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SURVEY OF LANDS TO START MONDAY Surveyors’ Advance Guard Came This Week, Balance Crew Due Sunday. — Irrigation Company’s Consulting En gineers Arrive to Survey Dam Site. Aftter montths of patient waiting the clouds that have hovered over Parker are beginning to break and the proverbial silver lining is easily discernable in the not distant future. Events the past week portend future happenings of great importance to the advancement and development of Parker. Front this time forward it is expected that there wMU be no ces sation of developments that are to eventually make Parker one of the greatest cities in Arizona. There are ample grounds for the use of superlatives in speaking of Parker’s future at this time, for it is as rosy-tinted as a western sunset and as bright as the morning star. What may be said to be the initial step toward opening the two hundred thousand acres of agricultural land adjacent to Parker was taken by the government the past week by the ar rival of the advance guard of the I T . S. Land Office surveyors who are to subdivide the irrigable land into 40- acre farm units and the land to be allotted to the Indians into 10-acre units. Paul M. Bryan, special disbursing agent of the general land office, was the first to arrive, coming in Mon day from Salt Lake, with the infor mation that one double crew, ineluJ ing A. P. Dunnington, topographer in charge of Indian surveys, and Guy P. Harrington, U. S. surveyor in charge, would be here in a few days to begin the work of surveying the Colorado River Indian reservation. Wednesday a carload of horses and mules and a carload of supplies ar rived. A temporary camp has been pitched near the rarhuud tracks u.: upper California avenue, awaiting the arrival of the balance of the crew, which was delayed at Pyramid Lake near Reno, Nev., to finish up certain work there. H. S. Baldwin and P. E. Joy, members of the surveying party, arrived Thursday. The entire party will be organized by Monday and from that day until the survey shall have been completed there will be no let up to the work. Another double crew under Robert A. Parmer, who is now in charge oi finishing up the work on the Gil: reservation, will arrive here some time in December and work in con junction with the crew that is to take the field next week. It is the inten tion of the land office to complex the work on this reservation by early spring, and for this reason two doub le crews are to be used. Each crew contains about twenty-five men, and with this force it is believed the en tire survey will be fininsed within four or five months. Irrigation Surveyors Arrive. Now that the government has tak en the long-looked for step toward the opening of the Colorado Riv>i reservation by the arrival of the sur veying crew to sub-divide the thou sands of acres of land contained therein, the officials of the Greeley- Arizona Irrigation company has be gun to get busy with its part of th: reclamation work necessary for the entry and settlement of the lands. Tuesday.!. H. Quinton and F. H. Olm sted, consulting engineers for the Greeley company, arrived here to sur vey the site of the proposed diver sion dam at Headgate Rock and tc prepare plans and specifications of the irrigation works to be installed by the company. It is claimed that the Greeley company has everything prac tically completed for beginning work of construction as soon as the necessary legislation that is to corn!: before the first state legislature in January becomes effective. Now that the government and irri gation officials have become busy the date of opening the lands to entry is not far distant. No doubt the Indians will be allotted within the next two or three months, and upon completion of the survey of the reservation its opening should be urged at the earli est possible moment. The foregoing events of the past week mark a new’ era in Parker’s his tory, and it will not be long before unprecedented prosperity shall come by a rush of settlers and capital seek ing investment. Parker’s star is in the ascendant and everybody is hap py over the future outlook. THE PARKER POST ROGERS AT PHOENIX. PHOENIX, Nov. 2—The huge wings of his monster bird outlined, clear-cut and Cameo-like against the pure blue of the sky, Cal P. Rogers, transcontinental aviator, bound from the shores of the Atlantic to the sands of the Pacific, w r as sighted at 11: 21 this morning over the moun tain range south of this city. After alighting, Rogers filled his gasoline and oil tanks and overhauled his machine. At every stop he goes over the framework to make sure that none of the parts are cracked or worn through. This practice has saved him several accidents. At 1:15 the Baby Wright rose from earth again and darted southward. He has till Saturday night to complete his flight to Los Angeles. If he is any longer in reaching that city he fails to get his bonus from Armour & Co., w'ho took him up and financed his flight across the continent after he failed to w'in the Hearst prize. EXAMINE QUARTZ KING PROPERTY Leopold Gelus, President of Quartz King Stockholders’ Syndicate In France, and Prominent French Engi neer of Marseille Visit Parker. J. O. Royer, general manager of the Quartz King; Leopold Gelus, ad ministrateur delegre de la Cie Quartz King and president of Quartz King stockholders’ syndicate in France, and P. G. Stierlin, ingenieur de la chamb re des mines, Marseille, Prance, depart ed for Los Angeles Monday night af ter a visit of several days at the property of the copamny. Messrs. Gelus and Stierlin were highly pleased with the present de velopment of the company’s property, and upon their return to France they will recommend the expenditure of a large sum for future development work. Before leaving for the coast Mon day night Mr. Royer stated that sr>o,- 000 would be spent on the property this coming fall and winter, and it is probable that the work will be car ried on continually through next sum mer. There have been no new develop ments in the recent jumping of sev eral of the claims by W. L. McGee, except that General Manager Royer has taken dow r n one of the notices placed on the property by Constable McGee and is carefully preserving it. He claims that he w r ill institute crim inal action against McGee for forgery, and alleges that at least two of the names of the witnesses appearing on the document were forged by McGee without their consent or knowledge. Mr. Royer claims the handwriting to be identical to the signature of W. L. McGee, and future developments in this case will be watched w r ith inter est. BAD MAN CAUGHT IN YUMA. Sheriff Gus Livingston, acting city marshal Juan Zavala and jailer Ra mon Martinez made a very important arrest on the streets of Yuma Satur day evening. They picked up a man wanted for murder and who has been a fugitive from justice since Friday, the 13th of the month. Maguel Hernandez on the date mentioned stabbed and killed a Mexi can at Swansea. He made good his escape. The officers here were noti fied to be on the lookout for him. They discovered that he was an ex convict and sent to the peitentiary for his photograph. Ramon Martinez as soon as he saw the picture said that he had seen the man in town. The officers began a systematic search for their man and located him in the Arizona club saloon. He was placed under arrest and taken to jail. He had on him a pocket knife and the officers found where he had pledged his pistol at a saloon. —Yuma Sun. SOCIALISTS SHOW STRENGTH. The result of the primary election in Los Angeles has aroused the busi ness men and newspapers of that city to concentrate their support on May or Alexander for re- election. The large vote given Job Harriman, the socialist candidate for mayor, proved a surprise, and now it is feared that the socialists may get control of mu nicipal affairs. The vote for mayor at the primary Tuesday was as fol lows: Alexander, 16,790; Harriman, 20,183; Mushet, 8,191. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 4, 1911. NEW TELEPHONE CO. COMING TO PARKER Actual Construction to Begin From Widkenburg Within Thirty Days. — Option Secured On Local Systtem— slo,ooo Telephone Exchange. If the present plans of the New- State Construction company are car ried out Parker will be able to talk by telephone with every important town and city in Arizona within the next three or four months, and a few months thereafter the citizens of the Colorado River metropolis will be con versing with Los Angeles and other coast cities. Parker will not only be connected with the outside world by telephone and another telegraph line, but it is to have a local exchange as good as any in the territory. W. H. Tharpe, general manager of the New State Construction company, was in town Monday and stated that his company would arrive here within the next four months with an extension from Wickenburg, and that the surveyors would leave the latter place next week on their way to Parker. Act nal construction work is to begin within thirty days. Mr. Tharpe secured a ten-day op tion on the local system owned by the Colorado River Supply company, and is expected to return in a few days to close the deal. The New State company expects to extend the line to Blythe and the Imperial valley. Mr. Tharpe stated that the company would expend approximately SIO,OOO on the local system, including a fire proof telephone exchange building. Cedar telephone poles thirty-five feet high, with iron crossbars and copper wire, are to be used. The Postal Telegraph company has arranged for a leased wire over the system of the telephone company, and messages will be taken for trans mission to the nearest office of the Postal. By this arrangement the Western Union will have competition in this field. Mr. Tharpe was quite enthusiastic over the future of the Parker country, and in coming in at this time hil company is looking ahead to the time when this field will be most valua ble. As the surrounding country builds up and develops extensions are to be run in every direction from Parker, and such a system will be of inestimable value to the town. Line Reaches Prescott. PRESCOTT, Ariz., Nov. 4. —Mon- day night the telephone and telegraph lines of the New State Construction company reached this city, and had not the rain storm occurred Prescott would have been reached Saturday. Four strands are being strung. W. H. Tharpe, in charge of con struction, who arrived from the camp yesterday, states that later announce ment will be made of the location of the offices in the city. As to the fu ture plans of the company, in extend ing the lines to the south, nothing was given out for publication, but it is believed connection will be estab lished as soon as possible with Wick enburg, from where a large force is employed in building to Parker on the Colorado river. The line reaches Ash Fork and is durably built. From that center it runs to the east as far as Holbrook, taking in all towns along the Santa Fe railroad. PLACER EXCITEMENT. Excitement continues over the re discovered placer fields of the San Domingo fields, east of Wiceknburg, in Maricopa county. These placers were known more than a quarter of a century ago and supposedly were worked at that time until there was no longer a profit to be made. But the work of the elements since that day have uncovered ground as rich as any that was handled then and improvements in placer mining machinery now permit ground that was then passed up as running too low in gold to be of any value, to be worked at a profit. Discoveries of extraordinarily rich ground are being made almost daily. A. J. Kellis, one of the new locators, has found that the ground over practi cally all of the surface of his 200-acre claim is worth SIOO a cubic yard. Kellis found the gravel in a wash running through his ground to be full of nuggets. In a few hours he picked up nuggets worth above SIOO. All the nuggets are small, but there are so many of them that it seems certain that the gravel of the wash contains a fortune. OFFICIAL VOTE IN COUNTY OF YUMA Several Close Races Between Candi dates Decided by Last Two Pre cincts to Report —Three Precincts Fail to Show Any Republicans. The last precinct has been heard from and the final result of the pri mary in this county is definitely known. In a few instances the vote was exceedingly close, the most ex citing race having been between Kent and Spittler for treasurer on the re publican ticket. Kent won by 2 votes. John M. Hess won the democratic nomination for school superintendent over Hugo Farmer by only 12 votes. Jimmie Hodges beat Roy Hansberger for recorder by 13. Elliott is the third man on the democratic side for county supervisor, the returns from Vicksburg and Ehrenberg cinching the place for him. The other two are Ike Probestel of Wellton and B. H. Hopkins of Yuma. Elliott was the only candidate for supervisor who visited northern Yu ma county during the campaign, and the north end by throwing its vote to Elliott gave him the nomination. The returns from Dome, Cibola and Wellton failed to show a single re publican voter in these precincts, but the result in December may be changed. The democrats cast about two votes for one of the republicans in the county, but it is claimed by republicans that the general election will tell a different tale. The following is the vote of all county candidates on the republican and democratic tickets as canvassed by the board of supervisors: State Senator. George W. Norton, Democrat, 203. Fred W. Wessel, Democrat 282. O. F. Townsend Republican, 140. \V. W. Woodman, Republican, 118. Representative. Thos. M. Drennan, Democrat, 384. J. R. Kerr, Democrat, 301. W. A. Neinstedt, Democrat, 147. J. A. Ludy, Republican, 231. Newton Parks, Republican, 233. Superior Court Judge. Frank Baxter, Democrat, 302. J. H. Westover, Democrat, 218. Thos. D. Molloy, Republican, 223. Superior Court Clerk. D. L. DeVane, Democrat, 463. Earl B. Smith, Republican, 231. Sheriff. Mel Greenleaf, Democrat, 279. Gus Livingston, Democrat, 162. W. M. Winn, Democrat, 142. U. G. Wilder, Republican, 228.. County Recorder. Byron Gray, Democrat, 25. Roy Hansberger, Democrat, 204. J. T. Hodges, Democrat, 217. S. F. Stanley, Democrat, 131. Walter Moser, Republican, 230. County Treasurer. W. W. Sturges, Democrat, 276. E. H. Tobias, Democrat, 198. A. H. Kent, Republican, 137. Perrv O. Spittler, Republican, 135 School Superintendent. Hugo Farmer, Democrat, 236. J. M. Hess, Democrat, 248. J. H. Godfrey, Republican, 166. G. H. Hobart, Republican. 89. Arnoldas H. McClure, Rep., 22. County Attorney. Fred L. Ingraham, Democrat, 462. C. H. Colman, Republican, 181. H. Wupperman, Republican, 79. Assessor. Allen B. Ming, Democrat, 456. A. Y. Greer, Republican, 234. Superintendent of Roads. C. E. Denmark, Democrat, 74. W. A. Harding, Democrat, 152. W. A. Hevener, Democrat, 23. Harry McPhaul, Democrat, 88. Joe B. Smarr, Democrat, 213. M. M. Briggs, Republican, 92. J. W. Fuquay, Republican, 100. D. C. Rose, Republican, 70. County Surveyor. A. H. Brooks, Democrat, 447. Harry Maddux, Republican, 237. County Supervisors. F. E. Elliott, Democrat, 254. B. F. Hopkins, Democrat, 285. S. P. Huss, Democrat, 206. T. A. Jordan, Democrat, 239. Ike Proebstel, Democrat, 270. J. H. Shanssey, Democrat, 234. H. H. Donkersley, Republican, 246. C. V. Meeden, Republican, 233. Cash M. Smith, Republican, 239. Sheriff. Assessor. SUPPLIES ARRIVING. A carload of lumber, consisting chiefly of heavy timbers, arrived Sat urday for the new pumping plant that the government is to install for the use of the Indians. The lumber was hauled to the site of the plant the first part of the week by Roberts & Gibson. A force of men is employed leveling off the site where the build ing that is to house the machinery is to be constructed. The building is to be built of concrete and the work of putting in the foundation will be started at once. Other supplies are expected to arrive as fast as needed. WENDEN LOT SALE. The sale of Wenden town lots, held last Saturday, was not as successful as expected. Owing to the law r gov erning the sale the number of lots offered was limited, only enough to pay off the indebtedness. For thi3 reason no great effort was made to attract a crowd, but at some future date another sale is to be held, when the limit will be taken off, at which time a barbecue and other attrac tions will be offered to secure a good attendance from outside points. INSTALLING THE GIN MACHINERY Building Now Enlarged and Cotton Gin Will Be Ready For Business Soon —Cotton Crop Looking Fine— Pickers Wanted. BLYTHE, Cal., Nov. 3.—The cotton gin building is now en closed and work wa3 begun the first of last week installing the machin ery. The engine that was used for pumping purposes at Neighbours has been purchased and is now being set up by Floyd Brown. Cotton picking has been going on quite extensively the past week and the results are even better than ha.: been anticipated, the first picking running. Loin. 1,266 Lo 1,800 puounds of seed cotton to the acre, and some even better than that. Just how many pounds of the seed cotton to make a bale cannot, of course, be determined until the gin is in operation, but it will take be tween 1,400 and 1,500 pounds, which will give a bale or thereabout for the first picking as an average, which is a very satisfactory showing for the first year. One especially fine field of cotton is that grown by George Ronald, which from the picking made so far gives indication of going about two bales or better to the acre, but Mr. Ronald has but a small piece which was an experiment with him but will be a business next year. The worst trouble is lack of pick ers. Indians will not touch it by the pound and want to be paid by the day, and as they are rather slow the result is that they do not work. WEDDING BELLS. Mr. William A. Tabor of Blythe and Miss Crystal Downing of Lake side, Cal., were married at San Die go on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Mr. Tabor is well known in the Palo Verde val ley, having lived here for several years, coming here from Imperial county. Mrs. Tabor is a popular San Diego county girl. They arrived in Blythe last Sunday and will live on Mr. Tabor’s homestead west of Blythe. The young couple have the best wishes of their many friends who wish them a happy married life. RAISING BONUS. Petitions are now being circulated to raise a bouns as an inducement to get a doctor to locate here. It is a queer predicament that a community of about 1,500 people are so healthy that it will not support a doctor, so it is purposed to raise a bonus of SIOO per month and we hope under these conditions that it will be pos sible to have a doctor here to care for the few sick people we have, for when one gets sick here at present it is a very serious proposition. DIED AT RIVERSIDE. Word was received Thursday of last week that Frank Masters, who left on Oct: 12th, had died at the hospi tal at Riverside on Oct. 15th, where he was taken for treatment. Mr. Masters had lived here the past year and had made many friends who will mourn his death. He had no relatives here, but friends did all that was possible under the cir cumstances, but it was another case of no doctor and do the best you could. SIXTEEN MACHINES IN DESERT CONTEST Los Angeles to Phoenix Automobile Races Will Start Tonight (Satur day)—Course Conceded to Be Hardest in United States. One of the greatest aggregations of automobiles ever assembled for an automobile race will leave Los An geles tonight (Saturday) from the Hollenbeck hootel, on a desert grind of 560 miles, for a purse of gold amounting to nearly $9,000. The occasion will be the fourth annual Los Angeles to Phoenix au tomobile race. Sixteen motor cars, representing alone the automobile dealers of Los Angeles, will compete for the prizes and the manufacturers of sixteen cars, with factories in the eastern part of the country, where such roads as these cars must over come are unknown, will reap the harvest of the grueling pace these machines must set. Contesting for the honors of the race are many east ern drivers, who made the first trip over the course last week. They are amazed at the course and marvel that any driver in the world will consent to face the dangers that mus~ be overcome. The course leads from Los Ange les to San Diego, where a prize of SI,OOO in cash is offered the first car to leach the Grant Hotel and finishes at Phoenix. Five hundred dollars will be paid to the driver of the first car that reaches El Centro in the imperial valley and finishes in Phoe nix within the allotted time. Five hundred dollars will be paid the dri ver of the car that reaches Yuma first and finishes in Phoenix. The first car to reach Phoenix will re ceive $3,500 in cash. Following the race to Phoenix there will be several track races for purses amounting to several thousand dollars. George Purdy Bullard, the originator of the great Los-Angeles to Phoenix automobile race, and pres ent contender for first honors in the run for Attorney General of the baby sta*e, has been successful in secur ing several hundreds of dollars for the drivers of the great race who will compete in the track races. No vember 9 has been set aside by the t’a’r commissioners as “Automobile” day, when the contendors in the great desert event will show themselves before the Arizona populace. Luck sticks to Bill Tremaine like a brother. The daredevil Phoenix driver of the Pope-Hartford, who drew first starting place last year and took third place in the race, will start second this year. He will be five minutes behind the Maxwell, one of the lighter cars, which he should pass within half an hour and have a clear course on to Phoenix and victory. The cars will leave the Hollenbeck 1 otel in the following order: Max well,l; Pope,2; Franklin, 3; Stoddard- Dayton,4; Cadillac, 5; E. M. F., 6; Flanders, 7; Mercer, 8; Cole, 9; Case, 10; National, 11; ißuiek by Ni krant, 12; Fiat, 13; Midland, 14; Lexington, 15; Buick by Ferguson, 16. NEW ARIZONA RAILROAD RATES. Sometime during the summer the interstate commerce commission made a rate on freight to Arizona points from the Missouri river points to take effect the 25th of November. This rating cuts out the back' haul from the Pacific coa3t points, giving this territory direct rates with a small added percentage. From this ruling the railroads appealed to the court of commerce and that court has just confirmed the ruling of the com merce commission. In consequence of this ruling the railroads now have nothing to do but put into effect the rate ordered, which means a great victory for the Arizona shippers. HOW TO KILL RODENTS. A new discovery has been made in the use of carbon bisulphide for the killing of ground squirrels, which will be of general interest. By fol lowing the recommendation of the ag ricultural department of pouring the carbon bisulphide into the hole and plugging it up. not more than 40 per cent of the squirrels are killed. By pouring the poison upon a piece of dry horse manure and rolling the same down the hole the carbon bi sulphide is conveyed deep down in the hole and death to the rodent is the invariable result, No. 26.