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chased 1875 by John W. Dorrington, who relinquished to W. H. Shorey on'
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Entered at Yuma, Yuma Co., Ariz., as second-class mail. Published on Thursdays.
B, F. FLY
The day is rapidly drawing near when the voters of Yu
ma will say by their ballots as to whether or not they are
going to give the so-called Kryger ordinance the stamp of
It doesn't matter one single cent one way or the other
to the editor of this paper whether the ordinance passes or
not, but I solemnly warn the voters that it is a most vicious
and outrageous measure. It should be defeated by all man
ner of means, for if it is adopted it will give Yuma the black
est eye Yuma ever got. There isn't a scratch of pen on file
to show that Kryger and associates have ever filed a watei
right application with either the state of Arizona, the state
of California, or the U. S. Government to connect the "im
aginary" pumping system with the Colorado river, without
.ALL of which he and his associates have just about as much
chance to divert the waters of the Colorado as a snowball
has in hades.
Kill it with your honest votes, or forever after admit
that you granted this franchise without knowing what you
were doing. It is a BAD, VICIOUS measure, and shouk
be defeated at all hazards. It aims to give Kryger & Co
1.12 acres of ground at the foot of Penitentiary Hil
FOR NOTHING, that in years to come may be wortl
Go to the polls on July 19 and kill this monstrosity sc
dead that it won't be worth skinning.
Then go after it and kill it once and for all.
LOS ANGELES HIGHBINDERS AND THEIR RUTH
LESS TREATMENT OF CITIZENS OF YUMA
I wonder how much longer the citizens of Yuma in
tend to permit the Los Angeles highbinders to leave See
ing! Ayepue in its present disgraceful condition? Is there
no law strqng enough to. make the big he highbinder toe
the rnark? 0r must this city continue to let him keep one
of the main ctreets gf the city looking like a cyclone hac
struck it? Month after month this street has been torn up
and filled half the width of the street with the excavatec
dirt. Why is this thus? Why not get out a warrant ano
arrest the highbinder the next time he puts his foot on
Yuma soil? That's exactly what would be done to any
private citizen who would dare commit such an1 outrage
Then why is the Los Angeles highbinder any better than
any private citizens of Yuma? Is it because he counts his
wealth by the millions? Go after him; soak him, good and
hard, -teach him once and for aii time that if he wants to
transact business in the city of Yuma he must do it along
the same general lines laid down for private individuals.
Laying all joking aside, isn't it a shame and a disgrace
that one of the main streets of the city should be torn up:
obstructed and otherwise made to look indecent for as
many months as this street has been in its present condi
tion? I venture the assertion that no other city on the
American continent would have stood for such treatment
one-tenth of the time that Yuma has allowed this great out
rage to exist. Why is it? That's what the people want to
know, and especially the people along the street so dis
Make 'em fix that street right away, or put 'em in jail.
That's what will bring the big highbinder to his milk. Go
FARMERS CAN BQRROW MONEY FROM FARM
AND LOAN BANK TO PURCHASE SHEEP
It will be of more than passing interest for the farmers
of Yuma project to read the appended information received
from the Federal Land Bank at Berkley, California, the
institution of which Dr. Elwood Mead is a member. It con
tains most valuable information, among the chief of which
is that farmers can borrow money 'from the Federal Loan
Bank (at not to exceed 5 per cent) to purchase sheep. Here
is the communication; read it carefully:
Editor Sentinel :
BERKELEY, (Cal.) June 30. For the purpose of
speeding up the work ofihe Federal Land Bank of Berke
ley additional appraisers are to be appointed for the Ari
zona territory at once, according to President Burrell G.
White of the Bank.
One national farm loan association in Arizona has
been granted a charter and appraisers are now appraising
the lands of members of two associations, and the appli
cations for charters of three other associations are now
receiving attention in "Berkeley. .-
The Federal Loan Board at Washington hasecently
maJde several rulings, interpreting the Federal Farm Lean
Act, which are of interest to Arizona ranchers. Among
them are: "That where a homestead entryman on Gov
ernment homestead has in good faith occupied the land
for the requisite period and made final proof by virtue of
such settlement, his land office receipt may be accepted as
evidence of basic title for the purpose of a loan under the
Federal farm loan system. Where homestead entrymen
commute at the end of fourteen months and pay for their
lands, the board will insist upon patent having been grant
ed before a loan will be passed.
The Board has also ruled that loans will be made on
lands which are primarily agricultural lands, on which
there are leases carrying the right to remove oils, gases, or
other minerals, provided that the extent to which such use
may interfere with the use of the land for agricultural pur
poses be taken into consideration; and that the land bank
indemnify itself by requiring the borrower to include in his
mortgage the rights under such lease, and agree therein
that the proceeds from such lease shall be applied to the
payment of the mortgage..
'in regard to stock raising, the board regards the use
of money borrowed from the Federal land banks, for the
purpose of purchasing sheep, as strictly within the purview
of the law, and altogether commendable."
YUMA VALLEY WATER USERS' ASSOCIATION
HOLD AN INTERESTING MEETING
Tuesday of this week the Yuma Valley Water Users'
Association held a brief though very interesting meeting,
deferring final action on the important question presented
lor its solution until Saturday morning of this week, at
which time the representatives of the Imperial District
will be presentr
Former UniteH States Senator Flint was present on be
half of the National Council of Defense as well as repre
senting the Californa Council of Defense. What he want
ed to know at the hands of the boa re' ol governors was up
on what terms the citizens 3f Yuma Valley would permit
another weir dam to be constructed across the Colorado
at Hanlon heading. He made a most plausable and logi
cal argument for the construction of the dam, should it be
found necessary to construct it, and yet kept strictly away
from the question of embroiling the two valleys into an un
seemly scramble, or getting at logger-heads. He explained
that Imperial Vallley has. a prospective "food crop" of
something like $30,000,000 this year, the great bulk of
which will be ruined, if the valley does not get the requisite
amount of water to mature the crops. This, he explained,
the naton needs at this time.
The upshot of the conference was that the board of
governors passed a resolution-in :the shape of a telegram to
the Arizona delegation declaring that Yuma Valley will
meet Imperial Valley in a spirit of fairness Imperial Val
ley to indemnify Yuma Valley against flood loss, caused
by the construction of the -proposed dam, and in addition
Imperial Valley is to expend; at least $50,000 in building up
the levee system from Hamlon heading up to the city of
That was the way the matter was left. It will be up to
the joint meeting to be held this coming Saturday to deter
mine just exactly what is to be done in order to insure Im
perial Valley all the water it may need this coming summer
and fall to perfect its crop. There was, apparantly, no dis
position on the part of any of the members of the board of
governors to "block the game." On the other .hand the
whole question seems to hinge on the question of "indemni
ty" and the expenditure of the-$50,000 on the levee on the
-Arizona side of the Colorado. That this can be amicably
adjusted there seems no doubt, for all seem to realize the
absolute necessity of Imperial Valley producing a bumper
crop this year, purely for war purposes.
And, now hold your breath: Just as soon as this im
portant question was gotten out of the way the question of
prosecuting the suit of the Water Users against the gov
ernment jumped to the front. Judge Thos. D. Molloy and
nis assistant, Judge Fred L. Ingraham, 'presented the infor
mation that formal suit had been entered against the gov
ernment, it being stipulated and agreed that they and their
associates, Baker & Baker, of Phoenix are to get 30 cents
per acre from every irrigable acre on the project for prose
cuting the suit, and $1 per acre more if they win the sutf.
Their first bills were presented and ordered paid. SO the
fight is on, the formal suit having been entered last Monday
morning, though the service was had on former Superin
tendent of Irrigation Fessenden Saturday, just a few hours
after he had severed his connection with the Reclamation
service. It is hardly possible that any technical advantage
will be taken of this fact, though at the time of service Mr.
Fessenden was not an employe of the government.
The suit is made returnable Friday of this week before
Jurdge Sawtelle, at his home near Tucson. The river is now
at a most dangerous stage, but nowithstanding that fact
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Money! Money! Money!
I have all kinds of it to loan
on either straight loans at
8 or on - easy repayment
Fire Insurance Specialist.
Emil C. Eger
McCutcheon and Baily
YUMA - ARIZONA
- We call for your clothes
and return them spotless.
Maiden Lane, Near Third St.
0. C. JOHNSON,
356 Second Ave., Phone 171.
N. S. PARKS.
Plmbing and Tin Shop.
Best Equipped Shop in the City
Phone 145-J. 416 Second Street
FOR CLEANING AND PRESSING
that gives satisfaction; also altering of every kind for
Ladies and Gents. High Class, Hand Made Tailoring
ALBERT De PAQUETTE TAILORING CO.
348 Second Street. Yuma, Arizona.
Yuma Valley Produce Store
GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
First and Main Streets
Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce.
New Southern Pacific Hotel
Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class
Dining Room attached.
Sunday dinners a specialty. ......
F. S. MNG, Proprietor
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
The Thomas Barber Shop
244 Main Street.
Everything new. The most up-to-date Barber Shop
in Yuma. Your patronage solicited.