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tions may she always be in the right; but our country, right
or wrong." Stephen Decatur.
YUMA COUNTY'S SECOND ANNUAL FAIR A GREAT
SUCCESS VISITED BY GOVERNORS CAMP
BELL AND CANTU WHO WERE CHARMED
WITH THE VARIETY OF EXHIBITS.
The two visiting governors were special guests of hon
or at the County Fair Saturday morning during which the
famous military band of Mexicali charmed an immense audi
ence with classic and patriotic airs. Governor Cantu was
particularly interested in the various products of the farm,
and more especially in the magnificent display of the va
various kinds of cotton that are being experimented with on
Yuma Project, Superintendent Blair of the Government
Experimental Farm at Bard, having made a most compre
hensive display of upwards of a dozen different varieties.
Governor Cantu's domain is especially adapted to the cot
ton culture and he is exceedingly anxious to see all of Im
perial Valley, on both sides of the line, producing cotton that
is second to none in the world. It was difficult to get
Him to leave the fair building because of his intense interest
in and. admiration for all he saw, but we were operating
on schedule time and had to leave to partake of a noonday
banquet provided by Mr. E. F. Sanguinetti, Yuma's recog
nized "merchant prince," who never does things by halves.
We had been on the go for about five hours and the ban
quet was everything that was needed to make all those who
had the pleasure of participating in it happy and contented.
Plates were set for about 20. It was purely informal and ev
eryone enjoyed himself to the fullest extent, but none more
so than the two distinguished governors and their host.
From the banquet table we rushed to the Gandolfo The
atre where we all had a chance to rest for a few minutes
prior to Governor Cantu's departure for his home in Lower
California. "When we were ready to go to the depot Gover
nor Cantu expressed a desire to see our famous Yuma Mesa,
and though it was long past the time set for the special train
to leave, Superintendent Burdick, who had accompanied
Governor Cantu and party from Mexicali, very graciously
and good naturedly agreed to hold the train another hour,
and off the-party started for the mesa, the two governors
being accompanied in Mrs. Sanguinetti's elegant car by Mrs.
Governor Campbell, Mrs. Garvin, Mrs. Friend, Governor
Cantu's secretary, Senator Fred Colter and Mayor Michel
sen. Other automobiles were filled with the other visiting
guests and all of them had a chance to see "our beloved
Yuma Mesa." It is unnecessary to say they were delighted.
Returning to the depot the train was held a while longei
in order that Photographer Hickson might take a half doz
eng or more snapshots of the two governors as they stood
with hands clasped bidding each other good bye. The crowd
cheered, and the train moved across the big steel bridge as
the band was playing Mrs. Campbell's favorite La Golon
drina. Thus ended the most pleasing entertainment Yuma has
ever known. But there was still something left for Gover
nor "Tom" Campbell, for Mayor George Michelsen gave him
and his estimable wife an informal dinner at his elegant
home that lasted until time for the governor and his party
ro take the 10:40 train Saturday night for Phoenix.
From the many expressions I have heard on the streets
.i the last few days it seems for once in the history of Yu
ma absolutely everybody was pleased with the manner in
which all the various entertainments were carried out. The
whole scheme of bringing together the governors of Ari
zona and Lower California here in Yuma was regarded as
a happy hit. There wasn't even the slightest incident to mar
the success of the occasion. The advertised fact that the
two governors would meet here had the effect of bringing
nearly every person on Yuma Project within the gates of the
city of Yuma. That all of them were greatly pleased is a
wonder, for it is mighty hard to please everybody, but never
treless everybody was pleased, and it certainly made a great
success of the county fair. Great credit is due Commission
er Nelse Lind and his assistants for the successful manner
in which they handled the event. Both Governor Cantu
and Governor Campbell have faithfully promised to meet
in Yuma at the Third Annual Fair. Let us all hope that we
can even do better by our distinguished visitors next year
than we did this, though we did all that was in our power
to make our guests feel that they were welcomed and that
we appreciated the honor of their presence.
TRIP TO LAGUNA DAM ON RECLAMATION MOTOR
CAR ONE OF THE PLEASING EVENTS OF CEL
EBRATION IN HONOR OF GOVERNORS
CAMPBELL AND CANTU AND FRIENDS
One of the most pleasing events of the celebration in
honor of Governor Cantu and Governor Campbell was the
trip to Laguna dam in the reclamation motor car, affording
the two governors thier first opportunity to see theopera
tion of the gates that control the waters of the Colorado at
the headworks of Yuma Project irrigation system. The gov
ernors, as the guests of Project Manager Schlecht, had a
long list of Yumaites to do them honor on the trip aside from
their own staffs and friends who accompanied them to Yu
ma to attend the Second Annual County Fair.
In addition to the visiting officials the governops were
honored by the presence of Mesdames Campbell, Sangui
netti, Friend, Priest and Garvin, who added much pleasure
to the occascion. The great Laguna dam was a marvel to
all the visitors, Governor Cantu being especially interested
in the idea of Imperial Valley eventually connecting with
Yuma Project in order that Imperial Valley may always be
blessed with, a sufficient water supply.
Knowing that each of the two governors was anxious
to have a private talk about matters of state it was my great
pleasure to so arrange it that they could talk all the way to
Laguna dam and back again, using Governor Cantu's pri
vate secretary as interpreter. Both governors were delight
ed with what the other said and it is safe to say that a thor
ough understanding was reached between the two chief ex
ecutives that will result in great good to both Arizona and
Lower California. It required exactly two and a half hours
to make the round trip, after which Governor Cantu was
kind enough to give me the following statement through-
his secretary, Sr. Ramon Guerrera :
First There has never Been any protection to Ameri
can slackers in Lower California, as several papers have
wrongfully reported. Colonel Cantu and the people in Low
er California can have no sympathy with those parties who,
in the most unpatriotic way, leave the United States, in
times of danger, and when their sacred duty is to join the
'colors. If people of that ilk have entered into Lower Cali
fornia, they have "found there no one to countenance their
conduct and to extend any protection to them. Mexico, be
ing neutral at present, no stringent measures can be taken in
the case of slackers. Should Mexico decide on a benevolent
policy in favor of the allies," Mexican functionaries would
co-operate with the American authorities in making things
difficult for the slackers.
Second No German, syping has been going on in Low
er California. Two or three cases have been pointed out to
Governor Cantu by the American intelligence men. In ev
ery case he has exerted himself to make thorough invest!
gations; but nothing serious has been found out. Gover
nor Cantu will adopt very severe measures against any
breach of neutrality, and should he discover any German-
activities in Lower California, the parties concerned would
be speedily driven out of his territory. Lately, he has heard
of a group of spies, who, are reported to be erecting a wire
less station away south in the northern district. He has
instituted investigations, and is ready to act at once, in case
he discovers any guilty persons
' Third Both governors agreed that American and Mexi
can border authorities should work together, in perfect har
mony, for the benefit of both countries, and sholud be ready
to bring one another help in the abating of any kind of ac
tivities prejudicial to any of the countries.
Mrs. George Marable, the accomplished, and estimable
wife of one of the leading members of the board of govern
ors of the Water Users' Association, is the acknowledged
champion cotton picker of all the women's clubs of Yuma
Valley. She insisted on having a "patch" of cotton all her
own, consisting of a small parcel of land adjacent to her
country home, containing less than an acre of land. It was
planted to the Egyptian variety, and with her own hands
she has already picked 1,700 lbs. or just a fraction less than
a full 500 lbs of lint cotton, and she insists that she will get
two more pickings, or nearly two bales of Egyptian cotton
on less than an acre of ground. This will be equivolent to
over $600 per acre. Mrs. Marable certainly deserves
great praise for her splendid work.
The entire entertainment committee is under obliga
tions of Gus Contreras for his generosity in furnishing a
quartette for the various and humreous entertainments
scheduled for the two visiting governors. He made a spe
cial trip to Los Angeles to select the very best talent that
could be found, and that his selections were highly satis
factory can be attested by all who heard the four gentlemen
composing the quartette, first at the noonday banquet at
the Stag Cafe, then at the Southern Pacific Hotel banquet
and afterwards at the reception and ball at Elks' hall given
in honor of the governors and their distinguished retinue.
Yuma's Pioneer Cafe for Ladies and
Once a Customer Always a Customer
Only Union House in the City.
309 Main Street
Next to Yuma National Bank.
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We insure cotton in the bale on your ranch or in the gin yard.
Yuma Title Abstract & Trust Co.
JOHN DOAN, Secretary '
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Yuma Valley Produce Store
GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
First and Main Streets
s Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce.
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.
New Southern Pacific Hotel
Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class
Dining Room attached.
Sunday dinners a specialty.
IF. S. MING, Proprietor
A First Class Hotel A Hotel Noted for
at Moderate Rates Comfortable Beds 5
"Always Popular More so now" ,
Under new management
a. k. Mcdonald, Prop.
100 rooms without bath $1.00 per day
100 rooms with bath $1.50 per day
50 rooms with, bath $2.00 per day
Steam Heat and Running
water in all Rooms LOS ANGELES; CAL
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.