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100,000 MILE AUTO REACHES PARKER Gets Into Parker Sunday Night Af ter Completing a Total Milage of 29,040 Miles —Editor of Health Mag azine in Charge. With a total milage of 29.040 miles to its credit and forty-one states. Canada and Mexico traveled in since last July, the Abbott-Detroit “Bull- Dog” arrived in Parker at 6 o’clock Sunday evening in charge of Dr. Charles G. Percival, editor of Health Magazine of New York City, under whose auspices the proposed 100,000 mile trip of the Abbott is being made. The car is attempting the longest automobile trip ever before known in the history of the industry. 100,000 miles, and judging by its performance up to date, it bids fair to accomplish the feat. The car which is a 1910 stock car, was purchased from Kansas City agent after it had been used as a demonstrator for 6,000 miles and been a contestant in many endurance and reliability runs. Leav ing Denver, on October 10 the car traveled to Detroit, Mich., and from Detroit to Portland, Maine, arriving on Thanksgiving day, its farthest eastern point. From Portland the trip went to Cincinnatti, carrying let ters from the mayors of Detroit, Port land and Boston to President Taft, who received the car on Dec. sth. at the White House. From Cincinnatti the course lay due south to Jackson ville, Fla., byway of Nashville, Tenn., Washington, D. C., Philadel phia and New York City, which was reached on New Years day, 1911. Then the trail led back to Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines and Omaha, which city was left on March 24th, for the City of Mexico byway of Oklahoma and Texas. The two men carried a letter from President Taft to President Diaz con veying the greetings of the Ameri can people to the chief executive of that .(-public, and after visiting all the important cities in Mexico, the trip tend to Phoenix, and across the desert to Los Angeles, and up the Pacific coast, as far as Vancouver, British '"'olumbia and back across the British Canadian territory for 3,000 miles to Montreal, and down the At lantic coast to the Isthmus of Pana ma, thus completely circling the bor der of the United States, visiting ev ery state and crossing the continent twice, a journey equal to twice the distance around the world and never before equalled by men or automo bile. The car is equipped with American products entirely, being furnished with Splitdorf magneto. Casgrain speedometer, and Vacuum carafes for hot or cold drinks according tc the climate, cooking and camping utensils, sleeping bags, block and tackle, shovels, axes, and all the nec essary equipment needed on a trip of the magnitude of this one. At the completion of the 100,000 miles, the car is to be torn down an 1 subjected to an exhaustive examina tion by a technical committee com posed of prominent automobile au thorities, and it is conceeded that both the industry and the Abbott Mo tor Co. will benefit greatly by what has been accomplished by this SISOO American automobile. The car left Parker Monday morn ing on its way to Los Angeles. HEAVY LOSS AT BARSTOW. > Within six hours after as ire had destroyed its shops and roundhouse at Barstow last Friday morning with a loss estimated at $550,000, plans were being drawn for reconstruc tion of the buildings at the general of fices of the Santa Fe in Los Angeles. The fire started in the wooden round house and destroyed the roundhouse, sixteen locomotives, store, oil houses and machine shops. The new buildings will be of re inforced concrete, and will be of a permanent nature, as against the frame type burned. The new power house of the Santa Fe built when the big new reinforced concrete sta tion and hotel were built, and the oil and water supplies tvere not destroy ed in the fire. The station building was not exposed to the fire. LIQUOR STOCK SOLD. The public sale of the stock of liq uors formerly owned by E. Bert Hart and attached by the Colorado River Supply company occurred at the lat ter’s warehouse on California avenue THE PARKER POST Monday afternoon. John Roberts was the official auctioneer, and for a pro hibitionist he did a right smart busi ness for a few hours. Owing to the probable closing of the Oasis club on July 1 there was a good-sized crowd on hand at the sale eager to stock up for the dry days ahead. Many good prohibitionists were there to bid on the stuff, and much of it was knock ed down to them for a song. A coup le of prominent “drys” laid in a stock of champagne,while others were satisifed with less expensive liquors. The stock was quite evenly distribu ted among those present and even if the saloon is compelled to close to night the town will be pretty well stocked up with all kinds of liquor. The sale brought in about $235, while the judgment amounted to $270. Hart formerly conducted a saloon up the river, but after the lo cal option election he was compelled to close down. He left the country for parts unknown thereafter, forget ting to pay numerous bills. STANDARD MAY BORE. Two large timbers, 14 x 14 inches and eighteen feet in length were last week unloaded at Randolph, a station 12 miles west of Blythe Junction, consigned to the Standard Oil compa ny. This is the section where oil in dications are the strongest, and it is claimed the timbers are to be used for an engine base and that the Standard Oil company is to put a rig on the ground and bore for oil. Around Blythe Junction the coun try is located for several miles, and it appears from the recent shipment to Randolph that the big oil corpo ration contemplates prospecting the territory. If oil is encountered in pay ing quantities in that section it will be a big boost for this part of the country. As yet no other shipments of machinery have arrived, but they are expected within the next few days. ALL ABOARD FOR WICKENBURG. The Parker baseball team has been putting in some good licks the past week practicing for the big game with the Wickenburg aggregation next Tuesday, July 4t.h. The follow ing players will make up the team for the Wickenburg game: G. C. Dunn, Merl Williams, G. A. Marsh. R. C. Saufley, C. W. Graves, Ed Ew ing. Tom Williams, Guy Short, Harry Mitchell, M. Baker and “Doc” Sthol. A large contingent of rooters is ex pected to accompany the team from here. The Wickenburg people have arranged for the entertainment of the Parker club and those accompanying the players. A dance is to be given in their honor on the night of the Fourth, and assurances have been re ceived that a general good time can be expected. NEW AGENT ARRIVES. Omar L. Babcock, accompanied by his wife and two children, arrived here Tuesday to assume the duties of su perintendent of the Colorado River Indian school. Mr. Babcock takes the place of Mr. Lonergan, who was re cently promoted in the service to in spector of Indian schools. The lat ter goes tonight to Alburqurque, where his headquarters will be. Mr. Babcock took over the office this morning. He formerly had charge of the Grand River Indian school of North Dakota. During his stay here Mr. Lonergan has made many friends who regret tc see him leave. Probably no agent, ever sent here by the government was better liked by the Indians. STATEHOOD RECOMMENDED. The most advanced and encourag ing step yet taken for the admission of Arizona and New Mexico to state hood was made Saturday when the senate committee on territories by a vote of 6 to 3 agreed to recommend the admission of both territories un der the conditions of the Flood reso lution. The resolution provides for the resubmission of the recall of the judiciary to the people of Arizona and the submission of an amendment making the New Mexico constitution easier to amend to the voters of that territory. Chairman William Alden Smith expressed the belief that the senate will vote favorably before ad journment and thus insure statehood. SHERIFF’S SALE. A sheriff’s sale of the machinery, tool 3, etc., belonging to the Inland Copper company was held at the / company’s property, 16 miles east of Parker. Wednesday. The property was sold to satisfy two judgments, each amounting to S3OO, held by W. R. Williams and Merl Williams, for labor. It was bought In by the Messrs. Williams. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY. JULY 1, 1911 CAUGHT STEALING FROM RAILROAD Conductors and Ticket Agents of S. F. f P. & P. Worked Clever Scheme to Defraud Company Prescott Ticket Agent Has Disappeared. Evidence implicating three S. F. P., & P. conductors and several ticket agents in a conspiracy by which the road has been defrauded out of hun dreds, perhaps thousands of dollars, has been discovered. The conductors and several of the ticket agents will be arrested. One ticket agent, A. E. Widmeyer of Prescott, has disap peared and his whereabouts are un known. All others known to have a hand in the plot are being closely watched and can be arrested the in stant the railroad authorities decide to proceed with the cases. A simple method was used by the conductors and ticket agents in de frauding the road. A purchaser does not have to use any ticket he buys under 48 hours. A conductor receiv ing a ticket sold today, would not punch it but mail it back to the agent who sold it. The agent would then dispose of it to the next person ask ing for a ticket to the same desti nation. Os course the ticket agent and conductor had to have a close working agreement and not cross their wires. As nearly all purchasers of tickets at depots use them almost immediately, 48 hours is a good, long time to mail a ticket and sell it again. If the second purchaser no tices that it is dated the day before he thinks it is a mistake. As he in tends to use it himself right away he coes not complain. It is rarely, however, that the holder of a ticket notices the date. According to Phoenix papers none of the A. & C. conductors are implicated. Conductor J. A. Graves, who is well known here, was on the A. & C. run when the conspiracy was first uncovered and has since been transferred to the Phoenix-Ash Fork division, succeeding another conductor who is now ill in a Pres cott hospital. Earl Kanaga, the local depot ticket agent, is the only per son in Phoenix who has been a con federate of the conductors. THE CALL OF GOLD (Continued from Last Week.) In 1896 the song of the gold si ren was heard in the Klondike —in the lone, white, silent land of the north. Coming from such a frozen waste, it seemed like a mocking gibe at human cupidity. The Klondike was not even the outer edge of civ ilization. It was two thousand miles farther. There was no road —noth- ing but a choice between the river way for those who preferred to drown and the mountainway for those who preferred to freeze. Yet men rushed to the frozen valleys of the Yukon as if it were the promised land. Half came back or dropped by the trail; but the others seemed immune from either death or de spair. They found gold—scores of tons of it —built railways, and plant ed a city of ten thousand people un der the shadows of the Arctic Cir cle. Then the gold cry came from Cape Nome. Not even the Pole could have been much more remote than that desolate spot. It was almost as far from Seattle as London is from New York —a bleak stretch of dark sand on the shores of Behring Sea. Noth ing could live there but gray moss and mosquitos. Yet a party of five hundred, led by a couple of mission aries who had forgotten their church es in the excitement of the gold rush, trudged thither over the Alas kan snow fields. Hardships mattered nothing. Fifty below zero mattered nothing. There in the frozen land,! when they had thawed it with bon- j fires of driftwood, lay the precious j dust that pays all debts and rewards all labors. No matter what their sacrifices had been, they were the envied victors of the world, for they had found gold. Following quickly after Alaska came Nevdaa. As if she were try ing to test the passion of men to the utmost, the fantastic gold sprite next sang her song In the great Ameri can desert. This particular region had been the horror spot of the west CAVERNS ABOUND IN COPPER CAMPS Some Are of Great Size and Beauty. Peculiar Formations Found By Ex plorers—One Just Discovered in Santa Rita Mountains. , Caverns are very common phenom ena in the copper mines of southern , Arizona. Within the Copper Queen workings at Bisbee have been found caves of remarkable size and beau ty, one of them being used a num -1 ber of years ago for a Grand Lodge session of the Masons of Arizona, its stalactites glittering in reflection from a thousand incandescent lamps. The cavern was caused simply by the washing away of lime and iron. The copper carbonates left were of unusual richness, as well as peculiar ly valuable as cabinet specimens of a character never found at any con siderable depth. Much the same con dition has been found in the Dragoon mountains and in Johnson camp, some of the richest workings being immediately around caverns, inci dentally found in the course of development. In the Santa Rita mountains last week, one of these typical caves was struck on the Evelyn Horder claim oi‘ P. J. McCarthy and T. B. Titus. Thev started on a working shaft, and by roon had reached a depth of four feet. A blast, which was fired during the noon hour, blew the bottom out of the shaft. During the afternoon the bottom was found only by low ering a man to a depth of 156 feet, the fust man down dropping from the rope about forty feet, his fall being broken and his life being saved by a large pile of guano. A depth of about 250 feet was reached by the explor ing party, but the cavern still con tinued through a tunnel in which water was flowing. On the north side of this tunnel, a large deposit of caibonate of copper ore was found, rich samples being taken to the sur face The owners are considering how best to work this remarkable scenic mine. Along a similar line was a dis covery made a year ago in the Graham mountains, where miners in a tunnel several hundred fee't in depth unexpectedly broke into an enormous cavern, the original en- since the days of Pike and Fremont. With its dry and desolate valleys, its purple-pink hills, and all the weirdness of its painted scenery, it had always been looked upon as an unreal, theatrical country, wholly un for any living creatures, except its own horned toads and lizards. But when the gold cry came, its terrors were forgotten in the twink ling of an eye, The desert became alive. The towns of Tonopah, Bull ' frog, and Goldfield sprang up by magic. The sage brush wastes sur rendered their treasures; and today the fatal land of drought and mirage is sc tamed that its new-made mill- I ionaires and their wives travel through it in Pullmans and automo biles. Gold has always been a hide-and seek metal, hard to find and easy to lose. Hundreds, possibly thousands, have hunted for those famous lost mines of the west —the Breyfogle and the Pegleg; but the mystery that hides them is as deep today as fifty years ago. Some day, possibly they will be rediscovered by a golf player or a post hole digger who had never heard of them before. No metal is so tricky and elusive as gold, and yet the commerce of the whole civilized world depends upon it. Nations rise and fall, prosper or become bankrupt, as the golden tide flows toward them or recedes. What is international trade, in fact, but a tug-of-war with a rope of gold? If ' the precious yellow stuff is coming jin, what joy! If it is going out, what trepidation! Like a group of j misers, the nations cram their treas uries with gold, and then toil and battle like frenzied giants to get more. There is nothing impressive about a shipment of gold from the treas ury of one nation to another. A mill ion dollars, for example, appears to be no more than a dray load of twen ty small kegs. Each keg contains (Continued on Page 2.) trance to which would appear to have been blockaded by a landslide, for within were found many evidences of ancient occupation by human beings. This cavern, too, has within it rich copper ore in abundance. Small caves, sometimes chambered and sometimes merely crevices in the lime and granite capping of the region, are found in connection with copper deposits north of Williams, ten or fifteen miles south of the Grand Canyon. Within the Grand Canyon, one of the richest copper mines of the southwest, for years operated by Congressman Ralph H. Cameron, is notable for the beauty and extent of a cavern included with in the mining claims. Somewhat similar is a great cave in the old Buffalo group of copper claims, a couple of miles north of toe notable sights of the Globe dis trict, and its entrance was kept locked in order to prevent access by unauthorized persons who might mar Lie white beauty of the interior. ORDER 80 LOCOMOTIVES. As a result of the loss through the Barstow and Seligman fires, of prac tically half a million dollars’ worth of motive power which has crippled the freight and passenger service on both the Los Angeles and Arizona di visions, and to supply a rapidly in creasing demand all along the sys tem, the Santa Fe has placed an order for eighty new locomotives of the most modern type to be delivered within the next three or four months. The order will total almost $2,000,- 000, .and the Baldwin Locomotive works will build the new locomo tives. The eighty new locomotives will all be of the modern type and the number includes twenty-five great Mallet engines of the prairie type, similar to the locomotives of the “1300” type which were built in To peka last year. There will be thirty five of the fast Pacific type locomo tives and twenty switch engines. The twenty-five Mallet locomotives will cost about $33,000 each, or $825,000 for the group. The thirty-five Pacif ic type passenger locomotives will cost approximately $23,000 each, or $805,000 for all. The switch engines are estimated at SIB,OOO each or $360,000. The total amount of the equipment order from these figures is $1,999,000, or almost two million dollars. SURVEYORS BUSY. A large crew of Santa Fe survey ors have been working out of Blythe Junction for the past two weeks. Ac cording to reliable information it has been learned that the United States Gypsum company is to build a plas ter mill at its property, which iis lo cated about half way between Blythe Junction and Blythe, and that a railroad is to be constructed from the former point. Rumor is also 'rife to the effect that if the Santa Fe builds to the gypsum deposits that it will continue on to Blythe. A route has also been surveyed from Calzona and Videl, hut it is balteved that the present crew of surveyors is now engaged in mak ing a final survey of the Blythe Junc tion route. Construction of the pro posed new line will probably begin as soon as the heated term is over, which will be early in September. MAIN LINE TRAINS VIA PARKER. According to employees of the San ta Fe all the main line trains are to be detoured byway of Parker within the next few days pending the cut ting of the Topock railroad bridge across the Colorado river. A new pier is being put in at Topock and during the process of placing the structure on its additional foundation all trains will he run over the Parker cut-off. The work will probably not be attempted until after the heavy excursion trains of the Medical asso ciation return east. ASSESSOR COMPLETES WORK. County Assessor C. V. Meeden has turned over the assessment rolls for the year 1911 to the board of super visors. The total assessment this year i for Yuma county is $4,096,615.80, as against $3,746,338.77 for 1910, showing , an increase for 1911 of $350,277.03. ] Much ot' this increase is due to the assessor boosting up values in the northern part of the county. FOR POSTMASTER. A special dispatch to the Phoenix Republican last Monday stated that < Delegate Cameron has recommended < Chas. W. Graves as postmaster at Parker. Mr. Graves’ appointment is expected to be made most any day. > SENATE STATEHOOD HEARINGS CLOSED Delegates of Arizona and New Mex ico Make Statements and both “Stand Pat,” —Mark Smith Apolo gizes to Arizona Delegate. WASHINGTON. D. June 27- Hearings upon the statehood matter before the senate committee were con cluded Friday, and the session was a decidedly interesting one in view of the fact that both the delegates from Arizona and New Mexico made statements to the committee. Mr. Andrews followed Judge Fall and Mr. Jones, who had their theories to ad vance, and he briefly told the com mittee that he was not favorable to any amendments to the original doc ument approved by the people of New Mexico. He also declared emphatic ally that he did not approve the Flood resolution, and gave his hear ers distinctly to understand that his position had not changed since the day the people of the territory ex pressed their wishes at the polls. He made a plea for statehood along these lines, and at the conclusion of his remarks said that while he was opposed to the Flood resolution that he wanted the committee of the sen ate to give New Mexico statehood, and he added that “no matter what you do so long as you accomplish this purpose, we will call it ‘good.’ ” Delegate Cameron of Arizona had something of a red letter day before the committee. He told the committee very plainly that he knew and they knew that the Flood resolution which had been passed by the house, if adopted by the senate, would not se cure statehood for Arizona, as there was no probability that this measure would be enacted into law. Os course the reference referred to the well known position of President Taft. Mr Cameron further went on to say that former Delegate Mark Smith had stated before the committee that every person who had signed the mi nority report was an enemy to state hood, and he charged Mr. Smith, who was present, with deliberately falsi fying and misrepresenting the posi tion of both Mr. Cameron, Mr. An drews, and other republican members of the committee on territories of the house. At the conclusion of the delegate’s remarks, Mr. Smith made a statement to the committee in which he most humbly and meekly apologized for his former “break,” and said that his position had been misinterpreted and misunderstood, and in order to rectify the wrong he had committed he wished the sena tors to know that he fully respected and believed in the sincerity and hon esty of purpose of the position main tained by both Mr. Cameron and Mr. Andrews, and the other republicans who had signed the minority report, which accompanied the Flood resolu tion. Among the senators who ex tended their personal congratulations to Mr. Cameron was Senator Owen, who told the delegate that he be lieved that his position throughout had been sincere and honorable, and that he believed that both delegates had been actuated by the highest mo tives in the course they had pursued. Senator Chamberlain also expressed himself in like manner. There were a number of people from the territories present besides those mentioned above, among whom were Eugene Brady O’Neil of Arizo na, and ex-Governor Curry of New Mexico. Neither of the gentlemen participated in the hearing. John H. Page of Phoenix and W. H. Lyon of Yuma, were also on hand, ready to give such assistance as they might be called upon for the benefit of the territories. The most magnificent social affoir held in Washington for many a day was the silver wedding reception of President and Mrs. Taft, at which five thousand guests gathered on the White House lawn. The grounds of the executive mansion were ablaze with thousands of lights and hand somely gowned women and splendid uniforms of the military added to the beauty of the occasion. President, and Mrs. Taft came into the scene as the marine band played a wedding march. The presents that were given were among the most costly and beautiful ever presented to a presi dent of the United States. On the evening following the great event, the White House and grounds were thrown open to the public by request of Mrs. Taft. No. 8.