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S E. F. SANGUINETTI
LATEST MARKET REPORT
J. M. BALSZ
ft Milo Maze, ton $62.50
Fetereta, ton ?62.50
Alfalfa hay, ton $15.00
g Barley, ton $42.00
"Wheat, ton $55.00
Cattle ..fin tn inn
Hogs 8c to 12c
Lambs . 12c
FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT
AND YUMA COUNTY
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1917.
BELLE FOURCHE IRRIGATION PROJECT DIS
MISSES ITS SUIT AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT
At about the sam etime the Yuma project was being
investigated by its celebrated "board of cost review'' the
same process was being conducted on the Belle Fourche
project up in South Dakota, presided over by an old uma
ciizen, Project Manager B. E. Hayden. Things were un-
satisfactory up there just as they were down here. 'I he
bnard of cost review made its report, just as it did here.
The result was just as it is threatened to be here a Jaw
suit was begun against the government very promptly. It
has been pending ever since.
Now comes the information, as verified by the append
ed letted from Project Manager Hayden to the Department
at Washington, saying the suit HAS BEEN DISMISSED,
because finally the attorneys for the Water Users Asso
ciation determined that NOTHING COULD BE
GAINED. The letter should be read with much interest by
all Yuma Valley farmers, for the questions involved at
Belle Fourche were just about on a par with the questions
that are raised here on the Yuma Valley suit. Here is the
copy of the letter sent to Washington, and which will be laid
before the local Water Users' Association by Project
Manager Schlecht Saturday of this week. Read it carefully:
Newell, S. D., June 23, 1917..
Project Manager, Newell, S. D.
Director and Chief Engineer, Washington, D. C.
Dismissal of lawsuit between Belle Fourche Valley
Water Users' Association of the Belle Fourche Project and
the U. S. Reclamation Service.
1. I am pleased to report that the Executive Boarti
of the Belle Fourche Valley Water Users' Association, at
a special meeting on June 22, adopted a resolution provid
ing for the dismissal of thier suit against the Reclamation
Service. Undoubtedly there will be less disposition on the
part of Water users to avoid the payment of charges in the
future than in the past, as their attorney has heretofore
been able to convince them that they were protected by
the existanec of litigation.
2. At the proper time, recommendation will be made
specifying a limiting date within which contracts covering
the extension of time for payments of repair' workto the
Belle Fourche dam may be made.
3. It is thought that the action of the Water Users'
Board on this project in dismissing their suit before it had
come to trial might, if known to them, cause the Board of
Governors of the Yuma project to reconsider ;ts recent
action in authorizing legal proceedings on that project.
B. E. HAYDEN.
YUMA VALLEY, GARDEN SPOT OF THE WORLD.
NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD AS NOW.
If there is any one particular spot in the entire state ol
Arizona that can justly be called "the garden spot of the
world" Yuma Valley can well claim that distinction, for it
is doubtful if any other section of the entire United States
can compare with Yuma Valley at the present time. It is
simply a dream, from the standpoint of the farmer, gard
ner and stock-raiser. A trip over the "Warrenite' good
road from Yuma to Somerton, and thence down through
the Gadsden country to the Mexican line will convince the
most skeptical that Yuma Valley has no peer.
Thousands upon thousands of acres of cotton, much oi
which is over three feet high, alfalfa the like of which was
never before seen anywhere in the world, milo maize and
fetereta that will produce from two to three tons of corn
and ten to twelve tons of forage per acre, and everything
else in proportion, at once gives Yuma Vallev a reputation
for productivity that can not be compared with any othei
farming section of the United States. Cattle, horses,
mules, sheep, hogs and poultry are rolling fat and all are
bringing prices never before reached in this section. The
farmer is indeed "in clover", for with "war prices" pre
vailing for everything he raises or grows he is making more
than ever before.
What matters it to the farmer if his "water right" die
cost him $75 per acre double what he expected when
he gets enough in one year to pay all these charges and
then have money in the bank? What other country on the
face of the earth can grow as much per acre as is growr
down in Yuma Valley? Where will you find cotton land
anywhere else that will produce upwards of two bales pei
acre? In what other part of the country can you find al
falfa land that will give you ten cuttings of a ton each acre
per year? Where else in all the world can you find alfalfa
that will give you almost a ton of seed per acre in addition
to three cuttings of hay per year? On what other part of
THE BIG HE HIGHBINDER GOT IT IN THE NECK
ONCE AGAIN AT THE HANDS OF THE
This article is being written Tuesday night, just after
the city council has once again shown that it was not.owned
body and soul by the big HE highbinder of Los Angeles.
And, therefore, I write the item with more than ordinary
pleasure, and only regret that space will not permit me to
say all that I would like the people to know.
When the council met it was confronted with a "refer
endum" petition, signed by ninety people, 77 of yhom were
legal voters, praying and DEMANDING that the council
submit to a referendum vote fte Sanguinetti-Ewing fran
chise ordinance, which is already on the ballot as a "refer
endum" measure. This remarkable- petition had been got
ten up on the orders of the big HE highbinder of Los Ange
les. It was the most audacious piece of trickery ever at
tempted upon a free people. The idea of forcing people to
say by their votes whether or' not they wanted to vote on a
certain measure that had already been legally and regular
ly referred to them by the council is the most asinine piece
of business ever before attempted in this or any other coun
try. City Attorney Molloy put his stamp of disapprovel on
it as soon as he read the "referendum" petition, declaring
that the whole thing was illegal, unconstitutional, and in di
rect violation of the letter and spirit of the law. But to
make doubly sure that the petition signed by 77 legal vo
ters should not stand as the voice of the people, the friends
of the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise got busy late Tuesday
afternoon and within two hours secured the names of ONE
HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVEN legal voters, pro
testing against the proposed outrage to be perpetrated by
the big HE highbinder of Los Angeles. The council lost
no time in taking the two petitions under advisement They
went at it hammer and tongs. No words were minced. The
big HE highbinder was ripped open fore and aft by Attor
ney Wupperjnan, who appeared for Sanguinetti and Ew
ing. The whole scheme was laid bare, not only by Attorney
Wupperman, but also by City Attorney Molloy, both ot
whom declared that such a thing as referring a measure
that had already been referred to the vote of the people was
never heard of before. And so the council viewed it, for the
whole subject matter was wholly ignored, thrown into the
waste basket, and otherwise trampled upon as it very justly
should have been.
This little play upon the part of the big He highbinder
only shows to what straits he is now driven. He has had
an absolute monopoly of the public utilities of Yuma for so
long that he thinks he owns the city body and soul. He is
not content with gouging the very eye-balls out of the
people on rates, but he is trying in every way possible to
perpetuate his infamous graft. The council very sensjbly
saw it was time to call a halt. They took the big He high
binder by the nape of the neck and the seat of the pants and
threw him bodily out of the city council. They told him tc
go to the people with his wails. If the people can be bulliec
into defeating the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise the big He
highbinder will have to continue to have an absolute mo
noply of all public utilities in Yuma, but if they vote FOR
the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise, which they should do in
self defence, the BACK-BONE of the He highbinder will
be broken, for we will then have an independent company
here that agrees to give the city all the electric "juice"it
needs at actual cost.
Score one more ,knock-out for the people. Give the
council due credit for once more having heeded the voice
of the people. Mark down one more blank line against the
big He highbinder of Los Angeles, who will now pro'oabl)
seek to enjoin the city clerk from placing the Sanguinehi
Ewing ordinance on the ballot. It he does this the limit o
patience will have been reached, and for all the crimes he
has committed in Yuma in the last year he ought to spent
a year in jail for each crime, which would keep him there
until he rots.
Goodbye old HE highbinder. My advice is that you
put a fair price on your old traps and let the city take them
God's foot-stool can you find land that will produce forty
fifty or sixty bushejs of wheat or barley per acre and then
during the same year produce two or three tons of mile
maize with an additional ten or twelve tons of forage :
Yuma Valley is the only place in all the world that can la.
claim to all these things and stilll not be boasting.
When you come to think that all of these phenomina
crops are grown on lands that are retailing at about $5(
per acre for wild lands and $100 to $200 per acre for highly
cultivated lands it seems more like a dream than an ac-
TRAITORS MASKING UNDER THE GUISE OF
"PEOPLES COUNCIL OF AMERICA"
An unsigned "press matter", purpoting to come from
the "Peoples Council of America", 2 West 13th St., New
York City, has been received by the editor of the ARI
ZONA SENTINEL. It has been read most carefully and
the candid opinion of the editor of this paper is jjhat every
member of that organization ought to be put in jail, in
cluding .such men as David Starr Jordan, once president
of the- Stanford University of California, Lindley M.
Keasby of the University of Texas, H. W. L. Dana of the
Columbia University, Crystal Eastman of the American
Union against Militarism, Mrs. Herbert Parsons, N. Y.,
(sister-in-law of the Anarchist hanged in Chicago,) John
Tucker, the editor of the Christian Socialist, and about
fifty others of the same calibre of disloyal nincompoops
who are alleged to be members of the organization send
ing out this "press matter."
The document is unsigned. It merely states that the
above named individuals, with others, are members of the
organization that proposes to force the United States to
declare in advance what its terms of peace are in other
words it appears to the editor of this paper that the indi
viduals (in justice to American MANHOOD and WO
MANHOOD they cannot be called MEN and WOMEN)
whose names appear as members of this organization are
nothing but the PAID HIRELINGS of Germany. Their
sale object seems to be to discredit this Government, to
create strife among our loyal American citizens, to get this
country into such turmoil that it will convince the German
people that America is not in favor of the present war.
That seems to be the ONLY object sought by the scoun
drels whose names are appended to the membership list of
this disloyal organization. If they are not scounrdels, das
tards, and traitors their names would never appear on the
membership rolls of that unpatriotic organizatio.n It will
well be -remembered that Prof. David Starr Jordan, once
the idol of the UmversTty ofCaliorrnapwas hooted out
of Baltimore, run out of Washington, rotten-egged out of
El Paso, and otherwise treated as he deserveqVin various
cities of the country for his disloyal remarks just before the
"conscription" law was enacted. He is now associated with
a lot of "red Baggers" bent upon repealing the "conscrip
tion" law, and the sooner he and all his anarchistic follow
ers are locked up in jail the better for the country.
We are at war with a most powerful and resource
ful nation. The whys and wherefores are not NOW to be
considered. We are at war. That ought to be enough for
every American citizen -to know. Right or wrong, my
country all the time. That's the way it is in Germany. Our
Socialist friends here, some of them at least, are most
violently opposed to this war, and yet in Germany EVERY
SOCIALIST is fighting side by side with the German
Kaiser. They have laid aside their differences with the Ger
man government and agreed to fight it out to the bitter
end, while the Socialists of this country, or at least a good
ly portion of them, are not content unless they can put a
stone in the path of Uncle Sam' progress. But it won't
work. We are in this war to win, just as we have won every
war we ever engaged in, and WE ARE GOING TO WIN,
despite Traitor David Starr Jordan and all his following
traitors. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
I repeat what I said in the beginning and that is that
every man and woman who belongs to this traitorous or
ganization should be put behind the prison bars, or else
taken out and hanged.
rual reality. Back in the middle states corn an3 wheat
lands sell for $125 to $200 per acre, and the owner is lucky
indeed if he raises 20 bushels of wheat or 50 bushels of
corn per acre. "Away down South" where cotton is the
chief industry, the cotton planters well satisfied when he
gets an average of one-third of a bale of cotton per acre.
How does that compare with Yuma Valley? The differ
ence can be likened to a $450 fliver with a $5,000 touring
car. ' .
Up on the northern U. S. Reclamation projects, where
the "water" right has cost them all the way from $60 to
$125 per acre they have a "growing season" of but a few
months, never long enough to harvest more than three
crops of alfalfa, while in Yuma Valley we have a "grow
ing season" of every day in the year, with a temperature
in the "good old summer time" mild enough to make a
"hot house" look like a dirty deuce in a new deck. We do
not have to depend upon Heaven's tears to make our'crops
grow. All we have to do is to open the gates of our unsur
passed irrigating system and get the best irrigating water
in all the world in any quantity we like.
Yuma Valley is indeed the garden spot of the world.