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THE E. P. & S. W. COMING TO PARKER General Manager Simmons Admits Road Will Be Extended to Phoenix, Where it Will Connect With Santa Fe For Coast Via Parker. According to the El Paso Herald, no less an authority than General Manager Simmons, of the El Paso & 1 Southwestern railroad, which is to all intents and purposes the westeffi ( extension of the big Roelt Island sys tem. admitted before leaving last Wednesday for the east on official business connected with his company, that it was the firm purpose of the company to extend its line to Phoe nix, where it will make connection with the Santa Fe for the Pacific ' coast byway of the Parker cut-off. The admission is tantamount to a I declaration that the Santa Fe and Rock Island people have entered into an agreement for the exploitation of the entire southwest, and that Phoe nix is to be made the big central dis tributing point for all the territory practically between El Paso and Los Angeles. According to Manager Simmons, the line will be extended to Phoenix a; a comparatively early date for the purpose of getting the haul on the Salt River valley hay, fruit, nuts, melons and other produce, to Doug- j la Bisbee, Nacozari, Cananea and other towns along the Southwestern. The El Paso & Southwestern also has great confidence in the agricult uraj development of much other ter ritory along the route, notably the Tucson district and the Casa Grande valiey. Big mining developments which will result in a big carrying trade, are also looked for. The Southwestern is now reported as having a large force of men work ing west of Fairbanks, clearing the right of way. The object is to have a clear path for the contracting com panies just as soon as the contracts are let, when the dirt will begin to fly witthout delay. Some weeks ago the Santa Fe com pleted surveys for numerous improve ments of its line betweeu here and Cadiz. Many curves are to be cut oui and the roadbed is to be placed in better condition in many places. U i 3 also generally known that the approaches to the bridge at Parker are to be replaced by steel. Accord ing to authentic advises heavier steel will be laid over the A. & C. and the Parker cut-off All of this work ic planned to commence early this fail. If the El Paso & Southwestern runs its trains direct to the coast over the Parker cut-off this place will! benefit greatly, as it is the logical j division point for that road as well! a the Santa Fe. Will Build to Tucson at Once, TUCSON, Aug. I.—The Tucson Cit izen, in a 10 o’clock extra makes the first official announcement of the de cision of the El Paso & Southwestern railroad to build from Benson to Tuc son immediately. News comes in a telegram from Walter Douglas, gen eral manager of the Phelps Dodge! company, now in New York, to James T. Williams, Jr., editor of the Tucson ! Citizen, and reads as follows: “Your wire. It gives ipe great: pleasure to advise you that the di rectors of the El Paso & Southwet t ern have decided definitely to build to Tucson immediately, M — WALTER DOUGLAS. The old pueblo has gone wild over the announcement. It is looked up on as the biggest thing for the city since the entrance of the Southern Pacific thirty years ago. It is gener ally understood, both in Tucson and Phoenix that an announcement will shortly be forthcoming of the pur pose of the Frank Murphy interests to complete the road from Silver Bell to Pert Lobos, on the Gulf of Cali fornia, giving Phoenix, by reason of the working agreement of the South western and the Santa Fe, a port 200 miles from tide-water. The announce ment. pf Manager Douglas, following so clcsely upon the reported agree ment between the Southwestern or Rock Island and Santa Fe. whereby the Southwestern is to run its trains to the coast over the Parker cut-off, ts merely confirmatory of the big plans of those two great forces in the railroad world. Tucson has long been regarded by the Southern Pacific as its exclusive railroad property. It has for year; been largely maintained by the busi ness of the Southern Pacific shops. The advent of the Southwestern must be regarded by the S. P. as a THE PARKER POST bid of its rivals for business in every section of the southwestern country which is expected to develop so rap idly under statehood. The Southern Pacific may be expected to answer this startling official move by its ri vals by an announcement of its pur pose to build through the Box Can-! yon, high grade or low grade, thence j from Buckeye to Yuma, and connect with the Spreckles road there for San Diego. Contract Let. I TUCSON, August 4. —The Tucson Citizen prints a special from New York, signed by the MacArthur Bros. Co., announcing that they have se cured the contract for the extension | of the El Paso and Southwestern i railroad from Fairbanks, and will j start work at once. The telegram j reads: “Will start the El Paso and South- j western extension at once. We will | use approximately 1,000 teams, three j steam shovels and 1,500 men. We will; make our headquarters in Benson * and will have an office there in ten days.” The MacArthur Bros. Co., is one of the largest constructing firms in the United States. They have con structed railroads in the Phillippines! and were one of the bidders for the construction work on the Panama ca- 1 nal. NEW TELEPHONE LINE TO PARKER Arizona Construction Company Grant ed Franchise by Supervisors to Build Line, Wickenburg to Parker, Making Communication with Coast. | Within the next few months Par ker will be connected with the out side world by telephone, the Arizona Construction company having been granted a franchise by the board of supervisors for the construction of a telephone line through Yuma coun ty from Wickenburg to Parker. From Wickenburg connection will be made with Phoenix, thus enabling anyone at Parker to converse with nearly ev ery important city or town in the territory, as well as Los Angeles and other coast points. It is claimed that construction of the line will commence immediately and be pushed to completion at the earliest date possible. The new line will be advantageous to this place in many ways, as every town along the line of the A. & C. railroad will be reached by the new system. No doubt Swansea will also be connected with the main line, —■ —: —r—r—: BUYS PHOENIX STREET RY. 1 ‘ 1 ■ The Southern Pacific railroad has purchased from General Moses H. Sherman, of Los Angeles, the entire holdings of the Phoenix City Rail- j road company. The belief is enter tained in inner circles that the pur pose of the Southern Pacific is to give Phoenix a first class trolley sys tem like that which was begun in Los Angeles by H, E, Huntington twenty years ago, and which was lately taken over by the Espee. The | holdings of the company include fran chises for a hundred miles of lines in and adjacent to Phoenix- MARRIED, The marriage of Mr, Calvin Palmer and Miss Mary Light took place Thursday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Preston, Judge C. W. Graves officiating. Th« bride is a niece of Mrs. Preston’s, having come I from Colorado some months ago. Mr. Palmer is employed at the Clara Con solidated at. Swansea. The friends of the contracting parties wish them a happy married life. SALT MINES CLOSED DOWN. Work at the salt mines near Ward has been suspended until September 1 owing to the condition of the roads. The recent rains have made the ground so soft that it became impos sible to haul the product to the rail road. R. B. Evans of Pasadena paid j a visit to the mines last week, and stated that work would be resumed as soon as the roads areputin better condition. ANOTHER TRAIN OF OIL. The Santa Fe Monday sent another trainload of crude oil to be sprinkled on the line between Cadiz and Wickenburg. The oil will keep the rtack in good shape and will set tle the dust, making travel more pleas ant over the Parker cut-off and the A. & C. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1911. RESERVATION LANDS TO BE SURVEYED COMING WINTER Superintendent Babcock Receives Encouraging Communication From Indian Office—Work to be Pushed as Rapidly as Possible. In reply to a recent communication j I j from Superintendent Babcock of the j | Colorado River agency urging the! | early survey of the reservation and 1 j the allotment of lands to the Indians !in severalty, the Indian department j j has advised Mr. Babcock that the j matter is to be taken up this fall j and pushed as rapidly as existing I conditions permit. The communication from the de partment. which is signed by C. F. Hauke, third assistant commissioner, was received Thursday, and is as | follows: “It is expected that a small amount I of survey work yet to be doneon Gila 2 PER CENT DOPE IS CONFISCATED Agent Babcock Orders Indian Police to Hold Up Consignment of Near Beer, and Five Barrels of the Stuff! Was Taken. I Another attempt is being made by local government officials io stop the transit of liquor through the reserva- j lion into the town of Parker. Last j Monday Superintendent Babcock of; the Colorado River Indian reserva-j non sent a detail of Indian police; across the river and confiscated five I barrels of near-beer consigned to B. B Brown. The temperance beer was shipped to Caßona and was hauled from that j place to the California side of tliej rrvrr, from which point it was to be taken across the river by boat, pro vided the Indian police had not been on Jiand to stop it. While temperance beer appears j harmless to the average person, its j content of over one-half of one per cent alchol brings it under the bead-j ing of alcoholic beverages according! to the United States revenue laws. The consignment confiscated is sup- j posed to contain 2 per cent alcohol. The sale of real beer is prohibited in Parker and if Mr. Babcock is up-j held by the department at Washing-1 ton it looks as if imitation beer can not be had here unless smuggled in. Sometime ago, before the transfer of Superintendent Lonergan. an effort was made by that official to prohibit the transfer of liquor through the res ! ervation, but Mr. Lonergan was no tified by the department that, nothing could be done in the matter, that the statutes did not prohibit the transit of liquor through Indian reservations. Mr, Babcock has only recently as sumed the duties of superintendent, and it is believed that when the mat ter is brought to the attention of the department he will receive the same information which Mr. Lonergan re ceived —that liquor can be carried in transit through the reservation. I FIRE FIGHTERS APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT FOR TROOPS SAN BERNARDINO. Aug. 3.—With his crew of fire fighters, 300 haggard, desperately tired men, staggering for want of sleep and with the forest fire • entirely beyond control, Forest Super- j visor Charlton tonight wired an appeal; to the interior department at Wash- j lngton, for aid of the federal troops i to assist in controlling the flames. The fire is no longer in the imme diate vicinity of San Bernardino. The • fitful flare, from the mass of flames > in City Creek Canyon, is all that can : be seen of the conflagration in the i mountains from the south slope. Be ■ yond that, however, raging toward the - desert at one extremity and toward ■ Fredalba summer resort and Brook ings lumber mill a,nd ea,mp at the otk-j [River reservation, Arizona, will be; j taken up shortly after October 1, and i that the lands within the Colorado 1 River reservation will be surveyed and sub-divided during the coming | winter season. Just as soon as the lands within the reservation have , been surveyed it is the intention of the Indian office to take up the work of making the allotments in several i ty. It recognizes the importance and necessity of permanently locating the Indians on lands on which they may desire to build their homes, and the work will be pushed just as rapidly j as existing conditions will justify. “C. F. HAUKE, “Third Assistant Commissioner.” STATEHOOD SURE 1 PRESENT SESSION Passage of Nelson Amendment to the 1 Flood Resolution Practically As-j j I sured —Known to Be Satisfactory 1 to President Taft. WASHINGTON, l). C., Aug. 2.—lt . I ought to be a source ol intense re-i l lief to the patient people of Arizona; , and New Mexico, that after all the ; years of waiting, and .the nervous ‘strain of having been dangled In the j Rir-.jp. a mere thread of hope for many ! months, the question of statehood ; matters is in such condition at this time that passage of Nelson amend ment to the Flood resolution seems practically assured. This arnend ; ment is in substance the minority re i port of the house committee on ter ritories, and is known to be satis factory to President Taft. It is tak en for granted that there will be some opposition manifested to this process of legislation but the feel- I ing seems to be general that state ! hood will be a realjty, so far as con- j ; is concerned, during August, j ! One result that may or may not be j fully realized in the two territories, i is bound to be t.he influx of people | from the east and middle west, who during the past year have been ac | quainting themselves with the great i wealth of natural resources, with a view to making their permanent homes in one or the other of the new states. The spirit, of Horace Greeley is as much alive today as ever, and in all parts of the thickly settled eastern portion of the country the in clination to “go west” is as keen as in the earlier history of our country. While it seems to be taken for granted that the new state of New Mexico will elect a set of republi can officers, including a congressman and United States senators, it is just j a little bit puzzling to figure out the j Arizona situation. The newspaper! scribes of Washington seem to have! determined many months ago that Arizona will surely go democratic,' I and the leaders of that, party in the i I er end of the fire wall, the flames are j eating into the timber and brush at a frightful rate and the extent of de vastation is beyond imagination. The San Bernardino watershed lias the appearance of a giant funeral | range. Where the great stretches of j green topped mountains, rich in tim : ber and brush, the heart of the wa ! tershed, reared themselves into the skies, there now remain but the gi ant rock formations, capped by a lay-1 ei of ashe3 from three to four feet j thick. The mountains seem gray with j the grief of the timber slaughter. Beyond them, through the heavily wooded canyons and gulches, the streams of golden fire are tprchijng a j broad path, insatiable in their lust | for destruction national capital are happily impressed with the correctness of this position. On the other hand, there is not a re publican leader to be found anywhere who will admit that there is any like lihood ot' his party not being able to carry the Arizona election. Natural |ly Washington republicans, including members of both houses of congress, expect that the people of the new i states will be gracious enough to rec ognize the splendid work of their delegates, and promote Messrs. Oam ! eron and Andrews to the senate. As far as the national administration is j concerned, these two gentlemen are | bound to have the support of the big powers controlling the republican j party. It has been decidedly appar-' ent through the attitude of the large number of citizens who have been here since statehood matters came before congress, that a multitudinous number of candidates have their light ning rods up. With two new states! | going into the union at one time and ! with the destinies of the great polit | ical parties hanging in the balance, i the likelihood is that when election time rolls around, a political battle will be pulled off in the southwest that will make all former attractions on the political battle field look like Sunday-school picnics in compari son. The “big fellars” are going into i the Arizona and New Mexico fights— there is little question of this. HASSAYAMPS TO HAVE BIG TIME Arizonans Will Celebrate August 15, 17 and 18—Oscar Roberts Is Pres ident of Club —Arizona Society to Be Formed. , 1 Complete arrangements for the en tertainment of visiting Arizonans dur ; ing the fifth celebration in August of the Arizona Hassayampa club were mapped out Monday night at a meet ing of officers and members at the Hollenbeck hotel. Three days will jbe devoted to entertaining Arizona people, the celebration being held August 16, 17 and 18. Oscar Roberts of Parker, presi dent of the club, presided over the meeting, which was largely attended. On the evening of the first day it is planned to entertain Arizona people with a theatre party. At 9 o’clock in the morning of August 17 an automobile tour through Los An i geles and suburbs and to the beaches I is planned. 4t the end- of this entertainment j the club will go into session and ; form the Arizona Society of Los | Angeles. On the last day of the celebration a banquet will be given at the Hol lenbeck hotel, limited to eighty plates. Speeches will be made by various \ people, both local and visitors. NEW POSTOFFICE BUILDING. C. W. Graves commenced work on the new postoffice building Tuesday,; the lumber and material having ar-j rived the previous day. The struct- j ure will be 24x80. A portion of thej building will be used as a justice of j the peace office. The new building j is being constructed next to the of- j fice of The Post. The ceremonies j of driving the first spike into the j ! new federal building occurred Thurs-j day morning. Judge Graves drove! | the spike amid the cheers from those | j attending the ceremonies. YAVAPAI “WET.” The people of Yavapai county Sat -1 urday showed unmitigated disapproval of prohibition by appearing at the polls in unexpectedly large numbers I and overwhelmingly voting for li censed saloons. The total vote cast 'in the two incorporated cities (Pres-! cott and Jerome) showed that these; I cities favored high license by three j land three-tenths to one vote. The; outlying districts have gone wet by j a two to one vote, making the coun ty total two and a half to one in fa-; vor of the “wets.” P. & D. MINES SHIP CARLOAD. ; A carload of ore was shipped Sun- j day frm the P. & D. Mines in Old Wo- j man mountains to the Needles smel-j ter. It is expected the shipment will j j average about $65 per ton. This ship- j ; ment with previous ones made by 1 this property have been taken from 1 the 60-foot level. For the present no effort will be made to ship ore, as j sinking has been resumed for the pur i pose of opening the property at great* | er depth as well as for developing a i water supply for camp purposes. ! EUROPEANS AFTER THE UNITED VERDE Senator Clark Not Likely to Consid er Princely Offer For Famous Prop erty—Host of Experts Once Turned Down Bonanza. ! It is currently reported from relia ; ble sources that an European synai i cate is negotiating for the purchase | of the famous United Verde mine. A number of leading financiers are on their way to the territory for the purpose of examining the property, and if it comes up to the standard of worth its reputation bears, an offer will be made for its acquisition. Those in touch with Senator W\ A. Clark, the owner of the property, as -ert that no amount of money would induce him to part with the United Verde mine. For a number of years, there have Ken standing offers for the prop erty, ranging frm fifty to one hun dred million dollars, but enormous i s the amounts seem, they did not appeal to the ex-senator from Mon tana. The United Verde has the richest and most extensive column of ore kr wn to the mining world of today, a treasure vault from which can be drawn untold millions long after its present owner has ceased to add to his already collosal fortune. But few men. besides Mr. Clark, are cognizant of the great wealth contained within the United Verde ; boundaries. Men who for years have I been employed in the underground I woikings, are ignorant of the ex tent and values of the ore deposits, and outsiders have only partial in formation as to its magnitude. Tie senator’s policy in operating the mine has been absolutely ex clusive. No M. E. expert of other inquisitive information seeker has ever been permitted to enter the secret precincts of thi& vast treas -11 e pit. but enough has reached the ear of capital to cause an in tense desire to secure the property, even at a fabulous price. The United Verde mine has a dis tinction above all others, as being a dual producer, its gold values al most exceeding its copper returns. This great property was turned down by a host of experts, even Pro fessor James Douglas of Copper Quten fame gave it the cold mit and his report lost the property to the. i firm of Phelps Dodge & Co. 1c was the late Governor F. A. Trit tle and Frank M. Murphy who discov ered its merits, and they were the first men to induce capital to in vest in its development. ALTITUDES IN ARIZONA. Bulletin 463 of the United States Geological Survey, which contains, the results of spirit leveling in Ari ; zona from 1899 to 1909, inclusive., I compiled under the direction of ft., j E’. Marshall, chief geographer, has just been published and may be ob tained free on application to the Di- I rector of the survey at Washington, D. C. j The report should be of advantage | to engineer’s and surveyors, for each ; loca'ily whose elevation has been ac | curately determined affords a start ! itrg point for a survey of any kind ! that may be contemplated. More than ! 1,600 points in different parts of Art ; zona, which have been determined by the Geological survey in connec tion with its topographic maps of the quadrangles already surveyed in Arizona show a large number of ele vations, • but they are stated only to the nearest foot, whereas the bulle tin gives the elevations to the third decimal place. PUBLIC LANDS CONVENTION. j The policy of the Washington Bu ' reaucratic system of handling the public land has given rise to much • dissatisfaction among the citizens of ' the Public I*ands States. It is this gvneral protest that has caused the ! recent action by the legislature of | Colorado and the call by Governor j Shafroth for a Public Lands conven | tion to he held In Denver the last j three days in September, j Our state has a large amount of public land, and is entitled under the call to a liberal representation at Denver. We hope our county com missioners and commercial organiza • tions will be alive to the interest of ■ our state and appoint representative delegates who are “live wires” and. who will attend. No. 13.