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POSSIBILITIES OF YUMA
The Soil Simply Marvelous in Its
And the Climate is Intoxicatingiy
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
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
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
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
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
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.
NOTICE OF SALE OF SCHOOL
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
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.
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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.
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
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,
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.
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