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UPRAISE SHOWS BIG BODY OF SSOO ORE Recent Strike On Property of Cal zona Mines Company Biggest Ever Made in Riverside District —Auto Party From Parker Visits Mine. Recent developments at the prop erty of the Calzona Mines company have caused a flurry of excitement in this section the past couple of weeks. Some three weeks ago it was reported that a phenomenal strike had been made at the company’s mines, located in the Riverside moun tains, 16 miles southwest of Parker. Since that time the upraise from the 100 foot level, where the ore body was encountered, has been driven about fifty feet. At the present writ ing the face of the working show;', about five feet of very high grade ern. Superintendent Fred Bowler be ing authority for the statement that it runs approximately SSOO per ton. Last Sunday a party of Parker peo ple visited the mine, including Messr ;. A. S. Prescott, R. C. Saufley, John Roberts, G. C. Dunn, H. A. Goodwin and J. B. Flanagan. They were shown every courtesy by Superinten dent Bowler who, after providing a most elaborate dinner for the guests, took them down the mine to view the big strike. . The first sensational strike at this property was made some months ago, when this same ore body was encountered at the surface. During the progress of driving a short tun nel and sinking the shaft two car loads of very rich ore were taken out and shipped to the Humboldt smelter. After the shaft had been sunk a short distance an iron capping was encountered and the ore disap peared. The shaft was continued to a depth of three hundred feet, where it ran into a lime formation. A cross-cut on (he !00-foot level again picked up the ore, and the in cline upraise has demonstrated that the body is of considerable extent. About ten da s ago the mine war closed to give the employes a vaca tion. Active work on a large seal-' will be resumed about the 15th of the present month. A small hoist is in operation at the mine, but Su perintendent Bowler says lhat this i ; to be replaced by one of larger cn pacity. Superintendent Bowler Sunday con firmed the reported sale of a portion of the holdings of Messrs. A. \V. Martin, Francis R. Lea and Dr. U M. v’ermilye, the principal owners of the property to a syndicate of east ern rapitalists. The sale was for 49 per cent of the capital stock of the company, and the price paid is said to he $500,000. The new purchasers arc -xpected at the mine within the rext few days. While the upraise, showing the rich ore body, was a most inspiring spectacle to the party from Parker, the dinner spread before them upon their arrival in Mr. Goodwin’;' big touring car was an equally pleas ant sight. Preceding the “big feed” Superintendent Bowler opened some bottles of champagne in celebration of the rich strike. This also wa. greatly appreciated by the Parker ites,coming as they did from a very dry town. Before leaving the party voted Mr. Bowler one of the best en tertainers in the whole state of Cali fornia, and extended an invitation to himself and estimable wife to visit Parker, where an opportunity might be given the recipients of their ex cellent hospitality to reciprocate. MINISTER MEETS TRAGIC FATE. The Prescott Journal Miner says that while entering his tent at Je rome Junction Sunday afternoon a. 2:30 o’clock, during a rainstorm. Rev. Fred Allen was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning. His death is aiithe more dramatic for the reason son that he held in his hand a bible which he had been reading in the open, and the rain coming unexpect edly and in light showers he retraced his steps to the tent, and had entered but a few feet, when the crash oc curred. The shock was of such terrif ic force that his body wai thrown inside several feet. ASHURST A CANDIDATE. Henry F. Ashurst of Prescott, by !us friends in northern Arizona called the tall pine of Coconino, in which county he lived for many years before taking up his residence in Prescott three years ago, noted throughout the southwest for his elo quence and wonderful command of THE PARKER POST the English language, radical demo crat in politics, and always proclaim- J mg his ideas in the open, has openly declared his candidacy for a demo cratic nomination for United States senator. Ashurst stands for the Ari zona constitution from the beginning to the end. He advises the people to vote for statehood and then immedi ately replace the judiciary recall as soon as the legislature meets. Ash urst is well known in Parker, and owns property here. He lived here; for a short time about two years ago j FIFTY ACRES OF ORANGES. The Colorado River Orange Grow ers’ association has recently been or ganized by A. W. Martin, Francis R. Lea, Dr. R. M. Vermilye and Fred Bowler, who are all interested in tli Calzona Mines company, for the pur pose of developing a section of land lying about one and one-half mile;; northeast of the Calzona mine and one mile from the Colorado river. The tract was purchased from the state of California some weeks ago and originally was a school section A force of men has been put to work clearing a portion of the land and building fences. A pump of large capacity and a four-inch pipe line is to be installed this coming fall at a cost of about $15,000. The com pany plans on setting out fifty acres of orange trees this winter. SURVEY OF INDIAN LANDS IN PROGRESS Engineer C. A. Engle, Who Will Have Charge of Construction of Irriga tion System For Indians, Expects to Complete Same In Six Months. C. A. Engle, the engineer engaged by the government- to construct the irrigation system for tte Indians of the Colorado River reservation, began the survey of a tract of approximate!/! 5,000 acres Monday morning. Before commencing actual construction of the irrigation ditches Mr. Engle will make a topographic map of the area that is to be allotted to the Indians. So far as can be determined at the present time Mr. Engle will follow the line of the old ditch constructed many years ago for the purpose of taking water from the river by gravi ty, the old intake being at Headgato Rock. After Mr. Engle’s survey of the 5,000-acre tract all that will be necessary in this connection before allotment to the Indians will be its subdivision into 10-acre units, which is to be done by the surveying crew expected here in October. Upon completion of the topographic map the work of constructing the main canal and laterals will be inaug urated. It is expected that it will take at least six months to complete the ditch work, but in any event ev ery effort is to be made to have the water on the land and the Indians al lotted before time for spring planting has arrived. The machinery for the pumping plant will be installed with in the next sixty days. An appro priation of $47,500 has been made by the government for this work. While the Indians will be allotted approximately 5,000 acres it is not expected that they will cultivate that amount of land. In all probability much of it will be leased to white settlers next year. A carload of hay rakes and mowers was recently re ceived at the agency for the use of the Indian farmers. . PRODUCERS ORGANIZE. A number of fruit and vegetable growers have organized in Phoenix a Producers’ association, with the es pecial intention of eliminating, wher ever possible, the profit of the mid dleman in their industry. It is proba ble the organization will be extended to cover the whole farming industry of the Salt River valley. A resolu tion passed a s the first meeting asked an extension of time granted for re paying the cost of the Roosevelt irri gation works. IMPROVING GROUNDS. During the coming year it is prob able a large clubhouse will lie built on the territorial fair grounds at Phoe nix, the project having the enthusi astic support of the directors. Ce ment walks are now being laid on the grounds, a large extension is be ing made to the grand stand and additions will give the exhibit build ings about 50 per cent more floor space. All kinds of dry goods and notions at Parker Commercial company’s store. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1911. STATE ELECTION DECEMBER 10th Governor Sloan Issues Statement, Naming Dates For the Election and Primary—Will Not Formally Issue Proclamation Until Sept. 20. The first state election in Arizona will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 1911. The first state primary will be held on Tuesday, October 24. The state election and primary will be held under election ordinance No. 2 in the constitution, which provides for a morally binding vote by the people for United States senators. The above facts were made pub lic in a statement issued by Governor Sloan last Saturday. They settle the controversy as to whether Arizona is the forty-seventh or forty-eighth star. Arizona will not be fully admitted un til one month after New Mexico has been admitted. Governor Sloan will formally issue the election proclama tion September 20. Governor Sloan has issued the fol lowing statement in connection with naming the dates for the election and primary: “I have given careful thought to the matter of determining the date upon which the first State election shall be held, having in view the general con venience of the people of the Terri tory and the time which should be allotted to put into operation the pri mary law of 1909, as amended by Ordinance No. 2, adopted by the late Constitutional Convention, which I consider to be in force. “ The primary law is somewhat complicated and in some of its pro visions not very clear. I have thought it wise to allow sufficient time, be fore the primary is held, for the peo ple of the Territory to become famil iar with its provisions and for the election of officers of the Territory to make ample provision for carry ing it into effect. The pimary law makes it the duty of the Secretary of the Territory to prepare, have printed and distributed the necessary forms and blanks for use in the pri mary election. This will necessarily take some time. Then, too, under the pimary law as amended all nomi nations mvi3t be made at least fifteen days before the holding of the primary election. “State officers, members of the legislature, judicial officers, a repre sentative in congress, county and precinct officers, are all to be elected, Besides these an advisory vote is to be had as to the selection of United States Senators. “At least fifty days’ time within which the primary election shall be held is not, therefore, in my judgment, excessive,but,on the contrary, will be necessary, in order that the required work of preparation for holding the primary may be done and that there may be a full and fair opportunity afforded candidates to have their pe titions gotten up and filed as requir ed by law, and in order that the va rious parties may exercise that de gree of care in the selection of candi dates which would be given ordinarily at an election involving so many of fices of such great importance. “I have, therefore, concluded, when the proclamation is made, to name Tuesday, December 12. as the day for holding the general election. “I have also concluded to withhold the formal proclamation until Sep tember 20, which will place the date for holding the primary, as provided by Ordinance No. 2, on Tuesday, Oc tober 24. This will give from this date approximately seven weeks be fore the primary election is held, and seven weeks thereafter before the general election is held. “The holding of the election on December 12, in the ordinary course of events, should permit the State officers to assume their duties early in January.” SMELTER MENACED. Congress may be appealed to make an appropriation to stop the rapid en croachments of the Colorado river on both sides of that stream at Nee dles. The possibility that the Needles smelter will be carried away in some big flood is causing grave ap prehension. An examination has just been made by D. R. Muir, general manager of the smelter company; R. J. Arey, chief engineer of the Santa Fe; W. J. Bole, president of the Cotton Land company and other interested per sons. No method of raising money to combat the river has been sug gested except to appeal to congress. BURGLAR LOOTS THE POSTOFFICE Stamps to the Amount of $611.43, $8.85 in Cash and Money Order Book and Stamp Taken By Mid night Prowlei —No Clue to Thief. The Parker postoffice was bur glarized at an early hour Wednesday morning and thus far no clue to the thief has been obtained. Besides car rying away $611.43 in one and two cent stamps the thief secured $8.85 in money from an iron box, after breaking open the padlock with an iron hook which Postmaster Roberts says hung in the corral back of his residence. A book of blank money orders, partly used, together with the money order stamp, was also taken. The thief evidently entered the of fice through the money order window, which was found open the next morn ing. After gaining admittance the burglar evidently found the key to the door, which was lying in a bas ket on a shelf near the door, and as the door was also partly opened he no doubt made his departure by this means. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts sleep within a short distance of the rear door of the postoffice. During the night. Mrs. Roberts heard a slight noise, but thinking it was made by the horsey in the corral she did not arouse her husband. Two nights previous to the robbery Mr. Roberts was awak ened by a noise out in the corral, and taking a gun with him he searched the premises, but could not detect anyone. He plainly heard voices, he says, and the following morning L was discovered that the money order window counter was broken, looking very much as if someone tried to gain an entrance through the small window that night, and was probably scared away by Mr. Roberts getting oni of bed to investigate the noise. Nothing was missing from the iron box except the money, but a number of valuable papers were strewn over the table and on the floor. The rob ber left a check for $75, which Post master Roberts cashed the previou night, otherwise the burglar would have met with better success in get ting hold of more cash. $461 in Stamps Recovered. Since the above was put in type $461 worth of stamps were found Fri daj morning by a young son of Post master Roberts in a manger in the feed corral. The boy was sorting out some old sacks that were stored in the manger and discovered two sacks containing part of the missing stamps, From the start the robbery appear ed to lie the work of someone who apparently has a grudge against Post master Roberts, and the fact that the larger portion of the loot was se * reted on the postmaster’s own prem ises is additional evidence that the ebbery was committed by someone living here and who was familiar with the interior of the postoffice. Approximately $149 worth of stamps and the partly used money order book and money order stamp are still miss ing. Postoffice Inspector Dutton arrived last night from Phoenix and will in vestigate the matter today. BIG ORANGE CROP. According to the most reliable esti mates of leading citrus fruit growers, at least 100 carloads of oranges will be shipped out of the Salt. River val ley during the 1911 season, says the Arizona Democrat. In fact It would surprise no one if the crop goes far above 100 cars and approaches the big season of four years ago. when L 25 cars left Phoenix for eastern mar kets. Orange crops alternate, one being light and the next one heavy. After the big year there was a light crop. A heavy crop was due in 1909, but that winter was unprecedentedly cold and most of the oranges were frozen. Last season the crop was unusually light, owing to the freezes of a year before, only thirty cars being shipped. Now another heavy crop is coming on. FOREST RESTORED. The reports of the experts as to the proper extent of the Petrified Forest National Reservation to preserve the petrifications in a national park, hav ing been made to President Taft, and it haying been found that more area than necessary had been at first re served, the Phoenix land office has been notified by President Taft that he has ordered the restoration to pub- lic entry of the parts of the original not necessary for preservation pur poses. The sections now embraced in the park are located in Gila and Apache counties and are Secs. 1,2, 11 and 12, and the E. V 2 of Secs. 3 and 10, T. 16 N., R. 23 E.; Secs. 4 to 9 and W. y s of Secs. 3 to 10, 15 to 22, 27 to 33 and W. % of Secs. 2, 11, 13, 23, 26, T. 17 N., R. 24 E. Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian. EXTENDING BIG DYKE. The work of extending the big dike oh the Arizona side of the Colorado river is now in progress and the work will be carried to a connection with the high banks of concreted gravel near Topock before the next, high water in the Colorado river. The work is being carried on by the Cot ton Land company, and it is under stood the government will extend some aid in the work. The work 30 far completed has enabled the gov ernment to allot many thousands ot acres of rich lands to the Mohave In dians, and also has made possible the reclamation of many thousands of acres of government lands. While the Cotton Land Company is doing the work for the purpose of protecting its own lands it lias been compelled to also make valuable the lands of the government, composing every even section of land throughout that region. RICH SILVER STRIKE NEAR MIDDLE WELLS Yuma County to the Front With Another Promising Mineral District, —ln All There Are About 100 Men in the New Camp. Middle Wells is the latest mineral field in Yuma county, rich in placer and quartz mining properties and great undeveloped prospects. The beat and the latest, strike is six miles east of Middle Wells and the ore is silver and lead. Among those who have located claims are Fred Nott busch of Polomas, Billy Marvin, Jiir Marr and Charlie Sam. Some of the ore is very rich, run ning as high as 500 ounces in silver to the ton, says the Yuma Sun. Fred Nottbuscli is sacking ore and will soon make a shipment to the smelter at El Paso. Billy Marvin has some very rich claims and is working five men on the development of his prop erty. Mr. Nottbusch is working about ten men. Charlie Sam is working twenty-five men and other parties with locations are working quite a bunch of men. 111 all there are about. 100 men in the new camp. They get their water from middle wells and water is selling for $1.25 per barrel in the camp. Marvin expects to strike the ledge this week and if it holds on his claims as good as it is on the Nott busch claim he will be shipping ore within the next ten days. The new camp is very promising and it now looks like some of the Yuma county boys are scheduled to become cap italists. INSANE ASYLUM FIRE. With 300 unfortunates seated on the lawns in attitudes of indifference, watching the flames with the eyes of children, the Arizona-Insane Asylum, located on Tempe road three miles east of Phoenix, was partially de stroyed by fire of uncertain origin between 9 and 12 o’clock Monday morning. The estimated loss is $75,- 000, well covered by insurance. Ev ery patient was removed from the building in safety long before there was any danger. Before the fire was under control, Governor Sloan had made provision for caring for the patients, arranging with the Maricopa supervisors to use the tuberculosis asylum east of Phoe nix and south of the asylum. The board of control will take steps at once to rebuild. TO PATENT 62 CLAIMS. One of the largest, if not the larg est. mining deals in the history of Arizona, if not in the entire country, was indicated Tuesday by the filing in the office of Charles Arnold, re ceiver of the Phoenix land office, of an application for patents on 62 claims, copper and gold, in a single group in Yavapai county. The application was made by At torney J. J. Hawkins, attorney in fact for Arizona and Nevada Copper com pany. The holdings comprise 1106 acres and the fees alone amounted to $5550. COLORADO DESERT TO FEED MILLIONS George Wharton James, Well Known Magazine Writer, Forecasts Bright Future For Colorado River Coun try. By George Wharton James, in Twen tieth Century Magazine. (Continued from Last Week.) The following description of the valley is from the pen of an expert, Professor Ralph E. Smith, the plant pathologist of the California Agricul tural College. The Chucawalla consists of a large, natural basin forty-two miles long, with an average width of twelve miles, sloping toward the center from all directions, and is situated directly west of the Palo Verde Valley and Mesa, connecting with the latter through the broad gap lying between the Iron wood and Palo Verde Moun tains. This country forms a part of the Palo Verde region and whatever may be said of the mesa land of the latter applies, equally as well to the Chucawalla. Let me say at the out set that in this whole region of the Palo Verde and Chucawalla, which is practically one, we have, in mind, what may be called a second Impe rial Valley, in so far as the future importance and general nature of this part of the state are concerned. More than this, however, the region under discussion may fairly be said to have all the advantages of the Im perial Valley together with others which the latter does not have. The climate of this region is simi lar in a general way to that of Impe rial, Yuma and Phoenix. The sum mer is hot, but not depressing, while for eight months in the year the cli mate is as near an ideal one as could possibly be found. The hot summer stimulates the growth of all vegeta bles to a remarkable extent, while the winters are mild and practically frostless, thus allowing the produe tion of a great variety of crops. There is very little rain, but almost continual sunshine throughout the year. We find the soil of the Chucawalla region to be a most excellent one, except in certain small areas, where the washes have brought down con siderable rock and gravel. The main body of soil consists of a fine, rich sediment, intermixed with considera ble sand and small pebbles. This is an ideal combination, the silt giving body and substance to the soil, while the coarser material makes it porous, well drained, easy of irrigation and cultivation and free from all danger of baking and hardening. The soil is deep and free from the slightest indication ot' alkali or other injurious substances. In the main body of the country the ground is extremely smooth, with a gentle slope which is ideal for irrigation. The most important question in considering a desert region of this sort, and one which supersedes all other considerations, is that of the possible supply of water for irrigating purposes and domestic use. In the Chucawalla region I was particularly impressed with the remarkable indi cations of ground water near the sur face, which are to be found in great abundance. To be sure, I had al ready known from reading the gov ernment report upon this section (United States Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper No. 2244) that there were numerous springs and shallow wells in this region. Upon going over the ground in person, how ever, I was very deeply impressed by finding that all about the rim or up per edge of the basin which forms this country there are a number of flowing springs, some already dis charging sufficient water for con siderable irrigation, and also sev eral dug wells about thirty feet in depth which appear to furnish large amounts of excellent water. Going down toward the lower part of the basin, water is found still nearer the surface, so that near Paden lake there is one well only fourteen feet in depth with an abundant supply of water. From all indications there appears to be water at a depth of not over thirty-five feet under this whole region, in amounts sufficient at least for domestic use. Other than this, I believe that if deeper well; were sunk a considerable amount of irrigation water could be ob tained, and my own observations and a study of the government publi (Continued on Page 2.) No. 18.