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BICKNELL, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Tucson, Arizona POSSIBILITIES OF YUMA REGION UNFATHOMED The Soil Simply Marvelous in Its Productiveness N And the Climate is Intoxicatingiy Salubrious BY GEORGE N. liURTO", In Los Angeles Times. It is very far from a semi-mitleninm since three little open boats under the flasr of Spain first touched the waters of the western hemi sphere and revealed the new world to the yes of Europeans. It Is only a little over a century since the United States 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 -verhalfa century since California be came a partof these United States of America, and less than a generation since the settle ment of the Great South west began. J n all the. 125 years since the Republic was founded, also in the half century since Cali fornia became one of the States of the Union, and during every year of the last thirty, a re alization of the vast riches of the American continent, of the territory of the United States and of this Great Southwest hsis 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 thf Rrpnt SSnntliiroct mlirht. ! reasonably he expected to become. "We 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 of these years have been spent in and around Los Angeles, he 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 Inm feel as a tenderfoot who had come in on the last train. New to him, this wonderful region and its possibilities are 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 when; 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 Arizona 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 Yuma to 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 frcduen land came down in torrential volumes all along these mountain 7idges. The Colorado River in these past ages wa a mighty stream, sweeping down debris in tons every second of its How. 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 aud 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, ihnes and disintegrated granites, as well as the vegetation along its banks; and this was all deposited lu what are now the sinks of the Colorado. As. the mountain tops were worn down, the rains became less frequent and less in volume but the erosion of rocks and river batiks, the trees and vegetable mould torn from the banks still came down and settled into the bottom of the great inland lake. This gcogical process went on from age to age to our time, leaving the Colorado at Yuma a stream about half a 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 vailed this river the Colorado because of the Ted dish color of its waters, it Is the Colorado up in the Grand Canyon in Arizona and down past The Needles. Hut at this timq 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 cr cent of its flow was silt and only ninety per c?nt water. RICHES OF SOIL "WONDERFUL Rut the object of this story is to call attcn- j tioii once more, and for perhaps the thou lib iiiie, lo the rioiica 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, oue encounters the same type of country and soli that is found in the Imperial Valley country around Brawley, Calexico and other points west of the river The fertility of the 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 a matter of history for at least 60C0 years. Those who arc 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. If you ask a farmer along this stretch of country if the soil is six feet, his eyes will open with astonishment ai your ignorance. He will tell 3ou no one knows whether it is BO feet, WW or K.000 feet deep. It .is practically without bottom. It is so thoroughly well mixed with sand, disintegrated granite and other rocks 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 SEVEN CROPS YEARLY. Arizona has established an experiment station in the heart of this big valley, which Is some twenty-four miles long, and in spots ten to twelve miles wide, down on tho lower level. The results are wouderful. Last week they were cutting a crop of alfalia on this ex perimental farm, and for seven consecutive months they will cut succeeding crops. T(hc only months when the crop is not cut here are 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 late, as they will be perennial. New potatoes will be produced in the middle of January, tomatoes will be ripe by the llrst 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 or green alfalfa and veget able the dry and not 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 niinois 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 intoxicatingiy salubrious lhat no words 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 mild 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 ults even more marvelous than in the valley arc produced. Down on the lower levels there arc littlpi nips of frosty morniugs 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 arc unsurpassed in their delicious 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 fine club-house for the railroad employes, a larger passeuger depot, and the probability of a new court house to cost 575,000. 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 -cgetation. 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 tho 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 itselt 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 tourists with the moit healthfnl and declicious 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 in 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 $1,000 in cash to buy a single acre of it. $10,000.00 NOTICE OF SALE OF SCHOOL BONDS Sealed proposals will be re ceived by the undersigned until December 26th, A. D. 1908, at 11 a. m., for the purchase of $10,- 000.00 of school bonds of school district No. 1 of Yuma county, Arizona Territory, dated Novem 16th, A. D. 1908, due November 16th, 1928, with option to pay off any or all at any time after ten years from their date; interest six per cent, payable annually; denomination 500 each; princi pal and interest payable in U. S. gold coin of standard weight and fineness. Said bonds are issued under authority of paragraphs 2182, 2183, 2184, 2185, 2186, 2187, and 2188 of the Revised Statutes of the Territory of Arizona, 1903. Said bonds will not be sold for less than par. A certified check for lo per cent of bonds bid for, payable to order of George Mi chelsen, County Treasurer, must accompany each bid. Present bonded indebtedness of said school district is 37,500.00 and the assessed valuation thereof for the year 1908 is 1,800,000.00. The right is reserved to reject any and all ' bids. For further information address J. M. POLHAMUS, Clerk Board of Supervisors in and for Yuma County, Arizona Territory. Nov25 td Notice to Creditors. Estate of Dolores S. Townsend, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, O. P. Town send, Administrator of the estate of Dolores's. Townsendjdeceased, to the creditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary vouch ers within ten months after the first publication of this notice to the said Administrator, at his office on Second street between Main and Second Avenue, in the Town of Yuma, the same being the place for the transaction of the business of said estate in said county of Yuma. O. P. Townsend, Administrator of the Estate of Dolores S. Townsend, deceased. Dated Yuma, Arizona, this 17th day of November, 1908. Noy 18 t5 E A moth destroyer and disinfectant. Placed under carpets or in the folds of furs and cloth ing, it drives away moths and worry. 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B 35 iSlMPLB i COPIES 1 FRBBiF Notice of Sale of Real Estate In the Probate of the Countj'of Yuma, Territory of Arizona. In the mutter of I he estate of Harry F. Neahr, deceased. ' At Yuma, Yuma county, Ari2ona. , Notice is hereby given that in pursu ance of an order of the Probate Court in and for the County of Yuma, Terri tory of Arizona, made oh the IfJih day of Novemher, 1908, in the matter of the estate of Harry F. Neahr. deceased, the undersigned, the administrator of said estate, will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, 25 per cent on day of sale and the balance up on confirmation by said court of such sale, subject to confirmation by said Probate Court, on Saturday, the 12th day of December, 1908, at 10 o'clock a, ra., at the front door of the couuty court house, on Madison avenue, in the Town of Yuma, Yuma county, Arizona Territory, the following-described real property, to-wit: f The south half of lot seven in block 115 The north half of lot seven in block 118 The north half of lot one in block 137 The south half of lot one in block I'M The north half of lot two in block K7 The south half of lot two in block 137 All in the Town of Yuma, Yuma county, Arizona, according to "White's ottiirial survey of said town. Terms of Sale: Cash, twenty-five per cent on the day of sale and the balance upon the confirmation of such sale by the Probate Court. Alberto R. Imperial, Administrator of the Estate. of Harry F; Neahr, deceased. Dated November 17, 1908. Nov 18-4t Notice for Publication ' Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 25. 1908. Notice is hereby iven that Robert A.McPher son ol Lapuna, Arizona.vrho, on Sept, 22. made Homestead Application Serial No. 0976, for the EH Ne section 33. and Nw Section J. Towaship 7 South. Ranpe 2i West, G. and S- R. 'Meridian, has filed notice of intention to malte final live-year proof to estab lish claim to the land above described, belore Charles H, Uttin', Clerk of the District Court, at Yuma, Arizona, on the 7th day of November 1908. Claimant names as witnesses; Fred V. WesscL, of Iafrttna, Arizona, "William Boyle, of Laguna, Arizona, "William Marvin, of Yuma. Arizona. "William E. Lynch, of Yuma, Arizona. Lyman W. Wakefield, Register. Sept 30. 08 Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior. 17. S. Land office at Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 17. 19C3. Notice is hereby triven that Myron J. Kings bury, of Yuma, Arizona, who on August 10, IDtKJ, made Homestead Entry No. 4674 (Serial No. 0907). for SeM of SEM Section 21). Townships South Rnnge 22 West. G. and S. R. Me ridian, has filed notice of intention to make final five-year proof to estabiish claim to the land above described, before Joseph H. God frey, Clerk of Probate Conrt, at Yuma, Arizo na, on the slst day of October, IS0S. Claimant names as witnesses: Thomas A. "White. James Leonard Lee, Don ald Mclntye, Sr., and William B. Gilman. all of Yuma, Arizona. Lyman v . w aKenciu, Register. Sept 23 08 Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Olllce at Phoenix, Arizona, May 11,1008. Notice-is hereby given that James Milton of Yuma, Arizona, has filed notice of his inten tion to make final five-year proof in support of his elalm. viz: Homestead Entry No. 149l,muder pril 6. 1803. for the N14 SWM, Sec. 2. NEK SEtf, SEH NEtf Section 3, Township 9 Sonth.. Range 2 West, and that said proof will be made before Clerk of the District Court, at "i uma. Arizona, pn June 29, 190t. tie names the followimr witnesses to.nrovt; his continuous residence upon and cultivation of the land, viz: John Rimnau. Charles M. White. John W adin and James Ma.xcy. all of Yuma, Arizona. Lvman W. Wakefield, Register. First publication May 20. IM)S. Notice for Publication Department of the Interior. U. S. Land Ofilcp at Phoenix. Arizona. Oct. 28, 1P08. Notice is hereby given that Edward L. Crane, of Somerton. Arizona, who, on June 7. 1901, made Homestead Application No. 4900 (08M) for Lots 1 and 2, and s$4 ne. section 3. town- hip 10. 5, range 21 " .. G. fib. R. Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final five-vear proof, to establish claim to the land above de scribed, before Joseph H. Godfrey. Clerk o. Probate Court, at Yuma. Arizonaon the lltb day of December, 1908. Claimant names as witnesses: Roy D. Jacobs of Yuma. Arizona. n Laurence W. Williams, of Somerton. Arizona. Jacob E. Hayden. of Yuma. Arizona, Richard P. Marable. of Yuma. Arizona. LYMAN W. WAKEFIELD. Oct. 28, 1S08. Register. LOS ANGELES EXJSMINER AT SHOREY'S Southwestern News Company LATEST MINING . LOCA TION BLANKS AT THE- SENTINEL OFFICE.