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OF P. V M. W. CO.
The following is a summary of
the exponses of the Palo Verde Mutual
Water Company for the month of
July, 1913, as furnished hy the secre
tary. There is on file at. the Blythe
office *of the Palo Verde Mutual
Water Company and at the Herald
office, itemized monthly statements
of receipts and expenditures of the
Palo Verde Mutual Water Company,
beginning with November 1, 1912,
and extending to date. These state
ments are open to inspection of all
persons interested.
The Herald will hereafter publish
statements each month showing the
receipts and ependitures of the comp
any, believing they will be of general
interest to a uiajority of our readers.
Lateral D-10 Construction 3259.72
Lateral D-t O-1 Construction 521.62
River Control 301.12
H. C. Downes 8.35
Lateral D-19 Construction 1483.72
Lateral C-03-14 Construction 248.19
Lateral ‘C’ Construction .... 431.68
Lateral ‘A’ Construction .... 234.80
Lateral ‘E’ Construction 57.50
Lateral‘B’Construction .... 210.00
Lateral FO-1 Construction 10.00
Dredger No. 1 Construction .. 1.26
Canal Maintenance ...... 1769.51
I-evee Maintenance 693.20
Dredger No. 2 Maintenance 676.44
Canal Construction 810.27
Levee Construction 136.90
Engineer Construction 523.91
General Expense 1147.04
Horses & mules 678.29
Implements./ 17.65
-Legal Expense 50.00
George Sears and W. P. Brawner.
two deputies from Phoenix, Arizona,
arrived in Blythe last Tuesday even
ing, having come via Blythe Junctior.
They we!e here to take back Fred
Myers and Leo McKinney, the tw T o
boys eh&tgeu with the theft of four
head of horses recently from Mari
copa county, Arizona. The accused
were arrested here a few days ago
and have been held awaiting the ar
rival of the Arizona officers. The of
ficer:;, accompanied by the prisoners,
left for Arizona Thursday, going via
Glamis. While coming in from Blythe
Junction, Messers Sears and Brawner
were caught in a cloudburst near
the summit and had a most trying ex
perience for a short time.
Brown’s barley mill is running at
full speed. ;
C. W. Tyron and E. H. Todd re
turned Wednesday from a trip to
Needles. <
•Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Hall, who are
now r in Pasadena, report the arrival
of an eight pound boy.
A new thirty-five horse power
engine is being installed at the Gyp
sum! mine, west of town.
Reports say that w'ork on the Gray
mine near Blythe Junction will be
started up about October 1.
While shoeing a horse last week,
Frank Thompson had three ribs ac
cidently broken.
E. A. Green and family returned
Wednesday from an extended visit in
the north. Mr. Green is one of the
genial proprietors of the Palo Verde
motor transit company.
Manager George Kelsey is busy
with a force of men getting things
in readiness at the cotton gin. Th.
gin will start to baling cotton soon
after October 1. s
C. C. Hobson sold three thousand
sacks of barley to Floyd Brown last
week. Brown will put the barley
through his rolling mills and store It
away for future use.
I*. T. Henderson left for the coast
Friday, where he goes to join his pat
ents from Colorado and all will take
a vacation together at the California
John Gray now has an automobile
for use in carrying passengers from
Blythe Junction to Blythe. Parties
wishing to come in to the valiey by
that route should notify Gray at least
two days in advance. His address is
Blythe Junction.
Well filled and fully matured wheat
heads, measuring four and one-half
inches in length, were brought to this
office this week from the Wilkinson
and Hanlln ranch southwest of town.
The wheat is of the present season’s
growth and the grain is unusually
heavy weight.
W. P. Couthron, an experienced j
cotton gin operator, has been employ
;ed by the management of the local:
gin. Mr. Couthron has had many ,
years experience with the ginning and j
handling of cotton and comes( highly
recommended. He is lately from Okla
R. M. Stene. a prominent. Arizona
mining man, came in on Monday’s
1 stage and left for the Quartzsite
country the same day. Mr. Stene is
a very active mining man and should
he deccide to enter the Quartzsite dis
trist it will mean much for that sec- (
Floyd Brown has secured the ser- j
vice of a first class machinist and
in the future will be equipped,' to j
do all kinds of machine work, includ -
ing automobiles, etc.. He will soon
erect a larger building on his lots
north of Carrigan & Hopkins’ store
and w'ill install a first class equip
ment of tools suitable for* the work
in his line.
A. A. McKenzie, who farms the
Frank Murphy ranch, has just thresh
ed his ten acres o' «rheat which yield*
ea 35,750 pounds fraction less
than sixty bushel* per acre. This
wheat was sowed on February
2, at the rate of seventy-five pounds
per acre. It w r as sown broadcast and
irrigated, three times. The average %
w r eight of the wheat was 143 pounds
to the sack.
The Calzona-Blythe wagon road is
now- so far completed as to permit
i the passage of wagons over (he line
l to and from therailroad. A force of
men are still working on the road
and it is expected to have it in good
1 shape for heavy freighting hy the
time the cotton is ready to move,
which will be sometime in October.
There are several stocks of cotton
on the B. E. Hoch place east of towv f
that are now-over eight feet high ami
still growing. They are of the snow
flake variety of long staple and are
well filled with boles and blooms.
1 This is the first season that snovv
\ flake cotton has been planted; in. the
; valley, and it premises to become one
of the leading varieties for the future.
V. P. Daily J. B. Spears and It. T.
Estes, all from El Centro, were in
the valley last week looking over our
cotton crop. Mr. Daily is one of the
largest cotton growers of the Imper
ial valley as well as a prominent
cotton buyer at. El Centro. Mr. Spears
is also a leading cotton buyer located
at the same place. Mr. Estes was the
last year. They wore all highly pleas
ed with our prospects for a bumper
cotton crop this year.
Last year before sowing his grain,
A. .A. McKenzie treated the seed tc
an application of blue vitrol for the
purpose of freeing it from smut or
rust. The experiment was most satis
factory. In addition to being free
from smut or rust, Mr. McKenzie’s
grain is the heaviest as to quantity
! of any in the valley. The barley
weighs 117 pounds to the sack and
the wheat 143 pounds per sack.
McKenzie is a farmer w r ho uses con
siderable brain pow T er along w'ith his
muscle, and as a rule he gets good
Since the heavy rains have fallen
in the mountains surrounding the
, valley, prospectors have been
busy looking for the precious metals.
Some have returned bringing with
them good specimens of gold, silver
and copper ores. Some that were
shown us said to have come from the
Marie mountains, show'ed up W'ell in
free gold values. The formation in
the Marie mountains is said to be
Ideal for gold and silver.
Mrs. Bodkin has left on another
lecturing trip to be gone indefinitely.
George Rice of Blythe was a caller
in this part of Ihe valley last Sunday.
Jesse Bodkin and Seth Hickey both
recently made another trip to Glamis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. TTaslem and
family were visiting with Mr. and
Mrs. Evertt Todd last Sunday.
B. H. Bodkin is back from a trip
to the Capitol. He also visited New’
Mrs. Roy Comer is home after
an absence of two months or more vis
iting on the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Todd are on
their homestead after an absence of
six weeks.
Miss Laredo Culpepper has left
f or a two weeks outing at Pasadena
and coast points. She accompanies
Mrs. Hall and her daughter Marioji.
Work is progressing on Mr. Mcln
tyre's eighty acre tract of land where
there has been thirty-two head of
stock at work.
The cotton and mllo maize crop
around Neighbours is looking fine.
The cotton here is said to be among
the very best found in the valley.
Mrs. J. T. Tobias has had a nice
bungalow built on her homestead and
has moved to the valley to live) with
us. Her house, though small, is one (
of the neatest built and best furnish
ed homes in the valley.
John Muir Relates an Incident Which
Shows the Courage of the Wild
Gray Goose.
John Muir tells In his “Story of
My Boyhood and Youth” about many
of the birds of Wisconsin, and espe
cially of the common gray geese,
which would arrive hungry and wing
weary, with nearly an inch of snow
on their backs. But they never lost
their wariness, and the hunter w'ho
would secure a trophy must hide him
self before the birds arrived, for no
one could approach them afterward:
“It was the ambition of boys to be
able to shoot these wary birds. I
never got but two, both of them at
one so called lucky shot. When I ran
to pick them up one of them tiew
away, but as the poor fellow was
sorely wounded he didn’t Ay far.
When 1 caught him after a short
chase he uttered a piercing cry of
terror and despair, which the leader
of the flock heard at a distance of
iibout a hundred rods.
“They had flown off in frightened
disorder, of course, but had got into
the regular harrow shape order when
the leader heard the cry, and I shall
never forget how bravely he left his
place at the head of the flock and
hurried back screaming and struck at
me in trying to save his companion.
I dodged down and held my hands
; over my head, and thus escaped a
blow of his elbows. Fortunately I
had left rny gun at the fence, and the
life of this noble bird was spared,
after he had risked it in trying to save
his wounded friend or neighbor or
family relation.
"For so shy a bird boldly to attack
a hunter showed wonderful sympathy
and courage. This is one of my
strangest hunting experiences. Never
before had I regarded wild geese as
dangerous or capable of such noble
self-sacrificing devotion.”
Farmer Swallowed Horrible Compound
Rather Than Have Fellow Diners
Laugh at Him.
“My, but this coffee tastes good!”
said Mr. Lackey, as he ate a late sup
per after a long day at the county
“Didn’t you have good coffee at the
restaurant today?” asked Mrs. Lackey,
cutting another slice of bread.
“It didn’t taste very sweet to me,”
replied Mr. Lackey, with a chuckle.
“Wasn’t there any sugar on the
“Oh, yes, there was plenty of sugar
on the table,” replied Mr. Lackey;
"but you see I made a mistake, and
put In a spoonful of salt.”
“Mercy me!” exclaimed Mrs. Lackey
“You surely didn’t drink it, Hiram?”
“I had to,” answered her husband.
“You see there was a young fellow sit
ting right by me, and I saw right
away that I had done something
wrong, because he sort of grinned,
and winked at another young man at
the table. I didn’t know what the
trouble was, though. The coffee tast
ed kind of queer, but I didn’t realize
what the trouble was till 1 had about
finished it. Then 1 got a taste of pure
salt that hadn’t dissolved at all.”
"Well, I hope you had another good
cup after that one,” said Mrs. Lackey.
“Yes, I had another,” replied her
husband. “I gave my cup to the
waitress, and then when it came back
I said to the young man, ’Will you
please pass me the salt?’ ”
“Hirarn Lackey!” exclaimed Mrs.
Lackey, in horrified tones. “You sure
ly didn’t put salt in your coffee
“I just had to,” replied her husband.
"You don’t suppose I wanted those
young fellows to think I was such an
old farmer I didn’t know salt from
sugar, do you?”—Youth’s Companion.
Quinine Factories.
Java produces about two-thirds of
the world’s supply of cinchona, and it
has for years been regularly shipped
to Holland. The large quinine manu
factories, mostly situated in Germany,
supply themselves with the raw mate
rial in the Dutch market, and of late
years the manufacturers have com
bined to keep the prices at such low
level as to render the cinchona culti
vation unprofitable, although the man
ufacturers of quinine have been earn
ing large dividends.
To meet this combination it was re
solved to establish a quinine factory
In Java, says the British consul at
Batavia, and this has been done at
Blandong, where the first Java quinine
has been produced. This is described
as of excellent quality and equal in
all respects to the best European
brands. Last year the total produc
tion of cinchona in the island was 8,-
500,000 pounds avoirdupois.
Smoked and Wrote in Comfort.
Inveterate smokers do funny things,
says the Family Doctor. Carlyle
smoked up the chimney with a de
gree of thoughtfulness for the feelings
,of others not universal in his conduct.
The famous Bishop Burnet, who, like
many another author, found composi
tion facilitated by puttings of the se
ductive weed, disliked the interruption
of removing his pipe constantly while
he was writing In order to combine
the two operations with due comfort ,
to himself he bored a hole through the
broad brim of his hat, and putting his
long pipe through It, puffed and wrote 1
and puffed with the most philosophi
cal calm,
Oldest Submarine Cable,
The oldest submarine cable in active
operation in North America is said to
be that across Northumberland strait
It dates back to 1853. 1
To Improve System
(Continued from Page 1.)
lars from the company, but permanent
work is there to show for most of the
money expended.
The directors have expended con
siderable time and money (no, they
will not ask to be reimbursed), in try
ing to get a levee district formed, and I
you will soon have a chance to aid j
:n it’s consummation. No astute!
mind lias yet discovered I 'a nigger in
the fence” or any possible graft in
the proposed levee district, and
is confidently presumed that a major
j ity of the valley’s inhabitants will
be able to grasp some of it’s good
feat ures.
1 am not telling all that I think I
know r , but with me it is gold eagles
to lead nickels that, there will come
a day, and that soon, when facts will
slowly and laborously ooze through
your sun-blistered gray matter that
the assessments of 1913 are, com
pared with the lasting benefits accru
ed to this valley, like buying gold
bricks with copper pennies.
You will scon cast your votes for
a new hoard of directors. There will
be some among you who, having no
confidence in themselves, can have
none in others; but there are enough
eligible among you with the brain in
tegrity requisite to make up a dozen
boards of directors.
This director’s job is no golden
smeared sinecure. You will get at
dagger points with your best friends
and lose old friends but gain no new
ones. The job will deplete your bank
account considerably; and though
your actions will incite whole fami
lies to greet you with full-toned an
themas, you will never hear a word
of praise.
Authorize your new directors to re
tain the services of Mr. Clark, and
to carry out his practical plans so far
as they can do so, and though the
Ibrains of your directors have long
been parboiled by the desert sun, the
great Palo Verde Valley will continue |
to grow and bloom and prosper.
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Los Angeles, Cal.,
August 19, 1913.
NOTICE is hereby given that, Paul
S. Knight, of Mesaville, Cal., who,
on Jan. 15, 1009, made Homestead
entry, No. 03083, for SEI4, Section
34, Township 5 S, Range 22 E, S. B.
Meridian, has filed notice of his in
tention to make Final three year
Proof, to establish claim to the land
above described, before Register and
Receiver, U. S. Land Office, at Los
Angeles, Cal., on the 6th day of Oc
tober, 1913 at 10:00 o’clock a. m.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Andy A. Graham, Julia E. Knight,
John W. Knight, Charles Smith, a:
of Mesaville, Cal.
(16-20) Register.
( 16-20 (
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Los Angeles, Cal..
August 20, 1913.
NOTICE is hereby given that Julia
E. Knight, of Mesaville, Cal., who,
on Feb. 13, 1909, made Homestead
entry, No. 05443 for SW 1 Section
34. Township 5 S, Range 22 E, S. B.
Meridian, has filed notice of his in
tention to make Final three year
Proof, to establish claim to the land
above described, before Register and
Receiver, TJ. S. Land Office at Ims
Angeles, Cal., on the 7tlx day of
October, 1913 at 10:00 o’clock a.m.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Andy A. Graham, Paul S. Knight,
Charles Smith, John W. Knight, all
of Mesaville, Cal.
(16-20) Register.
Department of the Interior, U. S.
Land Office at Los Angeles, Cal..
- August 21, 1913.
Notice is hereby given that James
C. Brownell, of Neighbours. Cal., who,
on July 25, 1912, made Homestead
entry, No. 010623, for S-
Section 17, Township 7 iS,
Range 22 E, S. B. Meridian, has filed
notice of intention lo make Final
three year Proof, to establish claim
to the land above described, before j
Register and Receiver, U. S. Land j
Office, at Los Angeles, Cal., on the
Bth day of October, 1913 at 10:00
o’clock a. m.
Claimant names as witnesses:
Edward W. Wellington, A. Hartman,
Lee Hickey, F. A. White, all of
Neighbours, Cal.
Non coal.
(17-21) Register.

is situated on the
Colorado River In
dian Reservation
where 125,000 ac
res of fertile silt
valley land are to
be opened to set
tlement within the
next few months.
On the Great
By Subscribing
$2.50 per

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