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PIONEER PAPER O If ARIZONA paper 'OF YUMA COUNTY EH .11 ' ' : - - . "Independent In all things." Yuma, Arizona The Gate City of the Great Southwest VOL. 39. 4 YTJMA. ARIZONA, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1909. NO. 52 . ; ' : : t i ' r . : Arizona Sentineu PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY YUMA, : : : : ARIZONA J.W.DORRINGTON. Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year S- 00 Six Months 1 00 OFFTCIAIj DIRECTORY: TEKUITOBIATj ovficehs Governor K. S. Sloan S ujretary -Geo. U. ouiir Treasurer E. E. Kirkland Attornor Generals.... Ji hn B. W r;gnt Purveyor General P- S. Inpalls S rp't of Public Instruction... Kit fee T. Moore Delegate to Conj:rcss Ralph Cameron Sup't Territorial Prison Thomas Rynning PHOKNIX LAND OFFICE Rccister Frank II. Parker Receiver C. E. Arnold COUNTY OmCKBS District Judsre ... John H. Campbell Clerk of District Court.. ....C. H. Utting . J, H. Shanssey. Chairman: Supervisors A H- Kttnt and w. E. Marvin, -Clerk Board of Supervisors 1. J. "Miller Probate Judpe D. L. DeVane County Sup't of Schools Fre 1 Wessell Sheriff Gus Livingston Under Sheriff.., Walter Riley District Attorney W. F. Tiinmons Treasurer Geo. Michelsen Surveyor H. C. Johnson County Physician Dr. Henri ApJohn County Recorder Jas. M. Polhamns County Assessor C. V. Mceden PRECINCT OFFICERS Justice of the Peace J- C. Jones Constable Julio Martinez Trustees Yuma School District. Geo. Rock rood, C, V. Mceden, and Donald Mclntyre CITY OFFICERS Mayor J- H. Shnnsscy ( P. O, Spiitler. L. W. Alexander, Councilmcn -t Henrv Gandolfo. Newt Parks, I W. C. Peterson, C. E. Potter City Attorney. Frank Baxter City Clerk and Treasurer J. L. Redondo Marshal J- H. Godfrey Street Commissioner POSTOFFICE HOURS: Mall open on Sundays from 8 to 9 a. m. Week days, 8 a. m. to G 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. ? A.O.U. W. MEETS every Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Visit Ins brethren in pood standing are 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, 0 p. sa. Manuel Moxitor, Pres. J. L. Redondo, Secretary. METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH Preaching every other Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and Sunday night at 7:30 by the pastor, J. M. Ocheltree. Sunday School every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, P. T. Robertson, Superintendent. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. SERVICES on the fourth Sunday In each month at 2:30 p. m. Prayer me.Rtlng on Friday night of each week. Eugene Keen, pastor In charge, unday School every Sunday morning at 10. CATHOLIC CHURCH DIRECTORY: SUN d.iys. Mass at 0 a. m. Rosary and Bene diction at 7 p. m. Week days, Mas at 7 a. m. Christian doctrine taught dily by the pastor n English at 8:30a m.; la-Spanish at 8:30 p. m. PROFESSIONAL CAJtDS: FRANK BAXTER, Attorney at Law and Notary Public. Will practice In all the courts of the Territory. Special attention to Mining and Land Laws. P. O. Box 401. First Street, South Side, Yuma, Arizona. U. WnrpERMAN. Mart a. Wuppkrman WUPPERMAN& WUPPERMAN, ATTOR neys at law. Notary Public Court Re porting, bnices in Wupperinan Building, Yuma, Arizona. Telephone No. 206. PETER T. ROBERTSON. ATTORNEY AT Law, Office In Cotter Bldg., Yuma, Ariz. COME TO THE SENTINEL OFFICE tor Job Work. Satisfaction assured. 17 TRAUTMAN, Jeweler and Optician. JLSJ. Yuina, Arizona. KILL the SOUGH AND CURE the LUNCS Dr. Kin WITH New Discovery FOR C2HS!13 PEICE 60o & $1.00. Trial Bottle Free V h AND ALL THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY OR MONEY BEFTJNDED. COPAB4 Neahr's Boarding House. 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., Supper, 5:30 to 8 p.m. You'll find your meals just as you like them, and, if desired, can have them cooked to order. All kinds of Spanish dishes, if vou like them. All home cooking. Come and try our fare. Mrs. D. L. Neahr. Herald's Southern California Dusi ness College, 014 S. Grand avenue, Los Angels, has just issued their new 190S College paper, the most interest ing paper ever dedicated to business training. It is descriptive of that manir5c-nt institution which has no equal iu the state. Paper sent free upon request to vr. laivcy, manager, of aoove address. It pays to advertise, in the Sentinel. 01 0 Yuma L PATRONIZE HOWIE INDUSTRY. 9R Phone 89 vii fir ALPHA STEAM LAUNDRY Turns Out Frst-CIass Work f37 Leave orders at Shorcy's, Southwestern News Company. Colorado River Lumber Company (inoorporatcd) ,.rDALER3 JN ALL KINDS OF ' LUMBER I BUILDING MATERIAL Builders' Hardware, Lime, Nephi Plaster, Glass, Etc,.Etc , COR. THIRD ST. AND MADISON AVENUE ALEX DURWARQ PRESIDENT AND MANAGER YUMA, ARIZONA H. H DONKERSLEY PIONEER LIVERY ad TRANSFER COMPANY MAIN STREET Light Livery of all descriptions. Outfits for the Desert and Mountain. Ezpress Wagon service.. Trucking and Hauling in ail their branches Livery, Phone 48. Transfer, Phone 47 axative rgjsig Cures a GM in Om si or From nohawk to Norton's, Half Way Well, Kofa, North Star, and return. Daily from Mohawk to Norton's; three times a week from Norton's to the mines Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For Special Trips, wire or write to GEORGE W. NORTON, Mohawk, Ariz. fidelity Title Guaranty Company And Certificates of Title The Only Complete Set of Abstract Books in Yuma Cunty Old Age and Money is a combination that is only too rarely found. It would be seen oftener if we but practiced true economy that is, the kind that seeks to secure the highest value ut the lowest cost. In your Grocery buying you can practice the true economy by patronizing our store, where lull value is given for every dollar expended. Meroaitti Successor to W Alexander & Co. Pilfmnn Avilzi. G. H. ROCKWOOD Bay, Grip In Two. ton's le Go the Fill Nome eline HINTS FOR FARMERS, A Lesson in Intensive Farming by R H. Forbei, Director and Chemist of Agricultural Experiment Station University of Arizona, January 15, 1007. Jnst west of Yumn, Arizona. In the alluvial flood-plain or the Colorado, lies u little rarm or?.2 acres which. on Aluy 1, 1905, was virgin bottomland, covered with saltwecd, urrow brusli and creosote bushes. The original purpose or th tract whs for planting selected varieties or date palms imported by the U. S. Department or Agriculture rrom the Old World. The Experiment station, May 2, be gan preparing the ground, and on May 20 the work or levelling, bordering and irrigating the tract and the plari ting oi 152 palms, was completed. T1IK l'LAN OF WORK. Recognizing, however, that a farmer with bis living to make meantime, cannot- uHbrd to wait, for an orchard to come into bearing, it was planned to plant crops for .quick re turns between the tree-rows, thus putting the work on a feasible basis rrom the small farm er's point or view. In order to. economize ground the irrigating borders were so placed aR to coincide with the rows of palms, thus utilizing space otherwise usually wasted. The tract was divided by the borders into lands, for the most part one-half un acre in size. Irrigating water rrom the Colorado Vulley P. & 1. Canal was obtained In the cus tomary manner, and E. L. Crane, himself u Yuma Valley farmer, undertook the care of what was nicknamed our "play farm." In size, as well as In.tlie intensive character of the work planned, this "farm" Is the op posite or the average holdings or this locality. The prevailing crops or ihe region are alfaira, com, barley, and rorages in general, compara tively little attention being given o vege tables and fruits. Withal, the cost of levelling land in this region is high, rarely falling be low twenty dollrirs an acre at current prices for labor and teams. Moreover, the cost, ex clusive of maintenance, of the Government irrigating system now under construction) will be about 83.50 an acre annually ior ten years. To meet these and other heavy items or expense In connection with the establish mcntof a farm in this region, intensive crops ora more remunerative character than those now In vogue, are essential. It was Partly, therefore, as an object losson bearing upon these flnunclal aspects or the general situa tion, that this cultural work was planned. KKCJ.AMATIOX OF THE GROUND. Theoll or our tract, a warm, sandy loam well adapted to gardening operations, was levelled, ditched and bordered at 'a contract price orS17.2(i an acre, considerably less than j the average Tor the locality, reckoning the labor or men and teams at current rates, in addition, barbed wire and posts for fencing I cost 60-10; lumber for beadgatos cost S3!I.."j7; ' a drive well point and pipe, a pitcher-spout ! pump and a barrel, 313.4o; a smull lumber ; two-room house. Including five and one-half days carpenter hire, SI52.75; and a brush-roof shelter for horses, about 85.00. Only skilled labor employed in levelling, bordering and ditching the ground, and for part construc tion of the house, is Included In the above estimates, as the common labor required or dinarily would be, and in this case was, fur uished by the farmer himself. To bring this ground under cultivation and make it habitable for a small rarmer and his ramily, as stated above, therefore required a e:ish outlay or about $100-00. In addition, in the average instance must be Included a team, wagon, plow, narrow, haying equip ment shovels hoes and other small tools. CROPS AND MARKETS. The crops selected ror the season or 1900 were Earlj Rose potatoes, White Bermuda onions. Rocky ford cantaloupes, Dwarf Cham pion and Buree'9 Quarter Century tomatoes, and alfalfa, besides a few hills of watermelons and sundry vegetables. The produce was marketed in Yuma with the exception of tomatoes, which, for the largest part, were expressed to Tucson and Risbee. The following statements for the j various crops are on the basis of net cash ic- tunin iu iiie annul liiijiLuj, iiij witu in, uc:i age ramily or live and a team of horses is as sumed to do the work required, as explained lielow. Items necessitating cash outlay, as seed. Irrigating water, and crates are deducted rrom gross returns. Water costs an average or50 cents Tor irrigation per acre Tor the crops grown. The yields in certain instances are low, due to the unimproved condition or the soil, which, like desert soils in gen. ml, was low in nitrogen and organic matter. Some small sulty areas also airected yields locally. White Bermuda onions; ,A7 acres; Seed planted Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1!K)5. Young onions transplanted, Feb. 5-!), 100. Crop matured about June 1. Yield, 3910 pounds of dry onions- Highest price received, 2'4c a pound; lowest price received, L8c a pound. Entire irop marketed in xumu. Cash outlav, Cash returns. 'Seed S 2.88 9 Irrigations in seed bed and I 8 irrigations In Held, about 3.50 ' Sacks and sundry, about 2.WJ 3'JIG pounds or onions at 2.5- i 1.8c ?73.21 Net cash returns, not de ducting labor 01.30 873.21 573.21 The amount or labor expended upon this crop was large ror the area, especially at the transplanting time. One day's team work in preparing the land and about 32 days, men's time, were required to bring it through, al though the work was not heavy and could have been largely perrormed by boys. The yield was low owing to the desert and unfer tilized character or the soil, onions requiring large amounts or organic matter in the soil to give good results. Early Rose potatoes; .SI acres: Seed pota toes planted Feb. 10-19, 1900. Beginning to bloom April 13. Crop all harvested June 13. Yield, 2(il." pounds. Highest price. May 21, 3&c. Bulk or crop, 2Kc. All marketed In Yuma. Cash f Cash outlay, returns 250 pounds seed-potatoes and freight on same $ S.03 Irrigating water for sesbania used as fertilizer 2.1)8 2 irrigations for crop ,R1 Formaline for scab, includ ing express 1.00 2(515 pounds of potatoes at 3'5-2c 870.00 Net cash returns, not de ducting labor 57.15 70.00 f70-00 The amount of labor required for the crop Itself was about 15 working days, with team 154 days. The sesbania used as green manur ing on the west Imirof the potato ground was given 17 irrigations. Bermuda grass, more over, flourished beneath the sesbania to such an extent as subsequently to require 23 days labor ror cleaning up the .45aercs so fertilized. Although the larger part or the crop came from the sesbania fertilized portion of the po tatoes, this method of enriching the soil proved very costly, 27 days mans time and 3 days team-work being required to put the ses bania under and afterwards get rid or the Bermuda grass. Nevertheless, the labor eng tailed 'conld cosily have been managed by n careful farmer, a-s the Bermuda digging vas done in January when other work was not urgent. Tomatoes, Dwarr Champion and Burpee's Quarter Century; .52 nciv: Seed planted in cold-rrnme, Feb-1. l'JOti. Transplanted to Held, March 12-15. First, ripe tomatoes, June 10 Last or marketable crop, Sept. 8. Yield, lirst class, 11282 pounds; second class, salable, 2219 pounds; waste, most or which could have been canned, 1S10 pounds. Total crop of 3300 vines, 15341 pounds or4.fi pounds, gross, to the vine. Highest price received, 30c for a single pound on June 10. Bulk of flrst-class crop sold during July In Tucson and Bisbce markets, at (iYz to i''C, f. o. b- Yuma. Second class crop Bold locally down to 2c. Cash Cash outlay, returns. Seed 8 1.72 18 irrigations, Yt acre 1.50 438 crates for shipments to Tucson and Bisbee 66-50 1 13531 pounds of tomatoes at 30c to 2c 8621.60 Net cash returns, not de ducting labor 551-88 SR2I.60 S621.60 Not including 814.60, failed to collect. Until the last of June this crop required but little labor. During the shipping season, however, four persons were employed on about half time in picking, packing and ship fog the crop. The entire labor requirements inr the crop were, men's time, 85 days; women and boys, 38 days; and team 10 days, the hpaviest demand upon labor being during July Dwiiil Ciiuuipiou una" i;urpce't Quarter Centnry yielded about equally well, both be ing or the dwarf bushy sorts best adapted to this climate. Barnyard manure was used un der the double rows, otherwise the ground was unfertilized saveby the muddy Irrigating water used. Roekyford cantaloupes; 1 acre: Seed planted March 7-9, nxVJ. Cold, backward saason re sulting in thin stand equal to about three fourths of an acre. Crop picked July 5 to Sept. 7. Yield 780 dozen, sold locally at from 35c to 15c a dozen. Cash Cash outlay, returns. 1 pound seed 8 1 .00 16 Irrigations 8.00 780 dozen cantaloupes at 85c to 15c i.. 8141.60 Net cash returns, not de ducting labor- 135.60 8141.60 8144.60 Thelaboron this crop was light, but in this case time consuming, becauseof Inconvenient arrangements for marketing. There were em ployed on the crop 31 days men's time; 8 days women and boys; and 2 days team, not other wise included. The crop was fertilized with barnyaid man ure in about three-fourths of the hills, and, as stated above, thestand was poor. The results ot this acre are therefore conservative Watermelons and sundry small Items or produce were sold locally to the amount of 815.65 Seed and irrigating water, about 8 2.00 Leaving a cash return of about.. 13.65 815.65 815-65 Alfalfa; 1.70 acres: This was sown May 18 1905, yielding three cuttings of about five tons of clean hay the first season. During the sec ond season, covered by this Timely Hint, there were seven cuttings with a total of about 20 tons of hay. The only cash outlny was 822.41 for irrigating water. The labor re quired was, mnn's.llme, 14 days and team ninp doys, which is rather high labor require ment for this alfalfa on account or the small size or the field under consideration, and lim ited use or machinery. This crop at 85 00 to 810.00 a ton, loose, which ha been the price this season, represents n cash return or not less than 81V0.00 for the crop; but tills hay was used to reed 'ho team employed on the place, proving to be more than sufficient Tor that pumose, since n stack of about three tons re mains nt the end of the.sea.son. The manure from this source, being rree from Bermuda grass seed, was especially valuable for fertil izing a part of the crops grown In Cattle Can Qs Pkxvintid CUTTER'S BLACK LEO VACC1HB California's favorite, the most suc cessful, easiest used and lowest rliMn vune made. Powder, string or pill form. WriM for free Black Lett" Booklet. THE CUTTER LABORATORY Berkeley. Cal. If your druggist does not stock otu vaccines, order direct from us. FOR Portrait Photos FINE CONSULT 787 n ARRET ST., Cor. 4th St. San Francisco Commercial Photography Special I tates for Professionals. Q,. S. PETERKIRI j CO., BLACKSMITH WAGON-MAKER. Horse Shoeing a Specialty. Shop cor. Second St. and Maiden Lane YUMA. ARIZ. THIS PflPER - VETISING AGENCY, INC., 427 South Main St.. lx3 Angeles, ami 779 Market St., San Francisco, where contracts for advertisinp; can be made for it. DO YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE? If so we can help ycu. We have already put hundreds through college by means of our plan. Write today for full information regarding our ofter of a free scholarship In any school or col lege. Address Robert J. Sherlock, 29-31 East 22nd Street New York City. WANTED Intelligent man woman to take territory and appoint canvassers to "sell our water filters. Exclusive territory and nice, profitable work for the right party. Seneca Filter Co., Seneca. Mo. Serial 03035 Yuma Project. 1st Form. Notice for Publication Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Ofllce at Phoenix, Arizona, 5, October 8, 1909. Notice is hereby given that John B. Caruth, of Laguna. Yuma county, Arizona, who, on Mav 20. IDol. made Homestead Entry No. 4955, Serial 0303- for the NwJi. section 9, Township 8. South, Range 22 West, G. and S- R. Merid ian, has filed notice of intention to make final five-year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before Charles H, Utting, U. S. Commissioner, at his ofllce in Yuma, Arizo na, on the lnth day or November, 1909. Claimant names s witnesses: John Mccarty, William Boyle. Harry Leon ard and Joseph 13, Smarr, all of Laguna, Yuma county, Arizona. FRANK H. PARKER, Register. Oct 14, 1909 1 Serial 03030 Yuma Project. 1st Form Withdrawal. Notice for Publication Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona. September 11. 1909. Notice is hereby given that Angel Tonini, of Yuma, Arizona, who, on August 24, 1901. made Homestead Entry No. n023. Serial 03080. for the WJ4 or NwK and WYt of Swfcf. section 14. Township 9, south. Range 23 West, Q. and S. R. Meridian, has tiled notice of intention to make final five-year proof to establish claim to the land above described, before Charles H, Utting, U. S. Commissioner, at his office in Yuma, Arizona, on the 22nd day of October, 1909. Claimant names as witnesses; Moses S. Hibbard. Henry Wuppcrman, Jo seph Kcan and Wingate Lindsay, all of Yuma, Arizona. . . Frank H. Parker, Register. Scpt.16 1009 a Serial 03096 Yuma Project. 1st Form Notice for Publication Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 28. 1909. Notice is hereby given that John R. Ellis' of Santa Barbara, Calif., brother and heir-at-law of Nealy P. Ellis, deceased, who, on Sept. 12 1901. made Homestead Entry No. 5055, Serial 03096, for lots 6. 7. 8 and 9. Section 12, Town ship 10. South, Range 23 West, G. & S. R. B. & Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make final five-year proof to establish claim of the heirs-at-law of said Nealy P. Ellis to the land above described, before Charles H. Utting, U. S. Court Commissioner, at his office in Yuma, Arizona, on the 4th day of November, 1909. Claimant names as witnesses: Samuel H. King. Mrs. Lucetta A. Wrigley, Johannes Johannsen and Fred peterkin, all of Somerton, Yuma county. Arizona. Frank H, Parker, Register. Sept 30-09 Royal and food Makes No alum The only from Royal The Gentlemen from Etah In spite of the charges of Peary against Cook, some of them spe cific, says Collier's, Dr. Cook holds the public with him. "That must be admitted by all open minded observers. The Satur day Review, which wcd beam with joy, if it could nail an Amer can liar, says; "Even Commander Peary-smust perceive that Dr. Cook's case does not wear at all badly as time goes oh." Various cities are giving Dr. Cook as hearty a welcome as if there were no Polar controver sy. Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,Pittsburg,St. Louis, Chicago and( Kansas City have turned out large crowds at Ihe railroad station and the local theatre to see and hear the ex plorer It is time we began to get ac tion. Commander. Peary has been talking more charges for three weeks, but the detailed charges have not been released. Also it is time for Dr. Cook to turn in his data to whatever body of scientests he selects. The souvenir hunters have well nigh stripped the Roosevelt of its portable junk, and the crew have been hospitably enter tained. Commander Peary re mains in pretty complete retire ment. The most human paragraphs in Dr. Cook's Polar Dash serial story are those that tell of the dogs. "The long strain of the march had giveu a brotherly sympathy to the trio of human strugglers. Under the same strain was made tne descent to canine levels. The dogs, though still retaining the savage ferocity of the wolf, had taken us into their community. We now moved among them without hearing a grunt of dis cord, and their sympathetic eyes followed" until we were made comfortable on the cheerless snows. If our dogs happeued to be placed near enough, they edged up and encircled us, giv ing the benefit of their animal fires. To remind us of their presence, frost-covered noses were frequently pushed under the bag, and occasionally a cold snout touched our warm skin with a rude awakening." "They willingly did a prodig ious amount of work each day, and then as bedfellows they offer ed their fur as shelter and bones as head rests to their two-sooted companions. They had leatned to appreciate the advantage of their beating breasts. And now there was a reason than ever to appreciate po'.ver, for together we were seeking an escape, from a world which was never intend ed for creatures with thumping hearts." Law in the United States President Taft's declaration that our criminal procedure is a. disgrace to the country is match ed by the declaration of J ustice Baking Powder is the greatest of time and labor savers to the pastry cook. Economizes flour, butter ' eggs and makes the digestible and healthful j 07 AL most healthful food I no lime phosphates baking powder made Grape Cream of Tartar Brewer of the Supreme Court of the United States,.that the. "re versal of a judgment by an ap pellate court on the ground of mere technicality, when substan tial justice has been administer ed, is an outrage." In the ca of Byers against Territory of Oklahoma, decided last March, and reported in 100 Pacific Re porter, the Oklahoma Court : Criminal Appeals says: "Tf- "The Court accepts the verdi t in the case at bar as a fair, hoi -est, impartial and humane fim -ing upon the fasts in the cas--and again announces that this Court will not revers a case when the record before it shows thai the accused had a fair trial by a fair and impartial jury and trial judge,simpl because some harm less technical error may have occurred at the trial." One of the law reviews, which, at ..first criticized us severely for essay ing the role of legal critic, has recently quoted with approval the words of Professor Roscoo Pound, who has declared that the near future must see a com plete practice act along newer and simpler lines, and who adds: "Our etiquette of justice in this country is the most rigid, the most minute, the most subver sive of the ends for which it ex sts, to be found in any business or industrial communities of the modern world. . . A very large part of our adjective law is as out of place in a twentieth century bourt as gold lace and red coats upon a modern skir mish line." A poll of the Su preme Court judges of one of our Western States recently showed three out of seven of the judges unaware of the code pro vision of their ovsn State which provided thatnojudgmentshould be set aside where the substan tial rights of the defendant, re gardless of technicalities, had been fully accorded in the trial court. The entanglement of our present system is the result of a century of judicial hair-splitting. Perhaps Horace Binney was right when, i.n his "Life of John Marshall," he said that the world had produced fewer instances of truly great judges than it had of great men in almost every other department of civil life. Col lier's Weekly. The So-Called "Spanish Swindle." The Department of State at Washington has received a re port from the American consul general at Barcelona, Spain, in regard to the band of swindlers operating in the various towns aod cities in Spain who make a practice of writing to persons in the United States inspecting the imprisonment of a relative and the guardianship of a child. The consul-general states that the alleged prisoner generally describes himself as a political prisoner from Cuba; he is at the point of death and has but one friend the prison priest thro whose good offices he is enabled Continued on Page Two.