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ORDINANCE 2 1 GOVERNS ELECTION U. S. Senators From Arizona Now to Be Elected in Direct Primary By Popualr Ballot —This Just What Arizona Wants. The general, but mistaken impres sion has spread all over Arizona that i at the first state election, held tol- ] lowing the adoption of the Nelson : amendment, providing for the elimin- i ation of the recall of the judiciary ! by both houses of congress, and the i approval thereof by the president, < the election laws of 1905 will govern. A number of leading republican, dem ocratic and labor politicians in Phoe- < a'x have been talking very loudly to the effect that the provisions of the enabling act nullify the provisions for a direct primary to govern the choice of United States senators. Nothing .could be further from the facts. The will of the whole people of Arizona will rule in the choice ol senators, as the direct primary is provided for very clearly in ordinance No. 2, adopted by the constitutional convention in direct response to the provisions of section 23 of the enab ling act, which says: Section 23. That said constitution al convention shall, by ordinance, pro vide that in case of the ratfiieation of said constitution by the people, and in case the president of the Uni ted States and congress approve the same, or in case the president ap proves the same and congress fails to act in its next regular session, all as in hereinbefore provided, and elec tion shall be held at the time named in the proclamation of the governor of Arizona, provided for in the pre ceding section, at which election of officers for a full state government, including a governor, members of the legislature, one representative in con gress, and such other officers as such constitutional convention shall pre scribe, shall be chosen by the people. Section 22, of the enabling act pro vides clearly that after the provis ions of the constitution, or any parts thereof have been approved by the president and congress, that approv al shall be certified by the acting gov ernor of Arizona, “who shall within thirty days after the receipt of said notification of the president of the United States, issue his proclamation for the election of state and county officers, members of the state legis lature,and representative in congress, and all others provided for in said constitution, all as hereinafter pro vided; said election to take place not earlier than sixty days, nor later than ninety days after said proclamation by the governor of Arizona ordering the same.” The Nelson amendment throws the whole matter of the election right back to the sections quoted above. The approval of the constitution by a large majority of vters of Arizona was the one act necessary to make ibe provisions of the constitution govern the first Arizona state elec tion, provided the constitution was In full or in part approved by the president and congress. The consti tutional contention passed ordinance No. 2 to govern state elections, and this ordinance epeeifieally provides for the direct primary in the election of United States senators. —Democrat. SANTA FETOBUILD TO GYPSUM MINES Arrangements Now Completed to Build Railroad—Work to Be Fin ished Within Six Months —Line Should Extend to Blythe. From private sources it has been authentically reported that the Santa Fe will build their line to the gypsum mines between here and Blythe uJnc tion. The arrangements are now completed and the line will be fin ished within the next six months. This would make the line in sight of the valley and there is no doubt that the people would welcome the Santa Fe, and s*eps should be taken at once to see that they continue their line to Blythe at least, for competition is the life of trade, and the Santa Fe has always given the best service to its patrons. There is no doubt that the people would assist in the matter of rights of way, and the matter should be taken in hand for we want the Santa Fe in the valley. THE PARKER POST SENATE PASSES RECIPROCITY Reciprocal Trade With Canada Pass es Senate —Bill Goes tu House — Wood Pulp and Paper Section Im mediately Effective if Signed. WASHINGTON, July 24.—The re ciprocal trade agreement with Canada passed the senate this afternoon by a vote of 53 to 27. Os the votes for reciprocity, 32 were democrats and 21 were republicans, while the meas ure was against 24 republicans and 3 democrats. The bill now goes to the house for engrossment. This will be Wednes day. Taft will then sign it, and af ter ratification by the Canadian par liament, it will be a law. One sec tion, however, is effective immediate ly after the president signs the bill. This refers to wood pulp and paper. The others must await ratification. President Taft watched the vote with interest from the White House. At the conclusion he said: “I am very much gratified. The bill indi cates the increase of mutually bene ficial relations of the two countries.” He said also that he had received too much praise, as Secretary Knox was entitled to the greater share. In passing the bill the senate ob literated party lines and gave support to the measure in precisely the form advocated by the president. The fight for reciprocity, the supreme cam paign of the present administration, began sixteen months ago at Albany, when President Taft conferred with Minister of Finance Fielding of Can ida. —Star. PALOWALLA NEW TOWNSITE Occupies Center of Vast Strip Orange Lands on Mesa —New Town to Be Connected With Blythe by Grand Boulevard. A party consisting of A. R. Hueth, J. Monetten, A. Moon and B. Moon were in from Los Angeles Sunday looking over the new townsite of Pal owalla on the mesa just west of Blythe. The townsite is well located about seven miles west of Blythe and is the center of a vast strip of fine mesa lands, most of which is owned by large orange-growers from various parts of southern California, and when water for irrigation is placed on this land it will no doubt make some of the finest orange districts in the state. The townsite itself is owned by Los Angeles and San Francisco capi talists who seem to have plenty of money behind them, and they are go ing to sink a well 1,000 feet if neces sary to see if they can strike arte sian water. The promotors are to connect the new town with Blythe by a grand boulevard, and as soon as they get the water the street will be lined with shade trees. Quite a number of prominent men have purchased lots, and upon the completion of the railroad to Blythe will erect winter homes there. There is no doubt that the mesa will make an ideal winter resort, and as the new town is well located there is no reason why as the mesa is develaped it should not make one of the best towns on the mesa. The Herald wishes the new town the best of suc cess. ANTIS WIN IN TEXAS DALLAS, Tex., July 2 Final offi cial returns of Saturday’s statewide prohibition election, today show each side in unanimous agreement upon from 5,000 to 6,000 as the anti-prohi bition majority. A meeting of the statewide pro hibition campaign committee at Ft. Worth Saturday, will decide whether the prohibitionists will contest the election in the courts or lay plans for another election. The antis are ac cused of fraud. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY. JULY 29, 1911 MACK WRITES FROM FLORIDA Twenty-Dollor Florida Land No Good Says Mack —Soil Shallow —No Win ter Rains —No Market for Produce —No Florida for Him. The following newsy letter comes from one of our valued subscribers who has been taking a taste of Flor ida life: “J. B. Flanagan, Parker, Ariz. Dear Friend: Will renew my subscription of the Parker Post as soon as I get back to town which I think will be some day this week. It has been just as hot here as it is in Parker “If any of your friends talk about coming to Florida for some of that good land at twenty dollars an acre, keep them at home. F'or it takes barrels of money to farm down here —soil only three inches deep, turn up yellow sand, nothing will grow. Not only that; I have seen ranches ship their crops to the north and other points. F’or instance, just a few weeks ago three cars of water-melons ship ped from this station (1,000 to 1,100 melons to the car) brought about $25 for three cars. The railroads and commission men got what the farmer ought to have, and the mel ons just rotting in the fields. It does not pay to farm in Florida. Have no market for your stuff. They can get a better rate from Havana, Cuba, to New York City than right here. They are only sure of sweet potatoes, pea nuts and cow peas. The corn crop won’t amount to much this year. They can’t grow stuff all the year as they claim they can do They haven’t any winter rains to speak of. From Janu ary Ist to May 14 was very dry. They will tell the new-comers it is unusual. I found out it has been that way for the last thirteen years. 1 have lived among the Florida Crackers and worked with them. They will treat you right. The wages are very poor — $1.25 a day from day-light to dark, supposed to be. T have picked oran ges from day-light to dark for that money. “Florida has never recovered from the freeze they had fifteen years ago. Have run across quite a few (white) people that can’t read or write. The state is very poor; she is dead. All waiting for the tourists to come back from the north and other places for the winter. It is not a cheap place to live. It costs just as much to live here as in the south-west. She has the summer climate. They have lots of shade. The rainy season just started the other day. The sun makes them hunt the shade; it is hot. Have not experienced a hot night this sum mer. I live right close from the wa ter’s edge, (about. 100 feet). I have heard girls say at a dance they would not dance with so-and-so, because he did not have a pot of gold. Not so in Parker. The people are not sociable like they are in the glorious west. It is safe to say that there are ten thousand people in Florida today that have been stuck with worthless land. Lots of them walking out of the state. “I have tried to tell you in a rough way what I have seen and learned since coming to Florida. Cuba is the coming country. Florida has no frost line. The orange crop will be short this year. There isn’t so much to be made in orange as grape fruit growing. Arizona oranges bring the best price in New York City, and I guess anywhere else.’ I, was not stung with the worthless land. “I sail for New York City Monday or Tuesday, 24th or 25th. Good many people here enjoy reading the Post. Some of them think that the west is still wild and woolly, just because Ar izona isn’t a state. I expect to be back sometime but cant’ tell just when. Give my best to all the boys. Your sincere friend, MACK.” “I see Parker put it all over Wick enburg. The Wickenburgers will have some excuse for their defeat.” Quite a number of Parker men are now widowers, at least for the sum mer. The women have been extremely active in deserting their lords the past few weeks and their lords are now having a high old time. Several meetings of forlorn and deserted hus bands have been held recently and the heavy pall of depression was momen tarily lifted by cheering refreshments. \t the last “high jinks” given by the deserted husbands’ union two of the younger members of the oragniza tion, it is said, made quite a hit in rendering that pathetic ballad, “My Wife Has Gone to the Coast.” Said FORGOT HE WAS IN ARIZONA >magined He Was Freezing—Eccen tric Man Loads Bed With Blankets and Overcoats —Found Smothered With Head in Woolen Night-Cap. Lying under several heavy woolen blankets and three overcoats and with every door and window in the room tightly closed, t.he dead body of D. H. Fitzgibbon was found late one af ternoon of last week by Mrs. H. S. Thomas, landlady at the Capital ho tel, on East Washington, Phoenix. It is believed that Fitzgibbon was a hypochondriac and fancied that he was freezing to death, with the result that he smothered himself. FMztgibbon had got into bed and covered himself as though to resist the cold of a New England winter night. Even in New Engalnd his rigorous measures to exclude the out side air would be a little severe. Over his head was a heavy woolen night cap. For several years Fitzgibbon has been a familiar figure about the streets of Phoenix. He has attracted much attention because of his habit of wearing a heavy overcoat winter and summer. He always wore the heaviest woolen underwear that he could procure and was constantly proclaiming that he could not keep warm. Last summer Fitzgibbon stayed at the Moss house, Washington street and Fourth avenue. He was asked to move because the chambermaid could not make up his bed, due to his habit of putting redpeppers be tween the sheets. Fitzgibbon had an idea that the peppers made the bed warmer and would take a fresh sup ply to bed with him every night. Ho pinched the peppers between his fingers and when the chambermaid attempted to make his bed the dust would fly in her eyes, nostrils and mouth, producing inflamation and sneezing.— Daily Star. CONTRACT LET BLYTHE TO GLAMIS Contract Awarded for 16 Miles Rail road, Blythe to Glamis —Bids for Balance of Road Turned In —Work Will Begin Soon. The contract was let last week for the first sixteen miles of railroad between here and Glamis, and it is understood that work will begin at once. Bids for the next sixteen miles are now in and the contract for this stretch may be let before this article goes to press. This will bring the railroad to *he Palo Verde Valley, but the recent high water has neces sitated some change in the first sur vey as it was found that the high wa ters might cause trouble if the first survey were followed. As soon as the survey is completed the contracts for the remainder will be let as it is in tended to complete the work as soon as possible. It is to be hoped that the work will begin by the first of September at the farthest, for the sooner the work is commenced the quicker the people will begin to come in. After seeing the actual work in progress and taking a look over the valley and seeing the wonderful re sources here it will surely cause any one interested to get busy. skit was done very neatly on the top of a table, without breaking a bottle. You can never fatten a short-wind ed gelding on musty hay. You might as well feed him calcum powder. Af ter a horse has steeped himself in dusty hay, his lungs will shrink fast er than a new set of undercolthes af ter a hard rain. A roadster which has acquired the reputation of being a roarer is about as salable as a sec ond-hand cuspidor. Many a man has had to have his ear drums held in place with safetypins after a drive behind a roarer. We had a neighbor who tried to make love behind a brood mare with asthma, and when he popped the question it sounded like opening a small cold bottle in a roll er mill. A flat-chested gelding should always be fed baled hay soaked in cod liver oil, which will lubricate his bellows until they become as noise less as felt shoes at a funeral. A PARADISE l FOR ANGLERS Many Places in Arizona Suited for » Summer Vacation. I Breezy Writer Tells of the Exciting Sport to Be Had by the Nimrods — Arizona is verily a land of contra -1 dictions. The globe-trotter who sees Arizona only from the window of a Pullman car, concludes that it’s noth ing more than a desert waste, a bar rier which nature has thrown in be tween the verdant fields of God’s country “back east,” and the garden of the Hesperides—California—for 1 the sole purpose of accentuating their beauty, just as the gargoyle by its hideousness accentuates the beauty of Gothic architecture. Even the vis itor who chances to spend a winter here, and who confines himself to but one town or locality, is liable to return home in ignorance of the 1 many-sidedness of Arizona life and geography. The visitor to the south ern part of the state observes how 1 the arteries of irrigation have touched the desert into bloom, but perchance he does not know that the mountains of northern Arizona con tain the largest body of standing pine timber in the United States, and ' that forth from these tree-clad moun tains gush sparkling streams of the 1 purest water —the natural home of the rainbow and the speckled trout. Oak Creek is perhaps the best known of all the streams that find their rise in the Mogollon mountains, because it is the easiest of access. 1 Old settlers tell of catching trout in this stream weighing five and six pounds while yet the redman was upon the war-path. A few years ago the government, as an experiment, stocked the creek with rainbow trout. ; They thrived and multiplied, and it was soon found that the cool water and healthful climate of Arizona gave an added lustre to their rainbow hues and gameness to their fight. Os late years the stream has been systemat ically stocked with the rainbow va riety, and last year there were lib erated in the creek 20,000 speckled trout of Colorado ancestry. By next season these will be large enough to catch. They give promise of a good season for the experienced angler, as they take the hook more readily than the rainbow variety and are not so choice in their diet. Oak Creek has its source in the melting snows of the San Francisco mountains near the Skylight City— Flagstaff. It meanders in a south westerly direction until it reaches a deep canyon. Through this it dashes, foams and splashes for a distance of some twenty-five miles. Emerging from the canyon, it quiets down long enough for the ranchers on lower Oak Creek to catch a few of its crys tal drops and, applying them to the soil, they are transformed into the most luscious fruit man has tasted since the day Adam was caught red handed in the orchards of Eden. It then joins the Verde river and to gether they flow south to add their quota to the prosperity of the Salt River valley. From Oak Creek the angler and his family (by all means take the family along) can make some very interesting side trips. Just climb out . of the canyon and one is lost amid the stately pines of the great Mogol ' lon forest. Here one may watch fat cattle grazing in peace and plenty, get a glympse of a band of wild horses, surprise a blacktail deer and watch him bound away through the forest or perchance come suddenly upon old bruin busily dining on manzanita berries. If one has an ] ambition to view the whole world and the kingdoms thereof, then he may ascend the San Francisco moun tains. Montezuma’s Castle and Well are only a day’s drive from Sedona and are well worth seeing. In the , same vicinity are Soda Springs, where free soda water is dispensed all the year around. . While the writer feels that all of L these trips are well worth the mak ing—and he has made them all —still , it’s the trout for him. Hand over the > ( bamboo rod and put on a Royal , Coachman and a Silver Doctor and . watch him hie to where the creek t goes tumbling,. splashing and foam } ing over the boulders and forms an ; eddy below. There make a cast. The flies settle down upon the troubled j waters like flakes of snow. Now j draw them slowly toward you. They , are now just skirting that big bould . er that lies where the pool looks so dark and deep. Ah! a tug, a rush, the reel screams. Bolts of forked lightning, but he’s going some! Out of the water he leaps clear two feet | and a half, and tries to shake that stinging hook from his mouth. My, what a fish! Straight to the bottom he goes, sulks, and then another dash, a leap—but, why picture the scene further? The seasoned angler can see it all now, even to the cautious landing of the big felow; he can even see the rainbow on his beautiful sides as he gasps exhausted in the creel. And the uninitiated could not feel the ecstacy of it anyway, even though he should read of it till doomsday. If the reader belongs to the class of the uninitiated, let him go to Oak Creek and experience it for himself. —W. Edgar Wodruff, in Arizona Mag azine. THE COMPETITIVE SYSTEM, There is no need for poverty or want and its consequent misery. There is enough and more, for all, if we will but see to it that each man has fair play and a square deal, and that the game of life be played ac cording to the rules of honor, writes Temple Scott in July Forum. If leis ure be the gentleman’s privilege, as we are told it is, let us all be gen tlemen. Instead of competing against each other for the largest possession of wealth, let us compete for the best expression of self. Our public schools colleges and universities are the prop er palces for obtaining the right un derstanding of this kind of competi tion; but, unfortunately, are not so advantaged as to be freed from the dogmatism of system on the one hand, and the pressure of the de mands of business life on the otl) The humanities are sacrificed to the inhumanities, so that education is directed to fitting a young man for fighting others rather than for fight ing himself. This system of making business soldiers out of our college undergraduates requires that the fac ulties be composed of professional drill sergeants, and that the presi dents be executive business men. The undergraduate’s sense of no noblesse oblige is, therefore, neither stimulated by example nor nursed by tutorial companionship. Instead, he is taught to be alert and quick to seize an advantage and to keep it at any price; and his home life empha sizes this teaching. So that when, later, he takes his own place in the march of life, he is unable to impose the laws of honor in his business deal ings, but falls in line with the rest and succeeds by taking advantage of others’ failings rather than by any noble virtue of his own. Place a Har vard, a Yale or a Princeton graduate in Wall street, or in business, or in any of the professions, and in six months he will either be a failure and move out west (where he ought to have gone at the outset), or he will be undistinguishable from the rest of the fighting, scrambling, chicaning crowd. It is not his fault; it is his misfortune, and our misfortune also. He is the product of the competitive system that makes things dear and human souls cheap—that sets more store on goods than it does on good ness. She Knew How to Reason. A little girl six years old visited ner grandfather, who was a minister of the gospel. He is a man who has con tributed something to controversial theology, and is well known as a logician. His granddaughter opened on him in this wise: “Grandpa, Uncle Herbert says the moon is made of green cheese!” “Well, dearie, if you want to con trovert Uncle Herbert, suppose you look it up in your Bible.” “Where’ll I look, grandpa?” “Right at the beginning.” The little girl sat down and started in. Before she had finished the sec ond chapter of Genesis, she shouted, “I’ve found it, and it ain’t true, gram pa! It says God made the moon be fore he made any cows.” Not For Hers. Maud Muller had just refused the Judge. “Marry a felow who may lose his job any moment on the recall?” she sniffed. “Not much.” Herewith she smiled on a farmer instead. —New York Sun. Doing the Best One Can. Probably the best way to manage home affairs is to be straight ahead doing the best we can, regardless of other folks’ opinion. What He Was At. “Ha!” shouted the rich man, peer ing cautiously over the stairway. “1 want you!" “Well,” chuckled the burglar, reaching for the silver, “I am at your service, sir.” No. 12.