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Wholesale and Retail Dealers In Staple and Fancy Groceries Phone m 1 16 V All Orders Are Carefully Filled By Expert Grocerymen DELIVERIES MADE TO ANY PART OF THE CITY Prices Always the LOWEST con sistent With the BEST QUALITY FAMOUS ENGINEERS TO REPORT ON BUILDING OF LAGll 01 RTTPY'R GARAG Authentic Road Information ICE CREAM With a FLAVOR The Flavor That Clings and Goes With You lOc a Dish Brick Ice Cream and Sherbet for Parties and Served at All Times Elite Ice Cream Parlor H. E. PEOPLES, Proprietor WHEN IN NEED OF ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF PRINTING "See Shorey About IV9 (By Benjamui Franklin Fly) The local board of cost re view convened at 9:15 this morning, all the members-being greatly refreshed after the delightful spring-like gulf breezes of last night. Mr. Teasdale suggested that a definite date be set for the consideration of matters pertaining to Laguna dam, it 'being tacitly agreed that the wfyole subject matter should be taken up Thursday, Aug. 19, and considered for 3 days. Mr. Teasdale moved that former Supervising Engineer Vincent be employed by the jboard to make a written re port on the plans and cost of 'the dam, he having superin tended its construction. I Pending the discussion on the motion, Mr. Baldwin in dicated that he would proba tory want Mr. Hill, who was supervising engineer of this , district at the time or con struction of the dam. It was finally agreed that Mr. Vincent should be here on August 12 and 13, and Mr. Hill on August 19 and 20. j During the discussion, Mr. Teasdale ! brought forth the statement that, not f withstanding that Laguna Dam was 1 constructed with Reclamation funds, 'yet it was constructed under Mr. Vin- cent's supervision, independent eng tirely of the local officials, he acting i entirely under the direction of Presi- dent Roosevelt and the then Secretary .of the Interior, Mr. Garfield. It, thereforek appears that whatever j credit or odium attaches to its con struction should be . either credited or charged to Roosevelt, Garfield, Vin cent & Co., and not to Sellew and his crew. j After disposing of that important question temporarily, at least, the board proceeded to read and correct the two days' transcript that leaves for Washington tonight. While the three members of the board were reading over the. transcript taking it turn-about I dropped into acting Manager Priest's office and had a chat with him about river front protection, the mesa, and other im portant matters pertaining to the pro ject. He says he has the caving banks on the river well in hand at the pres ent time, both above Yuma on the Bard side, and down below Gadsden to the Mexican line. "Have you any idea," asked Mr. Priest, "how long it would take your Lake Bard' to fill up with silt?" I confessed that I had not figured it out to a gnat's heel. "Taking your own figures as to its depth," said Mr. Priest, "it would be filled in, 50 years. The average' amount of silt is something like per cent," lie continued, "and my rec ords, compiled' for the six years, of 1909-14, inclusive, show that there is an average of 279,000 acre-feet of silt per year flowing down the Colorado river here at Yuma, or an equivalent of 451,000,000 cubic yards of that rich: cream per year going to waste.' Just think of it! If all of that silfc were spread over Yuma valley at ihe end of one year it would be lip to the top of the parlor door, or, at least, crowding through the. windows! ?Ilov ever, if my friend, Charley Meadows, has his way about it, the board of cost review will recommend the im mediate formation of "Lake Bard," even if it does fill up in fifty years. When filled, it must lie artm'tted that "Lake Bard" wouid be the richest 150,000 acres under the sun. Water melons and pumpkins would grow sot big that two flat cars would be re quired to have one of them shipped to the Los Angeles market. Upon returning to the board's room, I found Chairman Fleming reading the transcript out loud. He was so hoarse that I was forced to ask him if he had. been feasting on bull frogs. Mr. Teas dale and Mr. Baldwin had been worn to a frazzle at doing the same thing,, and yet when the hour of 12:30 p. m was reached the work had just .been completed. It was certainly a big task and yet of vital importance, for, upon it's reception and digestion by Secre tary Lane, he is expected to send an. answer that will very much facilitate the board's future work. Recess was taken from 12:35 to 2; p. m., at which time Mr. Kelly was due to go, on the stand. S AT IDE Fi II IHE FULL REGALIA A San Diego dispatch says that the visitors at the San Diego exposition were given a spectacular surprise the other day when the Fort Yuma In dian band of 38 pieces appeared deck ed in full regalia of brilliant color;:, war bonnets and paint. This band from the Fort Yuma In dian reservation in California, is on.a. month's leave from the reservation and having a delightful time at the fair, being camped on the grounds. Or dinarily, they appear for their con certs in sombre dark blue uniform. Prof. Bion" E. Mills, the band direc tor, explained that his musicians had' donned their full Indian costumes to pay honor to White Father i. . Odle, superintendent of the reserva tion, in appreciation of his successful effort to obtain their month's visit at the exposition from Washington. The gorgeously costumed band gave con certs in the afternoon and evening. Subscribe for the Examiner.