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Established Nor, 1870, by Jas. M. Barney and Judge Wm. J. Berry; pur chased 1875 by John W. Dorrington, who relinquished to W. H. Shorey on July 1, 1911; who in turn relinquished to B. F. Fly on January 1, 1917; pub lished' for 46 years without missing an issue. SUBSCRIPTION RATE, PER YEAR $2.00 Entered at Yuma, Yuma Co., Ariz., as second-class mail. Published on Thursdays. & F. FLY Editor-Owner Vote "YES" on every proposition on the ballet and know that you are voting for Yuma's best interests. Project Manager Schlecht and his traied crew of help ers deserve a vote of thanks for their splendid work on the levees Vote Yes on all the propositions printed on the ballot. Yuma needs all these measures to help her on the road to prosperity. Go to the polls Thursday July 19 and vote YES on EVERY proposition. That will give the big HE highbinder the blow that almost killed father. Go to the pols early Thursday morning and vote YES on every one of the propositions on your ballot. In that way you can make no mistake. Give the big He highbinder another black eyes by vot ing YES on the Sanguinetti-Ewing ordinance No. 5 on xhe ballot for by so doing you will do Yuma more real good than forty HE highbinders ever did. The croakers will probably stop croaking when some time this winter the Government sells the Yuma Mesa lands and then begins to construct the mesa project. Keep your eyes open. The mesa will soon be the best known spot on the American continent. 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. For the sake of harmony and for the best interests of Yuma I am laying aside my personal likes and dislikes long enough to vote YES on every proposition on the ballot'even including the so-called Kryger ordinance. Why can't you be as liberal and vote FOR them all? Be sure and vote YES on the amendment to the city charter, giving the city council the right to fix rates for electric, gas and water companies. The big HE highbinder is violently opposed to this measure, which makes it all the more important that you should vote YES. All these threats about law suits if this or that measure is adopted at the coming election is all pure bunk, made for the special purpose of defeating these ordinances. Adopt ALL of them and then let the kickers go into court and get a final knock-out. Don't let the big He highbinder bluff you. 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. The big HE highbinder is violently opposed to the adoption of the six o'clock closing ordinance, because the stores will not use his "juice" at 16 cents per KWH when they are closed. Vote YES for the closing ordinance for that reason if for no other. It gives the big HE highbinder another black eye. "i he clerks in the various stores in the city are entiled to a rest after six o'clock in the evening. Vote YES for their ordinance. The big HE highbinder wants to make slaves of them by making them work till midnight burning his 16 cts per KWH juice all that time. Go to the polls Thursday and give him a knock-out solar plexus blow. nually for the printing of long-winded routine ordinances that not one citizen in the entire city ever reads? Leave it to the city council to say what SHALL and what SHALL NOT be printed. Vote YES for the 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. If Sanguinetti and Ewing had been granted a franchise by the board of supervisors to erect poles and string wires down in the Yuma Valley every house in the valley would now be enjoying its benefits, but the big HE highbinder "plugged the game" through its particular pet on the board of supervisors and as a result Yuma Valley is no nearer an electric system now than it was forty years ago. -"What a shame! The ordinance specifying in what parts of the city liv ery stables, planing mills, and all manner of factories can be erected is a good, wholesome ordinance and sb.ould be enacted at any cost. It has no reference whatever to where a store can be located, but it will forever preclude 'the possi bility of erecting a livery stable, or like nuisance next door to a church or private residence. Vote YES on that im portant measure. 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. If the big HE Highbinder can afford to sell electric "juice" to the government for three and a half cents per K- W-H, why should he be allowed to charge the citizens of Yuma 16 cents? But the Government will see him further in the lower regions than a pigeon can fly in o week before it will pay him three and a half cents when they can get the same juice from Sanguinetti and Ewing for less than HALF that much. Vote FOR the Sai guinetti-Ewing- ordinance and kill off the highbinder. Be sure to vote for the amendment to the city charter giving the city council the right to fix the rates for gas, water and electricity. As it is now these rates are fixed jointly by the Corporation Commission and the big He highbinder, and you know what they are, nothing but rank robbery.. Place this power in the hands of the city council and if they don't fix the rates to suit you there is always a way to fix them yourself by the initiative method. Vote Yes for the charter amendment. Get your neighbor to vote Yes. Make it your special duty to get all your friends to vote Yes, and thereby give the big HE highbinder his final death blow. MARK ROSE AND HIS CONTRACT The ordinance giving the city council, the right to say what measures must be printed should' receive the vote of every voter in Yuma. Why pay out $1,000 or $1,500 an- Much is being made of the news sent out from Wash ington that "Mark Rose has entered into contracr with Sec retary. Lane to place from 120,000 to 200,000 acres of Im perial mesa lands under water by connecting with Laguna dam", or words to that effect. The truth of the matter is simply this: Secretary Lane has agreed to have a survey made un der direction of Reclamation engineers, Mark Rose and his associates furnish the money to defray all expenses of the survey of an ail-American route for the proposed "high line canal." If upon the completion of the survey the scheme is found feasable the canal will be constructed, but if not the whole thing will abandoned. When the survey is made Mark Rose's company will have an engineer, the state of California will have another and the Government engineer will be put in charge of the whole thing. The agreement also provides that in the event the new canal is ever constructed Yuma project will continue to get all the water it needs before a single drop of water flows down the new canal! That is about the entire story of this contract, except that Mark Rose and his associates are prohibited from selling any of the stock of their company until the survey shall have proven that the all-American route is practicable. Mark Rose and his associates control something like' 70,000 acres of the 219,000 embraced on the Imperial coun ty Mesa. The balance is land that was long ago withdrawn "for Reclamation purposes", but will be thrown open to homestead entry in tracts of 160 acres if the scheme ever goes through. The Government twice before has made superficial surveys of this same route, one estimate being placed at $20,000,000 and the other at $21,500,000. Mark Rose insists it can be constructed for $3,500,000. It will be interesting to see which is nearer correct when the official survey is compleaed. Money! Money! Money! I have all kinds of it to loan on either straight loans at 8 or on easy repayment plan. Fire Insurance Specialist. Emil C. Eger ALPHA STEAM LAUNDRY We call for your clothes and return them spotless. Maiden Lane, Near Third St. Phone 89-W. Yuma Drug Company McCutcheon and Baily YUMA - ARIZONA O. C. JOHNSON, Funeral Director. 356 Second Ave., Phone 171. N. S. PARKS. Plmbing and Tin Shop. Best Equipped Shop in the City Phone 145-J. 416 Second Street Yuma Valley Produce Store Dealer in GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES First and Main Streets Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce. I New Southern Pacific Hotel I i Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class X . X Dining Room attached. Sunday dinners a specialty. s $ F. S. MING, Proprietor i V Y y The Stag Cafe IS THE ONLY FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT IN YUMA THAT SERVES MEALS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. SPECIAL DINING ROOM FOR FAMILIES. THE VERY BEST OF EVERYTHING THAT THE MARKET AFFORDS. CHARLEY SAM, Proprietor The Thomas Barber Shop 244 Main Street. Everything new. The most up-to-date Barber Shop in Yuma. Your patronage solicited. CHILDREN'S SHOES AT SIM FREUND'S A First Class Hotel at Moderate Rates HOLLENBECK HOTEL A Hotel Noted for Comfortable Beds "Always Popular More so now" Under new management a. k. Mcdonald, Prop. 100 rooms without bath $1.00 per day 100 rooms with bath $1.50 per day 50 rooms with bath $2.00 per day "Steam Heat and Running Water in all Rooms LOS ANGELES, CAL.