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I 1 3 . TJrXJi a County, YUMA COUNTY. A white man first set foot on what is now Ynma County in 1771. It is the southwest division of the Territory, and one of the four original counties of the Tcr ritcry. Many great reclamation projects are however on foot, and in a few years ex pect to see Yuma County rated as the rjchet in the Territory. The first glimpse the traveler from Cali fornia catches of Arizona is that of the picturesque town of Yuma, which is snugly situated in the embrace of gentle rolling hills, upon whose crests and sides the modern homes of our superior civilization are crowding the adobe dwellings into eternal oblivion. Ynma is the gateway to Arizona, the new empire of the West, upxin whose undeveloped.riches the eyes of the ouutry are at present turned, and as such, she is bound to crow and prosper with a rapidity that at present can hardly be re alized. But coupled with her geographi cal position we find that she is the center of a country whose agricultural possibih ties are practically unlimited, being sur rounded by a soil the fertility of which exceeds that of the delta of the Nile, and wanting only water to become a paradise of bloom. Billions of gallons of that precious ttntfl have nnnuallv eone to waste at Yuma's very doors, but already a reaction is taking- place and many enterprises are on foot to supply the life-giving waters of the yollow Colorado to the thirsty earth. RIVERS OF YUMA COUNTY, In regard to climate, healthfulness, fer tility and productiveness of soil, facilities for cultivation, irrigation and abundance of water supply, variety of resources an cheap transportation by rail and by water, no nart of Arizona can surpass Yuma county, which is destined to become one of ichest and most prosperous counties Arizona. It lies between 32 00' and 34 20' north latitude and 113 20' and 114 40' west longitude. It contains 6.488,320 acres. It is about as large as the States of Rhode Maud, Connecticut and Delaware com biied, or as large as either New Hampshire, Vermont- or Massachusetts. The western boundary of Yuma County is formed by the Colorado river, which separates Arizona from California. The county is bounded on the north by Williams Fork and the Santa Maria river, whoso waters flow into the Colorado; on the east by the counties of Pima, Maricopa and Yavapai, and on the south by Sonora "Mexico. Its county seat is the town of Yuma. The Colorado river drains tho entire ter ritory of Arizona, and every drop ol water which falls on its mountains and plains finds its way to this mighty river. It formed bv the union of the Green and Grand rivers, fed by the streams which rise in the Rocky Mountains, aud the melt ing snows cause a greater depth of water furnishing the most water at the season when it is most required for the purposes of irrigation and agriculture. It will be seen that for the entire distance along its western boundary, Yuma County possesses the great advantage oE cheap water transportation. The Gila river rises in the western part of New Mexico and is fed by numerous streams, amone the most prominent of which are the San Pedro, Ajjua Eria, Has savamnaand Salt rivers. It flows west through Yuma County and empties into the Colorado at the town of Yuma. Yuma county, traversed by these great rivers from its northern to its southern, and from its eastern to its western bound arie8, possesses a far greater water supply than any other county in the Territory, and far more than can be found in all Call fernia. This water is now being diverted from its natural channels by means of numerous large irrigating canals, and utilized for the purpose of reclaiming and irrigating the immense tracts of lands which lie in this favored country, and which are as fertile as any in the world. The Southern Pacific Railroad crosses the Colorado river at tho town of Yuma and runs through the county, following the genorol course, and at an- average distance of about four miles south, of the Gila river, rendering all the lands susceptible of irri gation and cultivation, can find an easy outlet in this way and can be transpoited le East or West. ' Another competing railroad is projected from San Diego, California, to the town of Yuma, and thence along the north side of the Gila river. Thus Yuma County will have exceptional railroad advantages. THE CLIMATE OF YUMA. The climate of Yuma for nine months of the year has no equal, as we believe, in tho world, and during the remaining three months- of the year, comprising June, July and August, the heat is not oppressive. Even though the thermometer in mid-sum-nier may a times rise above 100, and oc casionally even reach 110, yet, owing to the absence of moisture in the air, it is not oppressive. The atmosphere is pure, light and balmy. Whan the mercury marks the highest extreme of heat, a person does not feel that oppression or debility which is felt in the Eastern States when the mer cury is ranging from 80 to 90. The air is so dry that perspiration is absorbed as soon as it reaches the surface of the body, and at no timo in the summer does the heat produce any discomfort. LANDS AND SOUS. The lands of Tama County comprise tlie river bottoms and valleys and thfe -uplands or mesa?. The bottom ands are maJstcr and slightly mere-fertile, if, indeed, it is possible to imke comparisons where all are so wonderf nly productive and prolific. Th uplands or meexs are warmer ami, perhaps, 3lgfaly tor better the cultivation of the citrus fruits f VWi Htf7t ".'teU,- of Tf v:.jrv IfiffT o the Gila and Colorado rivers have for the most part a deep sedimentary soil of brownish, gray sandy loiin, resting-, in most places, upon a gray clay subsoil at a depth from ten to twenty feet below the surface, The clay subsoil forms a hard pan which is impervious to water. These soils have been slowly formed by tho decomposition of shales, sandstones, marls, limestones, etc., mixed with or ganic and vegetable- matter, washed down by the mighty rivers and have been gradually deposited during the course of centuriesi The fertilizing brownish mud held in the wat tiof the Colorado and Gila rivers resembles that from the Kile, and its quantity varies from 0.1 to 0.5 percent., though the water when even considerably discolor ed bj' mud is good to drink, resembling in this res pect the Missouri river water. A chemical analysis of the sediments of the Colorado and of tho Nile exhibits a wonderful similarity in the constituent parts of each. That of the Colorado exhibiting a trifle less potassa, most phosphoric acid and car bonade of limcstome beds through which the Colo rado passes . In other respacts the sediment of the Colorado is almost identical with that of the Nile. It will bo noticed, therefore, that when this water is used for irrigation it is superior to artesian waters since it is constantly supplying the land with the richest fertilizing elements. The soil of the valleys is extremely rich in dodomposed vegetable matter and uncombined carbon, readily absorbing the aerial gases, such especially, as oxygen, which en tering the soil, decomposes tho organic matters so that they can be taken up and nourish the plants which may be considered a leading fcaturj In its fertility. It also readily takes up and retains moisture, while the firmness of its particles affords every facility for percolation and tho activity of capillary action. In its mechanical composition its particles are in a state of very fine division, which renders it more productive than coarser soils. It acquirics heat readily in the daytime, and the loss of the heat at night is very gradual, so that it re mains always warm and is not subject to sudden changes of heat and cold. Besides its essential con stitucnts cf wter, organic or vegetable matter, sand and clay, a chemical analysis shows that lime, soda, magnesia, iron, ammonia and available forms of nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potash enter into composition in the proportions best adapted to add to its fertility, though, of course, as is alwaj the case in soil analysis, its composition varies different localities and is not always constant. The soil of the uplands, or mesas, s lighter and more gravelly and in some places of a free, loamy, calcareous character. The mesa lands are warm and Generous. They seem especially adapted for the grape, olive and citrus fruits generally. Their soil contains more magnesia, llmo or chalk than the bottom lands. It never cracks and retains moisture admirably in summer. It is of that character which will produce a wine that will keep good for fifty or a hundred years, and Improve annually, not being liable to sour, or on exposure to the airr after on year old, to become turbid and change color in the bottle or glass. We can safely say that the soil of Yuma County can nowhere be surpassed, containing as it does all the essential elements of richness and fertility. FRUIT CULTURE. Fruit production throughout Arizona is a sub jeet o great interest at present, a-nd will doubt, be the principal industry in Yuma County The remarkable results that have sprung from very superficial and imperfect culture has dc raonstrated that tho soil and climate of Yuma County arc peculiarly adapted for this branch of agricultural enterprise. The dovelopment otthese resources is of the utmost importance and is at tracting carefnl attention. Experiments have been made, with care, and facts in regard to the culture of different kinds of fruits have been collected which cannot fail to convince, even tbo most skept ical, of the wonderful superiority of Yuma County OYCrSoutnern California in fruit growing, and which must lead to a large and varied production of the most remunerative character. The Commissioner of Immigration in his report. published in 1880, writes as follows of the rich valleys of the Gila, Colorado and Salt rivers. "The soil of these valleys is among the richest on the continent. It is formed of the detritus which the streams for ages have brought down from their mountain homes in their journey to the sea. By constant overflows and change of channel the deposit of this rich Vegetable matter has form ed a soil of extreme fertility Near the streams it is a dark alluvial mold, well adapted to small KTunib unu jjrusacs. ruituci uoviv mere 19 a ncn sandy loam, mellow and porous, and, especially favorable for fruit culture. It has been already demonstrated that the productive capacity of these valleys is not surpassed by lands of equal area in' any part of the United States. So rapid and prollfi is the growth of the fruit3, cereals and vegetables that the labor of the cultivator is reduced to the minimum. In nearly all of them two crops a year can be growth, and vegetation is one month ahead of California. The farmers plants a cottonwood sapling before his door, and within the year he has a shade tree twenty-five feet hiich! Alfalfa can be cut six times during tho season, and it is an actual fact the grape-cuttings have produced within eigh teen months! What State or Territory can make such a showing? The climate, it must be remem bered, is nearly perpetual summer. Snow never falls in these southern valleys. The farmer begins to plant in November, and by tho middle of May his harvest is ready. Roses are in bloom, fruit trees are blossoming, and the grain fields arc a sea of trrcen, when the fields of the Eastern farmers are covered with snow and ice. Every variety of grains, grasses, fruits and vege tables grown in the temperate and semi-tropic zones can be produced in the valleys of Arizona. Wheat, corn, barley, oats and all the small grains give a yield of from twenty-five to fifty bushels to the acre. Alfalfa, clover, timothy, Bermuda and all the cultivated grasses grow luxuriantly, the former giving from eight to ten tons to the acre each year, Every variety of vegetable raised in the United States can be crown in Arizona, and nowhere arc they found of better quality. Besides the products mentioned, these semi- tropical valleys produce cotton, sugar-cane, to bacco, hemp and rice. With the exception of the sugar-cane, but little attcnticu is paid to the culti ation of other staples; but it has been demonstrat ed that the soil and climate arc specially adapted to their successful growth. Cotton-growing is no experiment in Arizona, for it is on record that when the Europeans first penetrated this region, they found the Pima Indians wearing fabrics made of cotton grown in the Gila valley. "But it is their adaptability for fruit culture that assures to these valley lands a dense popula tion and a prosperous future. Almost every var iety known can be raised in their fruitful soils. The apple, pear, plum, peach, apricot, quince and nee tarine, are of delicious flavor, and give a gen erous yield. The grape of all varieties is at home In these sunny vales. No place in the grape-growing belt of the Pacific Coast can show so prolific a ield. The quality is all that could be desired; and the wine, although its manufacture is yet ex perimental, is of a fine flavor, delicious bouquet, and unsurpassed by any native product as a table beverage. Experiments with the raisin-grape have shown that this climate and soil possess every advantage for the production and curing of this staple article of commerce. Besides the fruits already mentioned, the or- nge, lemon, lime, olive, ng, pomegranate, ana others of the citrus family, can be grown success fully in the valleys of Southern Arizona. Orange trees arc now in bearing in the Salt Itiver valley and at Yuma; while the bananas is also being cul tivated at the latter place. Ihe Arizona orange in quality and flavor will compare favorably with the best California. In the valleys of the Colorado, the Salt and tho Gila livers, there is room for thousands. It is not too much to say that nowhere within the limits of this broad Union can be found a more desirable region for the making of a home. No laborious clearing of the land is required; it lies almost ready for the plow. Trees and shrubbery have so apid a growth that within eighteen months the immigrant can surround his abode with attractions hich would require years to mature in less favored -climat-eg. Fruits r:pen and are ready for market a full month before the California product. The bright sunshine-mikes life a luxury, and the pure, dry atmosphere brings health to all who inhale it. For the establishment of colonies, such as we have made of Southern California v. irdcn, Arizona acres, now profitless, can he made productive by the construction of irrigating ditches, and there is no investment which assures larger or more permanent returns." The foregoing statements are not exaggerated; in fact, they fall short of doing justice to this won derful land. Pineapples, dates, almonds and wal nuts will do well. Strawberries, raspberries, black berries, currants, gooseberries, and all varieties of small fruits can be successfully cultivated. Indeed, Yuma County is not only the natural home of the citrus and semi-tropical fruits, as almost every fruit, nut, plant, grain, gross or vegetable -which cau be produced in cither tropic or temperate zone, will thrive in its rich and fertile soils. WHY EilMIGRANTS SHOULD COME TO YUMA COUNTY. Because the climate is perfect. Because the soil is fertile and prolific. Because land is abundant and cheap . Because a home can be made with little labor. Because so great a variety of products can be grown . Because the yield is large and the priced always remunerative. Because life is a luxury in a land where the sun shines every day. Because there are chances for a poor man which he can never hope to find in alder countries. Because the country is advancing and property values are increasing. Because, unlike Southern California it does not require a small fortune to secure piece of land. Because capital does not block all the av enues to wealth, nor crowd the poor man to the wall. Because Uncle Sam has yet many farms in Yuma county waiting for occupants juscause cnurcnes, scnoois, newspapers and railroads are fast developing the J moral and material elements of the Territory Because good land is becoming scarce, and if you don'fr catch on now, your last chance will soon be gone. Because the country 13 one of the few regions of the Uuited States that yields the products of the temperate and semi-tropic zones. Because the worker receives a fair com pensation for his labor, and the 'rustler' has a field for the display of his energy and en terprise. .oecause mere are neitner Diizzaras or tornadoes, earthquakes nor inundations, snow-storms nor cyclones. Because the vast and varied resources of the country arc yet to be developed. Because the wealth of its mines, its farm ing valleys, and grazing lands, will yet build up a great and prosperous county. Because n man can make a livelihood her, with less labor than in any other part of the United States. Because there is health in everv breeze. and strength and vigor under its cloudless skies. Because the settler need not spend a life time m felling trees and grubbing out stumps. Because vegetation fs so rapid that in tiVo years the home is surrounded by a growth oi xrees ana snruos wiucii would, require nve years to develop in a colder clime. .because fortunes here await the venture some, and health welcomes the afflicted . Because the country has a brilliant future and you want to be m the "swim." Because in its pure, dry invigorating airy epidemic diseases" cannot live' or germinate. Because Us people are generous, liberal, nospitanie and progressive . SENTINEL Published Weekly in Yuma, is one " of oldest and moat reliable newspapers of Arizona, devoted to the progress of the territory in general and' Yuma County in particular. Loyal! -Actrve! Liberal! Courteous! Its columns will bd devoted to fruit growing, fanning Baili ng, stock raising, irrigation and tlie opening up, settlement and development of the v ' v ' vast region of grand country that lies in Southern . - Arizona and its x- Surrounding country. , LT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST PAPERS IN THE 'erritorv It is tile OLDEST and has the LARGEST CIRCULATION , in the County. The Latest and Most Reliable News Al ways Given. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS, NEUTRAL IN NOTHING; ITS POLICY IS SURE TO PLEASE ALL FAIR MINDED READERS The oldest and most influential; the largest and best weekly paper in Western Arizona, especially adapted to tho needs of those who wish any information in re gard to the valley of the Colorado, the Nile of the West. It presents both sides of all matters pertaining to the public interest, It has no enemies to ptmish, no friends to pet, but treats all alike fair and truthful. "With Ghariiyfor all andMalice. toward None." Subscribe for the SENTINEL, and keep posted as to what is going on in Yuma County, one of the most favoredsections of Arizona. ONLY $3 PER YEAR. Address, - - J W. DORRINGTON Yuma, Arizona. OF Every Description. WHY CAPITAL SHOULD SEEK YUMA COUNTY Been us6' ifs mines are the richest. 23 1U, .'-..l..,. lnAc nr-o fl,o Because' its farmincr Iando arc -valuaDie and productive.- .because it gives assurance of the latest resurns on money invested. .because its grand resources are vet to be developed. .because it is a yournr. crrowmtr-lcountv wiin an assured iuture . Because the opportunities for engacinc in manufacturing enterprise's are better than in any other region of the West. liecause good mining properties c'n'n be h&u at reasonable figures . Because there is a demand for additional facilities for ore reduction . Because there are vast stretches of rich soil to be reclaimed by the construction of ungating canais. ue cause mere are large tracts ol crass lands that can be utilized by the sinking ot artesian wells. Because there are many openings in a new country Which cannot exist in older com munities. Because the opportunities for encacinc in the successful cultivation of semi-tropic fruits are better than in any other part of tne united states. Because property values are rapidly ad vancing. liecause Arizona s boom is vet to come, Because it is a virgin field, readv for the seed which will produce a golden harvest, ARIZONA. SHEf IRON WORKER. have now a complete line of hard ware. Cooking stoves, wood,' keroseno and coal, a specialty. Plumbing Promptly Attended to, and all Kinds of Job Work a Specialty. FOOT OF MAIN STREET, YUMA ARIZONA. Arizona stands at tne threshold 01 an era of wonderfnl social and industrial de velopment. There can't be a doubt about the fads. The dawn for which she has waitea so long is breaking at last. There is every promise of a day of great pros perity and permanent upbuilding just be fore her. The impulse of a new and ener gizing hope is visible everywhere among her people, while the cumulative effect of many things, which made but small im pression as they transpired singly, is now commanding lor her a lull share of atten tion and interest abroad among home- seekers and capitalists. A lively competition has sprung up for the possession of thing3 which have hereto fore gone a-begging for ownership. There is a scramble for franchises. Nothing more Yuma Meat Market Wm. P, HODGES, Proprietors. WHOLESALE and RETAIL Dealers in FRESH BEEF, MUTTON, PORK aud SAUSAGES. Main Street, - Yuma, Ariz 1st ins'n Sept, 7, 1895 L Oct. 5 5t. Summons. TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE JL Third Judicial District of the Terri- surely indicates a great industrial awaken- tory of Arizona, in and for the County of ing than this. The rates of interest are Yuma. falling to moderate figures. Nothing more Francisca Gomez, Plaintiff, vs. Francisco surely indicates confidence and competition Gomez, defendant. among the money lenders than this. Action brought in the District Court of Arizona has reached that chmacticer the Third Judicial District of the Territorv period which every western state has ex- of Arizona, in and for Yuma County, and penenced sometime in its history when, the complaint filed in said Yuma Countv. after long and weary struggle and doubt, in the office of the Clerk of said District with each side of the balance hrst up and Court-. then down, the clouds of despondency In the name of the Territory of Arizona, have suddenly rolled away, and a sunburst to Francisco Gomez, defendant. Greeting of energizing hope has thrilled the droop- You are hereby summoned and required ing spirits of the people to greater and to appear in an action brought against 5'ou braver endeavor than before. bv the above named plaintiff, in the District. For the last twelve years the subsidence Court of the Third Judicial District of thp. of the great Tombstone boom and the com-- Territory of Arizona, in and for Yuma pletion of two transcontinental lines of County, and- answer the complaint thereiu railroad across her territoryArizona has hied with the Clerk of this said Court, at ratlier dropped out or puonc attention, Yuma, in said County, within ten days but in tnat time sue has been quietly ac- after the service upon you of this summons, cumulating a fund of substantial wealth if served in this said County, or if served anil a force of moral character which out of this said Countv and within this said qualify her now to rise up and take her Judicial District, then within tvveiitv dava destiny in her own hands. thereafter, or in all other cases within thirty The population of Arizona is Mexican, davs thereafter, the times above mentioned This is a mistake of great importance from beinc exclusive of the day of service or me murui (juint ui viuw. j-nuru 1a out one 1 judgment oy aeiauic win oe taken against onsulerable center of Mexican population you. in the territory, the city of . Tucson, and Given under my hand and seal of the even there it is not by any means at pres- District Court of the Third Judicial entthe predominating element. It think. -seal. District of tho Territory of Arizona, Phoenix Restaurant- & Chop House, JOE CURB, Prop. MAIN STREET. In connection with the Place Saloon. Meals 25c, 65c. and 50c, served at all hours of the day and night. Board per week, $5. , Fish and game in season. Bread, cake and pies for sale. Icecream every day. Lunches put up to order. Meals at all hours, day . and night. Private rooms for ladies. 0, K. RESTAURANT, MAIN- STREET, IN SAXGUINETTI BUILDING MEALS ANY HOUR OF THE DAY Private Rooms for Ladies. Equitable Life AssiiTajice Society OP THE UNITED STATES. 147,564,507 January 1, 1895. Assets Si 85,440,3 1 O Reserve Fund (4$ Standard.) AND ALL OTHER Liabilities J Surplus, 4 per cent. .. .37,479,803 Surplus, 3 Standard, $27,258,765 Outstanding As surance 91 3,556,733 In the above Statement of Outstanding Assurance, Instalment Policies issued during 1894 and previous thereto, have been re due'ed to their commuted value. New Assurance Applied for..., $256,552,736 Amount Declined 39,436,748 New Assurance written. $217,115,988 HENRY B. HYDE, Pres. J. W. ALEXANDER, Vice President- DR. JORDAN & CO.'S GREAT MUSEUM OF AftATOMY 1051 Market St, San Francisco (Between 6th and 7th Sts.) Go and Jeam how wonderfully you are made and hovr to avoid eicknes and disease. Museum enlarared with thousands of new objects. Admis sion 25 eta. - Private Office Same Buildlne 1051 Market Street Diseases of men: stricture, loss ol manhood, diseases of the skin andJddneys quivfcly cured without the use ot mer cury. Treatment personally or by letter. Send for book. Long Established and Reliable Practitioneer. 1 i WM.CURRER SON Garden "1 - . Flower oGuQS Tree J and BULBS. 121 SOUTH MAIN ST. Los Angeles, Cal. Alfalfa, Beet and Sorghum Seeds Barley, Rye Oats.Corn, Etc Oil Cake Meal Bone Meal and Fertilizers . it is certain that Arizona has not to-dav nearly so large a Mexican population as Colorado and not above one-tenth as much "sXow Mexico.--"Fitz-Mac," in Denver News, in and for Yuma County, this 4th, day ol beDtember, A. D. 1895. C. H. BaiKLSr, Clerk of said District Court M. MASTERSON, Att'y for Plaintiff. 1st ins'tSept. 7.J895 L 28 4t. Probate Notice. N THE PROBATE COURT OF THE . Louuty of Yuma, Territory of Ari zona. In the. matter of the Estate of Mark Johnston, minor child of A. D. Johnston. deceased. Order to show cause for order of sale of real estate. It appearing to this Court, from the ne tition presented and filed bv John Gaudolfo. guardian of the estate of Mark Johnston, minor child of A. D. Johnston, deceased. praying for an order of sale at private sale oi certain real estate belonging to his said ward, to-wit; Lots 1, 2, 7 and S, in block io. 3, JNeahr addition to the city of Phoe nix, Maricopa county. Territory of Arizona, and that it would bo beneficial to said ward that such real estate be sold: It is hereby ordered that the next of kin of said ward and all persons interested in said es tate, appear before this court on Wednes day, the second day of October, 1895, at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the Court rooms of this court, at the court house of the county of Yuma, then and there to showcause why an order should not be granted for the sale of said real estate. And it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published three successive weeks before the said day of hearing, in Tre Arizona Sentinel, a newspaper printed and published in said county of Yuma. Dated this 3rd day of September, A. D A. FRANK, . , .w Probate Judge. SAMUEL PURDY, Attorney for Petitioner. I NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS The following is a list of all persons the valuation of whose property lias been added to with the amounts so added, on the as scssment roll, who have not appeared before the Board oj Equalization during the July session, 189o: R. T. Burr, raised on block 56, $40, Mrs. Guadalupe Baker, raised onlot3 cmd 5 block 95, $200. " v. JUarlow, raised part of lota 4 and 5, block 14; $350; D. D. Carter, S of S. W. X of Sec. 13, and IT. of IT, W, of Sec. 24, 160 acres. Devore & Speese, raised on hiozk 62, $50. n. ai. Jbield, raised on lot 37 block 141 10. Rafaela Gonzales, raised on parfrof lot 8 block 2o, $50. L. J . F .- Iaeger, raised on part of lot fi U1UCK u, $a. J. corona, raised on lot 10. block 19. Edwin Mayes, raised on lot 1. block 115 5iw; raised on lot 12, block 115. $50 Walter Millar, raised on lot 3. block 140 J. M. Molina, raised on mrt of lof. 1 block 6, $150; raised on lot 7. block 1Q- $110; raised on lot 6, block 13, $275: raised on lot 7, block 13, $50; raised on part of rf Wock ifc, $5; raised on lot 14. block 24, $75; raised on part f lot 10, block 115; v-zo; raised on-iot block 26, $575: raised on lot 6, block 16, $91; raised on part of lot 1, block 6, $705; improvements on part of lot 1, block 6, $100. M. J. Nugent, raised on lot 10. block 14 $46. J. F. ITottbusch, raised on part of lot 9 block 17, $30. M. E.- Post, raised ori lot 7. block 12 $70. J. L. Redondo, raised on lot 1, block 24 $50; improvements on lot 1,- block 24, $109. Francisco Redondo, on lot 6, block- 19 $43. Jesus Redondo, raised on lot 1,- blook 20; $872; raised on lot 2, block 11, $25; raised uii i0t y, diock io, $oU; traised on lot 5 block 15, $75; raised on lot 2, block 19 $2S. Wm. Scott, raised on block 60, $30. jonn&tpttela, raised on lot 9; block 24, E. F. Sanguinotti, raised on lota 12 13 and 14, block 2, $65. J . H. Shanssey, raised on lot 12. block ao, 25. Mrs. M. J. Taggart, improvements on lot 1, block 5, $200; raised on lot 4, block 11, Wo, Jacob Urdall, raised on lot 10. block 95. 503. " XT HTMl- . yj. xi. v mis, raised on lot 4, block 16 Oio. Dated August 5th, 1895. M-. L. Pool, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, THE CHRONICLE ranks with the- creates newspapers In the United States. THJ2 CiritOXICLE has no equal oa t!ie Taclffis Coast. It leads all In ability, enterprise and'aewsf- TnE CUKONICLE'3 Tclegraphle Report afa the latest and most reliable. Its .Local News thrf Cu'lest and spiciest, and Its Editorials frrfai tfc ablest pens In the country. THE.CHROICLE has always been, and always wJU be, tlie friend and champion of the people's against combinations, cliques, corporations. Of oppressions of any kind. It will be ladeperAeat- In everything neutral In nothing. 1! mm gsu SB. mtm sternum tSI lift: i The Chronicle Building". the: daily By Ma'l, Voa'.aso Paid. Only $670 afe The Weekly Chronicle Th3 Gr3it?st Weekly in the Cemtry, $1.50 a fef (Including postage) to any part of the United States. Canada and ilexlco. THE WEEKLY CHRONICLE, the Slightest and most complete Wejekly Newspaper in tho ivorld, prlnt3 regularly Si columns, or twelve pages, of News, Literature and General Informa tion ;"n!so a magnificent Agricultural Department. SAMPLE COPIES SENT FREE. DO VOU WA3STT THE chronicle: eyersile Map? SHOWING The United States, Dominion of Canada and Northern Mexico ON ONE SIDE, Map of the World ON THE OTHER SIDE. Send $2 and Get the Map aad Weekly Chronicle for One Y9tr postage prepaid on Map and Paper ADDRESS M. EC. de YOUW, Proprietor S. ?. Ctrtrolcle, BAN XRAlfCISCO'. CAZ. Yuma Oilnante. Stockholders' 31ecting- At a meeting of the stockholders of th National Mining and Development Com pany held at the Company's office in Mn- desti Block, on Main street, Yuma, A. T on the ISth day of July, 1S95, the following directors and officers of the comnanv mn. elected to serve for the ensuing year: Charles J. Barclay, President; Telfair Creighton, Vice-President; and West Hughes, Secretary and Treasurer. Direc tors : Charles J . Barclay, Telfair .Creighton, William A. Barker, Charles J. Ball, j' Ross Clark, West Hughes and J. M. Aus"- tm. Charles J. Babclay. President. S-AiruEi Pcrdy, Secretary pro tern. ' "Weather Observer A. Ashenberser furnishes us with fhe following im portant facts relative to- the climate, rainfall and weather at Yuma. The following data' from the records of the U. S. weather Bureau are from observations taken for periods ranz-- ingfromnvoto twenty years and are published by reqtiest of the Hn Mayor of Yuma: Mean actual bafdmcter YumiL 29.76 inches; Denver, Col., 24.73 inches. Mean annual temperature. Yuma. 7X Jupiter, Fla., 73. ' ' Mean maximum temperature durfne month of July.-Yama, 106.6; iPhoenLcf Mean minimum temperature during ex.!h79lf .-Yuma,1, fuggf Mean minimum temperature durine month of January .---Ynma 42. Tviv g 35'; Phoenix, 32. ' 2 ' Tncao Highest temperature recorded -Vr, lip Phoenix, iV5 Fort JSTlfflt 22feir?a-v record.), 21; Jacksonville, 15 veston, Tex., 11 ' 10 ' laI- -Mean relative humidity .Yum iA San Dieso, Cal.. 75f flhi sacoln, Fla., 76? Angele'swJsh.; Mean annual rainfall v - , Tucson 13 inches; Jacksonville, Fla inches; New Orleans, La., 62 inches- Bay, Wash., 102 inches. ' Neak Average annual number of rainv dav Yuma, 14; Tucson 49; St. Louis Washington, D. C, 126;' New yS Jsfil Baltimore. 133- PK? ' ,, i.?rK 171; Tatoosh Island, WaiA io ' ss' x' Average annual number ot cloudy days luma, 17; Sacramento, Cal., 4$ days. Yuma, 69; Sacramento, Cal., 76 Oswego, X. Y., 124. ' ' .. Average annual number of clear day.-i Ynma, 29; Portland, Ore., 92; Qswego, N. Average hourly wind TTnlnMfv V.. f mile,; Dodge City, Kan., 12 mUes; S&n. dusky, O., 13 miles. Highest wind velocity recorded. Yxma oi miles; ?an Franciico. Cal.. 60 mn. '