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of arizona OFFICIAL PAPER OF YUMA COUNTS "Independent in all things. Yuma, Arizona The Gate City of the Great Southwest vol. xxxvn. YUMA. ARIZONA. WEDjSTESDAIT. AUGUST 26. 1908.? jSTO. 43 Arizona Sentinel. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY rUiU, : : : : ARIZONA J. VV. DORRINGTON. Proprietor. . . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year , $2 00 Six Months I 0Q OITITICIAI, DIRECTORY: TUaUITOIU.U. OlTICHllS Governor Joreph II. Kibbcy Sccpotaijr XV. F. Nichols Auditor John N. Pasrc TrcAMirer '. 13. K. Kirkland Attorney General E. S. Clark I Surveyor Gcnornl F. S. Intral's Sunt w i'ulilic Instruction R. I,. Lone J Di'lcRtttft U Congress Murk Smith Sunt Territorial Prison Jerry Millay PHOENIX LAND OFFICE Register Milton R. Moore Receiver Fen S. Hildrcth COUKTY OFFIOKftS District Judjre John H. Campbell Clerk of District Court.. ....C. IJ. Uttinf; c..,. J H. II. Donker.sley, Chairman: tupcrnsor.s A n Kimt ;md n Shivnssoy, Clerk Board of Supervisors ...Tas. M. Folhamus Probate Jude and Sup't of Schools j. it. tioairey Sheriff Under Sheriff District Attorney.. Treasurer Surveyor County Physician.. County Recorder... County Assessor Gus Livingston Walter Riley P. T. Robertson Geo. Michelsen , XV. II. Elliott Dr. Thomas J. Pueh ...-Jas. M. Polhamns C. V. Meeden PRECINCT OFFICERS Justice of the Peace Joe Redondo Constable Julio Martinez Trustees Yuma School District XV. II. Elliott, J. W. Dorriugton.O. C. Johnson. CITY OFFICERS Mayor A. L. DeMund ( P. J. Miller. L. W.1 Alrxander. Councilmen - Squire Munroe. John Gandolfo I Donald Mclntyre. i ' City Attornev F. L. Inpraham. City Clerk arid Treasurer .j J. L. Redondo Marshal P.. A. Anderson Street Commissioner J. H. Shanssey POSTOFFTCE ndURS: Mail open on Sundays from 8 to 9 a. m. Week days, 8 a.m. to C p. m. No Money Order business on Sundays. Mail (East and West) closes every day at 7 p. m. R. H. Chandler P. M. YUMA LODGE NO. ? A. O. U. W. MEETS every Tuesday !veuinr at 8 o'clock. Visit ing bmhren in j;6od standing arc invited to attend. Yours in C. H. and P. F. L. EWING. M. W. ED. MAYES, R. ALLIANCIA HISPANO-AMERICANO NO. 10. meets every Sunday at Elks' hall, G p. m. M iNUEii Monuov, Pres. J. L. Redondo, Secretary. METHODLST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Preaching every other Sunday morninp at 11 o'clock and Sunday nijiht at 7:30 by the pastor, J. M. Ocheltrea. Sundav -School every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. P. T. Robertson, Superintendent. -JJURST BAPTIST CHURCH. SERVICES 1 ' on the, fourth Sunday in each month at 2:30 p.m. Prayer mentimron Friday nicrht of each week. Eucene Keen, pastor in charge, unday School every Sunday morning at 10. CATHOLIC CHURCH DIRECTORY: SUN days. Mass at 9 si. m. Rosary and Bene diction ill 7 p. m. Week days. Mass sit 7 a. m. Christian doctrine taught daily by the pastor n English at 8:30a. in. ; In Spanish at 3:30 p. m. PROFESSION Ai. CARDS: FRANK BAXTER, Attorney at Law and Notary Public. Will practice in ail the courts of the Territory. Special attention to Mining and Land Laws. P. O. Box 401. First Street, South Side, Yuma, Arizona. E. B. KETCHERSIDE. J.A.KETCHERSIDE KETCHERSIDE & KETCHERSIDE, PHY siciaus and Surgeons. Office in Cotter's drug store. H. Wuppeuuan. Mary A. Wupperman "tXTUPPERMAN & WUPPERMAN. ATTOR- V V neys at law. Notary Public. Court Re porting. Offices in Wupperman Building, Yuma, Arizona. Telephone No. 206. PS ETER T. ROBERTSON. ATTORNEY" AT aw. Office in Cotter Bldg., Yuma, Ariz. H. ELLIOTT, CIVIL ENGINEER AND Surveyor; U. S. Deputy Mineral Sur Yuma, Arizona. V yor. COME TO THE SENTINEL OFFICE for Job Work. Satisfaction assured. S K03 rose. Have your rneals nt Neabr's Boarding House. Meals: 25c and up. Sunday Dinner: 35c, MEAL HOURS Week days: Breakfast, 5 to 10 a. iu., Dinner, 1L::) A.M. to 2 P.M., Supper, 5:30 to M 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 von like them. , All home cooking. Come and try our fare. AJrs. D. L. Neahr. "Vatcted : good husller in every town to sell our perfect water filters, retailing from S1.50 to SS.00, 100 per cent profit to sipents; exclusive terri tory. Seneca Filter Co., Seneca, Mo I W W 3 "YTT TRAIT I'M AM. .Tnwplnr nnrt nnMfinn. I - Jlj. Yuma, Arizona. K. H. DONKERSLEY AND CURE THE mWCgj 1 FOR C1SFS 1 Atirvait TimniT tn t minTBniiDi ri? a 1 "ZZ Igttaratiteed satisfactos-yI .0 GOPAB i . - - T7- imv.mw iuw. 6 Neanr it 1 1 P'4 II j 1 1 " 9 f!i 'jj-j PAT RON2ZE HOME INDUSTRY. Phone 89 Turns Out FrstC3ass Work ZST" Leave orders at Shorey's, Southwestern News Company. R. J. FRAIJO, Proprietor, Yuma, Ariz, BEAUTIFUL. RESORT OF PICO HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES t PICO HEIGHTS American and European plan, excellent table board. Write rates. Pico Heights Hotel, 13 oioraoo mm (lNCOnPORTCD) DEALERS IN uiuiucia lieu imci kjujc, ieuiu Eriiaici, Uiob, COR. THIRD ST. AND ALEX DURWARD PRESIDENT AND MANAGER IV .iD MAIN tfv-ft rr. ,fvXj VV, Light Livery of all descriptions. Outfits for the Desert 5 and Mountain. Erprcss Wagon service.. Trucking and Hauling in aii their branches Livery, Phone 48. Transfer, Phone 47 c JOHNSON (Incorporated) DEALERS IN CROCKERY, IScxt Door to ABSTRACTS And Ce tificates of Title The Only Complete Set of Abstract Books in Yuma County PROCURED AND DEFENDED. Scndroodol, dra1iiii or pnoto. tor cm"! feareh and f rw report. Free ndvice, how to obtain patents, tnulo uuu-ka, J ct.pjrrisbts. etc, ,N ALL COUNTRIES. Jjtcsinexs direct wilk Washington sut.cs timet if money ana qjicn ine patent. Patent and Infringement Practico Exclusively. 023 Hinta Street, opp. United BUtea Patent Office, t WASHINGTON. D. C. f Mi AJDViot, Veamxuv you should always bear in mind it's not a linal "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 , They're satisfied to the limit and bring their friends, that they, too, may have the benefit of our unusually good things Besides, when other purchases are nec essary, here is where they maks them. Stock was never higher grade than it is now. The Up to Bate Groeers. Special ras to families; all home comforts: fir illustrated booklet, reservations and lowest 16 Vermont Ave., Los Akget.es LUfnoer company ALL KINDS OF MADISON AVENUE ' YUIV3A, ARSZONA G. H. ROCKVOOD TR STREET GLASSWARE Postoffice f . Q. S- PETERKIN- & CO, BLACKSMITH WA0OM4J Horse Shoeing a IAKEF Specially, Shop cor. Second St. and Maiden Lane YUMA. ARIZ. Ej . ce. S POSSIBILITIES BF Wk REGION UNFATHOMED The Soil Simply Marvelous in Its Productiveness J ti 9 C)innt3 , is intoxicatigly Salufario s BY GKOHCJK N. IJUUTON, hi I.os AiikcIcs Times. It is very far from a .semi-inillenium since three little open bouts under the flntr of Spain Ilrst touched the waters of the western hemi sphere and revealed the new world to the eyes of Europeans. Jt is only a little over a century since the United Stales of' America sprang, so to speak, like Pallas Athene from the brain of Jove, a completely- armed ad dition to the family of nations. It is but little '-ver halfa century since California be came a part of these United States of America, and less than a- generation 'since the Settle ment of the Great South vest began. In all the 1'25 years since the Kepublic was founded, also in t he half century since Cali fornia became one of the States of the Union. and during every year of the last thirtj', a re alization of the vast richn's of the American continent, of the territory of the fruited States and of this' Great Southwest h:s 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 reasonablj lie expected to become. XVe have not reached the depths of 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 bf these years have been spent in and around IjOS Angeles, ho naturally had a little con celt that he was pretty well acquainted with the Great Southwest. .Last week a trip to the Colorado River bottoms, below Yuma made him feel as a tenderfoot who had opme in on the last train. New to him, this wonderful region sind its possibilities arc pretty well known to a great many readers of The Times by the stories published, if not by the demon stration of their own eyes. Yuma lies on the map just twelve miles from where the government is putting in the great Laguna dam, at the continence of the Gila and Colorado Hi vers. It is twelve miles from Yuma down the river to the Mexican boundry line on the Arizona side of the l iver At one point, just below Yuma, the interna tional boundry line runs up along the river which there takes a westerly trend and from Yuma to Mexico is only u few miles. ONCE A .MIGHTY -STHKAM. Ages ago when the mountain ranges of Arizona and California towered toward the stars, at least twice as high a they do now, rains were very frcducnt and eanio down in" torrential volumes all along theso ihountain ridges. The uoiorailo iviver in these past ages was a mighty stream, sweeping down debris in tons every second of its Jlow. The Colora do sink was at that time a great Inland sea, which spread over the country on both sides of where the river now runs. As the erosion of winds and storms, landslides and glaciers wore down the mountain ridges year by year, tin-great river carried down it vast amount of silt, erosion from the rocks full ot phos phatcs, iimes and disintegrate? granitesA at well as the vegetation along Us banks; and this was all deposited in what are now the sinks of tiie Colorado. A the mountain tops were worn down, the rains became less frequent and less in volume but the erosion of rocks and river banks, the iree.s 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 halfa mile wide and being at the present time about twenty feet deep ia 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. Jtisthe Colorado up in the Grand Canyon in Arizona and down past The Needles. Hut at this time of the year, after passing the mouth of the Gila, instead of the red river it becomes the brown river. It actually looks today as if ten pol ecat of its How was silt and only ninety per cent water. RICHES OF SOIL WONDERFUL Uut 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 depositidgof this mass of debris during all the past ages. Going through 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 west of the river The fertility of the black prairie soils of Illi nois haaastonished people engaged in agri culture for nearly one hundred years. The fertility of the valleys of the Nile has been a matter of history for at least COCO years. Those who arc familinr with Illinois prairie nnl, and those who know what the valley of the Nile is for agriculture, kliow that this lower Colorado River region surpasses both of them. Ifyouaska farmer along this stretch of country if the soil is six feet, his eyes will open with astonishment ai your ignorance. He will tell you no one knows whether it is tiO feet, 000 or li,000 feet deep." It is practically without bottom. It. is so thoroughly well mixed with sand, disintegrated granite and other rooks that it never breaks. It is as easily worked as a heap of ashes, and re sponds to cultivation in a way that is mar velous. CUT SF.VKN CUOrS YEARLY. Arizona has established an experiment station in the heart of this big valley, which is Mime 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 ofalfalia on this ex pcriaiental fiirm, and for seven consecutivq months they will cut succeeding crops. Thd only months when the crop is not out 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 ot poultry and vegetables, which one hesitates to call early or late, as they will be perennial. New potatoes will bo produced in ine minaie ot January, tomatoes will be ripe by the tirst of March, ripe grapes will be gathered in the early days of May, and 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 alfalfa and veget ables tac ?ry a..J ;.ot overheated climat.n 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 as 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 intoxicatingly salubrious lhat no wrds can describe it. Those deserts of America, as we have regarded them heretofore, seem to defy the ills that human nature elsewhere is so prone to contract and suffer from. The atmos phere is as dry as punk, the skies cloudlessly clear, the air mi!d as possible, and every breath seems to be an inspiration of new life. The United States has an experiment farm on the mesa just on the outskirts of Yuma. Here tilts even more marvelous than in the valley are produced. Down on the lower levels there are little nips of frosty mornings occasionally during Decsmber and January, bij't on the mesa ine oreain oi irost never touches the most del icate vegetation. Oranges grown at the Feder al experiment station are unsurpassed in their delicipus quality. Yuma is a busy, up-to-date town. The more modern improvements consist of several blocks of attractive brick buildings, a three-story post office building, also of brick, and many- other nice structures. Among some of the greater improvements which are being made, are a $35,000 school building, a $75,000 ice plant, a flue club-house for the railroad' employes, a larger passcuger depot, and the probability of a new court house to cost $75,C0. There is con siderable business done there, but the people have not begun to awaken to the vast possibili ties 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 East swept every year by blizzards and snowstorms to attract a city full 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 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 tourists with the most healthfnl and declicious food, and if the air in that region docs 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 r. ten years from today the attractions of Yuma as a health resort and the fertility of those bottom lands will be so well known th.it it will require 1,000 in cash to buy a single acre of it. Eczema. For the good 0f these sutTeriri with eczema or other such trouble, I wish to say, ray wile nad something f that kind and after usin the doctors' rem edies for souitJ time concluded to try Chamberlain's Salve, and it proved to be better than un thinjr she had tried. For sale by Ketcherside Dvug Store. A Proclamation by the Governor oi Arizona. . To the People of Arizona, Greet ing: By Act of Congress approved June 28th, 1894, the tirst Monday or beptember in each year, being the day celebrated and known as Labor's Holiday, was made legal public holiday to all intents and purposes in the same manner as Christmas, the first day of January, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May and tne iourth 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 ot September, 1903, 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 alhxed. Done at the City ot Phoenix, the Capitol, i this twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and eight. (Seal) JOSEPH H. KIBBEY. By the Governor. ' JOHN H. PAGE, Secretary of the Territory Arizona. of passed by Congress forbidding vraIlroad operators working more than nine hours a day, has created demand for about 30,000 more telegraph operators than can now be secured. Railroad companies have cut rail road wires into Telegraphy Departments of Practical Business Colleges. For booklet, "Why Learn Telegraphy?" call or address Jno. F. Draughon, Pres. at El Paso, San Anttmis, Dallas or Kansas City. BUSINESS men say DRAUGHON'S is THE BEST. THREE months' Bookkeeping by DRAUGHON'S copyrighted methods equals SIX elsewhere. 75 of the U. S. COURT RE P0RTERS writo the Shorthand Draughon teaches. Write for prices on lessons In Short hand, Bookkeeping, Penmanship, etc., BY MAIL or AT COLLEGE. 30 Colleges in 17 States. POSITIONS secured or MONEY BACK. Enter any time; no vacaLIon. Catalogue FREE. OFFICIAL MINUTES Of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Yuma County, Arizona. Office of Board of Supervisors Yuma County, Yuma, Arizona August 4, 1908. Board of Supervisors of Yum county met ac iu a. m., pur suant to adjournment; all mem bers, district attorney and cler present; minutes of Aug. 3, 1908 were read and approved, all members voting aye. ) Communications were received from W. H. Elliott, county sur veyor of Yuma county, telegram .of P. W. Latimer, report of G E. P. Smith, surveyor; letter of C. Y. Meeden, county assessor and report of W. H. Elliott to C V. Meeden, were ordered filed and spread upon the minutes, to wit; Yuma, Ariz., Aug'. 4, 1908 The Hon. Board of Supervisors Yuma County, Arizona. Gentlemen: In the matter of the boundary line between Maricopa and Yav apai and Yuma counties, I hav to report that the complete line has not yet been run. in iipru i run a cnect Jine from point on S.P. R. R. estab lished by Prof. G. E. P. Smith of the U. of A., north to what is called the Big Harqua Halas; crossed the first Std. N. 18 chs E. of the point where the calcu lated distance w. from the G. & S. R. M. makes the 113 degs. 2o min Mer. j Seeing so much difference, waited to confer with the other surveyors. 'Not hearing from Mr. Latimer, I proceeded on the 23rd day of May to run the line south from the first Std. N starting at the calculated point as the location of the G. & S. R M. has recently been checked by the U. b. R. b.; from this point I run south to the Eagle Tail mountains, which I crossed was to meet the team on the south) side of the mountains, but we failed to make connections, as we (Mr. Wagner and myself) were out of water and did not know where the tanks were lo cated. The only thing for us to do was to walk in to Agua Cal iente. As soon as I heard from the team I returned to Yuma, as it was to hot to survey the line and on account of the lack of water, which would make it very expensive for team hire; also I was to have a report to lay be fore the territorial board of equalization by the first of June. The surveyors of Yavapai and Mohave counties are in favor of using the meridian as established on Mt. Floyd, which differs from that as calculated on the first std. N. by about 40o feet. I be lieve tnai; is as close as we can get it unless we take observa tions extending several weeks As soon as the weather mod erates I expect to start in and complete the survey. I enclose notes from Prof. Smith and telegram from Mr. Latimer. Very respectfully, W. H. Elliott, County Surveyor. Telegram Latimer to Elliott: Prescott, Ariz., Aug. 3, '08. W. H. Elliott, Yuma, Ariz., Waiting on Mohave Board to secure surveyor to flag line. South initial point accepted. y P. W. Latimer. Report of G. E. P. Smith, C. E. : University of Arizona, Tucson. Geo. E. P. Smith, C. E.. Assoc. M. American Society of Civil Engineers. Observations at Aztec, Ariz: For latitude, longitude and azimith, Dec. 28-30. 1908. Latitude, to nearest minute 32 degs. 49 min. Azimith was de termined Dec. 28 and again Dec. 29. The variation wns three seconds of arc. Longitude as follows: Night of Dec. 29-30 7 h. 33 m. 48 s. 85. Night of Dec. 30-317 h. 33 m. 48 s. 42. Average 7 h. 33 min. 48 s. 035. Reduced to arc 113 degs. 27. min. 9 s. 52. The county line is therefore 7 min. 9.52 east of point of our observations. Line to be chained off eastward on the Sou. Pac. R. R. as fol lows: Latitude (middle)n 32 degs. 49 min. 3o sec. ; Convergancein 7 m. 9.52 s; 3 m. 54 s. Bearing (middle) of line n. 81 degs. 13 m. e. Length of line, 37084 feet. Deduct distance to headblock, on house track, 338.5. feet. Distance to county line from this headblock, 36745.5 feet. G. E. P. Smith, Surveyor. Yuma, Ariz., Aug. 4, 1908. To the Hon. Board of Supervis ors, Yuma, Arizona. Gentlemen : Being authorized by your hon orable body to appear in person before the board of equalization of the territory, in Phoenix, I beg to report to you as follows: After showing proper data in regard to valuation of property belonging to the S. P. R. R. Co. in Yuma county, and after due consideration the territorial board of equalization found that my statement was fair and just and that Yuma county is entitled to all raises as requested by me as assessor of Yuma county. I obtained all I went after, and tender herewith my thanks to the board of supervisors for their official assistance in accom plishing what was done for Yuma county. Relating to the boundary line of Yuma county, I will state that I received a telegram from W. H. Elliott while in Phoenix re questing me to wait until I would receive report and data of sur vey made by him, a copy of said report you herewith find attach-' ed. Of course, in my opinion,'' said report did not amount to much, and I expected NOTHING;. therefore I was not surprised when I appeared before the" board and got all I expected to get, to-wit: NOTHING. The action of the territorial' board of equalization, according to their minutes, shows as fol lows: "C. V. Meeden presented a letter of W. H. Elliott, county surveyor of Yuma county, in. ref erence to the number of miles of main track of the S, P. R" R. Co. in Yuma county, which was ordered tiled." Respectfully submitted, C. V. Meeden, County Assessor. Copy of Elliott's report to Meeden: Yuma, Arizona, June 1, 1908. C. V. Meeden, Assessor of Yuma County, Arizona. Sir; In reply to your reqnest that I furnish you the data as to the number of miles of S. . R. R. Co.'s track in Ynma county, will say; The center of the bridge of said railroad company over the Colorado river at Yuma is 3685 feet. East of mile post 3o. Longitude 113 degs. 20 m. W., according to my calculation, which have been checked by the U. S. Surveyor General at Phoenix, is 449 feet E. of the corner to sections 1, b, 7 and 12 of twp 7; S. R, 10 and 11 W., G. and S. R. B. M. ; from this point line run due south crosses the S. P. Co.'s track 1544 feet east of mile post 817, which makes 86.59 miles of S. P. Co.'s track n Yuma county. Very respectfully, ; W. H. Elliott, ' County Surveyor Yuma County. On motion, duly seconded and carried. E. L. Crane is hereby appointed Fair Commissioner rom Yuma county to attend the fourth annual Fair at Phoenix, Arizona, from November 9th to 14th, 19o8, representing Yuma county. On m'otion board adjourned to meet at 9 a. in., Aug. 17, 1908. H. H. DonkersLey. Chairman. J. M. Polhamus, Clerk.