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J. V. DORRINUTON, Publisher.
For Recorder.
I hereby announce my candidacy lor the of
fice of Recorder or Yuma county, subject to the
action of the KepublicanCounty convention.
For Probate Judge.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the office" of Probate Judge, subject to the de
ioion of th2 republican county convention.
A. Frank.
For Sheriff.
thereby announce mvsclf as a candidate for
the office &5 Sheriff, subject to the will of the
republican county convention.
H. H. McPhadl.
For the Assembly.
The Sentinel is authorized to announce
John Doiin as a candidate for the Assembly
from Yuma county, subjoct to the will of the
Kcpublican county convention.
For President,
willtam Mckinley
For Vice-President,
For Delegate to Congress,
Governor Roosevelt's speeches
which he is making throughout
the west are models for strength
and vigor of language as well as
common sense.
No doubt Mr. Bryan will re
ceive the votes of the idle this
year. People who don't like to
work will take kindly to the
democratic nominee's ideas.
In order to maintain a sem
blance of consistency Mr. Bryan
is now compelled to admit that
he was insincere when he advised
the ratification of the Paris
Yuma's republican delegation
to the Phoenix convention re
turned this morning, all highly
elated over the nomination of
Governor Murphy and certain of
his election. The delegation
voted as a unit on every proposi
tion that came before the con
vention. Jerry Simpson the populist
statesman, is again a candidate
for congress, but he will hardly
get there. Jerry is not so pop
ular among the populsts of Kan
sas since he got to wearing
socks besides, Kansas is going
to elect Republican congressmen
this time.
Before another issue of The
Sentinel is printed the re
publicans of Yuma county will
have nominated their county
ticket, and the chances are
bright for the election of every
man on the ticket, for we take it
for granted that the convention
will name good and able candi
dates . This is a republican year
and the enthusiasm of members
of the party was never greater.
Victory is assured it is in the
In 1S9G Bryan predicte ddire
disaster should -the republican
policies be carried out, and every
one of his jrophesies has been
falsified by four years of time
and events. The republican
policies have been vindicat
ed prosperity is general, and
we are standing up for a
continuation of the same poli
cfes which brought us this
prosperity, while' Mr. Bryan is
still in the disaster-predicting
Lieutenant Hobson has been
trying to detract from Dewey's
victory at Manila by stating that
the Spanish ships were not sunk
by gun fire from Dewey's fleet,
but were scuttled by their crews
to prevent the vessels falling
fnto the Americans' hands. What
is the difference whether the
Spanish gunners were dirven
from the batteries, set their ves
sels on fire or whether the crews
were forced to sink them?
Dewey isr all right as a naval he
20, if he did make a fool of him
self as a democratic aspirant for
the presidency. But then he
doesn't care what Hobson. says,
N. 0 Murphy Nominated as
The republicans of Arizona
met in convention at Phoenix on
Monday for the purpose of no
minating a candidate for delegate
to congress.
Gov. N. O . Murphy was no
minated on the first ballot. The
convention was harmonious from
start to finish, and every county
in the territory was fully re
presented. Governor Murphy is the best
known republican in the terri
tory, is an able speaker and will
make an aggressive campaign.
J. C. Adams, chairman, of the
territorial committee, is a born
fighter and one of the best
organizers in the territory and
under his direction and capable
management, the election of Gov.
Murphy is assured.
Postoffice Inspector Porsell
has discovered in a small town
in Michigan a postmaster who
can neither read nor write, and
who has a clerk that is deaf and
dumb. Farmers inquiring for
their mail had either to get it
themselves or write their request
on a slip of paper, and the clerk
had a waste paper basket filled
with instructions as to where to
find farmers' correspondence.
Things seemed to be running
as smoothly as could be expect
ed under such conditions, but
the postmaster, of course, was
bounced. It takes a long time
to weed out these democratic
The Sentinel is pleased to
note the following from the
Prescott Courier. Having gone
through a similar ordeal we are
in a position to extend sympathy
to Bro. Rogers in the loss of his
office and congratulations upon
his ability to get on his feet
again so soon:
"The Courier is the first fire
victim to get back into its old
stand after the fire. The old
building has been replaced by a
new, larger and up-to-date struc
ture. The old printing office has
been replaced by a new and up-to-date
one in all respects, and is
now prepared to do printing.
Come and see us. We need your
patronage to help pay our debts,
our taxes, and help build up the
country. Come in and see us,
anyhow, patronage or no patron
age, as we have an outfit which
is a credit to the town.
While Governor Wells and
other republican state officials of
Utah were absent across the
state line engaged in welcoming
Gov. Roosevelt the other day,
Nebecker, (as president of the
senate), the democratic acting
governor, decided to do a little
acting on his on account, and so
appointed O. W. Powers United
States senator to fill the vacancy
caused by the failure to elect by
the last legislature. It was a
mean thing to do, but Nebecker
was equal to the occasion.
One of the strong candidates
on the republican ticket for as
semblymen for Maricopa county
is Mr. A. P. Shewman, editor of
the Mesa Free Press. Besides
being a good lawyer, Mr. Shew
man is a man of integrity and
honor and is very popular among
his neighbors and is highly re
spected by all who know him.
Everybody about Mesa City
thinks Editor Shewman is about
right, and of course he will be
The following is taken from
the Daily Chronicle, a newspaper
published at Nome, Alaska, the
date being August 30th :
Harry Barbee, a mining man
connected with the Arizona syn
dicate, is lost somewhere out in
the Behring sea and a tug is to
be chartered to go and look for
him. It is to be hoped that" the
quest will be successful, but the
chances of finding Mr. Barbee
look slim indeed. The Behring
sea is a large body of water, and
even supposing Barbee survived
exposure, hunger, cold, and is
not drowned, he is still in a dss
perate predicament, so desperate
in fact as to be well nigh hope
less. Still there is' a chance that
Barbee may be found, and. that
lhe chance is well worth taking
is proven by the success that
has crowned like efforts in the
If the Behring sea and Arctic
ocean are replete with terrible
sea tragedies, they have also
their share of heroic rescues to
chronicle, and some of those res
cues were undertaken in the face
of difficulties as great as those
itttwling the present attempt.
The Distorted but Vivid Imagina
tion of
Slanders Yuma Outrageously.
Wouldn't this Jar You?
"In Sizzling Yuma Tempera
ture Rises as High as 125 De
grees and People for Ten Months
in the Year Sleep Out of Doors.
Town the Hottest in the Entire
Country All Business suspends
at Noon."
Such are the headlines intro
dncing an article clipped from an
Oklahoma paper, and which, as
a glittering emanation from a
jim-jam imagination, we have
rarely seen equaled. There is
hardly a word of truth in the
whole of it. The writer, who
ever he may be, was evidently
never in Yuma; or, if he was,
must have been in the throes of
a misfit jag or a full-blown case
of red-eyed horrors, when he
produced the following :
People in the east who complained of
the great heat of August should, con
gratulate themselves that they are not
forced to live in Yuma, Ariz., the ban
ner hot town of the United States.
Fancy an everyday temperature vary
ing from 105 to 125 degrees in the shade
for four or five months at a stretch.
Imagine a village of several hundred
adobe, stone and brick squat one-story
houses and store buildings, all with
clumsy porches in front, strewn along a
dreary red brown roasting bank of a
drowsy, muddy stream, where rude
thoroughfares straggle up and down a
naked hill shimmering under the fier
cest, emptiest sky you ever saw. Such
is Yuma.
Imagine a region thousands of square
miles in area, of yellow sand, quaint
cacti, whitened bowlders, not one com
manding mountain or shapely promi
nence a desolate, ghastly desert waste
under a fiery sun and you have the
setting of Yuma. Imagine yourself on
some vantage spot and looking over a
frontier town paralyzed in overwhelm
ing "sunlight, where scantily clad,
swarthy Indians sprawl fast asleep on
hot earth in a patch of shade, no white
person in sight, not a sign of activity
anywhere, stores shut, houses bolted
and blinded, not a sound heard save a
rustling of dried sage brush. And that
is life in Yuma during a midsummer
afternoon, writes a correspondent on
August 10-
The summer thus far this year in
Yuma has been an average one. From
May 14 to May 30 the temperature
every afternoon ranged from 93 degrees
to 101. Then there was a week of com
parative coolness; the mercury never
rose above 90. From June 7 to June
25 the mercury varied from 105 to 113
degrees. Old Sol then settled down to
business. The desert sand dunes had
become baked, and the foothills were
glowing. For six weeks the mercury
never was below 102, and from that it
has gone to 122 degrees twice. From
July 3 to July 20 the average afternoon
temperature was 115 degrees. During
nights the mercury sunk slowly to an
average of 105 at about 4 a. m. With
the rising of each sun the mercury
climbed up steadily until about 3
And the warmest weeks of the year
are yet to make their records. Last
summer the hottest day in Yuma was
August 26, when the mercury touched
127. In September there were several
days when the temperature was at 121
and a few nights when the thermometer
never registered lower than 108 de
grees. In 1896 Yuma's red letter hot
day occurred. It was August 16, when
extra hot winds blew from off the desert.
Between dawn-and noon the mercury
rose from 110 to 123, and by 4 o'clock
it rose to 129. Several deaths among
children occurred during the heated
Topographically Yuma is situated for
the making of high records. As far as
the eye can reach, and miles and miles
farther, in any direction, there is noth
ing but profound aridity, through which
the Colorado drowsily meanders to the
gulf of California. From some points
nothing is in sight but a vast crumpled
sea of yellow sand and the horizon.
Yuma is the heart of a region of ex
tinct volcanoes, barren hills and sterile
canyons; a region of mirages, Gila
monsters and reptiles that thrive amid
burning alkali wastes and deadly thirsts,
where not a green thing in nature may
be seen as far as vision sweeps, except
a few spare cottonwood trees at the
railway stations, where a withering
white sunshine blazes from out a cloud
less sky twelve hours a day, months at
a time; where inflamed eyes and even
blindness from the intense sunshine are
common; where the earth is so hot that
white people can scarcely walk upon
it with thin shoes, and where tough
range cattle sicken and die in a few
At night the whole population sleeps
out of doors, and many people slumber
under the open heavens 10 months in
the year."
The above is published in an
obscure country paper in an ob
scure little town, and no great
harm could result were it not for
the fact that it is on the "patent"
side and the same matter
is furnished by some ready print
establishment to perhaps more
than a hundred other papers in
various localities, thus reaching
thousands of readers and causing
them to form an opinion entirely
at variance with the facts con
cerning our town and country.
Peeple who have lived here long
will read the slander with min
gled feelings of amusement and
indignation. Nobody likes to be
lied about, and it is a strange
sort of individual who will not
defend the' good name of his town
and home when it is attacked and
so grossly misrepresented.
In all probability the writer's
figures regarding the tempera
ture in Yuma were compiled
from imagination while "under
the influence, "' of a kind, of liquor
sold in Kansas wLich is said to
cause the imbiber of it to "see
things" that he never saw before.
At any rate his statements are
ridiculously out of joint with the
For instance he states that the
every day temperature in Yuma
for four or five months in the
year is from 105 to 125 degrees
in the shade.
The hottest day in the hottest
month this year was August 1,
when the mercury reached 107,
but the mean daily record for the
month was only 85. G degres. In
July the highest mark reached
was 105, and the mean daily rec
ord was lower than in August.
There has been hardly a
night that was not comfortably
cool, and generally one needed
quilts before morning. During
September the weather has been
delightful and the nights cold
enough for blankets.
It is true that most people in
this country sleep out of doors
during the summer not ten
months in the year, but just as
long as the weather will permit
and are always sorry when the
nights get too cold to enjoy the
luxury, for it is a pleasure to
sleep in this pure, dry atmos
phere with nothing between you
and the starry dome, a sky
bluer and clearer and more beau
tiful than can be seen anywhere
else on earth; to breathe the life-
giving, health-restoring air, and
thank your stars, or whatever
is responsible, that you are not
in the north, where on summer
nights you roll and tumble in
unrest and sleeplessness on ac
count of the sweltering heat and
an atmosphere filled with mois
ture and mosquitoes, malaria and
many other deadly things un
known here. While the winter
nights well, language fails.
It is unnecessary to dwell on
the weather. It is sufficient to
say that building and all neces
sary out of door labor goes right
on all summer here the same as
elsewhere, and such a thing as a
genuine case of sunstroke is un
known. People drop dead on
the streets of the eastern and
northern cities under a tempera
ture of less than 90 degrees, yet
here in Yuma men work at their
usual avocations out of doors in
safety and even comfort at a
temperature of over a hundred.
Why this can be requires no ex
planation here.
The writer's ridiculous state
ments of Yuma's general make
up and in a business way are in
the same vein of stupid exagger
ation as his weather observa
Yuma is a city of 3,500 people,
prosperous and contented with
their lot.
Yuma has electric lights, water
works and telephone service, and
is a railroad point of some im
portance, being the end of a di
vision on the Southern Pacific,
and that company is now expend
ing 50,000 in extending their
traffic- handling facilities here.
Yuma's larger merchants carry
stocks of goods estimated in
values as follows :
E. F. Sanguinetti, 100,000.
Johnson & Co., 850,000,
J. M. Molina, $30,000,
Althee Modesti, $30,000,
And many others wth stocks
ranging from $10,000 down to
Yuma has some pretty good
buildings, also, valued as follows:
Gandolfo block, $50,000,
Gandolfo building, brick with
cemented walls, $18,000,
Modesti building, $12,000,
Cotter building, $15,000,
Molina building, $15,000,
Catholic church, $10,000,
School building, $10,000,
And others comparing favora
bly with buildings in other towns
of greater pretensions than this .
Yuma has also, two ice fac
tories, two cold storage plants,
soda and bottling works, first-
class restaurants, two fine hotels I
and in fact every business to
be found in any town of even
greater proportions is represent
ed. Among secret and fraternal
orders are the Elks, A. O. U.W.
Masonic, and several others
also the A. H. A., a Mexican
fraternal order, the W. C. U,
and the Epworth League.
Yuma has a complete city
government and an efficient fire
department. Yuma nas many
nice brick and frame residences
and as beautiful gardens as can
be found in the United States.
As we write these lines, an open
view from our window discloses
lime and lemon trees so heavily
loaded with their golden fruit
that the limbs are propped up to
prevent their breaking off. On
our table are several of the limes
from these trees, all perfect and
of large size; some are yellow
and ripe and others vary in color
from dark to the lighter shades
of screen as perfect specimens
of this fruit as one ever saw any
where. In many yards are
Oleanders filled with their fra
grant blossoms. Oleander trees
grow here as large, as many of
the shade maules up north
and are blossoming the year
The oleander is a favorite
flower north and .east, but the
plants will be found only in pots
and they require as much solici
tude and care to protect them
from the cold blasts as a new
born infant. In the same yards
with the oleander can be seen
roses bloming all the year; fig
trees -rciiich produce three crops
annually; orange trees giving
forth ripe fruit a month earlier
than in California, and the same
can be said of many other trop
ical and semi-tropical fruits.
The only time business houses
ever close in Yuma is on Sunday.
The ghastly picture drawn of
the barren wastes, etc., should
have placed them where they be
long in California across and
beyond the river.
In the Colorado river valley
west of Yuma are 50,000 acres of
the richest land, located by set
tlers and much of it in cultiva
tion, where are grown oranges,
lemons, apricots, peaches, grapes
and other fruits, besides alfalfa,
wheat and barley. Apricots
ripen early in April; grapes in
June. Alfalfa is cut from five
to seven times a year.
On Yuma Heights is a lemon
orchard of 120 acres, the fruit
from which is as nearly perfect
as it ever gets anywhere.
In the valley of the Gila are
thousands of acres of land irri
gated by three different canals
the Farmers; the American and
the Ives. This land is occupied
by thrifty ranchers.
The Mohawk waters 30,000
acres and the Palomas 50,000.
There are no extinct volcanoes
here, but the writer of the slan
derous stuff about this section
might possibly run up dTgainst
a live one if he landed in Yuma,
unless he came in cog.
Within a radius of 60 miles of
Yuma are three of the largest
gold mines and the only lead
mine in operation in the terri
tory, all pay tribute to Yuma .
Gold (not ore) shipments from
Yuma by Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
alone amount to $2,000 per
The "sleepy, sluggish Color
ado river," as this fiction writer
refers to it, is a navigable stream
and a line of steamers ply be
tween Yuma and the Needles, a
distance of three hundred miles
and does a large and prosperous
business .
Yuma is also the home of" the
Indian school, an institution
maintained by the government
for the education and enlight
ment of Indian girls and boys,
and contributes largely to the
trade of the town. To the several
school buildings have recently
been added large and valuable
We almost forgot to- mention
that Yuma has three newspapers
two English and one Spanish
always able and ready to de
fend the town, territory and cli
mate whenever assailed.
The territorial prison is also
A good many important feat
ures have been overlooked, no
doubt in this article, but on some
other occasion The Sentinel
may cover the ground more
Politics is getting a litflownrro.
Thp Chr&at Hioli Dnrl
Of Human Welfare...
3 Treads on the heels of
2 ' every right effort." Years
of persistent endeavor have
brought into our stock the
3 highest standard brands
3 and a full measure of qua
rts Iity and quantity is assured
when purchasing any arti
cle in our store. ' We carry
The Largest Line
ClothtQg, Furrjishing Goods,
Boots, Shoes, hjats. Caps,
Furniture, Hardware, Un
dertakers', Miners' & Con
tractors' Supplies.
General Merchandise,
Largest Stock in Southwestern
Milton's Hardware Store
is isrow
Open for Business
Prepared to Contract for
Foofirjg and Plumbing
Work; of Every rind.
Main Street, Opposite Gandolfo Hotel.
James Milton, Proprietor.
o the people of jpuma anfc tPicinitg:
Mr. Frank Doyle has reopened
and fitted up a First-class Tailoring
and Repairing Establishment in the
building, opposite Gandolfo Hotel,
on Main Street, and respectfully re
quests his old friends or anybody
else to visit him. He has on hand a
line of over Three l housand Sam
ples of Woolen Goods of the latest
designs to choose from for suits
made by him in the latest and most
fashionable style, from $12 up.
to Cleaning and Dyeing Old Clotlilng a Specialty . g
and guaranteed to look like new.
S :: f S S Sr. S-. S 6 8 S S 6 ?
Cafifornia Taiforino Co.,
FranR Doyfe, Prop.
r wm
Lies along the old highway
of steadfast well-doing and
they who are the most per
sistent, and work in the
truest spirit will invariably
be the most successful.
of Merchandise in South
Western Arizona, and can
sell you anything you want
in Standard Brands of
ry Goods,
In our Tailoring De
partment we call
particular atten
tion to the great
Variety of pat
terns and the big
range of Coloring
shown in the
Pail and Winter Lines,
They lead them all.
No other house
can show as great
a variety of styles
and weights at a
given price .

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