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SANGUINETTI S DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT
1 in the
FACTS ABOUT EGYPTIAN COTTON
On his recent tour of Pima and
Maricopa counties in search of Egyp
tian cotton seed Manager Deyo of the
Winterhaven Townsite Company learn
ed much about the fleecy "long" staple
that is not generally known by the
farmers of Yuma Project, as for in
stance: There were 260 acres in Pima coun
ty planted to the original Yuma Egyp
tian cotton. This tract of land is
wholly uner the control of the United
States agricultural department. The
seed originally came from Yuma coun
ty and for that reason the govern
ment designates it as "Yuma Egyp
tian." It has been carefully handled
year after year until now it is recog
nized as the finest cotton of that var
iety in the United States.
The 260 acres produced something
like 4500 or 5000 pounds of seed, not
one seed of which is for sale by the
government at any price. This year
there will be something like 8000
acres planted with this seed, under
strict government control. It is confi
dently expected that next year about
4,000,000 pounds of this choice seed
will be the result of this year's plant
ing, after which there will be seed
in abundance for all of Pima, Maricopa
and Yuma counties, all of -which will
be distributed by the government.
The Goodyear Rubber Company has
leased 8000 acres in Salt River Val
ley for the purpose of planting every
acre of it to the Egyptian cotton. To
guard against any accident to the pres
ent electric power system, the Good
years have installed gas pumping
plants for an emergency, so that if the
present methods of pumping water
should fail they will not have to sit
idly by and see their crop "burn up."
Mr. Deyo met a farmer over near
Mesa who had 38 acres planted to
Egyptian long staple, which, by the
way, also originally came from Yuma.
He got $212 per acre from the first
picking, and then got two additional
pickings, all of which was done under
supervision of the government, so
there can be no doubt as to its accur
acy. Where can you beat it?
The general average yield, however,
is about one bale to the acre.
The government has three classifi
cations for the Egyptian cotton in Mar
icopa county, as follows. Valley 1
and under; River 1 to 1; and Sac
atone 1 and up. These classifica
tions are divided into five distince
grades fancy, extra, choice, standard
Manager Deyo obtained 60,000 pound
of this fancy seed from the Mesa
Cotton Exchange, while the Water
Users' Association obtained the same
seed from the Tempe Cotton Exchange
both being the original Yuma Egyp
tian cotton, which our farmers passed
up because they at that time knew
nothing of cotton culture.
With upwards of 4000 acres of Yuma
Project land planted to this fancy
staple during the present year there
is no reason on earth why our farmers
should not harvest a fortune this com
ing fall, for it is a proverbial fact that
Yuma Project lands are far superior
to any lands in the state. If they
can raise one bale per acre over in
Pima and Maricopa counties there is
no earthly reason why Yuma Project
farmers cannot almost double this
yield. But the farmer who has never
W. H. Shorey, editor-owner of the Yuma Daily Eaminer, and B. F. Fly, editor-owner of the ARIZONA SENTINEL, have entered into an arrangement by which the
two papers will be sent to any address in the United States for the next SIX MONTHS for THREE DOLLARS, all subscriptions strictly in advance. If you want all the
Associated Press news, the day it happens, and want a real wide-awake weekly paper, this is your chance. "See Shorey About It," or write to the ARIZONA SENTINEL,
Room 31, Molina Building, Yuma, Arizona.
REMNANTS OF WASH AND WOOL GOODS IN LENGTHS FROM 1 1-2 TO 10 YARDS AT HALF THE
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE.
25 DZ NEMO-ROYAL WORCESTER AND BON TON CORSETS. REGULAR $1.50 TO $5.00 VALUES
SALE PRICE 75c
1000 YARDS OR SILKS OF SEVERAL KINDS REGULARLY 75c TO $2.00 YARD. SALE PRICE
25c, 35c, and 45c Yard
Sweaters and Bath Rohes
BALANCE OF OUR STOCK OF SWEATERS AND BATH ROBES TO BE SOLD AT ONE-THIRD LESS
THAN REGULAR PRICE.
tried to raise cotton must remember
that it takes work, and lots of it, to
raise any kind of cotton profitably.
It doesn't mix well with weeds and
grass any more than y.ou can raise
crosses between hogs and sheep.
FORT YUMA INDIAN SCHOOL.
A community program has been ar
ranged for Friday night, January 19,
at 8 o'clock, at the auditorium at the
Agricultural and home building top
ics will be discussed-by the best local
authorities. Professor Blair of the
United States Experimental farm will
discuss the proper use of a farm unit
under irrigation, and Project Manager
Lawson will discuss the use of water
in connection with successful crops.
Musical selections will enliven the
program. The best musicians on me
project both among Indians and the
whites have volunteered to assist.
A program covering Home Econo
mics will be arranged for a later
Farmers, business men, educators
and teachers in general should take
a greater interest in this work. When
one considers that the members in
congress speak of the pending Voca
tional bill in which the appropriation
of $7,200,000 for the revision of our
public school work as the most im
portant matter before congress, teach
ers and normal school people should
begin to ask, What is the matter with
All interested are invited to at
The following letter explains itself:
Yuma, Ariz., Jan. 8, 1917.
It would perhaps be of interest to
your readers to mention, should you
have the space, and care to do so, the
fact that we will place on sale round
trip tickets to Cheyenne, Wyo., and
Denver, Colo., on account of the Na
tional Live Stock Association, and Na
tional Western Stock Show. Naming
a rate from Yuma of $60 to Cheyenne,
and $59 to Denver. Sale dates to Chey
enne, January 14th and 16th, and to
Denver January 17th, 18th and 19th,
with final return limit January 31.
Thanking you if you can made a
news item of this information, I am
G. E. WILSON.
The "annual" promise of the South
ern Pacific to construct a new and
greatly needed depot is again going
the rounds. Maybee they will and
maybe they won't. However in my
last article on this subject as staff
writer of the Yuma Daily Examiner,
I promised to say nothing more about
the Southern Pacific until after the
time-limit had expired, being content
to give my friend Kruttschnitt and
other higher ups a chance to make
good. The time-limit is not yet up, so
I will refrain from rocking the boat
at this juncture. But we all hope
the Southern Pacific will some time
or other awaken to the fact that Yu
ma is entitled to more than she has
ever obtained at the hands of that
Keep posted on the vital affairs of
growing Yuma county. The Sentinel is
always on duty. $2.00 for a year of
reading that is different.
SENTINEL ATTRACTS ATTENTION
OLDEST PAPER SOLD
TO COL. BEN F. FLY
The oldest paper in the state has
been sold. The Arizona Sentinel, pub
lished at Yuma for firty-six years
without missing an issue, has passed
from the hands of W. H. Shorey, to
Benjamin Franklin Fly, well known
in the southern part of the state as a
development writer of note.
The sentinel was established in No
vember, 1870 by James M. Barney
and Judge William J. Barry and was
purchased in 1875 by John W. Dor-
rington who relinquished it to W: H.
Shorey on July 1, 1911. Other Arizona
newspapers published earlier than the
Sentinel have missed publications or
have long since gone to their reward.
'The ARIZONA SENTINEL is now
in its forty-seventh year and if I can
keep it going as long as the late Col
onel Dorrington did I will have at
tained the age reached by my great
grandfather, during which time it shall
be my aim to make each issue just a
little beter than the previous one.
Beginning with next issue, and
weekly thereafter, .the weather re
port for the week preceeding publi
cation, will be printed in these col
umns, furnished through the courtesy
of Observer Sumner Hackett. The re
port will show the "mean," "normal,"
"maximum," and "minimum" temper
ature together with the relative hu
midity, rainfall for the month, aver
age rainfall, and the rainfall for the
year, and also the weekly forecast,
which should prove of considerable in
terest to everybody.
As evidence of the fact that the re
cent cold weather had no effect on our
orange trees it is only necessary to
visit the court house park and see the
young trees in full blossom. Califor
nia was less fortunate.
The O. & C. Construction Company
had to stop work again last Saturday
on account of rain. However, they
are beginning to make .Main street
look like it is really going to be paved.
Hon Mulford Winsor, senator from
Yuma county, and Hon. A. J. Eddy,
member of the lower house, visited
Yuma Saturday and Sunday. They
went back to the "seat of war" Sun
day night. Each is of the firm opin
ion that the legislature will recognize
neither Hunt nor Campbell until the
supreme court has made its final rul
ing. Don't wait for me to keep on telling
you. Just send in your two dollars
and we will both be happy.
The concrete, fire-proof warehouse
at Winterhaven is being rushed to
completion as fast as money and men
con do the work. The foundation is
now finished and General Manager
Deyo says it will be completed, and
Southern Pacific side tracks running
right to the doors long before the
coming crops are harvested. Farm
ers will be advanced 80 per cent of
the market value of all commodities
stored, with a mere nominal rental for
the space occupied. The building will
be 200x60 feet.
t 1 j. !. : -c ADWrtVA
In last week's issue of the ARIZONA
SENTINEL it was inadvertently stat
ed that one of the big new buildings
erected in the first block on Main
street was erected by Mr. Modesti.
This was merely a slip of the pen. It
should have been Mrs. Mead, who was
the very first person in Yuma to be
gin the building of a NEW YUMA. She
has one of the handsomest buildings
in the business part of town, and the
beauty of it is that in her anxiety to
repair the great damage done her
by the January flood she actually help
ed in the work with her own hands.
She deserves great credit for what
she has accomplished and I regret ex
ceedingly that she was not given due
credit for her splendid work in the
previous issue. Many of Mr. Modes
ti's buildings were gutted by the flood
and the city forced him to tear them
down, but he has not as yet rebuilt.
The change in the full page Winter
haven advertisement, found jon the
third page -of this issue, will be an eye
opener to cotton planters. The price
put on Egyptian cotton seed is a full
cent and a half below what it was sup
posed this seed could be obtained for,
which indicates that Manager Deyo is
determined to give the people the
benefit of his services as an induce
ment for them to plant the long staple
Contractor Goodbody has actuallj
begun work on constructing the new
Imperial Valley "intake" about a mile
above Hanlon Heading. He will have
to remove about 700,000 cubic yards
of earth. In the meantime sand and
silt continue to flow down the Alamo
canal by the train load.
Col. Wilson has detailed a full com
pany of his "regulars" to guard the
border at the lower end of Yuma Val
ley, the honor of this duty falling to
Company H, Captain Herbert command
ing. The soldiers were taken to their
new post last Saturday aver the Re
One night last week, the night that
Charley Chaplin showed up in one of
his masterpieces, Manager Johansen
had more patrons than he could take
care of. They blocked the sidewalk
between reels. However he is always
trying to please his patrons by giv
ing them the very best that the "mo
As evidence of the fact that the Yu
ma Heights orange grove grows the
finest oranges in the world it is only
necessary to point to the fact that pet
ty thieves from California have re
cently been arreBted for stealing them
by the sack full.
Don't be bashful about sending in
your subscriptions, the ARIZONA
SENTINEL a full year for two dollars,
or the Sentinel and Daily Examiner six
months for $3.00 cash in advance.
The proposed assessment against
Imperial Valley lands amounts to
about $5 per acre, and this only for
temporary relief at that. Some of
these days the farmers over there are
going to be thoroughly awake. They
are now but just awakening to a real
ization of the fact that if they don't
connect with Yuma Project at Laguna
dam, Mark Rose will.
Monoirar TVvn -f fhi TX7'?r QlVioirQn
Manager Deyo of the Winterhaven
Townsite company, spent several days
in Los Angeles this week on business
connected with the building up of
Thursday, Jan. 18 Peggy Hyland in
"Saints and Sinners," a five reel Para
Friday, Jan. 19 Constance Tal
madge and Wilfred Lucas In "The Mi
croscope Mystery," a five reel Trian
gle; also a two reel Keystone.
Saturday, Jan. 20 Five reels of Uni
Sunday, Jan. 21 George Walsh in
"The Mediator," a five reel Fox drama.
Monday, Jan. 22 A five reel Metro
Tuesday, Jan. 23 Mae Murray in
"Sweet Kitty Bellavis," a five reel
Wednesday, Jan. 24 Wm. S. Hart in
"The Devil's Double," a five reel Kay
Friday, Jan. 19 Anna Little and
Frank Borzage in "The Land O' Liz
zards," a five reel Mutual.
Home of Hart, Schaffner
& Marx Clothes
We call far your clothes
and return them spotless.
Maiden Lane, Near Third St.
McCutcheon and Baily
YUMA - ARIZONA
SAMUEL A. MITCHELL
341 Second St., Yuma Ariz.
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Coupled with unusual care
ful attention to your business
has enabled us to treble our
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Fire Insurance Specialists.
United States Depository
Cor. Second and Main Sts.
Greatest cash reserve of
any bank in Yuma or Yuma
4 per cent paid on Sav
Best Service on Check-
N. S. PARKS.
Plmbing- and Tin Shop.
Best Equipped Shop in the City
Phone 145-J. 416 Second Street
BALSZ'S COLD STORAGE
Wholesale and Retail.
Fresh and Smoked Meats.
J. M. BALSZ, Prop.
248 Main St.
O. C. JOHNSON,
356 Second Ave., Phone 171.
T. H. McDowell, Prop.
Pocket Billiards, Cigars.
Barber Shop, baths.
Auto Servise in Connection.
216 Main St. Phone 8.