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THE ENTENTE ALLIES ANSWER THE PRESIDENT
1 ho oneurpr nt rhP Pntente Allies to President Wilson
plea to bring the present European war to a close has been
received at Washington and has made a profound impres
sion on all civilized nations. It is courteous and extremely
friendly to this country, though it is harsh in the extreme
on Germany and her allies. Its general tenor is not of such
a character as to lead one to believe that the Entente Allies
are willing to make peace at the present time, excepi upon
such conditions as no one for a moment believes Germany
onri w oiiipc nrfi willing to give. There isn t a word said
o MrUf PnrrionH onrl hpr allies nrooose to do with all th
German foreign possessions that have been captured but
it is very specifically stated that Germany and her allies
will have to give up every ioor 01 giuuuu mic u iuiuU
; tc wr oc wpII all territorv taken in previous wars
from any nation now allied against Germany and her fight
ing partners. In addition to that Germany ana ner ameb
must indemnify all the Entente Allies for all damages done
rliirinor trip nrp.sftnt hlnnv conflict, and then enter into a
binding obligation to forever remain "good." Under these
Hrnsti te.rms it is a foregone conclusion that the death-
struggle will continue, that the very flower of the young
manhood of all the foreign countries engaged in mis rer-
rible conflict will continue to be swept trom tne race or me
earth as ruthlessly as the fire sweeps the grass from the
prairie, and all for what? That kings and czars and kaisers
may continue to rule Europe. Pity 'tis, indeed., that the
real people of those countries do not rise up in tneir wrarn
and drive every mother s son or them into the sea.
Here is the basis upon which England and her partners
in-crime are willing to settle with Germany and her part-ners-in-crime.
1. Restoration of Belgium, Serbia and Montenegro
with indemnities to each.
2. Evacuation of the invaded territories of France
Russia and Rumania with iust reparation.
3. Reorganization of Europe guaranteed by a stable
4. Restitution of Alsace and Lorraine.
5. Liberation of Italians, blavs. Rumanians and
Teheco-Slavoques from foreign domination.
6. Expulsion of the Turk from Europe.
7. The fate of Poland to be left to the czar.
THE PARKING SYSTEM.
The middle street automobile parking system is to be
extended we are informed. Probably whatever objection
there was to parking the automobiles in the middle of the
street has been abandoned. In fact it is more clearly recog
nized that the unsystematic clogging up of the streets along
the curb was a nuisance which no one wants to see re
But comparatively few drivers have mastered the pres
ent parking system. They find it difficult, if not impossible
to get into one of those rectangular spaces set apart for
them. In consequence the drivers of many cars do not stop
in the business district but leave their cars at some distance
beyond the parking zones.
The suggestion has been offered that a change be made
so that the cars may run into spaces painted diagonally
across the middle line of the street. This is the plan that
has been adopted in Sacramento, CaL and other cities. It
does not make any difference from which direction the
driver comes he can quickly drive into such spaces. He
must, of course, back out in order to be on the right side of
The street when he resumes his journey, but that is- much
simpler than the jockeying process he must go through to
get out or the present spaces. Phoenix Republican.
By all manner of means this scheme should be enforc
ed here on Main street as soon as that street shall have been
paved. It is a common nuisance the way automobiles now
line up against the sidewalk, frequently rendering it impos
sible for an auto to discharge its passengers within half a
block of the store where it wants to go.
All the cities throughout the countrv are now forcing
cars to park themselves in the center of the street. It ought
io oe uone nere.
Both branches of the Arizona legislature are now
ready for business, President Claridge of the senate and
Speaker John of the house having announced the regular
Yuma county fared as well as could be expected under
the circumstances, for both presiding officers were elected
contrary to the wishes of our delegation in the legislature.
Senator Winsor was well treated because he deserved it,
having been the only candidate against President Claridge
for that high honor. He was awarded with the chairman
ship of the committee on finance, agriculture and irrigation,
and given membership on the committees on rules, public
lands, state accounting, methods of business, style of revis
ion and compilation, enrolling, engrossing, clerks, banking,
and insurance. The Lord knows that's enough. But it
shows in what high esteem he is held, even by the man he
tried to defeat for the presidency of the senate.
In the house Yuma county won the important position
of "journal clerk," that honor going to Miss Amy Green
leaf, one of Yuma's favorite daughters. She will make an
ideal journal clerk without doubt.
In the committee appointments Mr. Speaker Johns was
not as broadminded as he might Have been. True he hon
ored Hon. James L. Edwards with the chairmanship of the
committees on agriculture and irrogation, and gave him
membership on the committees on labor, live stock, bank
ing and insurance, public institutions, state accounting, and
methods of doing business, which, considering that Mr. Ed
wards led the Vaughn forces in the fight for the speaker
ship, does quite well.
Where Mr. Speaker Johns showed his narrowness be
tween the eyes, or lack of foresight, was the manner in
which he treated Hon. J. A. Eddy, who above all men in the
lower house should have been given the chairmanship of
the committee on good roads, instead of merely making him
a member. Mr. Eddy is vice president of the state organi
zation on good roads, and has been a member of the board
of directors for several years. That is his one and only
"hobby." It is my opinion that he is the best qualified man
in the legislature for chairman of that important committee,
and Mr. Speaker Johns should have realized that fact. How
ever, Mr. Eddy will not sulk in his tent. He will devote
his best energies to emancipating the state from her present
miserable system of roads, and it can be safely put down as
a certainty that his influence will be felt on the committee.
Mr. Eddy was also made a member of the committees on
labor, constitutional amendments, efficient government,
.and game and fish, all of which are highly important com
mittees and calculated to tax our new member to the limit
to do all that will be expected of him.
Yuma county has spent almost half a million dollars
on her "good roads" during the past year. There is some
talk about asking for another bond issue in order to run a
good road through the center of the valley to connect
with the Warrenite road this side of Somerton, and then
extend the Somerton road on to Gadsden. It would be
great blessing to Yuma Valley if such a thing could be done
i he more good roads we have the better for the entire com
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ma Project lands produce more per acre, in dollars and
cents, than any lands in the world.
With such a marvelous showing for Yuma Project is it
any wonder that I never tire of telling the world what a
wonderful heritage we have?
NICKEL DEPOSITS IN
THE UNITED STATES
The advance chapter on nickel from
the annual report on the country's min
eral resources for 1915 issued by the
geological survey, department of the
interior, includes a digest of informa
tion concerning all the known nickel
deposits in the United States those
which have produced nickel commer
cially and those which under present
conditions cannot be profitably work
ed. This chapter is written in ac
cordance with the policy of the inter
ior department to catalog the mineral
resources of- the country in such a
manner that the information may be
used in the nation's preparedness pro
gram, and some will probably be sur
prised to know how broadly nickel de
posits are spread over the United
States. Many of these deposits which
cannot be exploited under present con
ditions might under great stress be
come useful sources of nickel.
The finest oranges, grapefruit and
lemons grown anywhere in the world
are being shipped daily from Yuma's
famous mesa orange grove. This fruit
always brings from one to two dol
lars more per box than any fruit
grown in California. The reason for
this is that Yuma citrus fruit is su
perior in every respect because it is
never touched by Old Jack Frost.
If some of our eastern and middle western states had
land as rich as Yuma Valley they would pave the roads with
gold. Those poor deluded people "back east" think they
are in clover when they can harvest a crop that pays them
$20 per acre, whereas, here in Yuma county if the lands wil
not produce $100 or more per acre the farmers kick like a
Hon. James R. Kerr has some real choice tracts of land
on the mesa than can be had at unusually low prices. Better
go see him and grab a chunk of it while you can get in on
the ground floor.
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item of the entire forty-odd that I am free to confess I do
not like the looks of. It sounds innocent enough, but it
may be the very thing that Yuma Project has a legitimate
right to protest against. When the entire river was flow
ing through the "Rockwood gate" the United States gov
eminent caused an exhaustive report to be made on the ul
timate possibilities if the river continued to go into the SI-
ton sea. My recollection is that the report said there was
at least a chance that the river bed might continue to scour
out until it undermined Laguna dam. At any rate the gov
ernment stopped work on the Laguna dam until the break
was closed. If this proposed gate has no more stability
about than the "Rockwood gate" had it had best not be
constructed. There is some hope that it will not be, for
the report says that "this sum (the total), may be reduced
by $80,000," and this is the only item of that particular sum
that is designated.
To vote on a special bond issue, then sell the bonds,
and then do all the work mapped out in the Grunsky-Ander-
son report will take a good deal of time. In the meantime,
silt and sand continue to clog the canals and the end is
not yet in sight. Better get a move on you, else you will
be crying for water louder this coming summer than you
did last. If you lost $100,000 per day last year, it will be
$200,000 this year.
SOME BIG DOINGS
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In the meantime the good work on the project contin-
wes. l ne Dig drag-line dredger, special mention ot whicn
was made in these columns last week, keeps plowing its way
up towards Yuma trom the Sonora line.
Something like 1500 feet of the big drainage canal has
already been dug by this monster machine. Manager Law-
son is greatly pleased with the manner in which it does its
work, scooping out, as it does, two and a half cubic yards
or earth every time it sticks its nose in the ground. The
drag-line dredger has been engaged the greater part of the
year on the Indian Reservation and is now putting the fin
ishing touches on the Cocopah canal, making that canal
arger and better than it was when it was first constructed.
As soon as it shall have finished this task it will be taken
down the Yuma Valley and made to assist the big machine
in completing the big drainage canal that runs from the
Mexican line to within a few miles of Yuma. Since Suoer-
ntendent Fessenden of the irrigation department came to
Yuma he has succeeded in dredging nearly all of the mains
and laterals on the project, except the siphon canal and
the east main canal. These are amply able to care for more
water than is necessary for them to carry at this time.. The
project is in tine shape, and this promises to be its banner
year in every way.
New Southern Pacific Hotel
Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class
Dining Room attached.
Sunday dinners a specialty.
F. S. MING, Proprietor
Now Ready for; Delivery.
Best Car for the money in the world.
Call and Inspect them at
Winn & Huss Garage
IS THE ONLY FIRST
CLASS RESTAURANT IN
YUMA THAT SERVES
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.
SPECIAL DINING ROOM
THE VERY BEST OF
EVERYTHING THAT THE
CHARLEY SAM, Proprietor
All kinds of automobile fixtures. Work Promptly
Done. "Free Gasoline Every Day the Sun Doesn't
The Thomas Barber Shop
244 Main Street.
Everything new. The most up-to-date Barber Shop
in Yuma. Your patronage solicited.
Yuma Fruit Company
All kinds of Fruits and Vegetables in season. Country
Produce and a General Line of Groceries.
Free and Quick Delivery Phone 73-J.