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4,000 FARM UNITS IN PARKER VALLEY Survey of Reservation Begun the Past Week From Lower End of Valley —Estimated Farm Popula tion When Settled, About 16,000. The work of surveying and sub-di viding the irrigable lands of the Col orado River reservation began the past week. Wednesday the U. S. land office surveyors broke their tem porary camp in town and departed for the lower end of the reservation, from which point the y will work northward after establishing the cor rect southern boundary line. G. P . Harrington, surveyor in charge, and A. F. Dunnington, topog rapher of Indian surveys, visited the southern portion of the reservation Tuesday to look over the country, and plan the future work of the sur vey. It is expected that the most diffi cult work will be in the lower portion of the reservation, as the dense growth of mesquite and cottonwood offers many obstacles to the men in the field. The eastern and northern part of the reserve will be handled with ease, except portions lying along the river, where the brush is very heavy Until the survey shall have been completed the number of acres ol irrigable lands can only be estimated. However, one is enabled to arrive at the approximate acreage with some degree of accuracy. Aside from the alnds to be allotted to the Indians it may be safely estimated that there will be 160,000 acres available to white settlement and entry when the reservation is opened. This is to be subdivided into 40 acre farm units, making approximate ly 4,000 farms of forty acres each. Estimating four persons to each farm the Parker valley will have a popula tion of about 16,000 people when these lands become settled. Such a large farm population i bound to increase the city population to about 10,000 or more. And thk will undoubtedly occur within the next two years, provided there is no delaj in opening the lands. With state hood and two senators and a con gressman there should be no delay in getting the lands opened at the earliest possible time after their sur vey and subdivision. HESS MEETING A SUCCESS. John M. Hess, candidate for su perintendent of schools on the demo cratic ticket, visited Parker last Sat urday and in the evening he address ed a large audience at Detrick’s hall Mr. Hess is a lawyer of unusual abil ity, a deep thinker and a scholar of high attainments. He is also an ox cellent speaker, and his address Sat urday night made a good impression upon the voters here. He advanced a number of strong arguments why he should have charge of the schools of the county during the next term and promised to place them on a high educational plane if the voter? of the county selected him for the office. Mr. Hess practiced law in Chicago for many years, but nine years ago he was compelled to locate in tliu county owing to the ill health of come of the members of his family He stood for congress in his distric. on two different occasions, but th( overwhelming republican majoritj prevented his election. His educational qualifications for the office which he seeks are fat above the average county school su perintendent, MOONLIGHT FOOLED HER. The wonderful beauty of Arizona’;: moonlight nights is famous the world over, but occasionally the brightness of fair Luna’s rays is a source of an noyance to those who are in the hab it of seeking the peaceful arms of Morpheus at an early hour in the evening. This happened to be the case of Miss Minnie Brown Friday night ol last week. After an arduous day of teaching “reading, and writing, and ’rith-me-tic” to the younger gen eration of Parker hopefuls, she re tired early, with the avowed inten tion of arising at an early hour to do up her Saturday washing. Awaking, after what seemed to her a good night’s re3t, she arose and prepared her breakfast. While wash ing her breakfast dishes she congrat ulated herself on getting up at the break of day, and how much work THE PARKER POST she would be able to accomplish be fore the noon hour. Just about that time she heard the shrill whistle of the Phoenix passen ger train westbound, and wondered whether an early morning special was coming through. Looking at the clock she was startled to find that it was exactly 12:10 a. m. It is needless to add that Miss Brown again sought her bed, and blamed it all on the bright moonlight, which she mistook for daybreak. She was so provoked that the sun was high in the heavens ere she arose to do that early washing she had planned the previous night. TEACHERS IN SESSION. The territorial teachers’ association opened in Phoenix Monday morning with an attendance that filled the auditorium to practically its seating capacity of 400. The counties of Pi nal, Santa Cruz. Yuma and Maricopa are each represented by large delega tions. There are two educators pres ent who are known in teachers’ cir cles throughout the United States — H. G. Pattengill of Lansing, Michi gan, and Jenness M. Braden of Chi cago. LARGE ORE BODY AT STEECE MINE • Shaft Penetrates Eighty Feet of Ore Averaging S2O Per Ton During Prog ress of Sinking—Large Force of Men Will Be Put On This Month. Superintendent P. H. Newman of the Steece Copper company visited the company’s mine in the Riverside mountains last week and was much gratified over the results of the de velopment work accomplished during the summer. At the 500-foot level the shaft passed through eighty feet of fine ore, averaging S2O per ton. This ore body is to be developed thoroughly upon Mr. Newman’s return from the coast next week. Cross-cuts are to be run in both directions to determine its width, but from present indica tions it is of great size. As the shaft is being sunk on an incline it went through the ore body below the 500- foot level. The total depth of the shaft is now about 900 feet from the surface, or 750 feet from the upper tunnel level. Water was encountered recently, and it is confidently believed by the man agement that now that water level has been reached the values will not only be greater, but it is reasonable to expect that the ore bodies will be of greater proportions and perma nency. Mr. Steece is expected to arrive from the east within the next, ten days, when a larger force will be em ployed at the mine. Sinking contin ued throughout the summer. The Steece mine will no doubt be enabled to send out a number of good shipments the coming winter, and if the big ore body encountered at the 500-foot level proves all that is ex pected of it the mine will be one of the most valuable in the southwest. MONEY IN EGYPTIAN COTTON. Egyptian cotton will never yield the returns in dollars per acre that some branches of horticulture do, but it will run vastly ahead of the or dinary field crop. To make a very conservative esti mate, the average farmer living on twenty acres of land should be able to raise fifteen bales of Egyptian cot ton worth at a low estimate, with seed, SI,BOO a year, and with cows, pigs, poultry and fruit trees the fami ly could produce at least $1,200 a year additional, giving a total reve nue of $3,000 a year. This is as good a revenue as is en joyed by the average railroad divis ion superintendent, the average bank president, or the average manager of good sized commercial and manufact uring establishments, while it does not carry with it the nerve-racking sense of responsibility nor the ne cessity of “keeping up appearances’’ aT heavy expense. “All the men who ever lived were produced by women.” —President An na iShaw, Women’s Congress. All by yourselves, Sister Shaw? — Yuma Sun. We believe that the Phoenix corre spondent of the Los Angeles Exam iner who cribs The Post’s mining news should at least send it to his paper under a Parker date line. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1911. FIERCE FIGHT WITH MOUNTAIN LION Caught in No. 2 Trap Animal is Tracked By Two Boys, and is Later Killed After Exciting Fight by Ra phael Reina and Patricia Montijo. The two young sons of Patricio Montijo and Raphael Reina, had a narrow escape last Saturday from being killed by a fierce mountain ilon near their home 12 mile 3 east of town. The boys caught the moun tain rover in a small No. 2 trap and his kingship walked off with the trap. The youngsters followed the tracks of their catch to a point where they discovered what sort of animal they had landed. Getting scared they hur ried home, fearing to take a shot at the beast. Their fathers, Patricio Montijo and Raphael Reina, set out to see what scared the boys. They came across Mr. Lion when he was in a very bad humor, brought on by dragging a trap on his right hind leg. which had caught on over the toes. Sight ing the hunters his lordship didn’t wait for them to start the battle, but proceeded to act on the aggressive at once by taking a ten-foot' leap at the throat of Reina, who side-stepped just in time to save his life. As the men were armed with but one 38-calibre revolver they soon realized that they were up against a serious proposition, with no possible means of escaping unless they killed the lion, now maddened beyond hope of fright and slinking away. As Reina dodged the fierce on slaught of the lion he fired, the shot taking effect in the animal’s right shoulder. But Mr. Lion, wheeling around, came after his prey furiously. Another shot hit the oncoming lion in the neck, and just as he was about to make another leap for Reina a third shot struck him in the head, and he rolled over dead, much to the relief of the cornered men, who aver that they will never again hunt a lion unless armed with a dependable rifle. If the boys had not turned back they would surely have met with lit tle mercy on the part of the lion. The hide was brought to town Tues day, and measures 7V 2 feet from tip to tip. The animal weighed about 200 pounds, and is the largest of its kind ever killed in this section of the tei ritory. NEWS OF PALO VERDE VALLEY (Palo Verde Valley Herald,) The attendance at the chamber of commerce meeting last Saturday night was rather small, this being the first meeting held since last spring. The whys and wherefores of a number of things were gone over, and $25 was voted toward dragging and fixing up Hobson Way west of town. A committee was appointed to take up the matter of selecting a doctor and a number of petitions are being circulated to raise a guarantee fund so as to secure to the doctor the sum of SIOO per month. To make the matter more clear the idea is that we raise say from SSOO to SI,OOO and deposit it in the bank subject to be drawn on by the doctor up to SIOO per month or such amount needed to make him an Income of that amount, any money he may take in each month to be deducted from this amount. There is no doubt that the doctor would make from SSO to $75 per month or more,and if any of the mon ey raised is not needed it will be returned prorata among the subscrib ers. The question of having a meeting to which the ladies will be invited was discussed and it was decided to hold this meeting at the time of the election of officers in January. LADIES ELECT OFFICERS. The Ladies’ Improvement Club met at Hotel Blythe Thursday, October 26, it being the regular meeting day and also the day for the election of officers. The following were the of ficers selected for the ensuing year: President—Mrs. L. F. Norton. Vice-president—'Mrs. H. C. Downs. Secretary—Mrs. Wilkenson. Treasurer—'Miss Robinson. The question of assisting in the school entertainment to be held in November was discussed and it decided to have two booths, one for candy and another for coffee and doughnuts, Mrs. R. E. Hopkins tc CLAIMS SHERIFF DESERTED HIM Mexican Who Was Taken From Yu ma to Swansea on Murder Charge Proves Innocent, and Claims Sher iff Left Him to Shift For Himself. Miguel Hernandez, who was brought from Yuma to Swansea last week by Sheriff Livingston to answer to the charge of killing a Mexican at that place, proved to be the wrong man wanted for the crime. Hernandez ar rived in Parker Saturday with a tale of ill treatment on the part of the Yuma county sheriff, who, he alleges, deserted him at Swansea and left him without a cent or a railroad ticket to get back to Yuma, where he claims he has a wife and several children. Hernandez alleges that after the sheriff found he was not the man wanted for the murder he took him to a lodging house, where he told him to go to bed and in the morning he would take him back to Yuma. In the morning the Mexican awoke to find that the sheriff had gotten out of Swansea the previous night by tal ing an automobile to Bouse, where he made connection with the Phoenix train. He made his way to Bouse and from there he came to Parker to tell his troubles to Justice of the Peace Graves. The latter wired the county commissioners the same day of the Mexican’s arrival, stating the facts in the case as related by the ex-prisoner. No word has been received from the Yuma officials, and in the meantime Judge Graves is tak ing care of Hernandez. In a case of this kind according to law the sheriff must return a pris oner to the town he is taken from, and if Sheriff Livingston intention ally deserted Hernandez in the man ner claimed by the Mexican he did a grievous wrong. However, we have only the Mexican’s side of the story, and the true facts in the case may be entirely different than so* forth by him. The Yuma officials should at least have promptly notified the local au thorities what to do in the premises. Hernandez is sore over his treat ment, stating that he is unable to return to his family to provide food for them, and unless kindly neigh bors assist them they must go hungry until he can get to Yuma and obtain employment. have charge of the candy booth, and Mrs. W. A. Hadden the coffee booth. Donations were the next thing in or der to supply the booths and the la dies responded in fine shape so that very little expense will be attached. Mrs. Hadden reported that the do mestic science cooking class had had one meeting and that the girls had exceptional ability along that line. Mrs. Mclntyre had the same re port to make regarding the sewing class and predicted some nice work to show in the future. IN JUSTICE COURT. The weekly batch of trouble was a little behind time last week, or to be more exact it was Thursday af ternoon, when one Pablo Malande went down to the home of Joe Ta tum and demanded the sum of one dollar, which he alleged was due him. Mr. Tatum had decided opinions to the contrary, however, and refused to pay the sum or any part thereof, and further intimated that Pablo’s room was better than his company. Then Pablo made some remarks that would look bad in print, and which aroused the fighting abilities of Tatum to such an extent that he pro ceeded to pick up a board that was handy and give Palo a hit over the head causing a slight laceration of the scalp. Then Pablo was impressed with the idea that he was wanted elsewhere and came up and filed a complaint with Judge Moore, charg ing the said Joe Tatum with assault and battery. When Tatum appeared to answer the charge he also thought he had sufficient provocation so lie filed a complaint against Pablo for disturbing the peace, etc., and the trial was set for Friday afternoon. A jury was summoned consisting of J. A. Benson, Herman Neipp, Dan Shea, Fred Springer, H. M. R. Rod man and L. B. Todd, and as the evi dence in both cases was identical the jury was instructed to decide on both complaints. After hearing the evi- dence they decided that the said Joe Tatum was justified in his action and turned him loose, and also that Pab lo had done nothing that would enti tle him to be fined so he likewise was told to go and sin no more. J. O. Phillips represented Joe Tatum’s side of the affair. HALLOWE’EN PARTY. A neighborhood Hallowe’en party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Downs last Tuesday evening. The decorations were along Hallowe’en lines and were very quaint and attractive, everything be ing decorated with witches and black cats, and pretty little jack-o’-lanterns made out of small gourds. The early part of the evening was given up to games after which a dain ty lunch was served in keeping with the costumes of the evening. A very amusing feature incident to the course of the evening was the draw ing of fortunes, each being in rhyme and foretelling wonderful and fearful (Continued on Page 4.) CROWDS AfTEND TERRITORIAL FAIR Biggest Annual Event of Its Sort in the Southwest Attracts Thousands of Visitors —Manitaba's People At tract Notice. PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 8. —The sev enth and last territorial fair of Ari zona was formally opened Monday by Governor Richard E. Sloan, with a brief speech made from the judge’s stand. Governor Sloan extended a warm welcome to the patrons and visitors of the great fair. He characterized it as the most popular fair and the biggest annual event of its sort in the great southwest. He was round ly applauded by some five thousand people who filled the grandstand to overflowing and lined manv deer) against the race-course rail. Many of the visitors to the fair grounds have been in Phoenix for every fair since the first one and they are busy telling each other what a wonderful gain this year shows over the past good efforts. There could hardly be a more fitting location any where for such a representative gath ering as the Arizona fair should be and is. The natural beauty of the surroundings strike the visitor at once; such a sweep of many-peaked, richly-colored mountains as could hardly be surpassed, glowing with deep and lovely tints that change with every hour of the day. It is a typical Arizona landscape that lies before the visitor, a beautiful and harmonious setting for the event that more than any other draws together all Arizonians in the friendliest ex ploitation of all the products of this big youngest state. The crowds during the week were picturesque enough to tempt brush or camera for the bright shawls and bead collars .and black hair of the real Arizonians were thick at every turn. A little group of Mohaves from below Parker gathered Monday at the corner of the mineral building with the son of their hereditary chief in the center. In very good English he said that their present chief, Manitaba, was al so with them and that he meant to see the big white chief of Arizona before he went home. This fair is going to make evident to a lot of Arizonians how many new things the state is doing successfully; cotton growing, for instance; the breeding of varieties of alfalfa, with more leafage and hay value, the commercial development of dates which are now in bearing in Mohave county a hundred miles north of her county seat, and the growing of fruits that have been regarded as curiosi ties for the yard or park rather than for the moneymakers orchard. HUBBELL IS CHAIRMAN. By a unanimous vote, the republi can central committee at its meeting in Phoenix Monday, J. Durango Hub bell of Apache county was elected chairman and the choice of secretary and treasurer was left to him. Monday was a field day for the re publicans of Arizona and they flocked into Phoenix from every section of the state. When the central com mittee was called to order in the as semblage chamber in the capitol at 11 o’clock, delegates were present from every county and in most in stances every delegate from the coun ty was present in person.—Republi can. HERRICK WINNER OF DESERT RACE Takes First Money All Along the Route From Los Angeles to Phoe nix—Dash Across the Desert Was Full of Thrills. PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 6.—A faint smile cracking the cake of dust upon his face, Harvey Herrick, who was born and reared in Phoenix, drove his big National ‘‘forty’’ through the gates of the Arizona fair grounds at 2:52% this afternoon. In that in stant he became the official winner of the Los Angeles-Phoenix road race and the greatest automobile driver in America. It needed only the winning of this race to win him recognition as the nerviest, brainiest racer in the United States. The National’s running time from Los Angeles was 20 hours and 22 minutes. Car, driver and mechanician showed the effects of the long, greweling grind over the most difficult and dan gerous course that ever defied man or automobile. Herrick 3miled but E. Swanson, the mechanician, did not. After they had driven around in front of the grand stand, circling the half-mile track once, the “Big Swede” seemed more interested in the National’s crank case than in the cheers and plaudits of the im mense crowd. Cheer after cheer 3hook the grand stand while Herrick sat and smiled in a tired way at the photographers. Swanson sat still under protest. He wanted to get at the machinery. The time of arrival and corrected time of the first four cars to reach here follows: National, arrived m., run ning time from Los Angeles 20:22. Franklin, arrived 2:35 p. m., run ning time 22:54:35. Midland,- arrived 3:24:24, running time 24:21:24. Buick Sixteen, arrived 3• 12:35^,.run ning time 26:26:35. The dash across the desert by the new route for the race from Los Angeles was full of thrills and in at least one instance death stared a pair of racers in the face. But for the chivalry of Roger Stearns, driv ing a Stoddard-Dayton, it is highly probable that death would have claimed at least one victim. Stearns dashed out of San Diego at sixty miles an hour and made a turn to find the Maxwell on its top, with Driver Clarence Smith and Me chanic Earl Fancher, pinned under it. Fancher was unconscious. Stearns and Bill Harris, his mechanician, tried in vain to lift the car. Finally some of it was cut away and Smith crawled out. The three then re moved the car from Fancher who was at first thought to be dead. He was not, how’ever, and was returned to San Diego for medical care while Smith, his car battered to pieces, continued in the race. Stearns lost the second place which he had held behind Herrick, Ralph Hamlin taking it as he worked over the Maxw'ell. Hamlin beat him to the El Centro control. WILL REVOLUTIONIZE MAKING OF GASOLINE. Through an invention made by J. Trimble of Fellows it is predicted that the manufacture of gasoline will be revolutionized, says the Fresno Re publican. It is said that with tw’o men and a single boiler and with equipment erected at a cost of $3,- 500, as great a quantity of gasoline can be turned out as is now’ turned out by the Standard Oil company at its Richmond plant with several hun dred men and eight boilers. It is said that Trimble has been offered a fabulous sum by the Standard for the rights to his invention. Trimble is a young tool dresser who has been at work on his inven tion for years. The invention is ca pable of producing 10,000 barrels of gasoline a day. Trimble proposes 1 sell the plants on a royalty basis and predicts that the retail price of gaso line will go down from 25 cents a gallon to 10 cents a gallon. The in vention is protected by eight patent.;. A number of men have seen the in vention in operation and they have expressed much astonishment at the way in which it works. For Rent —Furnished house, close in, water in house. R. C. Saufley. Fresh Drugs and Medicines re ceived every week at CITY DRUG. STORE. No. 27.