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LATEST MARKET REPORT
FURNISHED BY J. M. BALSZ E. F. SANGUINETTI .Cotton . .-...25c-,i Cattle 6c to 10c Hogs 8c to 13c Lambs 12c Turkeys .. 24c Chicks 15c Eggs 38c Milo Maize, ton $64.50 - Fetereta, ton ..$64.50;. g Alfalfa Hay, ton 14.50 5 Barley, ton $41.00 g Wheat, ton $57.50 FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT AND YUMA COUNTY LATEST. MARKET REPORT FURNISHED BY" ARIZONA SENTINEL VOLUME 47 'YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY,. JULY 12, 1917. NUMBER 28 JUDGE SAWTEUE MAKES TEMPORARY RULING Grants Prayer of Those Who Have No Water Contract, But Makes Them Furnish Bond The following letter was sent to Attorney Trios.- D. Molloy by Judge Sawtelle's court clerk, which is self-explanatory: Tucson, Arizona, July 10, 1917 Thomas D. Malloy, Esq., Attorney at Law, Yuma, Arizona. Yuma County Water Users' Association et al, ss.W. W. Schlecht and R. S Fessenden. Dear Sir: I have been requested by Judge Sawtelle to notify coinv sel in the above case to prepare an order directing the de fendants to .forthwith furnish to the plaintiff, Thurman, and all other land owners under the Yuma project who are shareholders in the Yuma. County Water Users Associa tion and whose lands are now or in the next thirty days will be ready for planting and who have not temporary water contracts with the government with water for the raising of summer crops for this year 1917, provided that each of such shareholders shall execute and deliver to the Clerk of this Court, who is hereby authorized to.apprpye (he same, a good and sufficient bond payable to the defendants, in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) conditioned as required by law. I have also been authorized to say '-(hat Judge, Sawtelle was inclined to the opinion that the owners of land under the said project are legally liable for the construction charge of Seventy Five Dollars ($75.00) per acre, and the tempor ary injunction herein is. based upon the allegations of the verified bill, which is not denied. That the government had demanded of the shareholders as a prerequisite to their receiving water that.ihey execute anddeliver a contract upon a form provided for (that purpose, obligating them selves to pay a construction charge in ten equal install ments, the first of which must.be Daid at,, the time of sign ing the water right .application and subsequent installments on December 1st,, thereafter. While, the contract entered into between the defendant and plaintiff "provides that the first installment, in the words of the contract, shall be pay able "at the time of the completion of the proposed work or within a reasonable time thereafter." You are to prepare an order as statedabove and submit to counsel on the other side," and then mail to the Clerk lof the United States District Court at Tucson, Arizona, (not Phoenix), and I wll then forward same to Judge Sawtelle and as soon as he signs same it will be returned to me and forwarded with the papers to Phoenix immediately. Very; .truly yo.urs, MOSE DRACHMAN, Clerk. 1m ' CITY COUNCIL AND STREET PAVING The protest filed bytwo estimable ladies against the paving of First street and Second avenue was heard by the City Council Tuesday night, Attorney C. H. Colman repT resenting the protestants, and Attorney Gust of Phoenix representing the O. and C. Construction Company. This is the second time within the last few weeks that this impor tant piece of public work has Been held up or knocked out on a technicality. However, when we consider that it took Yuma 50 years to pave its first street we may consider qur selves exceedingly fortunate if we get the next one payed during the present decade. It is a case of "off agin, on agin, gone agin, Finnigin". The council will finally pass on the whole subject matter at its meeting next Tuesday night. If the alderman do not "take the bull by the horns" and go ahead with this important piece of work they had as well cease thinking of making any further city improvements. This thing of signing a petition for street paving one day and then signing a protest the next day has gone the limit. Either cut bait or fish. Pave the streets, or let's abolish the city government and go back to a village organization. Making water run by "forced gravity," as is proposed for the outside lands on the mesa, is an entirely new meth od cf engineering. It may work, but.when it does it will be kne wn as the eighth wonder of the world "Forced gravity" is rich, rare and racy. THESjTATE CORPORATION COMMISSION SEEMS V$RY SOLICITOUS FOR HIGHBINDERS. Several months ago there was a public hearing in the court hp.use on . the question of whether or not the State Corporation Commissino should grant a franchise to :Messrs.tE. F. Sanguinetti and F. L. Ewing to operate an electric line down through Yuma Valley, and it will be re membered, .that the. hearing attracted quite a crowd. There were but two of the three members prsent at the hearing, Jones and Cole, Commissioner Betts being absent. It will also be remembered that the Los Angeles He "highbinder, imported his Los Angeles attorney here for the purpose, of fighting the issuance of the franchise. It will also be well remembered, that after the hearing, when the matter.was .taken under advisement, that the two com missioners ma.de a trip to Los Angeles on the same train vyth fhe big He highbinder and his attorney. Whether this coincident had anything to do with later developments .no one will ever know, but it is now known that the local attorney of the Los Angeles highbinder was the first per son in.Yuma to get the final ruling of the Corporation Com mission, and,. that ruling was AGAINST Sanguinetti and Ewing. Strange, to say the least, that the opponents of this proposed, franchise should be, notified before the men who actually made the, application, for the franchise. Stranger still is. the fact that at the time Sanguinetti ard.wingr made their application the Los Angeles high hinder ,liad, never even contemplated asking for a. like fran chise. Dut,whe.n, they saw some one else wanted to upbuild Yuma,Valley, they jumped in to b.lock the game -md then to make a cinch, of jt. asked for a franchise of the same char acter, covering the same territory, and followed that up by actually obtaining ,a franchise from the county supervisors who on..af,tje yo.te two members only being present a like privilege, was refused Sanguinetti and Ewing. But sjtrange things o.nce in a while will happen, espec ially in.thcState Corporation Commission. In their final decision Aagaihst Sanguinetti and Ewing they seem more than orgliriarily solicitous about the welfare of the Los An geles, highbinders. They do not seem' to have ever investi gated as towhe;ther or, not the local electric concern has a, .franchise in, the city, of Yuma. But they do know the old ratrtrap is qy;nedby Los Angeles highbinders, and without as much as saying "home people be damned," the commis sion proceeds to give the Los Angeles concern ALL it ask ana denies equal justice to two Yuma citizens whose every dollar is invested in this community. It is a rather remark able procedure,, to say the least. The Los -Angeles highbinders no longer have a fran chise from the county of Yuma to erect an electric system in Yuma Valley, for the franchise has long since been for feited t?eca,use of lapse of time. Under their grant they had to begin work within sixty days. This they have utterly failed to do. They by no hook or crook can claim that the poles, erected on the mesa, to the orange grove and from there to. the east main canal is a part of the "county fran chise", for it is no such thing That was a separate fran chise, granted long prior to the granting of the Valley fran chise and was actually under course of construction before. the other Was applied for. It has absolutely no con nection with' it, and before the thing is done wijh I will be badly fooled if the county attorney does not take a hand in the matter If he doesn't it is a cinch private citizens will. ,T,he, Corporation Commission can play favorites with as many He highbinders as it chooses but there is a limit to allrth,ings,k,an.d the first thing they know the people of the state,fwill. wake up and become "wise" to their movements. iWheji they.do the Corporation Commissioner who so brazen ly ottep.dslp.ublicl(iecency will find that he will be dealt with exacjtly as. Jje deserves. HIGHBINDERS DETERMINED TO DEFEAT SAN-GUINETTI-EWING ORDINANCE, NO MATTER THE COSTS ASITQRNEY, GENERAL WYLEY E. JONES TO RES- , CUE -THE- HIGHBINDERS The Los Angeles highbinders never know when they are licked The old saying that "money makes the mare go" is, aptly ijlustrated in, the fight that is being made by the big He highbinder in his efforts to throttle Yuma, for with the millions at his disposal he can carry on a relentless fight against Yuma and any citizens in Yuma who stand in his way. After being stopped by Judge Baxter from shutting off the muddy, or irrigation water of the city the big He high- iconnnuea on pge Two) There is every evidence that the Los Angeles high binders will leave nothing undone in their efforts to defeat the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise ordinance, which gives the latter the right to erect poles and string electric wires allong Qila street, from the Colorado river to the ice plant. Fronvthe talk going the rounds of the street money in large quantities will be used in an attempt to debauch the voters of the city Of Yuma. Whether the people will tolerate this or not remains to be seen. July 19 will tell the tale, and un less I am badly mistaken the Los Angeles HE highbinder will get it in the neck again, just as he has on three differ ent occasions very recently. First, he appeared before the State Corporation Com mission and tried to discontinue his muddy water system. In this he was given a knock-out blow by Judge Frank Baxter. Second, he tried to get the Corporation Commission to permit him to issue stock on his old rat-traps, when as a mat ter of fact he had already issued this stock in violation of law and should have been severely punished for his flagrant violation of the law: In this he was also knocked out, for the Corporation Commission refused to permit him to issue the stock until that honorable body can ascertain the physi cal value of the old rat traps. Third,, he tried to get the city council to "refer, the ref erendum" of the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise ordinance. In this he was again knocked as cold as a wedge. It was whispered the night after the council knocked him out that he would seek an injunction to restrain the city clerk from printing the Sanguinetti-Ewing franchise on the ballot, but up to the time this article was written he had made no such attempt and the threat was looked upon as another of his buludozing methors to thwart the will of the people. The truth of the whole matter is the Los Angeles high binder has no electric light franchise in the city of Yuma. His plant is operated in direct violation of law, obstructing our streets; and otherwise violating the law simply on com mon sufferance at the hands of the local authorities. It was only a few years ago that Hiram Blaisdell tried to bor row money from a certain bank, giving the -electric light plant as security. The bank had the question of a fran chise thoroughly investigated by one of its experts, who very wisely reported that there was no franchise in exist ence. At this point Mr. Blaisdell tried every way in his pow er to obtain a franchise, but the city council simply refused to grant it and that is exactly where the matter stands today. The big HE highbinder is operating his plant here without any right whatever, in violation of law, just as he issued his $179,000 worth of-worthless stock. And yet he is dead bent on defeating a franchise per mitting Sanguinetti and Ewing to run the high power line to their ice plant and later to be otherwise utilized on the mesa whenever the people want the "juice" not at 16 cents per KWH, as the highbinder charges, but at the ACTUAL COST of production. That is the one great reason why the people of Yuma should vote solidly for the Sanguinetti Ewing ordinance. It will be a God's send to this community in the years to come. It will in no manner interfere 'with the city lights but will be ready at all times for the city to use the power if it ever goes into the electric light business. It will help develope the mesa, without which Yuma can nev er hope to be what the city should be a city of 25,000 with in the next ten years or less. y Go to the polls and give the highbinders another black eye by voting FOR the Sanguinetti-Ewing ordinance. VOTE "YES ON PROPOSITION NO. 6 SUNDAY AND SIX O'CLOCK CLOSING HOURS ORDINANCE NO. 147. THIS IS THE ORDINANCE THAT GIVES RETAIL CLERKS DECENT WORKING HOURS. THEY DESERVE YOUR LOYAL SUPPORT. GIVE THEM YOUR VOTE. It doesn't matter a tinker's darn to the editor of this paper whether the Kryger ordinance is passed or not, but I can ntt refrain from advising the people tint IT SHOULD NOT PASS.