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Yuma, Ariicoiia WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1907. Q fertile Field tor Railroad Special Correspondence Bouse, Yuma County. Arizona, August 2, 1907. The Sentinel, Yuma, Arizona. The attention of your readers is again called to the possibilities anent the building of a short line railroad, which at this time ap pears to be very near a necessity to the community and the vari ous districts through which it is talked of building. The propos ed line of this road is north and south-through what is known as the Yuma Reserve, wherein at least 200,000 acres of fertile-land are under cultivation, and thro' several rich mining districts namely, the Picacho, lying north west from the city of Yuma 30 miles. This property is an ex ceptionally large deposit of low grade gold ore, and is equipped '-with a 1000-ton roller mill that was a success for a number of years until fuel became scarce, and will again be in operation when some means for transpor tation of fuel oil can be obtained. Surrounding this famous mine are many high-grade ore depos its which in the event of a rail road would immediately produce a marketable product- This road it is understood would find an easy grade from Yuma to within a few miles of this district and through the fa mous Empire Flat with its rich farming lands; in addition to which mention should be made of the fertile Salton Sea country. This road would cross the Col orado river at 'Stephen's Islaud,' where engineers have given as surance that a safe and easy crossing can be made. After crossing the river to the Arizona side the road will tap the famous silver district forty miles north erly from Yuma. This famous district has produced high grade silver ores even to thousands and thousands of dollars,, having been worked; since the- early 80s. Since the discovery, has been made that copper exists in this range of mountains, with the possibility of a railroad within twelve miles of the camp the eyes of our oldest prespectors will turn that way. The A. and C. railroad from Wickenburg. west across the des ert has proven to be a success since the first month of running through into that great mineral belt which Von Humboldt said was the treasure vault of the world, and which is daily being proven by the many discoveries in copper and other precious minerals. The new road suggested here will immediately touch and draw business from all sides of this same mineral belt. East from Castle Dome Land ing, a distance of 16 miles, is the Castle Dome lead mine, which has produced no inconsiderable amount of this class of ore. The De Luce claim, owned by the Van Wagner estate of Leadville, Colo., has a shaft with ore 750 feet deep. Further toward the north trends this road, passing the King of Arizona mine, which now gives a steady production in free gold milling amalgam, ag gregating SG000 monthly and would be auother valuable patron of a road of this description. Another property of future moment will be the great Felix Mayhew property with its com ing production, mention of which is being daily made. The road should then be direct ed toward Quartzsite, with the numerous prospects that have been chlorided and worked by arasfcra for many years past. Near this point and Thieson's Wells is the old Maraquite prop erty, said by engineers to be worth over a million a free gold proposition. The next section where great mining possibilities exist is the well-known Plomosa range of mountains which runs along al most parallel with the A. and C. railroad, but from six to ten imles south. Within this range is the well-known Muderbach mine, the Ibex Plomosa property, (incorporated), the well-known 7-nl amp. vhHi has been owned and operated for thirty years by C. T. Cowell and asso ciates, is also among the ship ping properties to be named in this group. Then we must con sider the great iron deposits, just becoming known, where at one point an old crater shows 1,000, tons of commercial iron that in its native state runs 22 to 65 per cent, and immense bodies lying adjacent thereto that will be workable at such time as capital cares to invest presumably im mediately upon the advent of this proposed railroad. Along the range is also to be named the Amalgamated copper properties; also those of the Western In vestment and Development Com pany of Los Angeles, owniug 32 claims with 2000 feet of develop ment, and 13 patented claims, all showing ore of smelting grade. These and many more could be cited as possibilities for the fu ture advancement and possible construction of a line that would be a paying investment and at once become a lever to pry the mining world into placing for tunes in development of the mill ing districts of Arizona which are situated in and along the world's greatest known mineral belt, uamely: that which follows from the great mother lode of California along the now famous southern oblique boundary line of the state of Nevada, on into and through the territory of Ar izona, where we often find its width to be 200 miles, passing on into Mexico, even to the- old Agua Caliente' mine with its 30 foot circular working shaft, which, according to statistics of the Mexican government, has produced over 900,000,000. The writer presents the above to show briefly, with the devel opment that would naturally fol low the advent of the proposed railroad through the greatest mineral belt of the world, the wonderful sources of wealth to be added to the riches of the globe. We need this railroad we will have it. It would be an outlet for mineral and also open up new markets for the products of the farm which are to become so abundant through the work of the reclamation service. Of the recent great strikes in Yuma county I will have some thing, to say in a future article. Another kick frem a Water User. Editor Sentinel : Mr. O. P. Bondesson, the letter-writing president of the Water Users' Association, we see has again entered the arena in a column article in the Sun of July 26. Some weeks ago we met this accomplished "knight of the quill" in an approach to the issues before the people of this community, and as we eng tered the discussion his position proved so untenable that his bat teries were silenced after the first round and he withdrew from the affair without a word of explanation for his thus tak ing to the woods. Now that we are proceeding, as heretofore outlined, to a hearing before a larger audience in the shape of a call for a convention in which a fair and true consideration can be had, and in which an author itative iuvestigation can be insti tuted and the true situation ar rived at, he has again broken cover and the article referred to is the result. That he is non plussed is indicated by his call ing our association the "Yuma Valley Counterfeit Water Users' Association'' and saying that "as such is strictly bogus, having no charter, no capital stock, no water rights, no canals, no place of business,'' and then proceeds to false charges and information which readers will pardon us for considering too insignificant to notice. We will say that the Consolidated Water Users' Asso ciation is exactly what its arti cles of association declare it to be; and, Mr. Bondesson, you should not thus expose your ig norance by calling us "bogus," as you well know that for the last two years we haye leased and operated the two gravity canals of the valley, actually bandied the water and delivered the goods, and are the only actu al water users' association at present in the valley; while your own association, you will acknowledge, is the most bogus affair that has ever been imposed on an intelligent community haying no water for the farmer and not likely to have for years; rto duties to perform except that of levying assessments upon the homes of the valley to pay sala ries, and then chasing the poor rancher to collect the money he so badly needs himself to pay his own legitimate water bills, until you most completely fill the little boy's definition of CHAOS "a great big pile of nothin' and no place to put it." As to the call for a convention and the pamphlet authorized to be published by our association setting for the facts and condi tions and the necessity for this convention, will speak for them selves. They will enable the in telligent reader to arrive at a just conclusion as to the real conditions-Mr. Bondesson's crit icism to the contrary notwith standing. That the delegation to the Portland congress are by Mr. Bondesson called traitors is an indication that even two years ago some were awakening to the fact that our real best interests were in jeopardy. It is to be re gretted that a sufficient number did not yet realize this fact as to be able to cause the reclamation service to change a policy that has proven so destructive to our interests. What our convention can and will accomplish in the way of relieving the situation by which we are now burdened time alone can tell, and we are willing to leave it to the unbiased delib eration of all parties nearest in interest. Our association membership consists of 48 actual water users, each one of whom is simply striving to get water on his own land and in the cheapest manner possible. It is not our intention to make a personal defense of any individual or of the merits of any canal leased by our asso ciation; but Mr. Bondesson con tinues to make uncalled for and false statements, while cracking us over the knuckles as- an asso ciation, and we are forced to enumerate facts that the well informed are already cognizant of. Our esteemed fellow citizen, ex-County Supervisor S. B. Hinds, is our regular secretary. During his absence Mr. J. E. Ludy has acted as assistant sec retary, and as such has the con fidence and esteem of the board of directors, under whose author ity all his duties are performed. Mr. Ludy's familiarity with the canals of the valley and his ex perience as a practical irrigator, based on faithful service for his company and the valley for the past eight years, are too well known by the farmers and business-men of Yuma to need any defense from us, further than to say that their work in the devel opment of the valley is now part of the history of the country and familiar to all who fairly investi gate. When Mr. Bondesson from his sinecure position finds nothing to do but continually run down Mr. Ludy and all who have to do with the canals, he simply shows his narrow-minded prejudice and jealousy of what ever success may be attained? Himself not a farmer nor at tempting to farm, he has become the double-weight rider of the "already over-burdened commu nity he so grotesquely imagines, in his conceit, that he is protect ing. It is only with strangers to the situation that his false state ments concerning the canals and the farmers can possibly have any effect. But it is by such un fair methods, of burying the truth under a pile of rubbish and mis-statements that Mr. Bondes son is contributing to bring the reclamation service to ridicule and the farmers to distress. Very respectfully, R. H. THEILMANN, President Consolidated Water Users' Association. OFFICIAL MINUTES Of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Yuma County, Arizona. Office of the Board of Supervis ors of Yuma County, A. T. Yuma, Arizona, July 20, 1907, Board met pursuant to adjourn ment, all members, district at torney and clerk present. Minutes of July 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 1907, were read and approved. On motion, duly seconded and carried, Supervisor J. H. Shans sey. Chairman H. H. Donkersiey, J. M. MOLINA DEALER IN General Merchandise j s Main Street, Between Second and Third. i TELEPHONE 31 ) AND I Port Yuma Store I x Telephone 2-4. The Gosnell House NEWLY FITTED, ROOMS BY DAY, WEEK ... .. .. a 500 PER DAY Tourist Lodging House MRS. A. L. ROBERTS. Manager West Main Stpeet near the mission District Attorney P. T. Robert son and County Recorder J. M. Polhamus are hereby granted a leave of absence from the terri tory at such times during the present quarter as they may de sire, such absence not to exceed 60 days in all, beginning July 20, 1907. On motion board adjourned. H. H. Donkersiey, Chairman. J. M. Polhamus, Clerk. We want Your trade and we're going to get it if the best meals, the best service and lowest prices in town will interest you. This is a market where your dollar buys a good one hundred cents' worth and you still have-a little change coming. Buy your Heat Here Regularly It will mean a; saving to you of cash, trouble and' waiting for goods you want in-a hurry; we deliver proniptl'. It will pay you to study our prices; the best way to study them is to come in and compare-our prices with what you will pay at the other butcher shops. F. and E. Hodges Yuma Meat Market Phone 23 Articles of Incorporation of Yu ma Gas Company. Know all Men by These Pxiesents: That we, the undersigned, a majority of whom arc citizens and residents of the State of Califor nia, have this day voluntarily associated our selves together, for the purpose of forming a corporation, under the laws of the State of California; and we hereby certily: First: That the name of said corporation shall be Yuma Gas Company. Second: That the purposes fjj which said corporation is to be formed, are, 1 To produce, make, generate and manu facture gas of all kinds, for lighting, heating, manufacturing and other useful purposes; 2 To store, sell, furnish, distribute and deal in all kinds of gas; to dispose of the same to cities, towns, villages, private corporations and individuals, and to condemn and otherwise acquire rights of way, casements, franchises and other property, for purposes of manufac turing, marketing, selling, furnishing, conduct ing or transporting gas; 3 To purchase, or otherwise acquire, lease, contract for, hold, sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of real and personal property of all kinds, and wherever situated, including shares, bonds and securities of other corporations; - 4 To sell, hypothecate, mortgage and other wise dispose of the property or said corpora tion, in part, or as an entirety; 5 To acquire, hold, establish, construct, equip, operate, own and maintain pipe lines, gas plants and works, and to exercise all pow ers necessary- proper, or convenient for, or incidental to the carrying out of all, or any, of the purposes of this corporation. Third: That the place where the principal business of said corporation is to be transacted is the City of San Bernardino, County of San Bernardino, State of California. Fourth: That the term for which said cor poration is to exist is fifty years from, and- af ter, the date of its incorporation. . . Fifth: That the number of Directors of said corporation shall be five, and that the names and residences of the Directors who are ap pointed for the first ycafi and to serve until ths election and qualification of such officers, are as follows, to-wit: Name. Residence. Seth Hartley Colton, California. Z. T. Bell San Bernardino, California. Arthar L. I) row :...!Saa Bernardino, California. H .will call! 'upon 1 111 ... You I LOOK OVER YOUR HARNESS CAREFULLY. If it isn't all you want it to be come in and see our harness styles, strength, workmanship and values. There's no com pulsion even insistence about buying. If you're pleased with mate rial and prices of course you'll lind it to your interest t.o buv without our urging or even asking you. Come in. JOHNSON & BOWLES PHONE 62 HOME PHONE 404 FURNISHED. RENOVATED VENTURA. CAL. Frederic W.Gregg.. San Bernardino, ..California' Howard Surr San Bernardino, Calif o'rnia Sixth: That the amount of the capital tock of said "corporation is Fifty Thousand Dollars, and thenumoer of shares into which it is di vided is Five Hundred, of the par value of One Hundred Dollars each. Seventh: That the amount of said capital stock which has been actually subscribed is Five Hundred Dollars, and the following are the names of the persons by whom the same has been subsiribcd". and the amount subscrib ed by each of them, to-wit: Names of Sub- , , scribers. Shares. Amount. Seth Hartley l 5100.00 Z. T. Bell 1 S100.00 Arthur L.Drew 1...: 100.00 Frederic V. Gregg 1 siOO.OO Howard'Surr 1 100.00 In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, this 15th day of June, 1907.- Z. T. BELL Seal SETH. HARTLEY Seal ARTHUR L. DREW Seal FREDERIC W. GREGG Seal HOWARD SURR fSeal STATE OF CALIFORNIA. V CouKTr of San Beunauidno. j On this 19th day of June, in the year one thousand nine hundred and seven, before me. J, W. Stephenson, a notary public in and for the county of San Bernardino, State of Cali fornia, personally appeared Frederic W. Gre; known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same. Witness my hand and official seal. (Notarial Seal) J. W. STEPHENSON, Notary Public in and for' the county of San Ber nardin'o. State of California. STATE-OF CALIFORNIA, j . COUNT' OF S.VN BKKNAitDINO. )' On this 19th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand, " nine hundred and seven. before me, James H, Boyd, a notary public in and for said County of San Bemar dino, and the State of Califor nia, residing therein, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Arthur L. Drew and Hownrd Surr, known to me to be the per sons whose names arc subscribed tovthe within instrument, and they acknowledged to me that they executed the same. In witness whereof. I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year in this certificate first above written. (Notarial Seal) JAMES H. BOYD, Notary . Public In and for the County of San Bernardino. State or California. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, . I - ' CouNTr of San Beknandino. f On this" Stlrday or July in the year one thous and nine hundred and seven, before me, S. -S Draper, a notary public in and for the county of San Bernardino, State of California, residing therein; duly -commissioned and sworn, per sonally appeared Z. T. Bell, known to me to be the person, whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and he acknowledged to me that he executed the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year first above written. (Notarial Seal) S. S. DRAPER, j Notary Public in and for the County of San Bernardino, Mate or canrornia. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, 1 , Count v .of San Behnakdino. f On this 11th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven, be fore me. Homer R, Scott, a notary public in and forsaid county "at San Bernardino, State of California, residing therein, duly commissioned and sworn,, personally appeared Seth Hartley, known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and he ac knowledged to me that he executed the same, In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official- seal the day and year in this certificate first above written. (Notarial Seal) HOMER R. SCOTT,, Notary Public in and for the county of San Bernardino, State of California. STATE OF CALIFORNIA. I County of San Bernardino f ssNolHG Endorsed: Filed July 12, 1907. Charles Post, County Clerk. By Frank M. Taylor. Deputy. I, Charles Post, County Clerk of the county of San Bernardino, State or California, do hereby certiry the foregoing to be a full, true and cor rect copy of the original Articles of Incorpora tion of Yuma Gas Company, now remaining on file in my office. . In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, this 12th day of July, 1907. CHARLES POST, ( Seal or County Clerk. J Superior V By FRANK M. TAYT.OR, Court. J Deputy. No: 2837. C. F. CURRY, Secretary or State. J. HOESCH, Deputy. STATE OF CALIFORNIA. Department or State. I, C. F. Curry, Secretary or State of" the State of California, do hereby certiry that I have carerully compared the annexed copy or Articles or Incorporation or Yuma Gas Company with the certified copy or the original now on flic In my office, and that the same is a correct tran script therefrom, and or the whole thereof. Also that this authentication is in' due form and by the proper officer. Witness my hand and the great seal of State, at office in Sacramento, California, the 15th day of July' A. D.r 1907. j The Great C. F. CURRY. J Seal of the f Secretary of State, j State of I By J. HOESCH, ( California, j Denaty. AT LAST! The people of Yuma have access to an acknowledg ed standard, world-wide advertised Shoe, ta the price that it rssold at where it is Made. The W. L Douglas $3.50 Shoe for Men. in all styles and all leath ers; high cut and low cut; aU sizes and all widths, and the one price of $3,50 per pair Can be E. F. SANGUINETTI'S MODERN DEPARTMENT STORE. Special Attention to Hail Orders. " It Leads Leading Daily of Southwestern Arizoni DELIVERED OR BY MAIL 'See Shorey about it Southwestern News Company 4? Stationery Newspapers Magazines Books Laundry and Talking flachines "See Shorey About It" New Gandolfo Block Ofiice Yuma Daily Examiner -1 to JBat. International Restaurant First and Main AT-LASTf found at, 99 Others Follow Examiner 50c MONTH Cofd Air Storsce I Ifl ARK ETI I David Bafsz, Proprietor. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DSALEK IN VEAL ANf SAUSAGE. Z s 9t 5 Alfalfa-Fed Cattle from the Salt it River Valley received by Rail Here. I Yuma, Arizona. I FRANK BAXTER ATTY AT LAW U. H. SHANSSEY Baxter k Shanessy REAL ESTATE AND Ml IVf ES Wc have listed and for sale some ol the best properties in Yuma and in the volley. MINES EXAMINED AND REPORTED ON. Pn.inflcc intrnutpil tn lir nnnt will receive prompt and careful attention. Address: P. 0. Box 401, Yuma, Arizoua. WANTED 10 men in each state to travel, distribute samples of our goods and tack signs. Salary $85.00 per month; S3. 00 per day for expens es. SAUNOERS CO., Department, Pi, No. 46 Jackson Boulevard.. Chica go, Illinois.