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CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY POSITIONS Those Desiring to Serve the Public Are Capable Men, and the Voter Will Have a Number to Select From For the Various Offices. Voters at the coming primary elec tion will have the choice of many candidates who are seeking nomi nations for the various county of offices. The Post this week pre sents many additional candidates who announce themselves for office, and they are all capable men. Practically all of the candidates are from the south end of the county, T. M. Drennan, who is out for member of the legislature, being the only one from the north end. Mulford Winsor has entered up on an energetic campaign for the democratic nomination for member of congress. Regardless of politic;; Yuma county is sure to stand by him if he succeeds in getting on the ticket to be voted for at the election in December. Mel Greenleaf, a leading demo crat of Yuma, announces that he is a candidate for the office oi sheriff. He is well-known and well liked in the county and his friends are going to give him a good boost for the nomination. J. H. Westover, editor of the Yuma Sun, in Sunday’s issue o that paper announces his candi dacy for the democratic nomina tion for superior judge of Yuma county. Besides his ability as a newspaper man, Westover is a fluent orator and a lawyer, hav ing been admitted to the bar in Kentucky in 1885, and practiced in that state for seventeen years He was county attorney of Grant county, Kentucky, for six years, and was presiding judge of th< county court of that county U>r four years. He came to Arizona three years ago, engaging in the _n pwspaper bnsiffffes' at ' Yuma Westover is popular in the south end of the county, and says thai he will be u.p in the north end soon to get acquainted with tin people. F. E. Elliott, who has an an nouncement card in this issue, is seeking the nomination for county supervisor on the democratic tick et. Elliott is a successful busi ness man of Yuma, and also owns one of the finest ranches in Yu ma valley. He has lived in tin valley six years and was educated by working his way through the University of Arkansas. He held a,-, responsible position with the U. S. government for five ' y£are building coast defenses north of Seattle. Walter A. Mus't announces him self a candidate for the nomina tion of county recorder upon the Republican ticket, his card ap pearing in another column of thi. issue. While he has not previ ously held office, Mr. Moser ha,, taken an active interest in the administration of county affairs. He is a resident of Yuma, and j is at present closely identified with the affairs of the commu nity in which he lives, and ha. the honor of enjoying the re spect and esteem of those who, know him. Mr. Moser is conver sant with modern, up-to-date; busi-! ness methods, and can bring to the office of recorder the ex perience necessary to insure a competent administration of its affairs. A. B. Ming, one of Yuma’.; most popular business men, has announced his candidacy for the Office of assessor subject to the wit’ of the democratic voters at the* primary election. Ming served the county as commissioner of immigra tion until a few months ago. and filled the office in a satis factory manner. He is well known through the county and has a host, of friends in every precinct. If successful in securing the nomina tion and (dection he will fill the office of assessor to the satis faction of everybody, if 1 such a thing is possible. Another Yuma business man to announce himself as a candidate for the office of supervisor is T. A. Jordan, vice-president of the McClure Realty, fjoan & Trust company. Mr. Jordan has been a resident of Arizona since 1884. and has lived in this county for the past eighteen years. Several years ago he was elected a mem ber of the board of supervisors, THE PARKER POST and served the people well. In a letter issued to the voters Mr. Jordan pledges himself to oppose any extravagance in the expen diture of the people’s money. J. B. Smarr is out for anoth er term for the office of coun ty superintendent of roads, and his card appears in this week’s issue of The Post. Smarr has ably filled the position for the past few years and relies upon his record to bring him the nomi nation at the coming primaries. While candidates for the office of county recorder are more numerous than for any other one office one of the most popular men to announce himself for recordoer is James T. Hodges of Yuma, whose card ap pears in this week’s issue of The Post. Combined with his popularity through the county Mr. Hodges pos sesses the ability necessary for con ducting the office of recorder in a competent manner. He will visit this part of the county sometime before the date of the primary election. For Justice of the Peace. In another column C. W. Graves announces his candidacy for the of fice of justice of the peace of Par ker precinct at the coming primary election. Judge Graves has filled this office for nearly four years to the entire satisfaction of everybody in the precinct. He is well qualified for the position and numbers his friends from both political parties. He will probably have no opposition for the office, and it is also quite probable that the democrats will en dorse him. Judge Graves is a repub lican, but in the selection of pre cinct and county officers the people should choose the most capable men regardless of party affiliations. Jus tice of the peace is an important pre cinct office, and the people of Par ker could do no better than nomin ate and elect Judge Graves. Besides filling the office of justice, Judge Graves is also postmaster of Parker 1 and IT. S. Commissioner. FALLS FROM HORSE i MIND IS A BLANK ... . .... j J. S. Horme of Los Angeles Meets With Peculiar Accident While Re turning to Parker From His Whip. pie Mountain Mining Property. While returning from his mining property in the Whipple mountains last. Saturday J. S. Horme sustained what appears to be a most serious accident as a result of being thrown from his horse within a few miles of town. While proceeding at a leisure ly pace his horse stumbled and Horme fell to the road, striking on his head. Horme was accompanied by H. L. Wilson, who went out to examine the les, who went out to examine the mining ground with a view of pur chasing the claims. According to Wil son Horme picked himself up, and appeared to be but slightly hurt. How ever, when he endeavored to con verse with him Home’s mind wa.i a blank. Wilson immediately hurried him to Parker for medical attention, and on Saturday night took him to Dos Aiigeles, where he resides. Up to the time of leaving Horme could not remember a thing prior to the time he fell from his horse. NEW SPANISH PAPER. A new weekly paper is to be launched in Yuma. It is to be a Spanish paper, Democratic in poli tics and Joe Alvarado will be the edbor and proprietor. The name of i the new sheet is The Progresista and it will appeal to the Spanish-A,med ian for support and subscribers and to the business world of Yuma for * liberal patronage in advertising. Strongly progressive in politics it will be an educator among the Spanish-Americans in the pending < ampalgn —Yuma Sun. RICH ARIZONIAN SUICIDE. Martin Costello, aged 65, of Tomb stone, Ariz., prominent for more than a quarter of a century in develop ment work in the southwest and a reputed millionaire, committed sui cide Friday night of last week in a cheap Fiftli street lodging house at Los Angeles. He dressed himself in faultless style after dinner, left bis i family in an apartment bouse, went to a lodging house and paid 75 cents j for a room. Folding bis coat for a j pillow, he laid dowh on the floor and ' sent a bullet into bis heart. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1911. DUNKIRK MINE MAY RESUME Negotiations Pending For Compro mise With Party Who Jumped Property For Failure of Company to Do Assessment Work. Ben Holmes, formerly manager of the Dunkirk Gold Mining com pany, was up from San Bernardino last Monday to meet other officials of the company, who arrived during the past week, for an inspection of the Dunkirk mine. Mr. Holmes was in Parker and stated that an effort is to be made to settle the dispute over the ownership of the Dunkirk. It will be remembered that on December 31 of last year the Dun kirk company sent a representative to the property to do the annual assessment work. On the same day he was run off the property by unknown parties, and told to hit the trail back to whence he came. He went, and, it is said, lost no time in beating it back to Videl, where he told of his experience with the claim jumpers. It. appears that the parties who o Mginally jumped the property got cold feet, fearing that the Dunkirk company would invoke the aid of the law for the possession of the mine, which is said to be valua Hie. However, the officers of the -company were slow in making their next move. In fact, their visit to this section tin; past week is their initial effort to regain possession. Now they have a different state of affairs to contend with, for, after the original jumpers got out of the country, another man, Herman An namo. quietly slipped down to the miue one day the latter part of innuary and finding no recent lo- I cation notices posted and the as sessment for 1910 not begun by the Dunkirk company he assumed that everything in sight was open to location. Accordingly he posted his notices, and now the company is endeavoring to effect a compro mise with Annamo. Mr. Holmes met the other offi cers of the company, who arrived from Winslow Tuesday, and started for the mine, where they expect to convince Annamo that he is in wrong because he failed to re cord his notices before May, while the law states that but thirty days must elapse after location before the same must be filed with the county recorder. Mr. Holmes stated that if the Dunkirk company succeeds in com promising with Annamo active work on the property will be resumed at once. The work is to be done in the old shaft, where some very high-grade ore was found during the progress of sinking, and it is believed that the vein ‘can be picked up at depth by running a cross-cut. Up to the time of going to press the result of the negotiations for a settlement with Annamo could not be learned. WINSLOW WILL CELEBRATE. Posters announcing a frontier celo bration to be held in Winslow, Oc tober 5,6, and 7 have been received here. This is an annual festival and a movable one in that it is a north ern Arizona project., that, moves back and forth along the main line of the Santa Fe. Last year it. was held in Flagstaff. The bills announced that larger prizes than ever before will be given for the various contests, which will include bronclm Ousting, cowboy sports, baseball, automobile races and Indian war dances and sports. There will be a public dance every night and a barbecue, every day. All who assemble in Winslow on those dates are expectec to lay aside their dignity and enjoy lie mad rev els to the fullest. EXPENSIVE HOG FEED. With housewives conplaiining of the high cost of broomi, and fann ers in the broom corn dstrict in the east complaining of th; short crop, and asking higher prices for what crop they have, a Bravley farmer in the Imperial valley, thought bis fifteen acres, though showing fine prospects, would not »e worth the harvesting. According v be turned in his hogs. Last Satirday a T.<os Angeles buyer was ar um! offering $l5O a ton for broom prn. Now the Brawley man is figur'ig how much his hogs cost him, oi the basis that his corn would lmv< yielded fiifteen tons to the acre, w ich experts said it would. JAPAN TO BUY IMPERIAL COTTON Japanese Banker Visits the Valley and Declares That His People Are Ready to Spend $6,000,000 With Southwest Cotton Growers. Japan is ready to spend $6,000,000 with the cotton growers of the Impe rial valley this year, according to Yu kinori Hoshino, managing director of the Kajima Bank of Osaka, Japan. Toshino declares that because of the failure of the cotton crop in the southern states, Japan must now look to the Imperial valley for cot ton with which to run its mills. Last year large orders were placed with the Imperial growers for ship ment to the Orient. “The only objection we had to this cotton,” said Hoshino, “was that the fiber was too short for our mills. I have just been through the Imperiial valley, have made a care ful and comprehensive study of the product there and I find that they are growing a long fiber now. This means that we will place orders for large shipments as soon as I return to my country and have a confer ence with the mill owners and the bank. “I was well pleased with what I saw in the Imperial valley, and I believe that the cotton industry there will become one of the great est industries of your state, and that in a comparatively short time it will outdistance the south. I base my belief on the excellent climatic conditions here, which make it pos sible for cotton growing without the losses that are periodically suf fered by the southern growers. “Japan will be delighted to become the patron of the Imperial valley. We will gladly divert the expenditure of our money to Imperial valley, be cause we can save tremendous sums in freightage of the raw material.” The statement of the Japanese banker will undoubtedly be hailed with delight by the cotton growers of Imperial valley, as the crop condi tions are now declared to be better than at any time since this industry, still in its infancy, was started. NEW SANTA FE DEPOT. The Santa Fe railroad will erect a passenger depot in Phoenix at a total cost of $250,000. The struct ure will be of reinforced concrete throughout, of a handsome design and thoroughly modern in every re spect. It will have a shed capable of accommodating a large number of trains. The style of architecture will be mission, similar to the Har vey hotels along the line of the San ta Fe in Arizona and New Mex ico. No Harvey hotel will be run in connection with the station, however. When construction is to begin has not. yet been settled but it is stated on a high authority that the plans are drawn and have been accepted by the railroad; that the money is on hand with which to complete the building and that all that is needed is an order which railroad develop ment in Arizona is expected to bring forth within a few weeks. It. is said that the station is not to be a joint one as that term is usual ly accepted, but. that it will accom modate more than the Santa Fe. This statement is taken to mean that the other railroads which will use the building are the El Paso & South western and the Rock Island, which is expected to send transcontinental trains into Phoenix over the tracks of the El Paso & Southwestern and out of Phoenix over the tracks of the Santa Fe, via Parker. Coincident with the opening of the building, it is said, the headquarters of the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix, now at Prescott, will be removed to Phoenix and housed within the build ing. in which arrangements have been made for splendid offices. LAW DOESN’T PROVIDE. All over the territory there is a wail going up from justices of the peace and constables because the law does not provide any rule for the preparation of their nomination pa pers, although it is very specific as to other offices. So the constables and justices don’t know what to do or what is required of them in the preparatioon of papers. It is possible that they will pre sent their nomination papers the same us other county officials, hut even having done this, the law states that the supervisors shall pass on all county nomination pa pers, and how can the hoard pass on them when there is no provis ion of law? —Yuma Examiner. GONE TO GET MARRIED. Rev. A. H. Bezzo departed Thurs day morning for Shreeveport, La., where he goes to marry his sweet heart of many years ago, Miss Lu cile Holder. This news will be a sur prise to many of Mr. Bezzo’s friends, as he did not give out the iinforma tion until the last moment before his departure, except to his own im mediate family. The ceremony will take place some day next week, and he expects to return to Parker with his wife on or before October 4. Rev. Bezzo came here about a year ago as pas tor of .the Methodist church, and dur ing his residence here he has been very successful in his church work. He has made a host of friends who join with The Post In wishing him and his bride-to-be the greatest pos sible happiness and success in their new life. Aside from attending to the spir itual welfare of his flock, Mr. Bezzo is a valued employe of this paper, and if The Post is not up to stand ard duriny the next couple of weeks our readers will know the reason why, as we will be shy our linotype operator until he gets through get ting married. TREES ADAPTED TO THE VALLEY Those Who Have Planted Trees in Palo Verde Valley Feel Amply Repaid For Investment. —Apricots and Peaches Flourish. BLYTHE, Cal., Sept. 22. —Now that the fall has arrived in quiries daily increase in regard tc trees best adapted to the valley. The pioneers thus far have not de voted much of their energy to the planting of orchards, but those who have planted a few trees about, the ranch as well as the few small plantings scattered about the valley feel amply repaid for their trouble and investment. The newcomer is amazed at the wonderful growth and early hear ing of many of the trees. Mr. Fred Springer has a small orchard which has done especially well. One year ago this spring he planted among o the r trees a few apricots and now they have obtained a growth of fifteen feet and he enjoyed fruit from these trees this past season. His peach trees have flourished and also bore fruit this past season. Mr. Springer expects to plant twen ty acres to apricots in the spring. Figs, olives and almonds have made a good showing and have every appearance of bearing a good crop in the valley. The Riverside Devel opment company has a few* acres planted to grapes and for two-year old plants bore a good crop this past season. The grape, I think, has made as good a showing as any other fruit. Many in the valley have also enjoyed blackberries and they seem to flourish here with but lit tle care. Although the valley is still in the experimental stage for many things I feel that many of the above mentioned trees have made suffi cient showing for those who are interested In fruit growing to feel assured that decedeous fruit can be grow'n commercially with much profit. The home lover can also be supplied with an assortment of fruit with but little trouble and many homes now have their places adorned with flourishing fruit trees. Geo. R. Kelsey has decided to sub divide his 160-acre ranch southwest of Blythe and cut it up into 20 and 40 acre tracts or more, to suit the purchaser. The land is all cleared and leveled and ready to go to w r ork on at once and is now' being seeded to barley. The land has water stock and lies w r ell and the soil is all that could be desired. The idea of di viding the land into smaller tracts means much in any country, for it is the small farms that are w'ell farmed and makes land valuable and supports the large population, and as the valley is cut up into 40 acres and less, the more rapid the in crease will be to the acre and the more produce w'ill be raised. Houses for rent, G, A. Marsh Com pany. EXPERIMENTING SPINELESS CACTUS Will Be of Inestimable Value to the Farmers of the Southwest—San Diego Man to Plant Considerable Acreage of Nuts Near Wenden. WENDEN, Ariz., Sept. 22. —To the everlasting credit of the Southern Pa cific railroad officials that company has established experimental gar dens at Phoenix for the purpose of . testing and trying out the merits or' the different grains, grasses and for age plants that seem best adapted to the arid regions of this country. George Gann, traveling freight and passenger agent of the Arizona East ern, in Phoenix, at his grounds ai 624 North Fourth avenue, is experi menting with the various kinds of spineless cactus and will soon be able to enlighten the public as to the merits of that interesting plant. Some of the latest creations in the cactus line that Mr. Gann has secured from the U. S. propagating station at Washington, D. C., is now being tried 3ide by side with the Burbank perfected spineless cactus, and results are being carefully noted. Their report, when issued, will be of great value to the farmers of Arizona. An idea of what may be accomplish ed in growing the Burbank perfect ed spineless cactus is in evidence in a small field near Wenden, where the cuttings were planted two years ago. Out of fifty cuttings that were planted forty-nine have gorwn to be large, healthy plants, many of them seven feet high and six feet across. The tonnage from a full acre of such plants would loom up like a fish story. Besides, the yield of fruit the past season amounted to considerable. With the exception of three irrigat ings these plants received the first year they have made this wonderful growth from the natural rainfall. Will Plant Nuts. E. C. Harrington of San Diego, Cal., has secured a piece of land three-quarters of a mile north of Wenden and will plant a considerable acreage to nuts the coming winter. Mr. Harrington is a horticulturalist and fruit grower of experience and is now interested in orange and pine apple culture in both Central Amer ica and Florida. Wenden will be headquarters for himself and family hereafter. Buys the Noel Mine. M. E. Griffeth, a California mine operator, has secured the I. P. Noel mine, situated on the southerly slope of Big Harquahala mountain and has begun operations there of a practical sort, which would suggest that he is strictly on to his job. The first thing in order was the laying out of a good wagon road, and Mr. Griffeth stated to the writer that he had suc ceeded in getting a line of grade that would not exceed 12 per, cent, which will run quartering along the range in an almost direct course to Wen den. The distance from the mine to town will be about eleven miles. The grading will cost about $15,000. Teams and men have already been engaged for the work and when com pleted a stamp mill will be install ed near the mine, which will place , that worthy old property in the pro ducing class from the word go. TEAGUE AT BULL’S HEAD. R. M. Teague of the Chucawalla Development company, accompanied by Koebig & Sons, engineers, ar rived in Needles Wednesday morn ing, and left the same day for Bull’s Head canyon, 35 miles north of here, where the further work on the pre liminary survey and engineers’ re port pending the adoption of final plans for the building of the dam at that point will be made. That this work is to be extensive is certi fied by the arrangements being made fc-r the' transportation of 45 tons of freight and supplies for the company’s camp there. —Needles Eye. CANAL CONSTRUCTION. The secretary of the interior has announced from Washington that bids for the construction of nine miles of canal from the end of the canal leading from Laguna dam to connection with the canal built from the California siphon to the Yuma mesa, will be opened in Yuma and contracts awarded on October 9. It is understood that the work must be completed early in the coming year. No. 20.