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LATEST MARKET REPORT
FURNISHED BY 5
J. M. BALSZ
H Cottd& 26c
Cattle 6c to 10c
Hogs 8c to 15c
Lambs . . 16c
X Milo Maze, ton $45.00
Fetereta, ton 45.00
Alfalfa hay, ton $22.00
d Barley, ton $52.50
g Wheat, ton $60.00
FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT
AND YUMA COUNTY
g LATEST MARKET REPORT
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f. F. SANGUINETTI
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1917.
IMPORTANT OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT RELA
TIVE TO WATER FOR "EXCESS LANDS."
Present instructions in the project office of the Yuma
Project restrict the delivery of water to Yuma Valley land,
on and' after January 1, 1918, to the following conditions:
The provision under which water can be furnished to
excess holdings and to lands owned by non-residents, is a
war measure, and is a temporary expedient, for the pur
pose of increasing the agricultural products of the nation.
Therefore the period during which such service is given is
Private lands up to 160 acres per owner must be cov-
erect, by a water right application. Land owners who ownj
in excess of 160 acres may get water for this excess land,
under an application for water service, provided they havej
made a water right application for 160 acres. j
Unpatented Land. !
Holders of unpatented land will be required to makej
application for a water right on a single farm unit included;
within their entry before any water can be delivered. When
such water right application has been made, water can be
delivered to the excess lands under an application for water
service. A water user who has made an application for a
water right on a farm unit of unpatented land, for which
the building charges have not been paid in full, connot
make any other water right application, but water can be
delivered to any excess land he owns or has entered under
an application for water service.
In order to obtain water on excess holdings, the owner
must, in addition to making application for a water right up
to the limit of area as provided by law, file an application
for water service for the irrigable area of the tract, which
area is given on the farm unit plats.
A land owner living at a distance greater than 50 miles
from his land is not eligible to make water right application.
In order to obtain water for his land, an application for
water service must be made.
Water Right Applications.
A water right application is made for the purpose of in
itiating the purchase of a water right for the land. This
water right is paid for in ten or twenty years, according to
whether or not the application is made under the original
reclamation act, or under the reclamation extension act,
and if under the latter, the land must be subject to the ex
tension act or an acceptance of the terms of this act must
be presented to and be accepted by the department.
Water Rental Contracts & Applications for Water Service.
All water rental contracts now in force will expire on
December 31, 1917, and thereafter a revised form of appli
cation for water service will be used. A payment in ad
vance of $1.50 for two acre feet per acre of the entire irri
gable area as shown on the far munit plate, is required at
the time the application is made. If more than two acre
feet an acre are used the charge is 75 cts per acre foot,
which is due and payable on March 1, following the irriga
1 FLAG WAVE IE BY
HONOR n iflS
te of Arizona,
PRESIDENT COUNSELS WORKERS
FER TELEPRONE STRIK
(Yuma Daily Examiner.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 The de
partment of labor is working to avert
a coast telephone strike. The presi
dent has taken up the matter person
ally and the department of labor tel
egraphed the unions to defer drastic
action pending a conference with Fed
eral Mediator Reed.
wages. Two weeks ago the trainmen
formulated demands for a switch
men's $5 minimum. Yesterday the
Switchmen's union formulated a de
mand for 50 per cent increase. To
morrow the chairmen of two brother
hoods, the trainmen and conductors
meet. It is understood the meeting
will make heavy demands.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31Federal
Mediator Verner Reed today announc
ed that everything indicated a post
ponement of the coast telephone
strike set for tonight. Reed said the
center of efforts is to avert a walkout
until there is time to make a perma
nent adjustment. He believed the un
ion leaders will heed the president's
request thru the department of labor,
as "it is the wish of the government
that no stoppage of telephone service
shall occur pending mediation."
CHICAGO, Oct. 31. A nation-wide
crisis is seen in railway circles on ac
count of the -raands for increased
Among the ceremonies thruout Ger
many on the occasion of Field Mar
shal Von Hindenburg's 70th dirthday
was the planting of trees named after
him. This follows the precedent of
planting "Bismarck oaks," which
flourish by the hundreds in various
districts. Many patriots planted fruit
trees for Hindenburg instead of oaks,
intending that on October 2 in years
to come the children will gather ap
ples, pears and plums, "as symbolic
reminders of the fruits which Hinden
burg bestowed upon the fatherland for
all time to come."
For the first time in the history of t.
Yuma is doing honor to the governo
Mexico. For the first time in the history of the state Gov
ernor Esteben Cantu, as the duly accredited representative
of the Mexican republic, has crossed the line into Arizona
and is breaking bread with our own citizens to prove thai
he and his beloved country desire to live at peace and or
friendly terms with our people. He is accompanied by his
personal staff, by other representatives of the republic o
Mexico, by members of the city government of Mexicali
business men from that growing city and by his famous mil
itary band all in honor of Governor's Day, and to partici
pate in our festivities incident to the Second Annual Fair
of Yuma County.
Governor Thomas E. Campbell will arrive in Yuma to
night or early tomorrow morning, accompanied by his es
timable wife and several members of his official family, to
assist in doing honor to Governor Cantu and his distin
guished fellow Mexicans.
This timely visit of Governor Cantu and Governoi
Campbell should for all time to come cement friendly rela
tions between Baja California and the state of Arizona. It
is but an open expression of the friendly feelings that have
always existed between these two sections, but it comes at
a most appropriate time, for it will afford the two distin
guished governors an opportunity to see what a wonder
fully rich country .we have in Yuma Project. The best that
our farmers have produced will be exhibited and during
the stay of the distinguished visitors they will be showr
the farms, gardens, orchards and stock ranches that pro
duced the exhibits.
The Yuma County Fair committee deserves great cred
it for having been able to induce Governors Cantu anc
Campbell to meet in Yuma on this auspicious occasion, foi
it is really an historical event, being the first time in the
history of Yuma county that such an event ever occurred.
The fact that Governor Cantu has very graciously broughi
his celebrated military band with him is a double honor tr.
our community, for it is doubtful if there is a band in he
enrire west that is its equal.
Appropriate committees have been appointed to see
that nothing is left undone to add to the comfort and pleas
ure of the distinguished visitors. The best Yuma car. af
ford will be none too good for them, nor will our people be
at all niggardly in expressing their appreciation. of the hon
or done our city by the presence of our visitors. The latch
string will dangle from every home; our arms are wide
open and we can but hope that the occasion will long be
remembered as the most pleasing event that Yuma has ever
Vive Governor Esteban Cantu y Mevico.
Long live Governor Campbell and the United States.
George Bronson Howard's
Direction of William Fox
11:45 P. M.
ARE CITIZENS READY TO VOTE NEARLY HALF
MILLION DOLLARS FOR MUNICIPAL OWNER
SHIP BEFORE RATE-FIXING ORDINANCE
IS PASSED ON BY SUPREME COURT.
At its regular meeting held one week ago last Tues
day night the city council very properly and wisely rejected
rhe Big He Highbinder's offer to sell his rotten old rat
traps for the sum of $250,000, when HALF that amount
would be more than the plants are actually worth.
By the same unanimous vote the City Attorney was in
structed to prepare the necessary resolution calling for an
election to see whether or not the tax-paying voters of the
city will vote $375,000,000 worth of bonds to construct eng
tirely new gas, water and electric plants.
Several months ago the city council passed a rate-fixing
ordinance very materially reducing the present prices
on the various commodities furnished, by the Big He High
binder's local utility plants. The legality of this ordinance
is now being tested in the courts. In the meantime all re
ceipts given for light, power, gas and water apprise the con
sumer that the difference between the old rate and the new
rate will be paid back in the event the courts hold that the
rate-fixing ordinance is O.K. Just how long it will take to
get a final decision at the hands of the supreme court, and
then possibly at the hands of the federal courts, is merely
a matter of guesswork, for matters of that kind drag along
very slowly, unless by special stipulation the case can be ad
vanced out of its regular turn. It is certain that it will take
a year or more while all during this time the service is be
coming worse and worse, in fact it is so bad now that it is ac
In view of these facts it would seem an easy matter to
induce the taxpaying voters to go right ahead and vote the
necessary money with which to construct municipally-owned
plants. But is it as easy as it looks? Well, hardly. The
Big He Highbinder and all his forces will fight the propo
sition to a fare-you well, every man of them.
That will be the first thing to contend with. Then you.
will have that class of taxpaying voters who are "constitu
tionally" opposed to voting bonds for any purpose what
ever, and they will be found to be a very considerable fac
tor in an election of this kind. But the greatest stumbling
Slock in the way of carrying this proposed bond election for
j375,000 will be found in those who think the city ought
to wait until the rate-fixing ordinance -ohall have been final
ly decided upon.
If the ordinance is finally held to be valid and binding
the city will not need municipal ownership, for it will then
De to the city council to fix the rates on all public utilities
to suit themselves, so long as they fix a rate that will per
mit the Big He Highbinder to make a FAIR profit on his
investment. If the council should fix the rate at a figure not
pleasing to the people themselves they will always have
the power to INITIATE an ordinance of their own choos
ing , always bearing in mind that the rate must be a FAIR
one. It would seem therefore, that the wise and logical
thing to do is to WAIT until the rate fixing ordinance is
f;nally passed upon by all the courts. If the ordinance "
declared null and void, and the city is still determined to
construct its own public utility plants, it is almost a fore
gone conclusion that machinery and material will be very
much cheaper than at present, for just now we would have
to pay WAR PRICES everything, even labor.
The city council at its meeting Tuesday night of this
week passed a resolution to its second reading calling for
a special bond election for the early part of December ap
propriating $400,000.00 for municipal ownership of public
ptilities, for discharging the indebtedness to the Southern
Pacific for building the Gila street levee and for a new fire
department and equipment, including a building that will
serve for a city hall as well as for a fire house.
The several items are as follows:
Municipal plants $365,000.00
Fire department 20,500.00
Southern Pacific debt 12,802.72
Balance for interest 3,697.28
The question will now be put squarely up to the tax
paying voters as to whether or not they want to incur this
indebtedness right now, or whether they want to wait un
til the courts pass upon the validity of the rate-fixing ordi
nance passed several months ago;. Lack df space pre
vents full discussion of the merits of the propositions enu
merated above in this issue, but they will be more fully
discussed bteween now and the date of th especial election.
My off-hand opinion is that the bond issue will meet with
decided opposition at this time.