heat,"
however, was all from one
side Supervisor Proebstel,
who led the fight for Mesmer
& Rice (concrete), aided j)y
Consulting Engineer Hunter.
The argument started soon after
9 o'clock, when Commissioner Bridge
asked that the joint meeting hear Con
sulting Engineer Louis A. Hicks, who
had been employed by the advisory
committee to examine into the two
Mr. Hicks read an elaborate report
and concluded' with the recommenda
tion that the "Warrenite" road would
be the .cheaper and the better road,
going into every detail of 'the various
items of cost and proving to the al-
inuat mimiiuiuua sauswuiuu ul tu
joint meeting that "Warrenite" is by
far the better road.
His report was heartily recommend-
l .- t. : c a : r ai. '
ea by the advisory committee, con
sisting of Judge Thacker, Mr.
son and Mr. Bridge.
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURS
OAD ENGINEERS RESIGN
Supervisor Proebstel moved that
the Mesmer & Rice (concrete) bid be
Supervisor Shanssey moved the O.
& C. company (Warrenite) bid be ac-.
cepted. This was seconded by Chair
man Donovan, and the vote of the
supervisors stood 2 to 1, in favor o!
"Warrenite," the three advisory com
mitteemen already having voted lh its
As soon as the vote was announced,
Consulting Engineer Hunter tendered
his resignation, followed by County
( Speeches from each commissioner
and from each supervisor followed,
each declaring he had performed his
"'ty as his conscience dictated, ana
all of them, requesting Messrs. Hun
Lcr and Hindman to retain their posi
tions. Mr. Mesmer, who proved to be a
good loser, made a neat little speech
of thanlcs for the consideration that
had been given his firm's bid and
said that he always bowed gracefully
to the will of the majority.
The "Warrenite" people will at once
enter a bond euaranteeine the road
for 5 years, whereas no guarantee
went with any of the other bids.
The general consensus of opinion is
that Yuma valley has obtained the
best road that money can build, and
from what I know of "Warrenite"
roads- and streets in Phoenix and Ei
Paso, I feel safe in assuring the peo
ple of Yuma county that the board of
supervisors and the advisory commit
tee nave aone uie best day's work
that was ever done for Yuma valley,
The question is now settled. We
are to have a "Warrenite" road -from
Yuma to Somerton, and it will be actu
ally completed before the first of next
BRITISH CRUISER AGROUND .
(Associated Press) - A
LONDON, Oct 28. The British
cruiser Argyll ran aground today and
possibly is wrecked. All saved.
FRANCE MINISTRY RESIGNED
PARIS, Oct. 28 The entire French
ministry resigned today. Viviani, it
( is understood, will be the Minister of
(Justice in the reorganized cabinet;
Aristide Briand may be premier.
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DAY, OCTOBER 2S, 1915.
ITATE CONTROL OF IRRIGATl
URGED BY CALIFORNIA EXPERTS
, SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.
28. State control of irriga
tion and reclamation projects
and state backing for irriga
tion bonds were urged at the
opening hearing of the state
water problems conference,
now in session here. Experts
on" various phases of water
problems which the commis
sion will investigate were
present upon invitation.
R. L. Hargrove, manager of the
Madera Canal and Irrigation Co., said
PARIS, Oct. 28. The fol
lowing order of the day was
issued byGeneral Joffre, the
"It gives me pleasure to
transmit to the army an or
der of the day which' His
Majesty, the King of Eng
land, has graciously address
ed to you on the occasion of
his-visit to the French front:
"Soldiers of France: I am in
deed happy to have been able
to realize a desire long held in
' my heart and to express my pro
found admiration for your heroic
deeds, and also for your" tenacity
; of purpose and admirable military
' 1 valor, which are the worthy heri
tage of the army of France.
"Under the brilliant direction of
your eminent commander-in-chief,
and the distinguished officers as
sociated with him, you officers
and men have won the Regard of i
your beloved country, which "will
always recognize your valiant ef
forts to safeguard and defend it.
"My armies are proud to fight
beside you and to have you as
their comrades. May the ties
which unite you be permanent
! sincere Mutual Stion
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that ultimately the" state must assume
control of and regulate irrigation and
reclamation projects. Private devel
opment, he said, had reached its cli
max. One difficulty might be met, said
C. E. Grunskey, an engineer of San
Francisco, if the state wouldbacK tnb
irrigation district bonds.
As a means of better administration
he suggested the consolidation of the
state board of reclamation, the state
water commission and the state board
of conservation into a newly created
state board of public works. He sug
gested, the accomplishment of this by
a constitutional amendment.
and may the two countries ever
be united by intimate ties.
"Soldiers, accept my most cor
dial and sincere salutations. I
do not doubt that you will con
tinue this gigantic struggle to a
victorious conclusion. In the
name of my soldiers and m tne.
name of my country, I express ta
you my most cordial greetings
and my best wishes."
"The president of the Republic or
France, who accompanied the King of
England on his trip, joins with him
in extending his personal congratula
tions to these who are addressed by;
HOUNDING THE CORPORATIONS.
TRENTON, Oct. 28. The govern
ment today filed an appeal in the su
preme court, from the decision in the
Sherman anti-trust ' suit against the
Steel Corporation. :
CLAIMS STRIKE NEARLY ENDED
PHOENIX, Oct. 28. E. W. Lewis,
attorney for the Shannon Copper Co.,
today declared that the strike at Clif
ton is almost at an end, as the Mexi
cans are becoming dissatisfied.
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