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' . r , J Phone ll-rfil 1 FIRST IN ADVERTISING FIRST IN NEWSFIRS T IN INFLUENCE Setting a Pace for Competitors Forging Ahead to. Greater Things Over Roads of Its Own' Making. VOLUME 47 YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1916. NUMBER 37. Growers NEER R0GKW00D ADMITS CRIMINAL INTENT AT Hill (By B. F. Fly) Chief Engineer C. R. Rockwood, of ,the Imperial irrigation district, in trying to bolster up his administra tion, has made the astound ing statement over his own signature that it was always his intention to construct a rock and pile dam at Hanlon heading, notwithstanding the fact that the Government had originally forbidden any thing other than a dam of sand and brush, and he open ly accuses Editor Howe, of the Imperial Press, of "giv ing, the snap away." In fact, he brazenly asserts that Editor Howe was the first to apprise Yuma valley farmers' of his intention to break the law in defiance of; the War Department permit.' ! For' the sake of keeping the record straight it can be asserted most positively that Project Manager Layson had his eye on Rockwood all the time, and knew within an hour of the arrival of the first car load of piling at Hanlon heading, which was long be fore the Calexico Chronicle; (not the Imperial Press) "gave the snap away." In fact, Mr. Lawson advised the officials in both Denver and Wash ington of the outrage Rockwood -was preparing to perpetrate, and the facts were so stated in these columns long before they were admitted by the Calexico Chronicle. As a matter of fact, all the time that Rockwood was using his "bird cage man" to try to dam up the Colo i rado with four strands of wire, Rock- w'oocl himself was' assembling" his pil Project Manager Lawson, always on the job in the interest of Yuma valley farmers, has today, as a direct result of his efforts, received instruc tions from the Interior Department to put into effect the following rates on cotton, in car lots, over the Gov ernment line (3,000 pounds to the car: Boundary line to Yuma, 8c cwt. Gadsden to Yuma 7c cwt. Somerton Sd'g to Yuma, 5c cwt Willets to Yuma 4c cwt. Ludy to Yuma 3c cwt. This favorable rate means a. great saving to valley fanners who have cotton to ship to the Yuma gin. Formerly, Yuma valley growers paid the Southern pacific 16c per hundredweight to the Imperial val ley gin. ( Continued on Page Three) SUCCESSFUL CONSERVATION OF NEWS PRINT PAPERS PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18. A-j a result of a series of meetings o the newspaper publishers of Philadelphia, called to consider the serious situa tion confronting them caused by what are practically faminine conditions in the news print paper market, .the fol lowing agreement was unanimously reached: "All morning, evening and Sunday newspapers will immediately reduce the size of their issues to the extent of a total in excess of eighty pages weekly. That beginning September 1, next, the accepting from wholesale purchasers of unsold -copies of all the morning, evening and Sunday news papers will be discontinued." Hereto fore the privilege has been granted to newsboys, news" stands, news gaents and carriers. ! The following resolution was unani mously passed by the Philadelphia Publishers' association: : "The thanks of the Philadelphia newspaper publishers are hereby ten dered to Victor F. Lawson, of the Chi cago Daily News for his visit to Phila delphia, meeting the publishers, and , suggesting a way to meet the white paper famine which confronts the , newspaper publishers of America. Through his efforts there has been brought about the reduction of eighty (Continued on Page Four; TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. A bond issue of $130,000,000 to meet extra ordinary government expeditures due to the Mexican situation, was unex pectedly referred to Congress last night by majority members of the senate finance committee, with th& concurrence of the treasury department. MEXICO CITY, Aug. 18. General Carranza will soon issue a decree es tablishing a criterion or determining which of the properties confiscated, by the government shall be returned to the owners and which shall be fi nally taken over by the government. PARIS, Aug. 18. "The operations on the Sqmme yesterday were merely a detail of the offensive and of only local bearing," a high military officer explained to the Associated Press to day. "Never before have the Germans failed to react when successfully at tacked and their failure to do so in this case is a sign of weakness." YUMA LOCAL AND PERSONAL NEWS OF IMPORTANCE You can't build up a town by tear ing it down'. Mrs: Harry Humphrey left for the coast today. There we're three runaways in Yuma yesterday, only one person in jured John Maur, whose rig ' was struck by one of the runaways. Maur was cut in the head by falling. A stricter observance of the hitching ordinance should be enforced. The temperature at 5 o'clock last evening was 98; humidity, 17; maxi mum for the day, 101, and minimum. 70 degrees. Lieut. Col. Wilson Chase, of the 21st U. S. infantry here, recently pro moted, has been transferred to the 26th infantry, now on the lower Rio Grande. Through his attorneys, W. J. Ford, C. A. Lindeman and Peter T. Rob ertson, Emil C. Eger; administratbr of the estate of W. J. Thomas with will annexed, yesterday filed ari appli cation in the superior court seeking to obtain an order permitting him to compromise a damage suit filed against the estate by John F. Gib bon's" for $6,350, by the payment of $400 to the plaintiff. An answer was filed yesterday by C. A. Lindeman in the case of James T. Ferguson vs. Althe and John Mo desti. The plaintiff sued the Modes tis for damages in the sum of $2,900 for alleged injuries sustained by fall ing through an open, cellar door in their store at Agua Caliente. Train Dispatcher- T. T. Cull, who will go to El Paso to enjoy a vaca tion, will be relieved by W. H. Gra ham, of Los Angeles. A certified copy of a Homestead Assignment has been filed wherein Jams W. Fuquay and wife assign to Perry D . Manri, homestead in section 24, township 10 south, range 25 west. The Wellton Farm Improvement as-. (Continuel on Page Four) MEDFORD, Ore., Aug. 18. Chas. S. Hughes, on his way to San Fran cisco from Portland, was called upon today by Chester H. Rowell, of Fres no, Cal., a member of the Republican national campaign committee, to ad just as far as possible during Hughes' stay in San Francisco a factional fight in California between Progres sive and Republican leaders. (Continued on Page Four) EDWARDS. OR APPEA T REPUBLICAN. LS TO BARD PEOPLE J. S. Edwards, Prohibition and Re publican candidate at the primaries for Representative in Congress from the 11th District, announces the vig orous whirlwind campaign to bo ducted this month. He plans to visit all the cities and towns in the 11th K District in his auto. He will be accompanied by E. A. Rowell, publicity agent; also, F. W. Emerson, S. W. Grathwell, Leo Clark, Claude Same, J. Allen Dunbar, E. E. Taylor and others who will join him from time to time. Several meet ings daily will be conducted, in the open air principally. Edwards says that since he 11,000 votes for the same office two years ago with hardly any campaigning, he expects to more than treble that vote this'ear by a vigorous campaign last ing from now till the election. ' Two years ago, there was no organization behind him This year there is a large force of workers. Taken all in all, the Prohibitionists announce the live liest campaign this district has - ever seen and one of the livest they have ever conducted.