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OP ARIZONA OFFICIAL PAPER OP YUMA COUNTY "Independent in all things." Yuma, Arizona.' The Gate City of the Great Soujhwei VOL. XXXVII. YUMA. ARIZOjSTA. WE.DHSTESDA Y, AUGUST 19. 1908. 3STO. 42 Arizona Sentinel. PUBLISHED EVE11Y WEDNESDAY YLTMA, : : : : ARIZONA J. V.'. DORR1NGTON. Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION KATES: One Ycur $2 00 Six Months 1 00 OlFICLAX. DIRKCTORY: TKItRlTO 111 A I. OPFICKKK Goverror Joseph II. Kibbcy Secretary W. F. Nichols Auditor John N- Page Treasurer E. E. ICirkland Attorney General E. S. Clr.rk Surveyor Central F. S. Ingalls Sup't of Public Instruction K. L. Long Delegate to Conirress Murk Smith Sup't Territorial Prison Jerry Millay PHOENIX LAD OFFICE Register Milton R. Moore Receiver Fen S. Hildreth tlOITNTY OFFICERS District Judge John H. Campbell Clerk of District Court.. C. H. Utting , H. II. Donkcrsler. Chairman: supervisor . K . .ind j H. Shansscy, Clerk Board of Supervisors .. Jas. M. Polhamus iTobatc Judire and faun't oi iscnoois J. H. Godfrey Sheriff Gus Livingston Cinder Sheriff waiter Kiiey District Attorney P: T. Robertson Treasurer Surveyor County Physician. County Recorder.. County Assessor .. Geo. Michelsen W. H. Elliott ... Dr. Thomas J. Pugh , Jas. M. Polliamns C. V. Meeden PKKCINCT OFFICEKS Justice of the Peace Joe Redondo Constable Julio Martinez Trustees Yuma School Districts-W. H. Elliott, J. W. Dorrington.O. C. Johnson CITY OFFICEKS Mayor A. L. DeMund i l. j. Miner, w. Airxanaer. Councilmcn Squire Munroe, John Gandolfo I Donald jMcintyre. Citv Attornev F. X.. Ingraham. City Clerk and Treasurer J. L. Redondo Marshal v it. a. Anderson Street Commissioner J. H. Shansscy POSTOl-TICE HOURS: Mall open on Sundays from 8 to 9 a. m. Week days, 8 a. ni. to 6 p. m. No Money Order business on Sundays. Mall (East and West) closes every day at 7 p. m. R. H. Chandler P. M. YUMA LODGE NO. 7 A. O. U. W. MEETS every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visit ing brethren in good standing are invited to Attend. Yours in C II. and P. F. L. KWING. M. W. ED. MAYES, R. ALLIANCIA HISPANO-AMERICANO NO. 10. meets every Sunday at Elks' hall, 6 p. . Manuel MoNitor, Pres: J. L. Redoxdo, Secretary. -ftriSTHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH jS JL Preaching every other Sunday morning a,tll o'clock and Sunday night at 7:30 by the pastor, J. M. Ochcltree. Sundav School every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, P. T. Robertson, Superintendent. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. SERVICES on the fourth Sunday in each month at C:30p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday night of each week. Eugene Keen, pastor in charge, unday School every Sunday morning at 10. CATHOLIC piIURCH DIRECTORY: SUN days. Mass at St a. m. Rosary and Bene diction at 7 p. m. Week days. Mass at 7 a. m. Christian doctrine taught, daily by the pastor n English at 8:30a. m.: In Spanish at 3:30 p. m. PROFESSIONAL CARDS: TTlANK BAXTER, Attorney at Uiw and JjffrNotary Public Will practice in sill the courts of the Territory, special attention to Mining and Land Laws. P. O. Box 401. First Street, South Side, Yuma, Arizona. E. B. ICETCHERSIDE. J.A, ICETCHERSIDE KETCHERSIDE & ICETCHERSIDE, PHY sicians and Surgeons. Office in Cotter's drug store. H. WuTPEEMAJf. Maky A. Wuppekman WUPPERMAN & WUPPERMAN. ATTOR ncys at law. Notary Public Court Re porting, Offices in Wupp&rman Building, Yuma, Arizoua. Telephone No. 20G. PETER T. ROBERTSON. ATTORNEY AT Law, Office in Cotter Uldg., Yuma, "Ariz. -.r H. ELLIOTT, CIVIL ENGINEER AND V Surveyor: U. S. Deputy Mineral Sur- jyor. Yunuu Arizona. COME TO THE SENTINEL OFFICE for Job Work. Satisfaction assured. XT TRAUTMAN, Jeweler and Optician. JLLU Yuma ruma, Arizona. KILLthe oough and CLBRE the LU WQS VI7H for cHS PRICE 50s & S1.00. Trial Bottle Free AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GUARANTEED S ATISEACSOB.1 OB HONEY REFUNDED. ftleatir's Boarding Huse. Have your meals at Neahr's Boarding House. Meals: 25c and up. Sunday Dinner: 35c, MEAL HOURS Week days: Breakfast, 5 to 10 A. m., Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Super, 5:30 to K P.M. You'll find your meals just as you like them, and, if desired, can have them cooked to order. 11 kinds of Spanish ..dishes, if vou like them. All home cooking. Come and try our fare. Mrs. D. L. Xeahr. Waxtjsd : ood lnift (.'! in cverv ' tvntiH ohi perfect. wu it tilUTs, letJiiSinr from SI.oO to SS.00. J00 per cent profit to steams: exclusive terri tory. Seneca Filter Co., Seneca, Mo c to I iiif Vif j "m Alexander PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY. DU QQ W s&8r M ALPHA STEAM LAUNDRY Turns Out Frst-CIass Work ' S2T" Leave orders at Shorcy's, Southwestern News Company. R. J. FRAIJO, Proprietor, Yuma, Ariz, BEAUTIFUL RESORT OF PICO HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES : t PICO HEIGHTS HOTEL t American and European plan. Special excellent table board. Write for illustrated booklet, reservations and lowest rates. Pico Heights Hotel, 1316 Colorado River (incorporated) DEALERS IN LUMBER :M BUILDING MATERIAL Builders' Hardware, Lime, Nephi Plaster, Glass, Etc,.Et(v. COR. THIRD ST. AND MADISON AVENUE ALEX DURWARD PRESIDENT AND MANAGER H. H. DONKERSLEY G. H. ROCKWOOD PIONEER LIVERY an TRANSFER COM PAN MAIN STREET Light Livery of ail descriptions. Outfits for the Desert and Mountain. Ezpress Wagon service.. Trucking and Mauling in ail their branches Livery, Phone 48. Transfer, Phone 47 (I n corpora ted) DEALERS IN CROCKERY Next Door to Fidelity Title Guaranty Company ABSTRACTS And Cetificates of Title The Only Complete Set of Abstract Books in Yuma County PROCURED AND DEFENDER. Sendroodel. i aruwiutjojjjioio.i 1 1: ,x 11 senrcn unnt recroport. I Free Mvi's, hor to obtain patcuts, tiTulc marks, j coprrights, eta, iN AJ i COUNTRIES. Jluincss dirrrt vUk H'askhigtoi saves rfmc, mvnry ana ojicn me ptuent. Patent and Infringement Practice Exclusively. Writ1 or come to us at 02S Kisth Btrset, opp. Udtcd Stotts Patent Oflce,! WASHINGTON. D. C. ADWv eamv$ I you should always bear in mind it's not a h'nal "Good-bye," as we expect to see you again. Yes, indeed; it's as certain as the shining sun that we'll see those again who buy our ' aud "Sobacco. They're satisfied tu the limit and bring their friends, that they, too, may have the benelit of our unusually good things Besides, when other purchases are nec essary, here is where they mak2 them. Stock was never higher grade than it is now. Co The Up to Date Groeers. 1 ra'es to families; a.11' home comforts: Vermont Ave., Los Angeles Lumber Company ALL KINDS OF , YUMA ARI7DNA GLASSWARE Poatoffice G. S. BLACKSMITH WAGON-MAKER. Horse Shoeing a Specially. Shop 6or. Second St. and Maiden Lane YUMA. ARIZ. W. POSSIBILITIES OF YUMA REGION UNFATHOMED The Soil Simply Marvelous in its Productiveness t'l e dim it? is Intoxicatigly Saiu brio s BY GKORCiK'N. BURTON, In Los AiiRelcs Tlme.!. It Is very fur from n seml-Tnlllenium since throe little open boats under tlie tlas: of Spain first touched the wnlers of the weern hemi sphere and revpulcd the new world to the eyes of Europeans. Jt is only a little over century since the United States of America sprang, so to speak, like Pallas Athene from the brain of Jove, tv completely armed ad (lit ion to the family of nations. It is but little '-ver half a century since California be came a partof these United Statesof America and less than a generation since the settle ment of the Great South vest began. In all the 125 years since the Republic was founded, also in the half century since Call fornia became one of the States of the Union. and during' every year of the last thirty, alizaiion of the vast riches of the American continent, of the territory of the United States and of this Great Southwest Ir.is been more and more astonishing to the minds of men. One would suppose that by today we knew pretty thoroughly what the undevelop ed resources of the Great Southwest might reasonably be expected to become. We have not reached the depthsof this great ocean of wealth with our plummet line yet. In a residence of forty years on the Coast the writer thought he knew a little about what there Is on the Coast, and as most of thcse.years have been spent in and around Los Angeles, he naturally had a little con ceit that he was pretty well acquainted with the Great South west. Last week a trip-4a.the Colorado River bottoms, below Yuma made him feel as a tenderfoot who had come in on the last train. New to him, thin wonderful region and its possibilities are pretty well Known to a great, many readers or The Times by the stories published, if not by the demon stration of their own eyes. Yumalieson the map Just twelve miles from where the government is putting in the great Laguna dam, at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. It is twelve miles from Yuma down the river to the Mexican boundry line on the Ari.ona side of the river At one point. Just below Yuma, the interna tional boundry line runs up along the river which there takes a westerly trend and from Yumaio Mexico is only a few miles. ONCE A MIGHTY STREAM. Ages ago when the mountain ranges of Arizona and California towered toward the stars, at least twice as high as they do now, rains were very freduent and came down In torrential volumes all along these mountain ridgy. The Colorado River In these past ages was u mighty stieam, sweeping down debris in tons every second of its llow. The Colora do sink was at that time a great inland sesi, which snread over the country on both sides of where the river now runs. As the erosion of winds and storrns, landslides and glaciers wore down the mountain ridges year by year, the great river carried down a vast amount of silt, erosion from the rocks full of phos phates, limes and disintegrated granites, sis well sis the vegetation silong Jtsbanks; and this was sill deposited in what sire now the sinks of the Colorado. As the mountain tops were worn down, the rains becsune les frequent suid less in volume but the erosion of rocks and river banks, the trees and vegetable mould torn from the banks still came down and settled into the bottom of the great inland lake. This geogical process went on from age to age to our time, leaving the Colorado at Yuma a stream about half a mile wide -smd lc!ng at the present time about twenty feet deep la the deepest portion. It is not. necessary to remind Californians that the Spanish missionaries and explorers called this river the Colorado because of the reddish color of Its waters. It is the Colorado up in the Grsind Canyon in Arizona and down past The Needles. But at this time of the year, after passing the mouth of the Gila, Instead of the red river it becomes the brown river. Jt actimlly looks today sis if ten per cent of its llow was silt and only ninety per cent wsitcr. RICHES OV SOIL WONDERFUL But the object of this story is to call atten tion once more, and for perhaps the thou sandth time, to the riches of the soil along the Colorado on both sides, Incident to the depositldgof this mass of debris during all the past, siges. Going througli, the country on the Arizona side of the river, for several miles below Yuma, one encounters the same type of country and soil that is found in the Imperial Valley country around Braw'ey, Calexico and other points w'st of the river The fertility oft he black prairie soils of Illi nois has astonished people engaged in agri culture for nearly one hundred years. The fertility of the valleys of the Nile has been si nniltcr or history for at least fi(XX) years. Those who are familinr with Illinois prairie soil, and those who know what the valley of the Nile is for agriculture, khow that this lower Colorado River region surpasses both of them. dfyouaska fanner along this stretch of country if the soil is six feet, his ej-es will open with astonishment al your Ignorance. He will tell you no one knows whether it is 00 feet, 000 or ti.(KX) feet deep. It is practically without bottom. It is so thoroughly well mixed with sand, disintegrated granite smd other rocks that it never breaks. It is as esisily worked as si heal) of sishes, and re sponds to cuiiiviition in si wsiy tnat is mar velous. CUT SEVEN CROPS YEARLY. Arizonsi has established an experiment stsition in the heart of this big valley, whieli is some twenty-four miles long, and in spots ten to twelve miles wide, down on the lower level. The results are wonderful. Last week they were cutting a crop ofalfsilia on this ex perimental farm, and tor seven consecutive months they will cut succeeding crops. The only months when the crop is not cut here arc December and January. Cotton and tobacco grow with the greatest luxuriance, and this rich alluvial soil will be noted In a very few years as the ideal spot in the whole country for dairying, hog raising, the production of poultry and vegetables, which one hesitates to call early or lata, as tfaey will be perennial. New potatoes will be produced in the middle of Jsiuuary, tomatoes will be ripe by the first of March, ripe grapes will be gathered in the early dav of May, smd apri cots by the middle of the .same month. Chic kens and turkeys flourish there in the winter time beyond all experience anywhere else. The rainfall is exceedingly light and comes only three or four times in a whole winter. With an abundance of green alfsilfa and veget ables, the dry and uot overheated climate prevailing in the winter months, chickens are free from the disease that make their raising difficult elsewhere. There is no spot in South ern Illinois or Missouri so adapted to the pro duction of corn sis this valley along the Colora do River. With alfalfa and corn, the butter, cheese, eggs, poultry and pork to be raised on a twenty-acre farm will amaze those who have the experience In American agricultural affairs The winter climate around Yuma Is a thing so Inloxicatingly salubrious lhat no words csin uescrioe it. xnose aeserts oi America, as we have regarded them heretofore, seem to defy the ills lhat human nature elsewhere is so prone to contract and suffer from. The atmos phere Is as dry as punk, the skies cloudlessly ciear, me air mim as possible, and every breath seems to be an Inspiration of new life. xiie uimu amies n;is an experiment I arm on the mesa Just on the outskirts of Yuma. Here ults even more marvelous than in the valley are produced. Down on the lower levels there are little nips of frosty mornings occasionally during December and January, but on the mesa the breath of frost never touches the most del icate vegetation. Oranges grown at the Feder al experiment station are unsurpassed in their delicious quality. i uuju is a ousy. up-to-uate town. Tne more modern Improvements consist or several blocks of attractive brick buildings, a three-story post office building, also of brick, and many other nice structure. Among some of the greater Improvements which sire being made, are $35,000 school building, a .$75,000 Ice plant, fine club-house for the railroad employes, larger passeuger depot, smd the probability of a new court house to cost 875,000. There is con siderable business done there, but the people have not begun to awaken to the vast possibill tics of the place. They should at once erect an up-to-date tourist hotel. It should have ample grounds around it and be planted with all kinds of tropical vegetation. If atmosphere were only transportable like mineral waters and one could send consignments of this Yuma winter air to the East, the Inspiration of its health-giving qualities would bring 25.000 tourists every winter to the banks of the Colo rado River. Yuma needs only to make known its climatic attractions in the parts of the Ea-st swept every year by blizzards and snowstorms to attract a city rull every winter. The fertility of the val ley below will almost make Itself known with out effort on the part of the people. But with a valley full of Intelligent and Industrious rural population, producing fruits and vegetables, poultry, eggs, fresh milk and fragrant butter, Yuma should be one of the most delightful winter resorts in all America. There is every thing there to furnish touristy; wltht the most healthfnl and decliclous food, and If the air in that region does not drive doctors to seek a living elsewhere. It will be because the people do not know how to live properly. The Laguna Dam will be completed In 1909, and Sr. ten years from today the attractions of Yuma as a health resort and the fertility of these bottom lands will be so well known that it will require Sl,000 in cash to buy a single acre of it. OFFICIAL MINUTES Of the proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Yuma County, Arizona. Office of Board of Supervisors,- Yuma County, Yuma, Arizona, July 27, 1908. Board of Supervisors of Yuma county met at 10:00 a. m., pur suant to adjournment; all mem bers district attorney and clerk present, minutes of July 14, 1908, were read and approved, all members voting aye. The clerk is hereby ordered to advertise for' election supplies for the general election to be held on November 3rd, 1908; bids to be opened August 22nd 1908. On motion board adjourned to meet at 2 p. m. August 3, 1908. H. H. Donkersley, Chairman. J. M. Polhamus, Clerk. Office Board of Supervisors, YumnrCounty, Arizona, Aug. 3, 1908. Board of supervisors of Yuma county met at 10 a. m. pursuant to adjournment, all members, district attorney and clerk pres ent; minutes of July 27, 1908, were read and approved, all members voting aye. Resignation of N. T. Tregear, justice of the peace for Kofa precinct No. 7, was received, ac cepted and ordered filed. Resignation of J. A. Ketcher- side as'county superintendent of health of Yuma county, Arizona, was .received, accepted and or dered tiled. Application of Henri ApJohn, M. D., and letter from the repub lican central committee recom mending Henri Ap John, M. D., to the office of Yuma county su perintendent of health, were re ceived and ordered tiled. T. J. Pugh, M. D., was nomi nated by Supervisor J.H. Shans sey, Henry ApJohn was nomi nated by Supervisor H. H. Donk ersley. Roll was called and the following vote was had: . Super visors Donkersley iind Kent vot ed for Dr. Henri ApJohn -aud Supervisor Shanssey for Dr. T J. Pugh. Dr. ApJohn receiving a majority of the votes cast, he is hereby declared elected to the office of county superintendent of health of Yuma county, Ari zona, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. A.Ketch erside; M. D , said term of office to expire July lo 19o9, at an an uual salary of three hundred dollars, payable quarterly, and five dollars per day when actu ally and necessarily engaged as such county superintendent of health. The following communication was received from the county superintendent, to-wit: Office of the Probate Court of Ynma county, Yuma, Arizona, June 16, 1908. To the Hon. Board of Supervis ors, Y'uma, Arizona. Dear Srs; I herewith transmit a petition for the creation of a new school district to be known as' the Bouse school district No. 26, withboun daries as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a poiut five miles north of the A. & C. depot at Bouse, thence west -five miles, thence south ten miles, , thence east ten miles, thence north ten miles, thence west five miles to point of beginning. The petition shows they have twelve census school children now residents of the proposed school district, and I hereby ap prove the said petition, with the recommendation that your hon orable body establish the said district on these lines, or such lines as the board maydetermine. Respectfully yours, Joseph H. Godfrey, Supt. of Schools. The school superintendent ac companied said communication with a legal petition signed by the parents of twelve children of school age residing within the boundaries of the proposed new school district, and it appearing necessary to the board, and bynanimous vote the following resolution creating and establish ing said new school district was passed: Resolved, that there is hereby ereated and established school district No. 26, with boundary lines as follows; Continued on Page Two Aged Pioneer Dead. Chas. O. Brown, Who Came to this Country Before Arizona Was Organized, Passes Away. A resident of this section for I sixty-two years, Charles O. Brown passed away in Tucson last evening at his residence No. 38 West Broadway. He was prob ably the best known of theNearly pioneers and enjoyed the distinc tion among the Americans of having lived longest in this coun try. His death was due to an abscess of the brain. Funeral services will be held over the remains at 3 o'clock to morrow afternoon from the resi dence. , It was in 1846 that Mr. Brown came to Arizona. At that time Arizona and New Mexico were a patt of Mexico, the Gadsden treaty not having been negotia ted. Although but a stripling, he had already seen much of frontier life, having left his home in Whitehall, 111., to which the family had moved from New York when a boy of 32. He was in the employ of the Mexican government ana was sent to Fort Yuma in 18-16 in company with Capt. Glantou. At that early time there was a con siderable settlement at Yuma, and tne town possessed an or ganized force of defenders and a stockade. Shortly after arriv ing, Mr. Brown, with Clan ton, established the first ferry across the river. Travel along the southern trail into California was rushing in 1849-50, and the ferry men prospered greatly. In 1850 there were rumors of an Indian uprising. Mr. Brown heeded the warning and obtained per mission to go to San Diego. A short time after he left the Yu mas and Cocopalis murdered every white man in the settle ment save one, who chanced to be down the river. Of the funds accumulated, Mr. Brown took with him a large amount in sh ver, but a jar containing $30,000 in gold was buried along the river bank &nd is supposed not to have been recovered to . this day. Citizen. TERRITORIAL LEVY 75 CENTS. Arizona's territorial tax levy rejnains the same for 1908 as it was in 1907, the Territorial Board of Equalization, which has about completed its labors, fixing the rate at 75 cents on each . $100 worth of property. Within the next few days the board will make a public report of its decision on several assess ment matters that have been taken up during the past few days The territorial levy of 75 cents is apportioned as follows: General fund, par 3831, R S., 1901 Interest "World's Fair bonds, act 103, Laws 1891 . . . ! Sinking fund,redemption World's Fair bonds. . . Interest, St. Louis Ex position bonds, act 86, Laws 1901 Asylum for the insane, interest fund Capitol interest fund... Interest fund, organic law of Arizona Six per cent funding bond redemption fund .115 .002 .008 .002 .0015 .007 .06 .0175 .06 .034 .34 Asylum for the insane fund, Laws 19o7 Asylum for the insane improvement fund Territorial Industrial school fund . Territorial Industrial school improvement fund .0115 .0735 .042 .04 .03 .054 .04 0.235 Prison fund Prison building fund... Rangerfund Territorial school fund . . Tempe Normal school fund Tempe Normal school building fund Northern Arizona Nor mal school fund Northern Arizona Nor mal school dormitory fund. .0235 University fund 014 University building fund .27 Total territorial tax levy 0-75 Labor Day. A Proclamation by the Governor . of Arizona. To the People of Arizona, Greet ing: By Act of Congress approved June 28th, 1894, the first Monday of September in each year, being the day celebrated and known as Labor's Holiday, was made a legal public holiday to all intents and purposes in the same manner as Christmas, the first day of January, the twenty-second day 6f February, the thirtieth day of May and the fourth day of July are made by law public holidays. Therefore, I, Joseph H. Kib bey, Governor of the Territory of Arizona, do now hereby pro claim Monday, the seventh day of September, 1908, being Labor Day, to be a legal public holiday to all intents and purposes as Christmas, the first day of Janu ary, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May and the fourth day of July are legal holidays, and recom mend its celebration and observ ance as may seem to the people proper. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Territory to be affixed. Done at the City of Phoenix, the Capitol, this twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and eight. (Seal) JOSEPH H. KIBBEY. By the Governor, JOHN H. PAGE, Secretary of the Territory of Arizona. y Eczema. For the good of those suffering with eczema or other such trouble, I wish to say, mv wife hm soraethiuc of that kind and after usmj,' the doctors' rem edies for some time concluded to try Cliutnberhiin's Salve, and it proved to be better thaniuythinjr she hsid tried. For stile by Ketcherside Druir Store.