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LITTLE WILLIE SAYS FAREWELL TO BOSS (Palo Verde Valley Herald.) Little Willie has gone. Never again with the broken seat on the hay rake leave its impression upon the roomy seat of his faded Levi’s; and the shaded spots that knew him best will know him no more forever. With the cool, balmy breeze of last autumn, when the juicy, saccha rine melon grew along our ditch bank; when fried cotton-tail could be found daily in the larder; when the sound of revelry mingled with the strains of impassioned waltzes and surcharged with the odor of cologne water, hot toe-jam and Wilson’s corn juice nightly emanated from the grand, roof-garden ball-room Little Willie came. We tried to be a father to Little Willie. Each morning we called him early that he might contemplate the beautiful, varigated tints that adorn the eastern sky precursive of the ris ing sun, and each night when the last hog was in the fold, we quoted to him the most pertinent passages from our latest Appeal to Reason. But. the ad vent of the mosquito, the scorpion and the rattler was synchrosous with the midnight departure of Little Wil lie. Poor, unsophisticated boy! Our gratuitous precepts reached ears that heard not, and our admonitions met with deliberate lack of attention. We promised him that when he reached 21 years of age we would give him the gray mare and fifty dol lars in hard coin. Alas! Even that magnanimous offer was rejected; and he had but four short years to wait —and work. The following verses were found un der the arrow-weed mattress of Lit tle Willie’s bed, and they are all that are left to remind us of our mis guided boy: Farewell, you raiser of the pumpkin vine, Os bawling calves and long-nosed swine; You, who at dawn, weighed dowi with swill, Give the dirty sucklings their fill. Farewell, old boss. You whose fare of pork and beans Is seldom changed except for greens, To hell with your vile, maloderouc steam: I’m going to hike with my carcass j lean To Los, to Los. Farewell, you parsimonious pessimist, j Addle-pated issue of an anarchist; I long to clasp you to my breast And squeeze your gizzard through your vest. Old socialist, farewell. And if your predictions prove cor rect, t t V »Jt I Real Estate and Investments! I I i mmmmmmmmmmm * IG. A. MARSH CO.I V A f Parker, Arizona t t i I J *I J *l' *i* $ t *§* *i* Summer Excursions ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■MMMl go this summer Round Trip Rates Los Angeles $17.00 Redondo Bearh 17.00 Catalina Island 19.25 San Diego 17.00 Long Beaeh 17.00 Santa Barbara 17.00 San Francisco 26.00 Tickets on sale until Sept. 20, 1911. Good for return until November 30, 1911. For detail information just phone or call on C. E. BENTLEY, Agent. Santa Fe And Saint Peter culls me from the! elect: We’ll meet again, old rustic churl, Where your whiskers will singe and curl In hell, in hell. The following communication came by todays’ mail: “Neighbors Correspondent of The Herald. Dear Sir: 1 write to ask you if you can tell me what to do for my feet. They smell bad. especially so while waltzing in a warm room. Yours truly, MAYME.” Mayme: The Herald has no Mad am Cavaleria on the staff; and 1 seldom reply to queries except when a stamp is enclosed. Odoriferous toe-jam accumulation is a hereditary disease and is very refractory to treatment.. The scent, however, may be modified by wearing open-top san dals without hose, frequent applica tion of Pears’, and by sleeping with the feet dangling from the open win dow. Turn the hose on them frequent ly. The word “hose” to apply to the flexible rubber tube that is attached to the pump, not to the tight., wrink leless nether garment that is sold for ;>S cents at Hamburgher’s. Neighbors is a “live one;’’ her per spective enlarges with each succeed ing day. The jungle of yesterday is the cultivated field of today, and where yesterday’s road-lizard left his caudal monogram in the dust of Nel son avenue, today the inimitable Neighbors girl gracefully floats down the Scobey canal and causes us to ponder why any aesthetic admirer of the feminine form divine will hike to Long Beach for a summer rubber necking when Venus, Hebe and all the Graces are reincarnated in the Neigh bors girl. Blythe Brevities. Palo Verde is on the move those days trying to keep dry. Floyd Brown is erecting some large sheds in his lumber yard for the pro tection of finishing lumber, etc., and making other plans to have every thing ready for the building boom this fall. Still the travel into the valley con tinues very heavy, twelve arriving Tuesday .while last Saturday and Sun day it required four automobiles to handle the crowds, and necessitated an extra trip by the Green line. Fred Springer had two stacks of hay and a stack of straw burned last j Thursday, and he is of opinion that jit was set on fire by someone. He | says that if he finds out who it was | there it going to be something | doing. Brawley is now so low down in | the world that it is going to try an ! airship to see if it can get on the level with the rest ofthe universe. We hope it will succeed as it is a “right smart’’ little place considering where it is located. ~ THE PARKER POST, SATURDAY, JULY 1, 1911 PERSONAL MENTION. Ice Cream —Sunday—at City Drug Store. W. G. Williams came in from Los Angeles Wednesday. A. W. Eaton of Blythe Junction was a visitor here Tuesday and Wednesday. t Have a cool, moist smoke. A fine line of cigars and tobacco just re ceived at City Drug Store. Mrs. G. A. Marsh and son Phillip departed for Los Angeles Wednes day night to spend the next two months. Mrs. John F. Collins left for Con tralia, Wash., Wednesday evening, on a visit with her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Wright. Engineer Wallace, who was on a leave of absence for thirty days, re sumed his passenger run between here and Barstow Tuesday. G. A. Marsh received a special pharmacist license from the territori al board the past week. He is tin only registered druggist in Parker. Mrs. A. S. Prescott arrived from Los Angeles Monday morning, accom panied by her son Garner. Mrs. Prescott will depart tonight for Tex as, where she will spend the summer visiting with friends and relatives. C. E. Bentley, who has been acting as local agent for the A. & C. for the last couple of years, has been traira ferred to Mayer, Ariz., and T. H. Widmeyer of Mayer has been appoint ed in his place. L. L. Campbell of Wickenburg arrived yesterday and took temporary charge of the local office until Mr. Widmeyer arrives, which will be sometime next week. HORRIBLE CRIME. GLOBE, .lime 24.—Charged with assaulting and then drowning in the Salt river, about twtnty-four miles from here, Meda and Myrtle Gos wick, aged eleven and twelve, yes terday. Kingsley Olds, a prospector aged 46, and a mining partner of the girls’ father, is in the county jail here with his lower jaw shot away apparently in an ineffectual attempt to commit suicide after killing the girls. Olds’ tongue is partly shot awa> and he cannot talk, but when supplied with paper and pencil he wrote that a Mexican had done the shooting. Olds last night was brought into Globe, and at daybreak the bodies of the girls were discovered in the wa ter where they had been since the as ternoon. A Winchester shotgun was found lying beside Olds’ clothing and a bloody trail extended almost to the point where Olds’ body was discov ered four miles away. Olds’ story as written is that he went in bathing with the girls who accompanied him on a trip to the river from Goswiek ranch near Globe. While in the water he said a Mexican took the shot gun from the wagon and shot him. He did not know what, had become of the girls as he had lost consciousness. Wesley Goswiek, father of the vic tims, was disarmed while trying to overtake the wagon conveying Olds, with the avowed intention of killing Jr.m. Despite threats of lynching Olds was safely lodged in the county jail. The bodies of the little victims were brought here in an automobile. HEADING FOR YUMA. The good news comes to us that the work of the San Diego-Arizonn railroad now building is to be start ed at the California end and that a force of right-of-way men are now busy in the valley buying up rights and paying cash for them. It is al so stated that there is a clause in these rights of way that guarantee;; the road to be completed in twelv. months, or else the company forfeits its rights. That means that they will staD active construction in a very short time and work from both ends of the line. The gap between Ihe Imperial valley and Yuma is al ready closed by tlie Inter-California road via Algadones and Mexico I i.— Yuma Enterprise. DIED. Mrs. Alice Johnson, an Indian wo matt, ‘lied last Saturday night at h< v home on the reservation, from a com plication of diseases, including tit bureular trouble. She was about I years of age and was probably the | best educated Indian woman in the j tribe. She left a 6-year old daughter J and a husband According to the custom of the Indians the remain;; were cremated last Sunday. YOUR TRADE APPRECIATED. I wish to thank my customers for 1 their past trade in vegetables, fruits, etc., and hope to have a continuance of the same. I also solicit your trade in the fresh meat line and will prom ise that all orders will have careful attention. Thanking yon all, I re | main, Yours truly, J. T. PRICE. Parker Commercial Co. i. 11 Reliable Goods. Fair Prices i Courteous Treatment ■ i v We Handle the Best Groceries to be Had ' . OUR HAMS, BACON AND LARD ARE ALWAYS FRESH. OUR TEAS AND COFFEES ARE THE BEST. OUR EGGS AND BUTTER ARE THE FRESHEST. OUR CANNED GOODS ARE THE LATEST PACK AND OF THE STANDARD AND EXTRA STANDARD QUALITY. WE CARRY A LINE OF Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Shoes Hardware, Cutlery, Furniture Paints, Oils, Hay and Grain Our Prices are Just and Right j r_--_ -• Parker Commercial Co. PARKER, ARIZONA _ ; -n= AFTER WELLS FARGQ CO. j Special Examiner .John S. Burch | more of the interstate commerce com ! mission conducted a hearing in the ,! United States court room at Phoenix J Monday, on the complaint of tin' Ar i izona railway commission against | Wells Fargo & company, asking for | lower rates between all Arizona points and all outside points. The case covers a wider scope than any yet brought against Wells Fargo & com pany for if the rates asked for are , secured it will establish a precedent for similar revisions throughout the west, though Arizona is believed to be more greatly discriminated against than any other section. DISBURSES DIVIDEND. This week the Tom Reed Gold Mines company paid another dividend to its stockholders, disbursing about $40,000 in a four per cent, dividend, j This is the largesl disbursement since tlie company was incorporated and shows the big earning capacity of the mine. It lias enough ore in sight to pay a dividend of four per cent per month for more than a year and the new ore that is being opened on the 550 level indicates that the property will become one of the larg est dividend payers in the territory. It is said t hat I lie ore now being opened on that level is larger and better than anything heretofore open ed in the property. —Mohave County M iner. DOUBLE TRACKING. Double-tracking of the .Santa Fe be tween Winslow and Ash Fork, Ariz., a piece of work recently authorized by the company, las been completed from Supai to Williams, Ariz., a dis tauce of six miles, and opened to traffic. The entire Arizona section to be double tracked on the present plan ! is 115 miles in length. The plans of the Santa Fe are to have the entire line from Chicago to Los Angeles double-tracked by 1915, | the year of the Panama-Pacific ex ! position. Large gangs of men are now at work in Arizona, where thej will be kept until that section i.: completed, when they will be moved i eastward and westward. Subscribe for THE POST. CLASSIFIED LINERS. j Will trade 40 acres Oregon land I for equity Parker lots. Also buy lots, i Box 8, Covina, Calif. (8 26) *t^*T*‘l*'*T^'*'t** , t* J t'**?‘'^**?* J t‘*?‘ *?**’!"£* •'t'*‘t“t'~‘'!'*~J' r l l 't' CITY DRUG STORE j t Pure Drugs, Fresh Cigars | Stationery f ICE COLD SODA 5c | All the Latest Magazines and Periodicals Next to Post. 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