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VOL.XLV. No. 46.
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Bunkhouses or dismantled car
bodies are beings used for school
house purposes on the Southern Cali
iornia and Arizona desert "territory
through which th'e Southern Pacific
passes. As a result, the company is,
and has been able for gome time, to
provide school priviliges for every !
child of school age on the desert, re
gardless of their race or position, lu
most of the desert country, the rail
road depends almost entirely upon the
Mexican labor for track forces, anu
the educational privileges are being .
eagerly taken advantage of by the ;
Mexican children. j
Before the Southern Pacific took an j
active interest in the welfare-or iu !
men in the cactus country, because j
of sparse population and isolation
there were not enough residents in
the communities to make it possible t-o '
obtain funds to put up suitable build
ings. To send the children to dis
tant towns to school was out of the
question, so that until Assistant Gen
eral Manager H. V. Piatt and Super
intendents W. H. Whalen and T. H.
Williams took the matter in hand, a
job on the desert had a disadvantage
to the employe with a family a dis
advantage that, happily, does not now
On the Tucson Division, at Mohawk,
for instance, the company recently
put up a tie house Tor a school and
it is one of the best, patronized by
Mexican children. At other points
of the division, the company is fur
nishing drinking water to nearby pub
lic schools. In. other ways it is aiming
to encourage educational opportuni
ties. For example, the Los Angeles
Division might be said to be divided
into two sections desert" and inside.
When a man has worked on the desert
for some time and his children get
to be of school, age, the railroad endeavors-.
to transfer him to an inside
point where his children may have
the advantages of an education. !
Chief Henry Levy is at San Diego,
where he went to take the Blackfoot
Indian, arrested here ior murder .and
"The repression of drinking that
has taken place in industrial estab
lishments has not been, altogether of
iorce," says the Pittsburgh Gazette
Times. "Workmen realize the bene
fit to themselves. There .is little
complaint against the rules' made."
Yuma. Arizona, Thursday, November 4, 1915.
"The Columbia river high
way is a tremendous engi
neering accomplishment, and
it is -the most wonderful
scenic boulevard now in
This was the comment of
General George W. Goeth
als, upon his arrival in Port
land, Ore., after a drive over
the famous Columbia river
highway, which, for 47 miles
east of Portland, is paved
While in Portland, Gen.
Goethals was urged -to ac7
cept'the managership of that
city, at a salary of $25,000 a
year, but the eminent engi
neer was forced to decline
the offer because of the in
sistent demands from all sec
tions of the country that he
continue his wonderful work
in the, Panama Canal zone.
The type of construction of the
Columbia river highway, which met
with the entire approval of the cefe
brated builder of the Panama Canal,
is identical with the Warrenite road
which the O.. & C. construction com
pany proposes to build from Yuma to
The many friends of . Mrs. Frank
Ming will be grieved to know that she
has been called to the bedside of her
mother and father, neither of whom
are expected to survive. The sad
news came in the shape of a tele
gram from her old home in Connecti
cut last night, and she is scheduled
to leave Yuma this evening at '7:45.
Mrs. Ming's many friends trust that
she will reach her old home in time
to see both her fond parents alive.
9ubscribo for the Examiner.
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SI 11 FA
The Yuma Indians are making pre
parations for an agricultural fair to be
held November 25, 26, 27, on one of
the Indian farms across the river at
Fort Yuma. The Indian department
at Washington has agreed to give
$200 in cash. -for .prizes; -but this-iwill
not be enough, and a number of Yuma
merchants have contributed to the
fund, each specifying an amount in
cash for the best specimen of a cer
For, instance, Joe Balsz has offered
$2.50 for the best pig; and the Yuma
Daily Examiner has offered one yearly
subscription, valued at $6.00, to the
captain of the winning football team.
It is earnestly hoped that nearly
every business house in Yuma will
co-operate and encourage our home
Indians in their first agricultural fair.
The Yuma Indians from early days
have been classed as agricultural In
dians, and are very efficient farmers.
Formerly they farmed on the over
flow lands; now they live on irrigated
lands, and each man, woman and child
has 10 acres as a unit of the Yuma
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PARIS, Nov. 4. Premier Zaimis,
of Greece today asked1 the chamber
to -suspend work pending the forming
of a new cabinet, following the defeat
in the present cabinet of a vote of
confidence in the government, by a
vote of 147 to 114. Venizelos, the for
mer minister, declared he would not
support the government's policy be.
cause he deemed it harmful to the
We are apparently about as success
ful repelling Mexican raids as Eng
land is in repelling Zeppelin raids
ILLEKX VS. S. P.
CASE IS HARD FOUGHT
The damage case of W. G. Wallen
beck against the Southern Pacific
company began today in the superior
court. One witness, Engineer Steph
enson, came here from Lordsburgr N.
M., to attend court. It is believed that
the case will be stubbornly fought by
the Southern Pacific.
Mr. Wallenbeck, in his automobile,
collided with' a rock train one morning
at the Second street crossing while
the flagman had his back turned to
the accident, and was sweeping with
a broom. A passenger who was in;
the car with Mr. Wallenbeck, climbed
up onto tlie ' passing freight train to'
escape, and Mr. Wallenbeck was either
thrown or , got out oir tne opposite,
side of the car, falling heavily. He
was not rendered unconscious, by the
fall and attempted to arise but fell,
a second time and was then assisted
by two witnesses, to the office of Dr.
I Wills, next door to the Examiner of
i fice. '
The Ford machine was badly wreck
ed, but was repaired and has since
been in use. Mr. Wallenbeck claims
I he was not warned by the flagman;"
while the company claims that he
ran into their train.
Mr. Wallenbeck is an engineer by
trade and states that the. injuries re
sulting from the accident necessitates
the use of a crutch and incapacitates
him for any kind of labor. He is
represented by Timmons & Harris,
and" the Southern Pacific company has
two representatives here 'Attorneys.
Hartman and Breckenridge of Tucson.
The case may take several days. -
NOW IN DUTCH PORT
THE NAGUE, Nov. 4. A German
submarine in distress was today tow
ed into Tershelling, an island in the
North Sea by a Dutch life. boat. A,
Dutch torpedo boat saw rockets and
immediated went to the rescue and
escorted the submarine to anchorage..
DOUGLAS SCHOOLS OPEN V
(Associated Press) ' 7
DOUGLAS, Nov. 4. The schools of
the city of Douglas opened today for
the first time this week. Over 3,000
Agua Prieta woiren and children are
still in the- refugee camp at Pirtle
ville. City Judge S. Frank Stanley and'
Assessor Dick Stanton today purchased-
sets of the official Hiory of
Arizona, just published.