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4- LATEST MARKET REPORT FURNISHED BY E. F. SANGUINETTI Cotton 29c Milo Maze $59.00 Fetereta, ton $58.00 g Alfalfa hay, ton ?25.C0 5 Barley, ton $60,00 g Wheat, ton $65.00 g OHKHCKKHKKKH30mOHKHKHK VOLUME 48, FEARLESS' CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT AND YUMA COUNTY YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1918. LATEST MARKET REPORT FURNISHED BY J. M. BALSZ p, Cattle 6c t'8J4c Hogs ". 8c tc?12c Lambs !f 16c . Turkeys --30c 2 Chicks A 20c Eggs J50c NUMBER 5. 1 SECRETARY OF YUMA COUNTY COMMERCIAL CLUB RUSHES INTO PRINT IN ILL-ADVISED AT- TEMPT TO "FORESTALL" CONTROVERSY WITH SENTINEL EDITOR, THEREBY AWAKENING THE WRONG PASSENGER. Such can be terfhed the "case" now brought to an is sue, which will be threshed out just as long and as often as "Kelly, the Cop" desires. He has one daily paper, at least, that apparently will give him all the space he needs. Truev he will, through this .medium, be able to shoot a little oftener than the editor of the ARIZONA SENTINEL, which is printed but once a week, but it can be stated in advance that the editor of this paper will try to shoot just as straight and hit the mark just as hard" once a week, as the secreary of the Commercial Club" can "shoot in the air" every day in the week. -t That all my readers may fully understand this contro versy, and fully comprehend that it was wilrully and medi tatively precipitated by the secretary of the Commercial Club, his offending article, published in the Morning Sun, Thursday morning, January 31, is published in full else where in this issue. I confess I was astounded when I read the open letter. And yet I knew he had prepared the letter the day before, but thought he would have sense enough to take a secom thought and tear it up. In this I was mistaken, whic. shows, to my mind at least, that he hasn't as much sense a. I had given him credit for. "Fools often rush in where an gels fear to tread" is, therefore, aptly illustrated. The secretary is a man of wonderful attainments, so many in fact that he is not only the duly elected secretary of the Commercial Club, but he is also the rector of the lo cal Episcopal Church, a church dear to my heart, because of my baptism in it 50 years ago. But his attainments dc not stop there. He is immigration commissioner for Yunu. county, through whose efforts this section of the country is supposed to get new citizens and good citizens from ev ery section of the country. But he doesn't stop-there. He is also "city special policeman," or "Kelly, the Cop." Witl all these titles dangling from his heaving chest he rushes into print by "forestalling any future controversy in the matter," over my personal visit to him in his sanctum sane torum of the Commercial Club. Now, in all fairness and all candor, let's analyze this re markable letter from my very distinguished friend "Kelly, the Cop." So far as any "old grievances" which may or may no', have interested the distinguished secretary, is concerned I apprehend the public cares absolutely nothing about. Sul fice it to say that I demanded to know why I, as a membe of the Commercial Club, had been so wholly ignored by him since his election to that very important office, particularly with reference to the recent election for directors, and hi astonishing answer was that I was in arrears for five month dues. "Why didn't you so notify me?" was my nex' question, to which he replied that he had notified no one which in itself shows that he is just about as fit for secre tary as he is for the other duties expected of him in the oth er positions he occupies. My principal object was to find out direct from hirr what was meant by the item in the Morning Sun of January 30, wherein he was alleged to be drawing up a bill to have Congressman Hayden champion in the house relative tc the establishment of a government experiment farm on tht mesa. His answers to the various questions propoundee him were so astounding, and so wholly out of keeping witl what should be done at this particular time that I frankh told him if that was his "game" he would at once find ? fight on his hands, to which he very promptly replied "g' to it; that's what I like." Whereupon I bade him an affec tionate good day and then wrote and mailed the following letter to Senator Ashurst, which is self-explanatory: Yuma, Arizona, January 30, 191S. Hon. Henry F. Ashurst, U. S. Senator, Washington, D. C. My Dear Senator: The attached news item, taken from the Yuma Sun. today, so interested me that I at once called on Secretary Kelly to ascertain -what is really meant by this, to me, strange movement. I also enclose here with copy of my paper of March 29, 1917, wherein you will see that the nec essary land has already been selected form the "Government Experiment Farm." Mr. Kelly, who in addition to being secretary of the Commercial Club is also the Episcopal minister here, and likewise "special city policeman," was frank enough to tell me that "you fellows are always getting the cart before the horse, for an experiment station should be located on the mesa several vears before any attempt is made to sell lands to the unsuspecting public-Right there he and I locked horns. He knows about as much of-.tvhat is needed on the mesa as a South Sea Islander. He has only been in Yuma about a year or more, coming from Canada, but. how long it took him to reach here after leaving his native heath I am sure I don't know. But I do know that if through his machinations the improvement of the mesa pro ject is deferred for any grea length of time he will find Yuma rather un comfortable place. Nobody here in Yuma objects to an experiment station on the mesa. K is what we all want; it is exactly what the government contemplates. But to say that the mesa should not be opened, up to citrus culture until the experiment station demonstrates that things other than citrus fruits can be grown there, is to write the man who says it as an unmitigated ass and fool. If by actual government demonstration NOTHING ELSE will go there, we will still have in "Our Beloved Mesa" the greatest heritage possessed by any city in America. a V I appeal to you, therefore, and through you to Congressman Hayden, who it seems has been also addressed by Mr. Kelly, to move slowly in this mat ter, and in no manner jeopardise the interests of the mesa project by- inject ing this new idea of this new Moses who has discovered that the people o Yuma "always put the cart before the horse." WE KNOW the mesa is nat urally adapted to the Citrus Fruit Culture, for the grove there now; 20-od(N years old, dBmonstrates beyond the question of doubt that the mesa pro duces the FINEST CITRUS FRUIT in the entire civilized world. Help al you can to urge the government to get its experiment station ready, but fo Heaven's sake, don't, DON'T permit the government to delay the early be ginning of work on the mBsa project. x A special commission to make a final report on the mesa was recent here and its report will soon be in Secretary Lane's hands for his final ai tion. I beg you to use every ifluence at your command to have favorable action Jaken, and taken at the earliest possible moment. You will greatl; endear yourself to everybody in Yuma by so doing, with the possible exce tion of Secretary-Preacher-Policeman Kelly. With kindest regards, Truly your friend, B. F. FLY. Now read this remarkable sentence taken from "Kelly., the Cop's" letter: "The need of determining what this (mesa) land will produce above and beyond the DECIDUOUS fruits is not a matter which the editor of the Sen tinel or any other man who has not tried the soil out is able to foretell. Because of the exemplary type of fruit grown there IS NOT SUFFICIENT GROUNDS TO-BASE AN ARGUMENT ON, provided another individual wanted TO PLANT COTTON OR TO RAISE ANY AGRICULTU- ,. , RAL PRODUCT THERE.-" "Kelly, the Cop" doesn't seem to know the difference between "citrus" fruit and "deciduous" fruit. For his in for mation I will say that "citrus" fruits are organges. grapefruit, lemons, and all fruits "of that character, while "deciduous" fruits are peaches, apples, pears and the like I will also say for his information that the mesa lands have ALWAYS been exploited from the standpoint of theii adaptability to "citrus" fruit culture. That has been per fectly demonstrated. If he wants us to wait until the gov crnment can demonstrate that all farm products can be sue cessfully grown on the mesa, why, he is simply crazy with the itch. We want to wait for no such thing, for the mere planting of those 45,000 acres of Mesa land to oranges, grapefruit and the like will give Yuma an heritage that nc other city in America possesses. It was exactly upon that point, and that point alone that so exasperated me in my talk with Mr. "Kelly, the Cop," for after his assertion that "you fellows are always getting the cart before the horse, for an experiment statioi should be located on the mesa YEARS BEFORE any at tempt is made to sell lands to an unspspecting public," i was plain that he intended to try to establish this propose experiment station as a substitute for the Yuma Mesa Pro ject. My principal objection to injecting this proposed biJ into congress at this particular tinfe lies in this fact: , W have, from the very beginning of this mesa proposition steadfastly contended in congress and before the Reclama tion Commission, that we would ASK NO APPROPRIA TION for its development. It was upon this promise tha the original bill was enacted over a year ago. It was upo: an additional promise of like character that Congressman Hayden recently was able to pass the amendment through the house. This measure is now in the senate. If we go rushing into that body now, and ask for any sort of an ap propriation for the mesa, before the amended bill is enact ed, we are mare than apt to have the whole thing knocked in the head, for congress is in no frame of mind to make ap propriations for anything other than for the war. It is my jealousy for trre success of the mesa project, now just about on the eve of fruition, that impelled me t take issue with "Kelly, the Cop." He is so all-fired anxious to DO SOMETHING that he "spills the beans" long before he can accomplish anything. He has grown so all-fired important since he was elevated to the position of "Kelly, the Cop" that he has begun to think the sun rises and sets f at his command, and that everybody must bow down to his "new policy." Well, it may be all right for hi mto assume to speak for the entire board of directors of the Commercial Club, and it may be that he can induce 1500 new members to join that worthy organization, but unless he pays some little attention to the members he already has, unless he ceases to imagine that he is "the whole cheese," my pre diction is that before very long he won't have as many members as he now has. . In conclusion let me fire these shots at "Kelly, the Cop:" When did'you become a citizen of Arizona? If you are not a citizen, how can you legally hold the of fice of immigration agent of Yuma county? When did you become a voter and legal citizen of the city of. Yuma. If you are not such, and have not resided here for three years, how can you hold any office in the gift of the city? When did you leave Malta and why? When did the Commercial Club change its name to "Chamber of Commerce"? If no such change has been leg ally made, why do you sign your name "Secretary of Yuma Chamber of Commerce"? By "forestalling any future controversy" and that "the general public may know at the first the truth," you have Lleft all the above questions unanswered. My advice is rhat you take your board of directors into your confidence before you begi nto commit this entire community to your new-fangled ideas. Savvy? ' Later I was wrong whenT accused Canada of producing "Kelly, the Cop." I have so informed Senator Ashurst. He came here from Malta, where Maltise cats are plentiful. THE ONLY FLOCK OF "TUNIS" SHEEP IN ARIZONA NOW OWNED BY. E. F.' SANGUINETTI AND ARE NOW ON HIS FINE NEW RANCH KNOWN AS "ST. FRANCIS." For some time past the United States government has been exceedingly anxious to propegate the "Tunis" breed of sheep because of the adaptability of that particular breed to the arid states of the west. f Arizona and California were both furnished with a small number of these sheep last year, the experiment farm near Phoenix taking one lot and an experiment farm in Southern California taking the other. Recently it was determined to make one flock of the two lots and place the flock in the hands of some one man who would see to it that the breed was kept pure. Through the good offices of Mr. Apeli, of the local state experiment farm, Mr. E. F. Sanguinetti was induced to take the sheep, "sight unseen," paying about $30 per head for the flock, consisting of 27 ewes and 2 rams.- The combined flock reached Yuma last Saturday, -some ifteen lambs having been added to the flock in course of transit, and since that time several other ewes have added twins to the flock. They were immediately transported to Mr. Sanguinetti's new ranch a few miles above Gadsden, which he has named the "St. Francis" ranch out of compli ment to his handsome young son and heir. The "Tunis" sheep is unlike any sheep I ever saw, in that it has a red face, while many of the little lambs are al most entirely red, save here and there a spot as white as snow. As they mature, however, the color changes to white, save the face, which remains red. The Tunis sheep is par- icularly noted for its ability to stand torrid weather, and' hat is why the government is so. anxious for Mr. Sanguinet ti to experiment with them 'here on Yuma Project. He will baveall his ditches on the "St. Francis" and "Santa Ana" ranches fenced off and will give the sheep full sway along these banks. They will not only keep the ditches clean of weeds,, but they will grow fat and strong from the bermuda grass that lines these ditches. If these sheep prove as prof itable as Mr. Sanguinetti's bunch of hogs he will soon be known as the "sheep king." I have great admiration for preachers of all denomina tions, as a rule, but when you once in a while run across one who imagines he can force people to immigrate to his community, arrest them if they do not join his clubhand finally preach their funeral service; well, when you find one like that it is about time to take to the tall timbers and leaye "Kelly, the Cop" to run things to suit himself.