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LATEST MARKET REPORT FURNISHED BY E. F. SANGUINETTI LATEST MARKET REPORT FURNISH ED' BY J. M. BALSZ SENTINEL Cotton 20c Milo Maze, ton ?G4.50 Fetereta, ton 64.50 Cattle 6c to 10c Hogs 8c to 15c Lambs .. 16c Turkeys 24c Chicks 17c Eggs 48c 5 Alfalfa hay, ton S16.50 5 Barley, 4ton $50.00 : ZONA FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OFYUMA, YUMA PROJECT AND YUMA COUNTY YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSl AY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1917. 0 , CHKHKHKHKKKHKH2KHKHWKH3 VOLUME 47 NUMBER 37. HANLON HEADING DIVERSION DAM ALMOST COMPLETED. The Hanlon Heading diversion dam is almost complete, and Project Manager Schlecht is seeing to it that the Ari zona side of the river is being made safe and sound against any sudden overflow that may come down either the Colo rado or Gila river. This work is under the watchful eye of Superintendent of Construction Ray M. Priest, who is on the job all the time. The levee thrown up from the- railroad out to the river, connecting with the diversion dam, is as strong as any part of our entire levee system. When all the work at that point shall have been completed the river will have been revetted with rock for several hundred yards above the dam as well as for an equal distance below the dam. At present the water has been raised at the dam about four feet which is giving Imperial Valley something like 3, 000 cubic feet per second. But according to the Calexico Chronicle this is not nearly half enough, that paper claim ing that there already has been a loss of practically a mil lion dollars in No. 6 district alone, that district requiring 250 second feet, whereas it is getting but 83 feet, or less than one-third the water necessary to save the crops. The new intake is being rushed to completion as fast ?s men and money can do the work and the engineers in charge claim that when this new intake is finally completed it will at once have solved the entire water question for Im perial Valley. It is to be hoped that this will prove true, for it is highly probable the people of Yuma Valley will never again sanction another diversion dam at Hanlon Heading, which means the new heading as well. The first million dol lars of Imperial Valley bonds were sold a few days ago at 83 cents on the dollar with accrued interest, a very distinct disappointment to the people of the Imperial Valley who had expected these bonds to sell at par but little below. THE BIG HE HIGHBINDER "SOAKS" YUMAITES. Almost every man in the city of Yuma is up in arms against the outrageous bills that have been presented by the big He Highbinder for water and electric lights for the months of July and August. The bills are so uniformly higher than ever before that citizens are wondering what it all means, whether rank highway robbery, or whether it is a well laid scheme to force the people to buy him out. One of my friends,, a city official at that, was presented a water bill about four times as much as it ever was before. Another city official whose bill had been running about $3 or $4 per month got an increase to upwards of $10. Another, whose family has been gone for two months had his bill more than doubled, though he was at home but little of the time, and so on and so forth. The Yuma Fruit Company is a fair illustration. The electric light bills of this concern kept increasing to such an alarming extent that Mr. Frazinelli ceased using the high binder "juice," but the bill was even larger at the end of the month than ever before. He became so exasperated that he installed an electric plant of his own, but his bill for the first ten days in August was upwards of $1 per day, notwithstand ing he never lit a light. He is now operating his store with his own electric plant at less than half what he had been paying the He Highbinder. Every other merchant in Yuma can do the same, and unless we are soon to have "public ownership of public utili ties" that is bound to be the solution of the whole vexing question. When you have to pay $10, $20, $30 or $40 per month for water for household purposes it is killing the goose that laid the golden egg. The people won't stand it. Now is the time for the city council to take the bull by the horns and bring the public ownership question to an is sue. It is a foregone conclusion that the people will vote the necessary bonds to install a new plant rather than be gouged to death by the big He Highbinder of Los Angeles. WONDERFUL CROPS ON YUMA PROJECT. Last year, according to government reports, Yuma Pro ject produced the best crops that were grown anywhere in the United States, all the lands, including even those given over to Bermuda pasture, producing an average of $50.75 per acre. Much of the land that has been planted to cotton averaged $100 per acre, and this was turned in by Reclama tion officials when the crops were selling at a minimum price. If the maximum had been taken the general average would have been even higher than that officially given. This year there is every reason to believe that Yuma Project will break all previous records, not only in actual amount raised per acre of the different commodities but in price as well. One of our well known business men who has 200 acres of land leased from the Yuma Indians across the liver' has harvested his "harry" Peruvian seed on 40 acres and sold it for spot cash to Mr. E. F. Sanguinetti for an even FOUR THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS, or more than $100 per acre for the seed crop alone. This wide awake farmer-business man had already harvested two fine cuttings of alfalfa hay from the same field and will get at least two more cuttings worthbout $15 per ton on the farm, and in addition will sell his "straw" left after threshing the seed for $10 per ton. If this isn't "goin' some" then what would you call it. But in addition to this bananza in "har ry" Peruvian alfalfa, this same man has sixty acres planted to Egyptian cotton and he tells me that he will harvest at the least calculation 40 bales, from the 60 acres. With this staple at 50c per pound it can be seen that he has a $10,000 cotton crop in sight. In addition to that he has 40 acres in milo maize and he expects not less than a ton per acre, which at present prices will give him something like $2500 for that crop, making approximately $16,500 on 140 acres, with the remaining 60 acres given over to pasture for his several hun dred head of hogs. Can you beat it? MARK ROSE AND HIS SCHEME ONCE MORE Last Saturday morning the esteemed Morning Sun printed an extended article on the Mark Rose All-American canal scheme which was taken from the Calexico Chronicle, alleging that three surveying parties were ready to begin the survey of the proposed All-American canal, and further stating that one of the surveying parties was then in Yuma for the purpose of inspecting the Reclamation records. Up to last Saturday the Reclamation officials had heard absolutely nothing of the Mark Rose surveying party, and it is more than doubtful if "three" surveying parties could be made up: at this time in this entire section of the country. Whether or not Mr. Rose has satisfied Secretary Lane that he has the necessary funds to make these surveys no one here knows, but the assertion in the article alluded to that the canal can be constructed for $3,000,000 is all pure bunk. It will require nearer TEN times that much, else all previous surveys made by the government are wrong. " From time to time it has been intimated over in Imper ial Valley that if this canal were constructed it would give power enough to furnish that valley with all the electric ergy it needed. It may as well be understood right now by Mark Rose and his associates that Yuma Project will have the firsts use of all waters flowing from Laguna dam for power purposes. In no distant date the government will probably erect a power plant at the so-called "ten mile drop," which will give power enough to pump the water on the mesa and at the same time furnish all Yuma project with all the power its citizens may require. Until the plant is constructed quite naturally the Sierra High Power Line will be utilized to furnish the power for pumping water on the mesa, but the government will not deal with the big He highbinder in this matter, but will get its "juice" direct from the power company at probably less than two cents per KWH. PRESIDENT APPEALS TO ARMY TO KEEP STAND ARDS HIGH. WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. (Night telegram) Sol diers of the national army were welcomed into the nation's service today by President Wilson with a message of affec tionate confidence and a prayer to God to keep and guide them. Everything these young men do, the president told them, will be watched with the deepest solicitude by the whole country and the eyes of the world will be upon them because they are "in some special sense the soldiers of free dom." The first soldiers for the army raised under the 'draft law start from their homes for the training cantonments Wednesday. The president asks them as brothers and com rades in the great war to keep straight and fit by a standard so high that living up to it will add a new laurel to the crown of America. The message follows: "The White House, Washington. 'To the Soldiers of the National Army: "You are undertaking a great duty. The heart of the whole country is with you. Everything that you do will be watched with the deepest interest and with the deepest sol icitude, not only by those who are near and dear to you, but by the whole nation besides. For this great war draws us all together, makes us all comrades and brothers, as all true Americans felt themselves to be when we first made good ADDITIONAL CARRANZA TROOPS .SENT TO LA BOLSA A PURE FAKE AND CANARD. The recent story started in Los Angeles, subsequently reaching Calexico and finally reaching Yuma last week, alleging that Carranza has recently sent 300 addi tional soldiers to La Bolsa, for the avowed purpose of at tacking Governor Cantu in Baja California, is about the sil liest "fake" and canard that has been started for many months. There isn't a word of trutrrin it. Capt. Carlos G. Calles, commanding officer of the Car ranza forces south of our border, was in Yuma Thursday and Friday. He was here for the purpose of purchasing supplies and decorations for the big celebration he intends to give just below the border on September 16, Mexican Independ ence Day. I was with him much of the time while he was in the city. He has many friends here in Yuma who were "raised up with him" in Tucson, notably Al and Arthur Ver dugo and Ray Howver. He was more than willing to talk about affairs in his territory and was greatly exasperated when he read the "canard" as first published in the Hearst papers of Los Angeles, re-published in Calexico, and then re-hashed here in Yuma. "It is absolutely false in every respect, a canard pure and simple," declared Captain Calles, when I asked him for a statement for the Associated Press. "You can say for me that President Carranza and Governor Cantu are working in perfect accord. My mission below your border is to reju vinate that rich section of country. We intend to build a nice town down there and make the lands of that section produce something worth while. I am exceedingly anxious to make some sort of arrangement with your project man ager, or through him with the Washington authorities to utilize the 'waste water' that flows back into the Colorado at the end of your irrigating canal. My government is per fectly willing to stand its share of the cost of delivering the waste" water' to us at the border, in fact we are willing and anxious to do anything within reason to be allowed to use the water that is now going to absolute waste. We are an xious to continue the canal from your 'spillway' down along the edge of our mesa as far as we can take it, so we can di vert it down into the 'bottom lands,' lands that are exactly like your lands in Yuma Valley. "Of course," continued Captain Calles, "if all the water now going to waste is eventually used in your valley or on your mesa we would then have to devise other means for watering our lands. But if such a thing be possible we would be willing to pay for the construction of another si phon if by so doing we could obtain water from your fa mous Laguna dam. My ambition is to build up a farming community below the line that will be a credit to this sec tion. We have absolutely no ulterior motives in locating there. "This story about my receiving additional troops prob ably originated from the fact that last week, as on many previous occasions, I received a lot of supplies from Guay mas, supplies for my soldiers and additional implements with which to till the soil. But there wasn't an additional soldier on the boat. I have all the men I need and we are perfectly friendly with the Cantu government." That certainly ought to put a stop to the nasty inuendos rhat are being made apparently for the sole purpose of stir ring up strife between the Carranza and Cantu forces. It would seem that now is a very bad time to try to create trouble between our neighbors. Far better that we do all in our power to keep them on friendly terms. We hear enough of war every day without trying to bring it to our door by publishing stories that if investigated would be proven abso lutely without any foundation whatever. our national independence. The eyes of all the world will be upon you, because you are in some special sense the sol diers of freedom. Let it be your pride, therefore to show all men everywhere not only what good soldiers you are, but also what good men you are, keeping yourselves fit and straight in everything, and pure and clean through and through. Let us set for ourselves a standard so high that it will be a glory to live up to it and then let us live up to it and add a new laurel to the crown of America. My affectionate confidence goes with you in every battle and every test. God keep and guide you. "WOODROW WILSON." ' "And why not prohibition during the war? It would be a shame for the Sammies to get the Jimmies," says "Prickly Heat Friday" in last Saturday's Morning-glory, And why not add that it would keep a wood-en head from getting "soaked?"