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STATEHOOD VOTE AUGUST SEVENTH Factions in Senate at Last Agree — Date Fixed to Vote on Statehood Bill —Surrender of Recall of Judi ciary Necessary. WASHINGTON, July 14— An agree ment to vote on the Canadian Reci procity bill on July 22 was reached by the leaders of the various fac tions in the senate today. The agreement also fixes the vote on the House Wool Revision bill for July 27, the Free List bill August 1, the Reciprocity bill August 3, and the Statehood bill on August 7. It is expected the adjournment of congress will immediately follow the statehood vote. The agreement made by the dif ferent factions in the senate to vote on the statehood bill on August 7 places Arizona closer to admission into the Union than this territory has ever been before.. In all probability when the bill comes up in the senate, the measure will be passed with the elimination of that feature providing for the re call of judges. The measure will then go to conference, and it seems absolutely certain the house will agree to the senate amendment. This means the passage of the bill and the admission of Arizona into the Union, as with the recall of judges eliminated, every objection on the part of the president will have been removed. If the recall of judges is absolutely essential to the welfare and happiness of the people of Arizona, it can be replaced in the constitution si x months after statehood is secured. In the meantime every man who in sists upon the retention of this feat ure, in view of the well known ideas of the president, is an enemy to statehood. —Arizona Democrat. ARIZONA SUMMER RESORTS. Five million dollars, it is estimated, are taken out of Arizona every sum mer by people who go away for all or a portion of what is popularly and erroneously termed “the heated sea son.” But Arizona is going to have her own summer resorts and stop this drain, at least in great measure. The trend is unmistakably in that di rection, says the Arizona Magazine. And why not? Within the confines of Arizona are the mo3t magnificent pine forests in the world, mountains that cannot be equaled in grandeur by those of Switzerland and Colorado, and everything for which Arizonans go away. Yavapai county has long been a favorite place to spend the summers, and the habit is growing. Iron Springs, a few miles south of Pres cott, is a little city composed exclu sively of summer cottages built and owned by Phoenix, people who occu py them two or three months of the year. On the outskirts of Prescott is Idylwild, the most beautiful place imaginable for a summer home. Great pines, springs, ferns, wild flowers and plants of all kinds combine to make this one of nature’s beauty spots. In addition to the beauties of nature, one here enjoys all the com forts of city life. " Another tract adjacent to Prescott is Colony tract, which is being given away free by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce to people who will build summer cottages. Several cottages have been completed, more are in course of construction and a number of Phoenicians have made their plans for homes in Colony tract. Flagstaff itself is a resort to which scores of southern Arizona people flock every summer. Beautiful Oak Creek, where the finest trout fishing in the world is to be had, is only a few miles south. Nothing is more delightful than a summer camping trip in the White mountains of north eastern Arizona. Mesa has her own summer resort in the mountains northeast of that place. It is called Pineair, and is all that its name implies —a colony with handsome little homes among the pines and the bracing mountain air. Globe is planning a resort in the Pinal mountains, near that place. This resort will probably be open next summer. Douglas and Bi3bee are also planning to have a Coehi3e country resort among the Swisshelm mountains. During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1911, Yuma county paid into the territorial treasury for taxes $24,801.- 79, only seven other counties paying more than the county of Yuma. THE PARKER POST CAUGHT IN THE ACT “BLIND PIG” STORY TWo Prominent; Citizens of Blythe Arrested for Running “Blind Pig” A Baffled Attorney and A Cha grinned Judge. (Palo Verde Valley Herald.) By one of the most flagrant viola tions of one of Riverside county’s pet prohibition laws the said law was scattered to the four winds last week, and, strange to say, two of Blythe’s most ardent prohibitionists were the guilty parties, they being P. D. Mc- Intyre and L. F. Norton. But let us begin at the beginning, and byway of introduction let us state that we don’t have to send to any Burns De tective Agency either. The other day—or on Monday of last weew, to he specific—one of our local detectives who, on account of future activities wishes to have his name withheld, saw some very pecul iar actions going on. What could it mean? In all his careful pursual of “Nick Carter” and other such classic al literature he had never seen any thing similar from which to draw de ductions, so with all the arts of a professional he began a quiet inves tigation. Carefully stealing up an ir rigating ditch, unmindful of the mud and slush, he gradually drew nearer. The aforesaid parties were surely do ing some queer stunts. They would suddenly dart around and go through some queer motions, and then as if to deceive anyone watching them they would fall to the ground with a motion that would deceive anyone not aware that there was something crooked going on. As the detective drew nearer a sudden light dawned upon him. He could very clearly see what was taking place. They were running a “blind pig,” and in broad day-light!—and consider who they were! . Great would be his glory to say nothing of the honors conferred upon him by the county for bringing to light such a flagrant violation of its favorite law. Is it not of more honor to the county of Riverside to catch a man running a “blind pig” than to catch a horse thief? Well I should say so! But here his crafty nature again asserted itself. He mus have other witnesses; for he had see other cases fail for the lack of wit nesses, and this was to set him on his way to fame. So he, seeing an other man working in a field, hurried forth and soon had him where he could take a look and see what was going on. Yes, the evidence was plain and conclusive, and now for results. With his witness in tow he makes for the local legal light. He bursts in upon that worthy as he is quietly enjoying his afternoon nap with his feet hiked up on the desk and his chair leaned back, and almost throws him into a chill, notwithstanding the brand of Weather that is in vogue in the Palo Verde valley, by their sud den entrance. But the aforesaid de tective, after looking around to see that there were none others present, says in a stage whisper, “I caught them running a ‘blind pig!’” The attorney now begins to get interest ed. He begins to see visions of real money and fame. “Yes,” goes on the detective, “I caught them run ning a ‘blind pig,’ and here is a witness htat also saw them.’ ” After a few questions by the attor ney now wide awake, he gets an idea of what has taken place, and with his witness in tow he hikes over to lay the matter before the judge, for this is an important affair. Won’t the attorneys at Riverside turn green with envy when they learn of his suc cessful capture? They burst into the Blythe Department store with such a clatter that the judge is stirred in to sudden action. No, he had not been asleep; the flies had been too industrious for that, but whatever his former occupation the eager looks of his visitors portends something in teresting, and he puts on his judicial air and looks very wise as only he knows how to do. The attorney breaks into speech and lays bare the fact that—to condense his speech into such as human people understand — two people, namely, P. D. Mclntyre and L. F. Norton, had been caught red-handed running a “blind pig,” and, that on behalf of the state he wanted the judge to issue a warrant for their arrest forthwith. Sure the judge would. He saw vis ions of a jury trial with him presid ing over it, also a $5-a-day fee, to say nothing of the cigars that always make their appearance at all trials by jury. In a very short time the PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1911 METHODISTS TO BUILD IN PARKER Nucleus for Church Edifice Sent in From Many Sources —Many Friends in Sympathy With Movement —Aid From Church Extension Board. From Presiding Elder J. E. Crutch field, Phoenix, of the Arizona district, comes the cheering news that he ex pects to be in Parker in the not distant future to arrange for the erection of a new Methodist church. Impelled by reading the published letters of the pastor of this church in Parker which set. forth the condi tions here and urged the superlative need of a house in which to wor ship, gifts to the church building fund have come from a number of different sources, and while the amounts have in no case been very large yet every one that comes inspires a new hope. This little nest egg of the coming church has been deposited in the bank in Parker and lies there begging for growing power and pleading that oth er purse strings may unloose to this urgent, need. Many friends have sent letters of encouragement which are cheering, more have sent letters of inquiry about the great Parker coun try and the opening of the reservation, but more genuine encouragement can be gotten from a nice check on the bank, or a smile-coaxing postoffice money order than in any other way. Some months ago application was made to the Church Extension board for a loan that would help the church to build, and from a recent communi cation from the Rev. Mr. Crutchfield ' stating that he is coming to get the building started it is believed that the application has been favorably considered. The church here owns three splendid lots on A street, near the Post Publishing company plant and the new church edifice will go up on one of these. sheriff, with his own ax to grind, was after the guilty parties and with a pride second to none he soon had them lined up before his “Honor.” Guilty?—why you could see guilt written on every line of their faces. Mclntyre tried to look defiant; we won’t try to express the look on Nor ton’s face, but it was pitiful. The judge rose with dignity and scowled on the prisoners. “Prisoners at the bar,” he began with solemn voice, “you are charged with violating one of the fundamental laws of Riverside county. You have disgraced the fair name of Blythe and its inhabitants by your open act of the violation of the temperance law of this county. In short, you are charged with running a ‘blind pig.’ Are you guilty or not guilty?” That awful silence prevails! The agony of the situation is broken by the an swer of “Guilty,” in a faint voice by Mclntyre, and a still fainter echo indescribable look. Everyone looks from Norton who still retains that relieved. The judge loosens up a lit tle with that scowl and says, “Is there anything you wish to say be fore judgment is pronounced?” By some magic Norton has come to life, and rising from his seat begins: “Your Honor, I have always been a firm supporter of the prohibition laws. I have always voted and work ed for them and always will; but this is the most humiliating position in which it was ever my misfortune to be caught. I know the law says that you shall not run a ‘blind pig,’ but if a blind pig won’t stand still to be doctored how are you going to catch it?” As a flash of lightning from a clear sky it became as clear as mud to the attorney what had actually happened, and he turned red. The brave detective was seen to quietly remove himself from the room, but as usual the judge had to bear the brunt of the situation. They had ad mitted that they were guilty of run ning a blind pig, but the evidence was to the effect that it was a poor little four-footed beast that had had its eyes hurt and that they were run ning it to give it the required medi cal attention necessary in such cases. The scowl had by tihs time entirely left the judge’s face and in its place , was a decidedly vexed expression, and without that solemn voice so no ticably present before, stated: “Gen- , lemen, it appears that you are guilty i of mnning a blind pig as the com plaint chows, and as you have ac- ; know lodged and it seems that under the circumstances you were almost j justified; but the law is the law, and you should be conversant thereof. But owing to the fact that our jail CUT RECALL OR NO STATEHOOD This the Opinion of Ex-Governor Curry—Eliminate Recall and Get Into the Union —Constitution Can Be Changed Later On. George Curry, former governor of New Mexico, while in Phoenix last Monday, in speaking of the Arizona statehood question said: “The only phase of the statehood question that should now concern the people of Arizona and New Mexico, is how to get in, for every man with a thimble full of brains knows that once admitted we can do as we please. And the question of how to get in has been simplified to an ac ceptance of the proposal for the elim ination of the recall of the judiciary. President Taft is too big and broad a man to undertake to keep Arizona out of the union on account of poli tics, tout he does conscientiously ob ject to the recall and will not sign a statehood measure that contains it. I know this of my own knowledge and through the announcement made by Chairman Smith. I think a great deal of the president though I be lieve he errs in this matter, but it is undoubtedly his set policy. There is nothing for Arizona and New Mexico to do but line up in accordance with it, secure admission, which is just as certain as acceptance of the elimina tion of the recal, and then settle the matter of amending our constitutions at home. Whether the president foe right or wrong in his attitude, it is not the part of wisdom for the terri tories to oppose him at this time. There is nothing to gain; everything to lose. If this congress closes with out action, New Mexico will become a state automatically before a great while, by the completion of the ac tion already taken concerning her constitution, but Arizona will become a state, God knows when.” is not ye: rtady to recieve lodgers, and as this is your first offense we will dispense with this case by giv ing yon a suspended sentence of 60 days, and trust in the future you will be more careful ot yourconduct.” The happy p« isoners were forthwith released and the city of Blythe could again face tin' s Mer cities of River si ii county wi pvidi for from later report v we learn that the blind pig i: impro'very fa:-t and will need no more running So thus our citi zens have been \indicated and our honor is unsullied. WILL PUT IT TO THE TEST. G. W. Swarts, section foreman, W. A. Patch, who is in the mercantile business, and E. L. Jones, who has taken up a homestead and is just nov making final proof, all of Salome, were business visitors in Parker Tuesday. In talking with a representative of The Post Mr Swartz stated that well drilling is the order of the day in his vicinity, there being three well drilling machines now in operation there. Mr. Osbore, who went there from Parker and has taken up a fine body of farming land, will sink three wells on his property —doubtless in close proximity—to which he will at tach a large pump and engine, it be ing his purpose to test can be done in the way of irrigating farming lands from wells. Mr. Osborne has faith in the proj ect and will show his faith by his works. If anyone can succeed Mr. Osborne is the man. In event of the successful outcome of his experiment many others will no doubt follow his example, and around the little village of Salome the desert may yet be made to rejoice and blossom as the rose. IDLE MEN COMING WEST. There appears to be a general movement of idle men toward the Pa cific coast, according to people trav eling from eastern points to Califor nia. The sight of so many idle men has caused much comment among the travelers. Many of these men, it is said, have the appearance of me chanics or tradesmen, and profess to be looking for employment. Train men compalin that they are experiencing difficulty in keeping these men from west-bound freight trains and say that not for many years have they noticed so many loi terers in the vicinity of railroad yards stations and along the right of way. 1 Upon one or two occasions bands of these men have taken possession of an entire freight train. FUTURE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY Colorado River Country Capable of Supporting Millions of People. Prominent Irrigationist Describes Advantages of This Section. George H. Maxwell of Chicago, ex ecutive chairman of the Natinal Irri gation Association, in a speech before the chamber of commerce directors and the associated jobbers of Los An geles said: “Few realize the almost inconceiv able possibilities for the development of agricultural wealth and population in the southwest. Take Yuma as an illustration. It has a territory imme diately tributary to it that would sus tain a population that would make Yuma as large as Cairo. “Os course, 1 know that the av erage person would laugh at. that statement and say: ‘Yuma as large as Cairo! How absurd!’ “Well, now let’s analyze the con ditions. There are at least 2,000,000 acres of land immediately adjoining Yuma that are so rich that farming them should be really hot-house gar dening without the glass. The Is land of Jersey, foggy and inhospita ble as is its climate by comparison, sustains something like 1,600 popula tion to the square mile by intensive farming, gardening and horticulture. That density of population on the rich alluvial lands of the Colorado river would put a population around Yuma of 5,000,000 people. Would anyone doubt that such a population as that would create a city at Yuma as large as Cairo? “It isn’t going to be very many years before the working people who live on their day’s wages in tene ments are going to discover the fact that life on just one acre, with a knowledge of how to cultivate it, will pay better than the great major ity of jobs, where they earn wages ' and pay it all out for rent, food and clothes. “One beauty of that Colorado riv- ' er country is that a family don’t need an expensive house or any great amount of clothes to be comfortable. , There are times in that climate when even a fig leaf would be a surplusage from the standpoint of comfort.” “Yes,” interjected the inquisitor, “and that brings up the question of ( the climate. Isn’t that country too hot for life to be endurable there?” “Not a bit of it,” said Mr. Max well. “It’s all a matter of having ! sense enough to adapt oneself to the climate, and live in such a manner as 1 to thrive in it. Diet cuts a great fig- ure. A man on the Lower Colorado would probably not crave or be very healthy on a diet of walrus fat and wouldn’t want to wear furs in sum mer. But by proper diet and build- 1 ing to fit the climate and living as c people who are accustomed to hot climates learn to live, there is no reason why one may not be healthy and comfortable in that climate. “When you see the abominably hot and stifling places where so many workers in the east are compelled to work in the humid heat of hot sum mer days there you would wonder that they survive at all. By compar ison the comfort, taking the year as a whole, that can be enjoyed in the Colorado River country, is infinitely greater than the average workingman enjoys today anywhere in the east, especially in the large cities. “The fact is that I regard the hot climate of the Colorado river as its greatest asset, just as the climate of southern California has come to be recognized to have an actual finan cial value of stupendous proportions. It is easier to estimate the value of the climate of the Colorado River country. You just figure what it would cost to cover an acre with glass to turn it into a greenhouse and you have the acreage value of the climate capitalized. Now, in addi tion to that, the government experts estimate the fertilizing value of the silt in the water from the Colorado river at $5 per acre per year. That is 5 per cent on SIOO. So you must al so add that to the value of the land.” “But isn’t your vision of the pos sibilities of the Colorado River val ley something so remote that it is of small interest to this generation?” “Not a bit of it. People simply don’t use their brains to think who fail to realize the marvelous rapidity with which this country is going to develop in the next few years. “At our past rate of increase we will add eighty million to our popula tion in the next thirty-five years. What are we going to do with them? You don’t know? Well, I do. We’re going to put them on acre garden farms. ‘Home-crofts,’ as we are call ing them now, and if we do that, in stead of packing them like sardines into tenements, we can sustain in the United States two thousand mill ion people in comfort, happiness and prosperity without crowding. “On the other hand, if we keep on making the congested cities bigger and bigger, the degeneracy of human ity in the tenements will destroy the nation.” An Honest Man. A newspaper photographer had the difficult task of snapshotting new United States senators as they ar rived at the capitol. He knew few of their faces, so the game was mostly bluff. “Senator,” he said to one dis tinguished-appearing man, “won’t you please stop a second? I want your picture.” “Not now,” the man re plied. “Just one second, Senaotr,” the photographer pleaded. “See here!” The man turned. “What sen ator do you think I am?” “I don’t know exactly”—the photographer was almost stumped—“but you are a sen ator.” “Well, you’re wrong!” the other snapped. “I’m an honest man.” The Harem Skirt. When woman dons the harem skirt. Her latest pet and pride, And -allies forth to face the world. Serene and satisfied, She adds an extra burden to Her weight of anxious care, Another wrinkle to her brow, More silver to her hair. For when she feels her glossy puffs Are tightly pinned in place, The powder on her pretty nose Has left no tell-tale trace, Her hat is straight, her veil secure Against a passing breeze. She’ll wonder if her trouserettes Are baggy at the knees. Minna Irving. Others Have Noticed It. Two negro men came up to the out skirts of a crowd where Senator Bai ley was making a campaign speech. After listening to the speech for about ten minutes, one of them turned to his companion and asked, “Who am dat man, Sambo?” “Ah don’t know what his name am. Sambo replied: “but he certainly do recommen’ hisself mos’ highly.”— Success. J. B. Flanagan, editor and manager for the Post Publishing company, left Thursday night of last week for Los Angeles, and is now in that city enjoying the sea breezes and social intercourse with his brethren of the press —the men who mold —or mar — public opinion for the masses. He left the “devil” in charge of The Parker Post and the hereditaments thereto belonging, who will probably have a divil of a time of it. Whoo pe! Do something, somebody, and get cussed and discussed. Mr. Flan agan will be gollyswampin’ for about two weeks. Good luck, Jack. The postoffice department author- izes that during the dog-days all post offices shall sell thirteen two-cent postage stamps for a cent and a quarter. Let everybody lay in a sup ply while they are cheap. A letter received Wednesday from Mr. Flanagan, editor of this paper, states that he has no ink and that he is having a good time with ’em and among ’em. We infer therefrom that he is emphatically one of ’em and doesn’t care a rap whether school keeps or not. While he didn’t ex actly say it in so many words yet the tone of his letter and its su preme indifference to things conse quential back here in poor old sun blistered Parker told the erstwhile foreman of The Post to go to —where the woodbine twineth and not mon key with a man when he is “seeing the elephant” but stay with the ship and run things to suit ourself. Behold, we’re runnin’ ’em, and daily having “pipe dreams” through the blue fog of his “Union Leader and float along on the amber waves of his Star plug. Yea, we are monarch of all we sur vey. We have one grievance against him, however: he hid his juniper juice before he left and we cannot, cannot find it though we have sought it carefully and with tears. “RENO, NEVADA, July 18, 1911.- The Editor: Please find enclosed check for $2.50 for the Parker Post. Your paper gives me great pleasure and en joy keeping tap on Parker. Wishing you & Parker prosperity, I am Yours very truly, Wm. STROVER, U.S. Surveyor, G. L. 0., Assistant Supervisor for Nevada.” No. 11.