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ARIZONA MAY HAVE BIG RAILROAD WAR Los Angeles Tribune Says Southern Pacific Is to Be “Bottled Up.” — Parker Cut-off to Be Important Piece of Road. The Los Angeles Tribune devotes a great deal of space to railroad build ing in Arizona; especially to the proposed extension of the E. P. & B. YV. to Phoenix and the effect it will have on the Southern Pacific. The Tribune dwells upon the fact that the Southern Pacific is to be “bottled up" when the plans now under way are carried out. Says the Tribune: A railroad war. the ultimate end of which will be to bottle up the Southern Pacific in the southwest, shut off its direct eastern connect ions with the Rock Isalnd, and force it to build a new connection and out let over the old Durango cutoff, took definite shape recently when it was announced that the El Paso an ? Southwestern, a Phelps-Dodge hold ing. has appropriated $2,700,000 for the immediate construction of an ex tension from Fairbanks, Ariz., to Tuc- Aligned against each other in this war. which promises to be the fiercest since the days when Harriman waged battle against the Salt Lake in the Meadow Valley wash, or since the Santa Fe invaded the southwest, are the millions of the Santa Fe. the Rock Island .and the Phelps-Dodge in terests. and those of the Harriman 'nterests. For the past few years t lie rail road situation in Arizona, the hotbed of the present difficulty, has been strained to momentary interruption. The Rock Island, in which the Phelps- Dodge people are heavily concerned and the El Paso and Southern, a lir.r owned absolutely toy the Phelps-Dodge people, running from Benson, Ariz.. through El Paso to Tucumcari, N. M.. have been writhing under the hold c' the Southern Pacific for many year; The plans of the El Paso and Southwestern are to build from Fair banks to Tucson, a piece of construe tion that will be completed in a com paratively short time, and from there to rush construction to Phoenix, there making connections with the Santr Fe via Parker and obtaining an entry to tidewater over other lines than those of the Southern Pacific, An attorney now in Los Angelos who is close to Phelps Dodge, stated recently that the Phoenix extension will probably be completed in a short time and that actual construction will he begun before the present project that of building from Fairbanks to Tucson, is completed. Once the connection with the Santa Fe lias been made at Phoenix,, the Rock Island and El Paso and South western trains will find a ready on let to Los Angeles; the arrangements by which the Southern Pacific now runs its trains to Chicago over the lines of the El Paso and Southwest ern from El Paso to Tucumcari, and from Tucumcari over the Rock Island will be several, and the Southern Pa cific, the interest that since the birth of the southwest as a commercial and agricultural center lias practically controlled transportation, will be bot tled up in its own stronghold without an outlet by which it can compete for eastern business. But the plans of the Phelps-Dodge interests and the Santa Ft*, which from present indications have com bined to battle against the Southern Pacific, are even more extensive than heretofore told. Front Tucson it is planned to build, as the crow flies, to Port Lohos on the Gulf of California, and thus give Rock - Island. Phelps-Dodge and the Santa Fe lines, with a short cut frorr. the Pacific and far east that will bet ter by a considerable reduction of distance the line now building by the Orient railroad from Topolobampo on the gulf to Kansas City and Chicago. News has reached Los Angeles that a great quantity of rails and ties havj recently been unloaded at Port Lobos; that surveyors have been over the entire course, and that actual con struction work for this line will be begun in a few weeks. Once the Rock Isalnd and El Paso and Southwestern have severed con nections with the Southern Pacific and obtained entry to tidewater over the itrcaks of the Sanla Fe, the South ern Pacific will have but its New Orleans route left from and to the sputinvest, and the course of this route is of such length that it can I not possibly be used for traffic bound j to the east through the Chicago gate-' THE PARKER POST way, the clearing house of practically all western business. Further than this, the Santa Fe only a few' months ago completed strong traffic and interchange busi ness arrangements with the lines of the Frisco system, and by this move has closed any possible operating to the Southern Pacific by that route. REFUSED TO ADMIT INDIANS. At the public mass meeting held last Saturday night the question of admitting Indian pupils to the public school w r as definitely settled in the negative. At least it is hoped that the matter is settled, and no doubt the almost unanimous stand taken by the citizens against the admission of the government’s wards w r ill convince the department that it is useless to make further endeavors in this con nection. SALOON FOR BLACK MT. H. A. Goodwin received a license Monday from the board of supervi sors to conduct a saloon at the foot of Black mountain, about five miles from Parker, just across the south east line of the reservation, which is also the Parker precinct line. Mr. Goodwin has located a ranch there and will erect a building. MAYPUCHASETHE BILLY MACK MINE English Capitalists Are to Examine the Mack Property With a View of Purchasing the Mine —Considerable Rich Ore Exposed in Workings. Negotiations for the purchase ol the Billy Mack mine, located six mile northeast of Parker, are in progress by an English syndicate. Billy Mack, owner of the property, returned Mon day from Pasadena, where lie went two weeks ago to consult with tin prospective buyers. Tt is claimed that the parites seek ing possession of this valuable gold mine are expected in Parker most an\ day to make an exhaustive examina tion of the property. They will bring in their own assayer and expect to be at the mine at least two weeks. The property is equipped with a hoist and other machinery, and it i, said that a considerable amount of rich ore is exposed in the workings. About eighteen months ago several shipments were made to the El Paso smelter, but since the death of Fer ry, who had a bond on the mine, the property has been closed down. Since its discovery the Billy Mack has pro duced upwards of $75,000. The prospect of the property re suming operations will be good news to everybody here, as its close prox imity to Parker would mean consid erable from a business standpoint to our local merchants. It is said the syndicate which is negotiating for its purchase has ample capital to carry on operations on a large scale, and if the deal goes through it is almost certain that eventually a mill will be built on the property to treat the ores. MITCHELL IN TRAIN WRECK. George Mitchell, president of the Clara Consolidated mine at Swansea, with his family, was in the wreck of the Pennsylvania 18-hour train, near Fort Wayne, Sunday. Talking to a reporter, Mr. Mitchell said: “The panic was such that I would never suppose could happen. I saw men seize a woman whose companion had broken a window and was push ing her through, pulled the lady back and crawl out themselves. Several men rushed over my family. We were teh last, to get out of the car. My daughter, aged fourteen, has a bad cut on her leg, but the rest es caped with only bruises and slight cuts.” ARIZONA SMELTERS. Work has actually been begun on preparation of the ground for the new Arizona Copper company’s smelter below Clifton, and a branch of the Arizona and New Mexico railroad is being built to the ground. From Morenci comes the news of plans for an entirely new smelter for the Detroit Copper company. This is one of the Phelps-Dodge corporations. The last $50,000 of a bond issue of $600,000 made for erection of the Shannon smelter, is about to be paid. The company has made about $700,- 000 within the last few years and now ha net profits available of about $200,000. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY. AUGUST 19. 1911. STATEHOOD RESOLUTION NOT APPROVED BY THE PEESIDENT New Resolution Eliminating Recall of Judiciary Introduced in Senate, Which Is Likely to Pass Congress Next Few Days. Deeming it to be his duty to dis approve the judicial recall clause of Arizona’s constitution and asserting that “An untrammeled judiciary is the cornerstone of good government,” President Taft Wednesday sent to the house of representatives his ex pected veto message of the resolution admitting Arizona and New Mexico to statehood. A final attempt to secure statehood for Arizona and New Mexico began in both houses of congress following the receipt of President Taft’s em phatic veto of the statehood resolu tion. It was referred to the committee on territories with the vetoed resolu tion, Chairman Flood promising prompt action with the announcement of the veto and following a confer ence with Mr. Taft, Senator Smi'h of Michigan, chairman of the senate territories committee, introducing a new statehood resolution meeting the president’s views, providing for the admission of both territories on the condition that Arizona strike out the recall of judges from its constitution. The president, in vigorous language, condemns any legisaltion that would place restrictions upon the judiciary, declaring that a majority cannot al ways be trusted to decide a question of moment for all the people and ho asserts that the recall is “pernicious in its effect, destructive of independ ence in the judiciary, likely to sub ject the rights of the individual to the tyranny of a popular majority and injurious to the cause of free govern ment.’ He says: “The resolution admits both territories to statehood with their constitutions upon conditions that a. the time of the state elections New Mexico shall submit to its electors an amendment to its new constitution altering and amending its provisions for future amendments, and on the further condition that. Arizona shall submit to its electors at the time of election of state officers a proposed amendment to its constitution by which judicial officers shall be ex cepted from the section permitting of a recall of all elective officers. “If I, sign this joint resolution I do not see how I can escape the responsi bility of approving the judicial recall of the Arizona constitution. “.Judges are servants of the people. They are doing work which must be done for government and in the in terest of all the people, but it is not the work in the doing of which they are to follow the will of the majority, except as that will is embodied in statutes lawfully enacted according to constitutional limitations. This pow er is a judicial power imposed by the people on the judges by the written MACHINERY BIDS LET FOR PLANT Active Work on Irrigation System For Parker Indians will Begin Early in Septembei—Superintendent Bab cock Authorized to Expend $48,500. By September 1 it is expected that active work will be started by the government on the irrigation works for the Indians. Superintendent O. L. Babcock of the Indian agency stat ed to a Post representative Monday that the bids for'the necessary ma chinery for the big pumping plant has been let and that ho has been officially authorized to expend $48.- 500 for the installation of the plant and the building of ditches. The department recently selected E. W. Egan as supervising engineer with orders to report as soon as Engi neer Code of the Indian reclamation service is prepared to begin the work. The pumping plant is expected to be installed and the irrigation ditches completed early next year so that the Indians will be enabled to raise their first crop on the lauds to be allotted them sometime the coming winter. The expenditure of this amount will materially help business conditions here during the next few months. constitution. It gives to our judicia ry a position higher, stronger and more responsible than that of the ju diciary of any other country, and more effectively secures adherence to the fundamental will of the people. “Judges to fulfill their functions properly in our popular government must be more independent than in any other form of government, and that need of independence is greatest where the individual is one litigant and the state, guided by the successful end of the governing ma jority, is the other. “By the recall of the Arizona con stitution it is proposed to give to the majority power to remove arbitrarily, and without delay, any judge who may have the courage to render an unpopular decision. “Could there be a system more j ingeniously devised to subject judges to momentary gusts of popular pas sion than this? On the instant of an unpopular ruling, while the spirit of protest had not had time to cool and even while an appeal may he pending from his ruling in which he may be sustained, he is to be hauled before the electorate as a tribunal, with no judicial hearing, evidence or defense, and thrown out of office, and dis- j graced for life, because he has failed in a single decision, it may be, to sat isfy a popular demand.” After denouncing the judicial recall as “pernicious” President Taft sug ! gested the following substitute: “The attempt is made to defend the princi ples of the judicial recall by referring to states in which judges are said to have shown themselves to be under corrupt corporation influences, and in which it is claimed that nothing but a desperate remedy will suffice. If the political control in such states is sufficiently wrested from corrupting corporations to permit the enactment of a radical constitutional amendment like that of judicial recall, it would seem possible to make provision, in its stead, for an active remedy by impeachment, in which the cumbrous features of that present remedy might he avoided, but the opportunity for a judicial hearing and defense before an impartial tribunal might he re tained.” The reading of the message was heard in a profound silence with close attention. At the close there was a faint ripple of applause on the re publican side of the house, but no sign of approval was manifested b\ the democrats. The opinion most heard among members was that the message was a professional and perfunctory spec ial plea, adding nothing new to the subject and important only because of the veto that it embodies. CHUCKAWALLA CO. BEGIN OPERATIONS Drilling For Bed Rock at Bull’s Head Canyon Resumed, and Preparations Being Made to Make Soundings at Black Point. The Chuckawalla Development com pany has a force of men at work at the proposed site of a dam at Bull’s Head Canyon, below Pyramid, on the Colorado river. The work of drilling the river bed in search of bedrock will take some time and about thirty men will be employed there. It is understood that the gvernment data on that subject is accessible to the company, but that it is the belief that a better site can be obtained than the one exploited by the geolog ical survey some years ago. This power plant will supply the en ergy for driving puimps to lift the water from the Nile of the west to irrigate a big tract of land in the Cbuckawalla valley, and located at too great an altitude to permit of getting the water on the land by gravity. Capt. Williams of the lola is this week employed in getting the dril-1 ing machinery, which was used last winter above Parker, to Black Point., near Blythe, where sounding opera tions are also to be made for the Ghuckawalla company’s proposed set tling basin. These various soundings for bedrock are for the purpose of securing data to submit to the secretary of the in terior, whose permission must be first obtained before the proposed power dam can be built. If the sec retary is convinced that the plans of the company are practically, no doubl he will approve them. It is likely, however, that the Chuckawalla company will be compel led to do considerable dyking along the river above Black Point to pro tect the lands of the Colorado River reservation for if this is not done a large portion of these lands would be flooded by the proposed Black Point dam, TO CONSTRUCT DYKE. The Santa Fe railroad company will soon begin work on the river front at Needles to protect its property from the waters of the Colorado river which are yearly eating away the banks of the California shore. A big appropriation has been made for this work which will take sev eral months to complete. CONSTRUCTION TO START VERY SOON W. B. Isaacs, Chief Engineer of Con struction Department of Southern Pacific, Inspects Right of Way of Blythe-Glamis Branch. Everything points to the fact that active operations are to begin on the n.iroad from Glam is to Blytne in a very short time. Last week YV. B. Isaacs chief engineer of Hie construc tion Department of the Southern Pa cific, had one of the Palo Verde Mo tor Transit company’s automobiles for several days going over the right of way, and his statements were all to the effect that work would begin soon. There are a large number of peo ple just waiting for Avork to begin before they buy land and begin im proving what they now hold. The sooner work commences the more can be accomplished before warm weather next year. It is rumored here that Ed Wil liams has secured the contract for the grading in the valley. We are not able to learn if it is a fact, bat we hope it is. as Mr. Williams is a local man and will do all he can to throw things as far as possible to the local residents. A large amount of hay is now be ing held in the valley awaiting the market that the grading will call for. and the chance to convert some of it into cash is being impatiently await ed by the owner. —Palo Verde Valley Herald. A HORTICULTURAL POSSIBILITY. Public officials are frequently ac cused of graft. County Superintend ent of Schools Fred Wessel is an ex ception to this liability. He has in mind, however, an experiment in grafting that if successfully carried out would make the achiever famous and a public benefactor. Mr. Wessel is much of a horticutlural theorist and a keen observer of the possibili ties in directing growth in nature. He advances the theory that the or ange tree could be successfully graft ed upon the growth of the all-preva lent mesquite tree of the desert. The wood, bark and manner of branching are very similar, as Mr. Wessel point ed out in detail. Some time when In; has the leisure and opportunity he intends to put his theory into prac tice. It is well known that the peach tree is often grafted upon the willow with perfect success. To graft the orange upon the hardy mesquite, with its power of rooting many feet into the earth for water, would be an accomplishment that would throw Luther Burbank in the shade. —Yuma Sun. WANT A FINE TAILOR MADE SUIT ‘ Show our samples to three friends, take two orders easy and make enou g li to get your suit free. Young men’s latest styles, very low prices, your profits SIO.OO a day. We ship on approval, express prepaid and guarantee perfect fit. We want good agents everywhere; no money or experience needed. Write for free sample outfit and great offer. Ban ner Tailoring Co., Dept. 676, Chicago. CLARA SMELTER TO DOUBLE OUTPUT George Mitchell Off For Europe to Consult With Associates —Will Ar j range for Construction of Smelter, Recently Patented. eGorge Mitchell, president and gen eral manager of the Clara Consolida ted company, has contracted with the Consolidated Arizona Smelting com pany for the exchange of 100 tons a day of ore of a nature needed in the fluxing of the charges of the respec ts ve smelters of the companies, at Swansea and Humboldt. By the trade the Clara will get sulphides that are badly needed for the economical re duction of the ores treated. These sulphides will mainly come from the Blu ■ Bell mine. The shipments will be fax ored by a very low freight rate over the branch Santa Fe lines util ized This new move is expected to solve the reduction difficulties that have bete encountered thus far and to per il).t continuous and successful opera tion of the smelter. ISO sure is Mitch ell ol this new order that he an nounces his coming departure for Europe, where he will make financial arrangements with the foreign di recers for doubling the furnace capacity Smelting at Swansea is to be resumed in September. Speaking in Los Angeles of recent negotiations for ore exchange Mitch ell said: “The closing of the contract makes it possible for the Clara to operate on a scale at least double the pres ent capacity. The tonnage opened and ready for stoping in the Clara mine justifies the installation of the additional machinery, inasmuch as the great question of flux has been solved by the acquisition of the Blue Bell sulphides. I am going to France and Russia to consult with my as sociates and to conclude arrange ments for the enlargement of the plant. Smelting operations at Swan sea will be resumed early in Septem ber, and 1 expect by that time to have all arrangements perfected to double the present capacity. Mining is being prosecuted steadily and there is ore in every heading. Sinking is in progress to tap the rich copper deposit that was tapped in several places by diamond drills. During my absence E. D. Elson, secretary, and J. J. Williams, smelter superinten dent, will have charge of the com pany’s affairs.” Mr. Mitchell intends to arrange for the construction of his smelter, re cently patented, with some of the large manufacturing concerns in Eng land and hopes to have it on the market at an earlydate. He has an application for a plant from a large copper mining company in Spain. REDMEN FLEECED. .1. B. Alexander, superintendent of the Pima Indian reservation at Sac aton, has been suspended from duty and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Valentine has recommended that he. his brother, H. B. Alexander, and a large number of employes under the direction of the superintendent be dismissed from the service. It is also said that criminal charges will follow the dismissal of these men on allegations of fraud and peculations. Charges of the gravest character are preferred against the superin tendent and some of his subordin ates. Among them are allegations that the superintendent has looted the Indians right and left of such petty spins as they may individually earn by selling wood at the agency. The entire amount of the alleged peculation, however, is not insignifi cant, but mounts into thousands of dollars. STRIKE SANDSTONE FORMATION. A sandstone formation was encoun tered last week in the siphon tunnel now being excavated under the Colo rado river at Yuma. This renders practically certain the success of the siphon, which, if compelled to rest on a mud bottom was deemed haz ardous. Fourteen feet of the concrete wall of the caisson has been cut away and excavation made of about 80 feet, with steel plates enclosing the tun nel. Concrete has been filled in for a short distance. According to the Yuma Sun, con siderable water has been encoun tered, but the air pressure has kept it under perfect control, 28 pounds pressure being employed. No. 15.