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fEE ARIZOBA SENTIBBL SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 1873. 5
$5 per Year ; Six Months, $3. YUMA. A. T. SATUIIDAY, AUG. 23, 1873. NOTICE. ; Jphu C. Bacon is authorized to .transact the business of this office .during my absence. C. I. Mjnor. ' BEILLIAWT METEOR. Magnificent JErial Display !; At about 10 p. m. of Sunday la!st a very large Meteor appeared about.35 degrees above the hori .zon, and 10 degrees S, of east. It at first looked the size as the crown of a hat, and in moving majestically across the sky, occu pied about 1 second in reaching the zenith, from whence -it threw off the most brilliant scintillations -qf variegated colors for about 30 degrees of its farther course, then emitted a ghastly white light as powerful as at its first appearance ; and finally, after having reached a point 10 degrees north of west, arid 20 above the horizou, it faded sud denly from view, followed by a aun explosion ana succeeding reverberntory roar ; the eng tire length of its luminous track Toeing- distinctly seen for several seconds afterward. It? occupied about three seconds in its flight from point to point. - A loud rushing noise accompa nied the phenomenon, sounding like that made by a huge sky rocket. Ordinary print could easily have been read by the powerful light shed by this meteor, 2Eriai phenomena aro of such frequent occurrence in this lati tude, that the establishment here of a National Astronomical Ob servatory would seem to be a ne cessity. i Important to Owners of Stock in Yuma County. All persons owning stock in Yuma county, who have not re corded their brand or brands in the office of the County Recorder, should do so at once, as will be seen by reading the law on the subject, to be found at page 689 Compiled Laws of Arizona : Sec. 3. " No mark, brand or connter brand, elinll be considered lawful if not recorded as specified m this act." Next week we will give the law in full. Proceedings of the Board of Super visors of Yuma County. Board met pursuant to last ad journment, at 9 a. m. All the members present. Board took recess till 4 p. m., to give County Treasurer time ; to complete duplicate Tax or Assess ment roll. EVENING SESSION. 4 P m. Redondo and Fisher present; Baker absent. ' On motion, the duplicate Tax roll waa turned over to the Tax Collector, Dr. F. H. Goodwin, with the warrant thereto at tached, for. collection Bonds were handed in the same even ing by Collector Goodwin and ap proved, which are now on file in the County Recorder's office. No other business being before the Board, it adjourned sine die. During his late visit the Gover nor informed us that he intended to publish "Statistics of Arizona" early next year. The appropria tion made by the Legislature for the publication of this, work (only $300) is not enough to enable the author to give all the information in a desirable compass and style; besides, 3,000, copies, the number proposed to bo issued, will prove inadequate, we think, for the due dissemination of so im portant a compendium. But "half a loaf is better than no bread." It seems almost ridiculous to re-affirm, for the information of some of our readers, that the Texas and Pacific Railroad will bo built via Yuma. Abundance op Water on the Sonora. Desert. Wo learn from Sra. Aguilar, who came through from Sonora one day this week, lhat plenteous rains had fallen on the Sonora Desert, and that all the watering places on that road are full. The numerous herds of horses and cattle that have been detained here awaiting rain, have been started for Sonora over that route. Several fam ilies have also left within the last week, bound for the same destination. Indications of Rain The weather has been cloudy for sev eral days past, and during the night of Thursday we received a slight sprinkling, but the clouds floated off up the river, and have doubtless wet the Wallapai and Mojave sections ere this. Rain has fallen on the road bo tween Yuma and San Diego. While traveling over the Mo jave road recently, Gov. Saflbrd met a flock of 2,400 sheep, being driven into the Territory from California. Let them come; there is pasturage for coun'less flocks and herds in all parts of the Territory. Commercial. SAILED. Aug. 17, at daylight, Mojave, Capt. Pool, with barge No. 2, for Mojave. Aug. 17, at 11:30 a. m., Cocopdh, Capt. Mellon, for Ehrenberg. ARRIVED. I Aug. 21, at 10:30 A. M., Coccpdh, from Ehrenberg. Arrived at San-Diego five days ago, bark Mary Glover, from Pu get Sound, with cargo of lumber and piles for the Texas and Paci ficHailway. Union. Gold in New York 115; green backs in San Francisco 8687. G. M. Knight lost two valuable doga by poison "Fannie" and "Dice" which had evidently been, accomplished by throwing poisoned meat into his yard. The dog-poisoners should he careful. AMexican child came near dying one day this week from having eaten a piece ot cheose that had been poisoned and left out for dogs. There are hundreds of canines trotting about our streets and nipping the heels of passers, whose sheer' worthle3sness seems to save them from the poisoner's wiles.. , Our County Recorder says that "it works a hardship" to have to take down and examine records for two or , three hours, and get, as a remuneration therefor, an unnegotiable "thank you!" As parties have the right to search the records for themselves, they should call for the particular book or paper desired to be seen, other wise they ought not to forget that a fee is allowed the Recorder by law for searching. The Colorado Hotel at Yuma has a born landlord. Mr. Burke will treat you well, and his food is the best in the Territory. He is prospering of course, and de serves well at the hands of trav elers. "When you pass this place, make it a point to stop at tho Col orado. By private letter we learn that the Gila Irrigating Ditch is now 14 miles long. The people there are on the qui vive for an attack from the Mexicans, who are leav ing the Salt River country since the hanging of a few of his coun trymen. They have been threat ening vengeance for some time. H. E. Baker, the irrepressible is as aotive and full of business as ever. Our respected townsman John G. Capron, has recently received at San Diego, by schooner from San Francisco, nine Raune wag ons. Superintendent Ross, of Ca pron's line of stages running be tween this, place and San Diego, ,saya that lour horses will soon be attached to the coaches, and that it is the intention to run daily over the route after Christmas:. New Enterprise. We are pleased to see that the go-ahead firm)f Wm. B. Hooper & Co. have lestablished an agency in Yokohama, Japan, through whom theyget a genuine article of leaf tea put up expressly for them. i LefrYuma today for the Sonoita Valley in this TerritbfyT with the design of establishing, a ranch there, Dr. William B. Dunn, late 6f Los Angeles. His family ac companies him, Success attend his effoits to populate and make fruitful the wilds. Charles C. Auchner, for the last five months with H. E. Baker,ia going into business for himself soon. A deserving young man. Fine Jewelry. David NeaHr, pioneer merchant.received by last steamer the most beautiful lot of genuine jewelry ever brought to this market. Fitzgerald & Kenyon have, a large and well selected assortment of merchandise. Don't forget to give them a call. J. Samter is very busy, waiting on customers who are' crowding his well filled bazaar. For Sale Cheap A Florence Sewing Machine. For further particulars, apply at this office, tf Don Antonio Ostinelli left Wed nesday for Santa Barbara.at which place Clarence Gray is running on the "citizens' ticket" for District Attorney. I have on hand breakfast bacon, haxnt, tin-ware, corn-meal, oat-meal, buckwheat flour, rice, trunks, axes, clockB, watches, pure copper whisky, suj;ar by the bbl. pink beans, 2, 5 and 10 lb. cans lard, coffee mills, cockery, dry-goods, brandy, white shirts, and everything else nut enumerated. nu22 It H. E. Baker. NEW TO-DAY. SCHNEIDER, GEIERSON .& CO., NEWS AGENTS : AND DEALERS IN Books, Stationery , CONFECTIONERY, ! X33ACCO & CIGAR, au23 ti Yuma and San Diego. .