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3GRAPHIC MAP | VRKER COUNTRY Most Complete Sur ver Made of District. Map ne Value to Both Engineers ' ivelers. ;raving of the new Govern >graphic map of the Parker ?le has just been completed Jnited States Geological Sur- Vashington. and The Post ac ges receipt of a copy of the on) Acting Director H. A. Ri lap represents by far the iplete survey ever made of an. It shows so clearly ev .4cal feature of the country that the character of any the quadrangle, as well as •s and areas of the hills and nbe seen at a glance. The of any particular point in e area can be easily deter lief of the country is graph wn by means of brown con 1, each of which represents elevation above the sea — the traveler following the ■own by one of these con t will go neither up hill nor , but on a level. The eieva cated by every fifth line is i figures on the map, and it sting to determine the 'f different points, by sim ng the contours up or down of the marked lines, isy to understand how such of prime value to the engi- may be laying out a railroad route, a highway, a drain igation system —in fact, any engineering work. The wa ires of the quadrangle — lakes, etc. —are shown in the same exactness of out *e land features. In addi «he topography, the map - black, all the works of is. principal bridges, towns, *c. oographic mapping done by gical Survey represents the ,pt of geographic work, and - show substantially every ir is on the ground at the .urvey. In making the sur is particular area, the topog .ramped over practically ev on of the quadrangle, hun miles being thus covered, nt iron benchmarks, showing vations. w r ere also set at va nts in the quadrangle, cation of these marks is in accurately on the map, and be used for all time as the any further elevation sur red. This sort of map mak very different undertaking c of constructing an average cax map, which is generally of mere approximation and on. Everything on the Geo urvey topographic sheet is true to nature, vat to the government of iadrangle surveys, for both office work, ranges from SBOOO each; but the mapsare ily the nominal cost of pa printing —5 cents a copy or red. Survey will furnish narge index sheets showing topographic maps which it :hed. JULY BULLETIN. ng is the July bulletin of lent beard of Arizona issued tary Harry Welch, reciting taut features of Arizona’s during the month of June: apartment of agriculture ls ■ following report concerning *.h of agriculture in Arizona: due of farm land and build -10, $47,034,000; average value ? has increased from $5 90 o $33.91 in 1910, average size in 1910 was 154 acres as q average of 333 acres to i in 1900; the average val n lands has increased 475 and the average value of and buildings has increased at; the number of farms in 8,078, an average of 2,269 mmber of farms in 1900. ndustry in Pima is impar- May 11,415 head valued at vere shipped and 700 head $24,500 were slaughtered use. vereity of Arizona has add se in electrical engineering, nnplete course in agricult plant culture and soil phys- THE PARKER POST ics to pomology, poultry and animal industry. The success of Arizona’s postal savings banks has decided the open ing of several more. Postal banks now in Globe, Bisbee, Prescott, Clif ton and Yuma. Douglas reports plan for establish ment of pumping plants in Sulphur Springs valley. Over 64,000 acre feet of water can be readily obtained. Arizona cities, Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma are in long distance tel ephone touch with Los Angeles and El Paso. Wires to San Francisco ready in July. Valuation of railroad property in Arizona increased from $10,716,630.- 20 to $16,633,681.15, an increase of $5,917,050.90 in one year. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. According to postal regulations governing matter of the second class newspapers are prohibited from mail ing papers to subscribers in arrears. The Post has a number of subscrib ers on its list who are not paid up, and in order to comply with the ruling of the department these names will have to be dropped during the next thirty days unless the subscription price reaches this office before Au gust 10. Next week bills will be mailed to all subscribers in arrears and we trust the recipients will promptly re mit. No matter how willing a news paper is to carry its subscribers it is in danger of a heavy fine and possi ble loss of its second class privilege if the postal authorities discover that its list is made up chiefly of unpaid subscriptions. If such a blow 7 were to fall upon the Post at this time it would badly cripple us, and for this reason we urge our friends to keep their subscriptions paid up. Another reason is that we need the money. A local paper that isn’t worth pay ing for isn’t worth reading, and un less we get the pay there will be no paper to read. INDIANS HOLD POWWOW The annual dance and pow r -w 7 ow of the Indians of the Parker reservation commenced last Sunday, and for sev eral days thereafter the redmen and their squaws held high jinks near the agency buildings. The festivities reached their zenith July 4th, and sev eral parties from town visited the scene of so much hot weather activi ty during the afternoon and evening. As that day w'as about the hottest ex perience here this summer the tribes men perspired some during their gy rations. According to Indian tradition this is the time of the year most propi iious for the making of “medicine” to drive the evil spirits out of their particular zone of activities. There may De many such hanging around, but we w'ould wager a pint of beans against a nickle’s worth of lard that the number is not large. Why an evil spirit should desire to hang out here in preference to its proper abode is beyond the ken of our hot weath er reporter. The best season in w r hich to bom bard the evil shades, w 7 e believe, would be during the winter months. . At the present time there are no wraiths wraithing here. They are all in hell, where it’s cool. GREAT NITER DEPOSITS. Much interest is taken in the fil ings on 12,160 acres of desert land in the Chemehuevis valley, near the ; Colorado river, above Parker, on the California side. The locators are Los Angeles residents, R. A. Dellugge, M. G. Dellugge, Lux S. Guido, Ed ward Guido, W. F. Ranson, Tommy . Branson and M. R. Dietriek. The I land has been taken up under the pla r cer act and in quarter sections, one ’ to each claim, of which there are 77. > Legally described the property is in township 4 north, and range 24 . west, in San Bernardino county, and the names of the claims indicate that they are acquired for the niter depos its supposed to exist upon them. ) NORTH STAR CLOSES. i The North Star mine has closed » down and the ceaseless pound of the - stamps will be heard no more for > several months at least, says the Yu ma Examiner. The high grade ore 1 has been worked out, and while the i company has thousands of tons of • low grade ore, it cannot be worked at a profit as long as gasoline and other ■ necessities have to be freighted from Dome or from Mohawk overland. The mine has been one of the big gest payers of dividends in the histo ry of Arizona in the few years of its existence. The mine was discovered by Felix Mayhew and was sold by him and his associates for the sum of $350,000 in the spring of 1906. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1911 LIFE’S DISAPPOINTMENTS imiTo@M eeAMEATTOS® (Copyright. 1911.) OIL EXCITEMENT AT RANDOLPH Additional Shipments of Supplies Are Arriving at Scene of New Oil Dis covery—Many People Are Going in to Make Locations. According to freight and passenger; crews running out of Parker over thej Parker cut-off the oil excitement at Randolph, a station 12 miles west of Blythe Junction, is assuming larger proportions daily. Last week we mentioned the fact that the Standard Oil company had shipped in somei heavy timbers. Since that time sev- 1 eral other shipments have arrived at j that station consisting chiefly of sup- i I plies. Two automobile parties havej been in there the past week, while it is claimed by railroad men that many are coining in by train every day. The country is being located for many miles out from Randolph and from all indication there is to be some oil excitement in this section before many weeks have passed. It is not to be expected that drilling operations will begin until after the heated months, but from the activity displayed by the Standard Oil compa ny it is believed by many that that corporation does not intend to lose any time in getting a rig on the ground. SWANSEA ACTIVITIES. The following information was giv en out the past week by an official of the Clara Consolidated company of Swansea: The seven hundred ton smelter of the Clara Consolidated Gold and Cop per mining company was blown in on the 19th of June. The company is still doing consid erable construction work in the way of improving facilities for handling and treating ores. A spur track from the Arizona and Swansea railroad is being continued by means of a switch back to a point above the reduction works, which, when completed within the next few days, will allow customs ores, coke and fuel to be handled by gravity di rect to the points of consumption at a minimum cost. A No. 11 Roots Blwer is being in stalled which will give additional blast to the furnace and considerably increase its capacity. A 44 ft. structural steel extension to the converter building has recent ly been completed. The sampling plant for handling customs ores has been finished and is now in operation. This will give the small producers of this section an opportunity of disposing of their ores to advantage and will, no doubt, greatly increase mining activity in this vicinity. Development of ore bodies in the empany’s mines at Swansea is be ing pushed, particularly on the 400 and 500 ft. levels. Considerable ex ploration work with churn drills is also being conducted with very grati fying results. CHAIRMAN SHANSSEY AGAIN. At a meeting of the board of su pervisors, Saturday, W. E. Marvin, who has been chairman of the board for the past eighteen months, ten dered his resignation as chairman and J. H. Shanssey was elected to the chairmanship. “Killsants” kills ants, 25c. City Drug Store. TERRITORIES ARE STILL WAITING The Post’s Special Washington Let ter States That President and At torney General Renew Their Objec tions to Recall Feature. (Special Correspondence.) WASHINGTON, D. C., July 3. Just at the present time Canadian re ciprocity has the right of way, while the farmers’ free list and the wool tariff measure are securing the prin cipal attention of the law-makers of 1 the senate, and therefore there is : little to be added to the story involv i ing patient waiting on the part of ■ the people of Arizona and New Mex j ico. Recent expressions on the part : of the president and Attorney Gener iu’ Wickersham appear to cufirm beyond all doubt, the fears of repub lican leaders who have interested themselves mostly in this subject, that the passage of the statehood measure will draw a veto from the president. The New Mexico and Ar izona citizens who have been here I'fve found that their suggestions f<.r different amendments desired by 'hem, have proven of no avail, and the only solace or crumb of com fort that has been gathered by any one have been the amendments made by the democratic committee of the house at the suggestion of members of ti fir party in New Mexico. There s rea- i n to believe that the demo er.iHe Li w -makers in control of the situation aided b> the progressives. ar l :ilt« iu| li. »o get whatever they CKu of party advantage out of the MLimtie-! In oppositition to the proposal to reduce the duties on wools and manu factures of wool, Delegate Cameron of Arizona, pointed out in the course of his speech the fact that Arizona possessed a sheep population of about one million. He called attention to the fact that there are approximately sixty-seven million sheep in the Unit ed States and upon that basis the due proportion was contained in the territory which he represents. How ever, he directed attention to the fact that there were more sheep than people in Arizona, while in the rest of the country the condition was re versed. Mr. Cameron said that the sheep business is not one of the mon strous industries in which Arizona surpasses the world, but he carefully impressed its importance upon his ■ fellow members of congress, and de clared that the democratic position in ‘ reference to the wool tariffs contain ed a lot of bumcombe which he pointed out in the progress of his speech. Mr. Cameron declared: 1 “It is no mean industry that is be ing thus stifled. For every sheep 1 that is raised in this country the " grower pays an average of $1 in 1 wages alone, and the aggregate of labor employed directly in the busi ! ness of growing sheep amounts to $60,000,000 a year. There are 150,- 000 people in the United States en gaged directly in the care of sheep. There are 700,000 people in the coun try who year after year prduce , sheep. There are $233,000,000 invest ed in sheep in this country and $300,000,000 more invested in lands i upon which they are grown. All this i investment is imperiled by the pres ent agitation.” Somehow or another this talk of ■ the annexation of Canada does not seem to down, and generally when the matter seems to be deadest, some man like Speaker Clark steps into the arena, and in the course of a speech revives the topic. Senator Nel son of Minnesota was the latest to talk about annexation, and lie has de clared that the only benefit from the Canadian reciprocity pact is that eventually it would lead to the an nexation of our northern neighbor. Senator Gallinger remarked that if reciprocity is granted to Canada it ought to be extended to all other nations of the world, to which Sena tor Nelson responded: “This coun try cannot hope to annex the rest of the world.” Senator Heyburn of Ida ho has no faith in peaceful annexa tion and says that whatever we have taken from Great Britian has al ways been with the sword. While so much is being said throughout the country about the ini tiative and referendum, it has been noted in the proceedings of congress that in the state of Oklahoma, which has been in existence since 1907, that the Oklahoma legislature has been in session a little more than eleven months, and have enacted a complete code of state laws covering every conceivable subject, together with hundreds of appropriation bills, and bills locatings state institutions, etc., yet the referendum has been invoked but once, demonstrating that it is a provision of government that is like ly to be more talked about than utilized. As bearing upon the great prob lems of legislation including Canadian reciprocity, the farmers’ free list bill, and the wool tariff measure, it is interesting to know that the census department has ascertained that the export of farm products would aggre gate about $1,000,000,000 in the fis cal year which ends with the month of June. The figures show that the exports of cotton aggregate $574,000,- 000,food stuffs, $354,000,000, tobacco, $35,000,000, making a total during the past eleven months of these articles amounting to $963,000,000. PARKER WINS, The Parker baseball team went to Wickenburg Tuesday and brought home the bacon by defeating the lat ter team by a score of 9 to 7. The feature of the game was the effective work of the Parker battery, Dunn and Williams. The latter pitched a most excellent game and puzzled the Wick enburgers with his curves and speed. Most of them fanned and those who did reach home came in on errors. The dance given in their honor on the night of the Fourth was a most en joyable affair. Everything possible was done to give the Parker contin gent a good time, and from all reports they rose to the occasion and had the time of their lives. Those who made up the team were the following: Merl Williams. G. C. Dunn, R. C. Saufley, Ed Ewing, Hay ward Short, C. W. Graves, Butler, Paul and Hart. Guy Shannon of Wick enburg did the umpiring to the sat isfaction of both sides. A QUIET FOURTH. Parker celebrated a “safe and sane” Fourth of July last Tuesday. Those who did not go out of town for the day quietly kept indoors and endeavored to keep cool, for that day was the hottest of the season. The Methodist Sunday-school held a picnic in a shady grove along the river banks. About every youngster in town attended this event, together with many others older in years, hut who for that day were boys and girls again. A most, enjoyable feast was had in the cool of the evening, and la ter the entire party drove to the agency and witnessed the Indian dance and games. The return drive by moonlight at 11 o’clock was par ticularly delightful. Rah for the glo rious Fourth! ASSASSINATED IN JAIL. GLOBE, July 4—Kingsley Olds, the prospector accused of murdering Lulu and Myrtle Goswick, the young daughters of his mining partner, who were found drowned in the Salt riv er thirty miles from Globe on June 25th, was instantly killed before day light Tuesday as he lay in his cell in the county jail at Globe, by a shot fired from the window of the county court house thirty feet distant. The murderer escaped, leaving the rifle by the window from which the shot was fired. Confusion reigned for some time after the shot rang out and when the officers finally ascer tained the source of the shot no trace of the assassin could be found. Schuster’s Malt, Best Summer Ton ic, Pints, 25c.. City Drug Store. gffT'wy. "' Lihrijjiiarv 1 Property | STATE i I °/ U-* • | LIBRARY |J II / i 130 xrr,s / j I g AR| 2o:iA ||J RICH PLACER FIND NEAR NORTH STAR M. Quenner, Well Known Placer Ex pert, and Associates Organize Com pany to Work Placer Diggings, j Near Dome. The Nugget Placer Mining compa ny has been formed by S. P. Healy of Phoenix, Ed Hodges of Yuma and M. Quenner, the well known placer expert and inventer of machinery for the handling of this type of mining, for the purpose of operating promis ing looking ground near Dome, this county, between the King of Arizona and the North Star mines, Mr. Quenner recently made the following statement in reference to the new placer diggings: “I have had forty-seven years’ ex perience in placer mining and have been in every big placer mining dis trict in America, Mexico and Alaska, and will say that in this claim the run of gold is very coarse, running as high as SBO. There has been taken out within the past few weeks over seventy-five pounds of nuggets. This work was done by Mexicans in a dry washing process and without any ma chinery whatsoever. It is only about five feet to bedrock where this gold was taken out. This is a new pla cer find and has only been worked by hand for a short time.” The company has secured a three-year lease on the 200 acres which comprise the basin in which the find is reported and is making preparations to put in the new Quen ner machinery and get to work at once. The sevenyt-five pounds of pure gold whcih has been taken out thus far comes from a very small space. The pay streak was picked up a mile down the gulch and the indications are that it is just as rich all the way down. The owners of the ground did not know of the rich placer values at the time the lease was secured, the few Mexicans who were in on the secret keeping their knowledge closely to themselves.. The new company has taken pos session of the ground and employed guards to watch it. SEEK GOVERNMENT AID. The aid of the federal government should be invoked to control the wa ters of the Colorado river in this section of the country, says the Nee dles Eye. The river in years past has steadily encroached upon the Cal ifornia shore, until it is now eating away valuable property and it will only be a matter of a very short time before the Santa Fe Railroad com pany will be obliged to do consider able work along the river front to protect its property. Besides the San ta Fe Railroad company, there are other interests that need protection, namely the lands of the federal gov ernment and those held by the Cot ton Land company on the Arizona side of the river, also the great plant of the Needles Mining and Smelting company and the water works of the Murphy Water, Ice and Light compa ny, and much individual property, de mapds that something should be done at once. WHITE MARBLE QUARRY FOUND. Considerable excitement is prevail ing at Bouse over the striking of an excellent grade of white marble, the discovery taking place several days ago. The news was withheld until the extent of the deposit was ascer tained, which is said to be large, sev eral feet of ground being stripped and a grade of stone believed to be suitable for artistic purposes deter mined. The place where the marble was found is about ten miles south of Swansea, near the railroad, and among the owners is C. C. Thomp son, assayer and metallurgist of Bouse. The quarry is being devel oped and as depth is reached, the owners feel sanguine of having made j a very important discovery. NEW POSTOFFICE BUILDING. Judge C. W. Graves, whose ap pointment as postmaster at Parker is expected daily, will erect a new build ing next to The Post in which the postoffice is to be located upon com pletion of the structure. Saturday he sent in a petition signed by about fif ty patrons of the office asking for the removal. The proposed new building will be 24x24 feet in size, a portion of the building will be used by the 1 judge for a courtroom. No. 9.