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SURVEYORS DUE HERE NOV. STH Government Orders Crews Now in Nevada to Start Surveying Reserva tion Lands —Information Received By Superintendent Babcock. Two double crews of government surveyors will arrive in Parker some time next month to begin the work of surveying and sub-dividing the Col orado River reservation. This infor mation is authentic and wa3 received by Superintendent O. L. Babcock Tuesday in a communication from Paul M. Bryan, special disbursing agent of the general land office, with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. These crews are now engaged in survey work in Nevada and have been ordered by the department to move to Parker just as soon as weather conditions in Nevada make it imprac ticable to carry on further work. This means tfcat when snow flies in Nevada the surveyors are to move tc Parker, the land of perpetual sun shine, where work of this character can be carried on to the best advan tage during the fall and winter months. During the past week Superintend ent Babcock received two communi cations from Mr. Bryan. The first one was dated October 7 and a later one was dated October 13. In the lat ter letter Mr. Bryan states that the two double crews will probably ar rive here between November sth and 10th, as a heavy snow storm in Ne vada ha 3 made it impossible to do much more work there. The letter dated October 7th is as follows: “Our surveying parties, now en gaged on the survey of the Duck .Val ley,Pyramid Lake, and Zuni Reserva tions, will be moved to Arizona as soon as the snow stops our work on these reservations. One double part} ..-will work on the Gila River until that is completed, and it is probable that two double parties will be put. on the Colorado River reservation in ordei that the survey may be completed be fore next summer. “It is not possible to state the ex act time we wall arrive at Parker; it may be shortly after the first of No .. vember, and it may not be until 3om' time in December. We will continue our work on the above-mentioned res ■ervations until cold weather drives u* away.” The last communication received from Mr. Bryan was received Tue 3 day and is as follows: “I have just to-day received wore from Mr. A. F. Dunnington, Topog rapher in Charge of Indian Surveys, who is now in Nevada with our sur veying crew, that owing to a heave snow-storm, and the prospect of more, he will probably leave for your re 3 ervation about November 1. If sc he will probably reach there some time between the sth and 10th o: .November.” Parker has been patiently waiting for several years for the government to survey the lands in the reservation, as the opening cannot possibly take place until this shall have been ac complished. Heretofore various ex cuses have been made by the depart ment officials for not taking up this work. Early last year it wa3 de clared by the department that there was no provision made by congress for cheir disposition, and after the passage of the necessary legislation by congress, another excuse was ad vanced that ther: 1 was no money ap propriated for the survey. Now r that these matters have been definitely settled and two of the chiSi obstacles surmounted, there appear no reason why the survey will not h completed the coming winter, and th lands' available to entry early nex year, after the passage by the -state -legislature of a Carey Act, which will permit their reclamation and irriga tion by private capital. BAXTER IN TOWN. Assistant District Attorney Frank Baxter of Yuma spent Thursday here in the interest of his candidacy for judge Os the superior court. During the day he was kept busy greeting old friends and by evening he stated that he was satisfied he would re ceive a mighty good vote in this pre cinct. During the week Mr. Baxter has been campaigning in the pre-, eincts of northern Yuma county and! leaving for home last night he; expressed himself as being well sat- j isfied with his trip in search of the j elusive vote. THE PARKER POST LETS CONTRACT FOR 200 FEET. J. O. Royer, general manager of the Quartz King Mining company, ar rived here last Saturday from Los Angeles, and before leaving for the southern part of the territory the 1 following day he let a contract to . Bert Hillman and Pritt Brothers for 200 feet of tunnel work, with the 1 privilege of an additional 300 feet if the contractors desire to continue the work at the price agreed upon for the first 200 feet. Il is understood the new work is to be done on the east side of the mountain for the purpose of secur ing depth on a good ore showing un - covered at the surface, where sam . pies of the rock assay from SIOO to $l3O to the ton in gold. It is esti mated that it will require about 500 feet of work to tap this ledge at depth, and it is the purpose of Mr. ; Royer to accomplish this amount of work the coming fall and winter. J. F. RANEY SELLS RED PAINT MINE J. E. Kreeps of Los Angeles Will velop Vast Iron Oxide Deposit— Active Work to Start About No vember 1. Last week J. F. Raney leased and bonded the Red Paint group of seven claims, located about nine miles north of Parker, to J. E. Kreeps of Los Angeles. The lease and bond runs for a period of five years, regular payments to be made monthly. At the expiration of five years the final and largest payment becomes due. The Red Paint group is a moun tain of Iron oxides, covering at least one square mile. The entire hill or miniature mountain runs 52 per cent in iron, the mineral having special values in the manufacturing of paints and is valuable as a flux. . When Mr. Raney located the “paint, mine” some years ago. it was devel ped practically as much as it is to day. Numerous tunnels, some of them I 2to feet in length, were run into! the mountain by prehistoric miners, and hundreds of stone hammers are: still lying around the old works, j Other evidences have been discov- i en d which show unmistakable signs'j of prehistoric mining. The new owner of the Red Pain’.! mine will begin active work on the property about November 1. For the present it is Mr. Kreeps’ inten tion to ship 100 tons of the mineral every month. All of the work, It Is understood, is to be let by contract. ’ The hauling from the mine to Dren-j nan, a distance of nine miles, will probably be the most expensive j item of cost in getting the product! to market, but as the road is all downgrade a good-sized wagon-load can be brought down with ease. It is expected that quite a number of men will be employed in mining l and hauling the product to the rail-; road station. T. M. DRENNAN, CANDIDATE FOR REPRESENTATIVE FROM YUMA COUNTY, OUTLINES HIS PLATFORM To the Voters of Yuma County: GENTLEMEN:—At the urgent so licitation of many of my friends, I have submitted my name to the voters of Yuma county for the office of State Representative on the Dem ocratic ticket. I am not a politician nor a chronic office seeker, this being the first time I have ever asked for office at the hands of the people. I am deeply interested and close ly identified with the affairs of the community in which I live. I am interested in the prosperity of Yuma County and of the great State of Arizona, and keenly realize the im portance of needed legislation gov erning the future welfare of our people. I am cognizant of the fact that much work will be required of the first State Legislators in car rying out the mandates of the Con stitutional Convention, and feel con j fident that I have the ability to I assist in such legislation. I have been a resident of Yuma County for the past 17 years, hav j ing come from Illinois, my native state, to Parker in 1894. I was em ployed in the Li. S. Indian Service as Clerk of the Colorado River In dian Agency, and held the office of Postmaster at Parker, Arizona, from PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1911. WORK ON PLANT TO START NEXT WEEK Government Engineer Schank Arrived Here Thursday and Active Work On Irrigation System Will Be Be gun Next Week. F. R. Schank, engineer in the In dian reclamation service, and Geo. Irvine, constructing engineer, arrived here Thursday morning to begin act ive work on the pumping plant to be installed by the government for the use of the Indians of the Colorado River reservation. Mr. Irvine will have charge of the work of constructing a suitable build ing to house the machinery for the plant, while Mr. Schank, whose head quarters are in Los Angeles, will keep in touch with the work to be done on the reservation this coming winter by the government. The machinery building is to be built of concrete and the work of laying the foundations will start next week. In an interview Thursday En gineer Schank stated that as soon as the topographic map now being com piled of the lands to be allotted tc the Indians is completed active work on the ditches will be begun. ANNOUNCEMENT OF HUGO B. FARMER. TO THE PUBLIC: I am a candidate for County Su perintendent of Schools subject to favorable action of the coming Dem ocratic primaries. I heartily endorse the action of our Constitutional con vention. I favor the adoption of the following school laws: An equitable distribution of school fund 3to all districts, as such a law would allow all districts a full school term and give every child equal op portunities. The purchasing of school books and school supplies by the state or county, thereby relieving the parents of this great burden and distributing it over the entire community. I have lived in Yuma county for the past fourteen years, have been clerk of the Board of Trustees cf School District No. 10 for several years, have a family and property here and am greatly interested in education. I am not a lawyer nor a politician, hut if elected I promise that I will de vote my entire time and attention to the duties of the office, and that I will do all in my power for the schools of Yuma county. I respect fully solicit the endorsement and vote of the people. Very respectfully submitted, HUGO B. FARMER. A three months’ trial subscription to The Post is offered for 50 cents. Send us your name and postoffice address today and keep posted on the politica’ situation in the county and territory. | the time of my arrival in Arizona J until June 30, 1900, since which time I have been engaged in the mining ' and mercantile business. ! lam a progressive Democrat, be ! lieving in all progressive movements that will bind the people closer to gether and establish more equitable laws for their benefit. I believe that the greatest issue involved in Arizona Statehood is that of the rights of the people to gov-1 | ern themselves within the limits of the Federal Constitution. The veto of that portion of the Constitution I pertaining to the Recall of the Ju diciary is a denial of that right. Without the initiative, referendum and recall it is impossible for the people to rule themselves. Every State in the Union, outside of Ari zona, has a perfect right to enact laws governing themselves so long as such laws do not conflict-.with l the Federal Laws, and I cannot see I why Arizona should not enjoy the same right. I endorse the Constitution as adopted BY THE PEOPLE of the Territory as being a sane and pro ! gressive Constitution enacted for the benefit of all the people. I am in favor, not from choice but from necessity, of voting out of the Constitution, for the present, the RALPH CAMERON ; VISITS PARKER d Arizona’s Delegate to Congress Is k Determined That Colorado River Reservation Lands Shall Be Opened to Entry Early Next Year. i- Hon. Ralph H. Cameron, delegate ►. to congress from Arizona, arrived in d Parker Thursday morning. His visit - wa3 unexpected, and all the mor e welcome because he came to make a r personal investigation of the Colorado 3 River reservation lands and to more thoroughly familiarize himself with the situation here in order that he 3 may be better prepared to urge the * opening of the reservation at the ear -3 liest opportunity. Accompanied by local citizens Mr. a Cameron visited the new Indian 3 school buildings and was afterward r driven over a part of the lands in the vicinity of the agency, and later 3 he visited Headgate Rock, where the f proposed diversion dam is to be built, t While this was not Mr. Cameron’s first visit here, he marveled over the 3 undeveloped possibilities of Parker . and the thousands of acres of ag ; ricultural land 3 lying adjacent to the - town, and declared that no other sec tion of Arizona possesses the natural resources which are to be found here. , Mr. Cameron was greatly disap pointed to find that the government had not as yet accomplished anything definite relative to the opening of; ' the land 3to entry. As he is to meet * Acting Secretary Adams and Commis ' sioner of Indian Affairs Valentine ? within the next few days he made a ' Special trip to Parker for the purpose ! of securing data to put the matter up to the above officials in a3 forcible * a manner as possible. In fact, he is going to try and induce Commissioner * Valentine to visit Parker and look ' over the situation personally. When informed that word had been l received the past week that the sur > veyors would arrive soon after No vember I to begin the work of sur veying and sub-dividing the lands, he said that now was the time to keep things moving and see that the land;: 1 j were opened immediately upon com pletion of the survey. He was em -1 phatic in saying that he would de r | vote his best energies at Washington 1 j this winter in getting an order fron: the department for the opening of the reservation at the earliest possi ble moment. 1 While Mr. Cameron stated that his mission here was solely for the pur ' pose of gathering data on the reser ' vation lands, when questioned as to his chances of being one of Arizona’s first senators to congress, he replied that they were exceedingly good pro viding that hundreds of voters whom he had met the past few weeks were not all like that ancient duffer, Ana nias. Mr. Cameron has many warm friends in Parker who desire to see i him return to Washington as sena ! tor from this state. So far as Parker j Recall of the Judiciary in order that we may become a State. I believe in the inherent rights of the people to govern themselves and to that end pledge myself to the voters of Yuma County to work and vote for an immediate Consti tutional Amendment resubmitting the Recall of the Judiciary to the people to be voted on at the next general election. I cannot see why any public officer should be beyond public control. I Believing in the Constitution as adopted by the people I pledge my- < self to such legislation as will fulfill < all the mandatory acts of the same. I am in favor of the election of ' U. S. Senators by direct vote of the j 1 people and pledge myself to vote to * elect the two candidates who receive < the greatest total advisory vote for that office. ' I am in favor of such legislation ‘ as will allow the fullest possible lib- I erty to all cities and counties to < write their own charters and choose | their own form of Government. I am in favor of a genuine and 1 effective Pure Food Law, protecting the people against adulterated and I health-destroying food. < Education being the foundation I of mental and moral training should be encouraged in every manner pos- is concerned Mr. Cameron ha 3 ever been willing to assist the people here , in their endeavors to secure the open « ing of the reservation lands. Prior to the opening of the townsite he rendered valuable service toward has j tening the date of its opening. JOHN M. HESS. i John M. Hess, who is a candidate for the office of county superintend ent of schools, announces his plat form in another part of this paper. Mr. Hess has given long years of - study to prepare himself for such work as this office entails, being a normal school graduate, a college graduate ard holds a life diploma from the state of Illinois. He has 1 had many years of practical experi * ence as principal and superintendent 1 of schools. 1 Mr. Hes 3 came to Yuma county in 1 1902, and since that time has resided in the city of Yuma. If chosen by the people as superintendent of schools Mr. Hess will make an ex cellent official in that capacity. STEAMBOAT FOR COLORADO RIVER Various Sections of the Boat Were Hauled By Team 200 Miles to Lee’s Ferry —To Be Used By Placer Min ing Company on the Colorado. In a short time the “toot toot” of a fair sized steamboat will be heard | along the turbulent Colorado river In fact, the boat is now at or nee its drstination and will be at once fitted together and placed in working order. The various sections were osme days ago unloaded at Marysvale The boat wa3 built at San Francisco. From Marysvale they were hauled by teams some 200 miles to Lee’s Ferry on the Colorado, from which place it will make its trial trip. To carry it over the 200-mile jour ney from Marysvale took seven seer wagons and necessarily the craft i; in small sections, relates the Salt Lake Tribune. The first load to b taken over this route was a per ion of the keel, which successfully a rived at it 3 destination. The remai: ing portions followed. The work c .•;eon..trueti n was to have boe begun as soon as the parts arrive’ a. Lee’s F-_rry. The boat was built for the Amerl can Placer Mining company, whicl vVill operate in Arizona along th" Colorado. This concern is said tc be well backed and will engage ir placer mining on a large scale, A < great deal of care has been taken that nothing of the plans of the company should transpire and no thing has been given out to the pub- : lie concerning them. The steamer is 80 feet long over i all and is strongly and staunchly < built of steel. Designed primarily for the company’3 private purposes, 1 it is said that it will also carry what i freight and passengers it can pick up ' along its route, which has not yet i ibeen announced. < sible; I believe in establishing schools wherever necessary so that every child of school age shall have free access thereto; I am in favor of such amendments to the present school laws as will provide: (1) An equitable distribution of school funds to all districts. (2) Encouragement to the formation of new districts instead of discouragement as at present. (3) The purchasing of all school books and school supplies by the State or County, thereby reliev ing the parents of this great burden and distributing it over the entire community. I believe that only such men as ( worked for and actively supported ] the adoption of our Constitution should be elected as legislators to carry out its provisions. I believe in “Equal R'ghts For All, ] Special Privileges for None;" a ] “Government of the People, for the < People and by the People.” With a 1 Government based on these princi- | pies THE PEOPLE WILL RULE. 1 I am for Arizona first, last and all I the time. ' . < Soliciting your support at the Primary on October 24, and the Gen- ] eral Election on December 12, 1911, ] I am, i Sincerely yours, T. M. DRENNAN. WEST HAS HOMES FOR MILLIONS i : Irrigation Now Making Possible the Cultivation of Vast Spaces of Wa* terless Desert—Call of the West Is the Call to Fortune. The call of the west comes to us today insistent and inviting. For merly it was the Call of the Wild, a | voice from out a va3t wilderness of mountains, desert and plains. The iron horse has conquered dis tance and the barriers long inter posed by vast spaces of waterless desert have been thrown down. Ir rigation canals long enough to girdle the globe with triple band 3 have spread wide oases of green In the arid places. Cheerful, prosperous communities dot a landscape once vacant and voiceless. The great plains invite the scien tific farmer to overcome the lack of rain by intelligent methods of cul tivation and wisdom in seed selec tion. The unsurveyed and unexplored mountains await the prospector to disclose mineral riches untold. Countless streams rushing downward from snowy summits, unchecked and uncontrolled, lure the engineer to harness and utilize for the needs of commerce the power now wasted. The desert —mysterious, silent, ex pectant, quivering under cloudless skies— holds a promise of freedom and independence to the careworn and discouraged. It offers the uplift of unmeasured distances and the in dividual home with that broader free dom of action which comes with life in the open. Cradle of Civilization. May not the influence of its far flung horizons and its blue perspec tive be potential in character mould ing and building? The cradle of our civilization was rocked in the desert. Plato and Socrates dreamed their dreams, imbibed their splendid im agery and stately rhetoric in a rain less land. May not our own desert develop a new system of ethics and morals to lead U 3 back from the ma terial .o the spiritual, into ways of gentleness and simple living. Untouched by plow, unleached by .-ain, the desert holds fast the accu mulated fertility of ages. It awaits the quickening kiss of canalborrie water to yield abundant harvests and to provide homes for millions of our people. Na national, work is of more impor tance today than of reclaiming for home-builders an empire which in its present state is uninhabited and worthless. To those who dwell on the Atlantic coa3t it seems a far cry to the great American desert in which the work is going forward. Our country is of such vast extent and the desert is so little known, that the average easterner gives but slight heed to this particular phase of our industrial development, dis missing the subject as of no per sonal moment. A more careful con sideration of all factors involved in national reclamation makes it ap parent that -in many essential par ticulars the creation of a new com monwealth in the arid west pos sesses features of interest to every manufacturing city in the east. The completion of each engineering work initiates agricultural development. Compact farming communities are quickly established in the zones of irrigation; villages, towns and cities follow. Railroads extend their branch es to the remotest limits of the new country, bringing the commerce of the world to new markets. In a fi nancial way every large manufact urer in the east Is interested in the development which is thus promoted. For many years to come the hun dreds of thousands of settlers mu3t look to the east for what they wear, for machinery of all kinds, for many of the necessaries and most of the luxuries they require. Homes for One Million Families. Viewed from other than the com mercial aspect, the work of recla mation i 3 of national interest, be cause it will tend in some measure to relieve the over-crowding and con gesting of older portions of the coun try. A conservative estimate is that 30,000,000 acres of land will be re claimed in the arid west. On this basis there will be homes on the land for more than a million fami lies. Each family on the farm will support another family in the urban (Continued on Page 4.) NO 24.