Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XLV. NUMBER 47.
(By B. P. Fly)
Two big land deals are on
tap in Yuma county that will
startle the natives when, the
facts' become known. One of
these embraces the' transfer
of something like 10,000
acres in one tract not very
many miles . from Yuma,
while the other is on the me
sa, embracing something
like 1500 acres of citrus fruit
'In neither instance do the
parties at interest contem
plate waiting on the U. S. R.
S. to complete the irrigation
project before they begin
work, but they will develop
their own water power, One
by means of "pumping fr6m
the siphon canal, and the
other by sinking wells, it be
ing claimed in this 'letter in
stance that at a depth of 200
feet an inexhaustable supply
of water, absolutely pure
of alkali can be had.
The parties to this latter deal are
well known 'monied men of Los An
geles and San Francisco, one of whom
has been my personal friend for many
years. He was in Yuma a few days
ago and we spent an entire evening
in discussing the matter. Afterward
he spent the following day inspecting
the property as an expert for the par
ties who are to furnish the funds.
To develop the water supply alone
will cost upwards of $100,000. After
this is satisfactorily done, the 10,000
acres are to be cut up into 20, 40 and
160 acre-tracts and sold on the install
ment plan to men of families experi
enced in agriculture and horticulture.
It can therefore be seen that this
deal means much to Yuma county.
I hope to know definitely by Saturday
whether or not the deal goes through.
If it does, it will be another feather
in the Yuma Daily Examiner's adver
tising cap. In other words, it will
mean that my stories about the won
derful possibilities of Yuma county
have at least attracted some attention,
and that my friends in California have
confidence in my judgment.
I have told them they can make no
mistake by investing in Yuma county
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1915.
lands that are susceptible of irrigation
and they believe it.
The mesa land deal involves the
option held by E. F. Sanguinetti, Geo.
Michelsen and others on the C. W.
Taintor tract. Mr. Taintor is here
now, presumably for the purpose u..
closing the deal. None of. the parties
to the deal desire to give the details
at the present time. It is known,
however, that Engineer Louis A.
Hicks has thoroughly examined the
property from an engineering stand
point and haseven gone so far as to
examine the siphon "canal to ascertain
where the pumping plant should be
This would seem to' indicate that
the deal isva cinch, and if it is, Yuma
will Boon have one of the largest or
ange groves in the world. Mr. Taintor
and Mr. Hicks witnessed the film pro
duction last night of . the "Queen of
the Yuma Project," and both were not
only enthusiastic but greatly impress:
ed, especially with" the pictures show
ing the great possibilities of the mesa
for orange culture.
FEAR FOR SAFETY OF
hree hire em
NEW YORKj Nov. 11. In view ol
the sinking of the Ancona and the re
ported activity ofv German and Aus
trian submarines in the Mediterran
ean and adjacent waters, considerable
interest was expressed in marine cir
cles today concernirig"three steamers
that sailed from American ports and
are now nearing Italy.
The Europa of the La Valcos Line,
sailed from New Yqrk on October 21,
and is due at Naples today, but, has not
been reported as arriving. The Eu
ropa carried 1,125 passengers, nearly
all of them being reservists.
The" steamer Casar,ta of the Lloyd
Italian line, sailed from here Novem
ber 1, for Genoa, with 1,200 passen
gers, nearly all of them being Italian
reservists. The White Star steamer
Cratic which sailed from Boston for
Mediterranean ports on October 30 is
due at Gibraltar today with 1,088 pas
sengers. Subscribe for th Hxam!&r.
SAN .FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov. 11.
.The far-famed Liberty Bell, which
tolled for American independence,
started on a roundabout, journey home,
accompanied by Senator Penrose and
a party of Pennsylvanians. It is now
estimated that more than 8,000,000
people viewed the relic at the exposi
tion. " The original schedule for Yuma was
Monday, Nov. 15. No-reason is given
for the change in date to Saturday,
By W. E: BARNES
Regardless of the unseasonable
hour set for the arival of the Liberty
Bell at Yuma, the wide-awake people
of this busy city will celebrate its pas
sage with elaborate ceremony, lunia
never neglects its opportunities, it is
always up and doing. While the mun
icipal authorities headed by Mayor
Charles H. Moore have official charge
of the celebration, cue secretary of
the Yuma County Commercial Club,
L. W. Alexander, is the genius respon
sible for the demonstration planned.
The Yuma station will be brilliantly
illuminated by colored electric lamps,
a band ;of music will . be provided,
speeches will be made, school chil
dren will attend in a body, also the
Yuma Indians from the reservation.
The're is considerable industrial ac
tivity in evidence in Yuma just now,
mining especially is assuming greater
importance. In Castle Dome district,
Dr. Albert Gregory Hall, a wealthy
resident of" Kansas City, Mo., has in
vested a large sum. A netV mill has
been installed and a number of men
are employed. Arrangements are be
ing made to work a heavy deposit of
fluorspar in this district, shipments
to be made to Los Angeles. The Holt
brothers of Cerro de Plata fame have
MANS TO FITTINGLY
L OF THE BELL
taken dption on a valuable property
near Mohawk. It is their intention
to install a mill and give employment
to a number of men. Honorable Geo.
"W. Norton expects to begin making
shipments of baryites from his prop
erty near Mohawk. Contracts will be
made with Los Angeles and San Fran
cisco consumers of this mineral.
Yuma - merchants feel the stimula
tion of the development going on in.,
the Ajo district, supplies being- bought
in Yuma. J.'H. Maxey, who has, the':,
contract . for the construction of the v
railroad from Gila to ihe-New Corneliar .
mine, lives in Yuma. He reports this ')
work progressing finely, and gives an .
interesting account , of difficulties
Yuma, is spending $500,000 forgpod-' -roads,
givingv employment to whatever
surplus labor obtainable. The roads
constructed will be the best in Arizona.
Yuma farmers are prosperous. Al
falfa seed alone during the season
just ended brought them- nearly $250,
000. 4 . '
Yuma, will harvest a large crop or
her famous oranges, the first on the
market, commanding the highest
.price The delicious fruit is' already
turning golden, and is about ready- to
pick. - ,";
The new town of Winterhaven.is
attracting attention. Development 4s
going on rapidly. Upwards of $70,000
worth of property has been disposed
of. Warehouses, hotel, cotton gin,
and other building are to be -constructed
without delay. L. C Shattuck of
Bisbee, Arizona, is president of the
-Winterhaven. townsite company,
The farmers of the valley are again
turning their attention to growing long
staple Egyptian cotton, and there is
a gdod prospect of increased acreage
in the Yuma variety. Squire; Monroe '
Is heading a -movement to stimulate
the planting of long staple, and a
number have signified their intention
to follow his example.
The judge in New Jersey who fined
a woman for taking apples from an' '.
orchard on 'Sunday, though given per
mission by the owner, was defeated by
this incident for re-election. From the
very start apples have been bad things
to meddle with. Baltimore American.
Having been recognized, will Car-
ranza next touch us for a loan? Saint
Louis. Globe-Democrat. .