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NO STEAL IN DRENNAN BILL SAYS SENATOR WORSLEY AFTER RIGID INVESTIGATION. Opponents Before Senate Commit tee Could Not Prove Charg es of Crookedness. State Senator A. A- Worsley has issued a public statememit relative to the charges by certain parties to the passage by the legislature of Repre sentative T. M. Drennan’s bill apply ing the provisions of -the Carey act to Arizona. Senator Worsley’s statement shows that the senate made a rigid examina tion into the various arguments and allegations made by the opponents to the bill, and in every instance these vvere disproved. The persons who claimed to know that there was some thing crooked were called before the senate committee and upon being ask ed by the chairman if they could give one fact upon which to base an argument, replied that they could not. The names of two parties, Frank \V. Owers of Coronado, Cal., and J. P. Scanlon of G.neeley, Colo., were given the senate committee as the ones who were back of the opposi tion to the bill. Ajs these panties ape non-residents of Arizona and were op loosing the Drennan hill simply be cause they have some personal griev ance against the pro motors of the Ireeley-Arizona Irrigation company, their protests, after investigation, had no weight. The following is Senator Wors ley’s statement, in full, except the telegrams he received from Messrs. Scanlon and Owers, which do not contain any reasons why the state >1 Arizona should not adopt a Carey land law, hut they do state that the Greeley company has no vested right here, therefore making all of their opposition to the iJinemnan bill .through Phoenix socialists, rattier silly: "Prior to the passage of House bill No. ti, which is the Carey land bill,, it was -rumored about that, there would be a big -steal and that the Guggen helms and the Greeley Ari zona Irrigation company would steal millions of dollars if (he legislature adopted the Carey act and the dis trict Irrigation ball. After thiis bill passed the house, I was cautioned by members of the lower house that they it bought they had made a mis take and that they heard that there was a steal connected with this bill. 1 at once for myself and on behalf of various senators who -entrusted me, set about to make a thorough investigation -so that we might make no mistake. I wired at. my own ex pense -to Washington and igot copin' of ail bills introduced in congress, including the Omnibus bill, and on down to -the present date. I got. all -the data and information that seem ed possible to get, and could find no reason why the legislature of Ari zona should not pass the hill, and could see no reason why the legisla ture of the state of Arizona should act as a dog in the manger and re fuse to enact such legislation a-;: would permit the resources of the state -to he opened -up and irrigation projects like this from being built and developed. I .had heard the var ious manors and was cautioned to look out. Two days prior to -th 1 ilme when this hill would come up for passage in the senate. I called in to the committee -room in the senate these persons who claimed to know -that there was something crooked and asked them if they ooul-d give us one fact upon which, to base an argument and they said they could not. ‘‘Following -the adoption of the Carey act and the District irrigation hill the legislature of the state of Arizona passed a joint resolution in forming congress of our action and asking congress to confer no special privilege on any corporation or syn dicate of men, and asked congress not to confirm any proposition sub mitted by any one, and especially mentioned the Greeley-Arizona Irri gation company. In reply the fol lowing telegram from Senator Ash unsit.: ‘Washington, I). C., May 30th. ‘Hon. A. A. Worsley, Phoenix, Arizona. You may be assured neither Greeley-Arizona Irrigation company nor other company or to Arizona THE PARKER POST person wiilil get. any bill through, conferring any special privilege. Greeley-Arizona Irrigation com pany hills will he killed. I agree with you that the state of Ari zona should be given opportunity -to become a bidder in the build ing of this dam on equal terms with all others.’ “Prior -to the passage of these bills 1 personally made a thorough investigation ami I found that . -the Greeley-Arizona irrigation company lias no vested rights either now or had at the time of the passage of the bill, nor has any one 1 else, and no act of the state of Arizona has a tendency to give them any vested rights. On tih-e other hand, the leg islature of the -state of Arizona has -in my judgment effectually prevented them from ever acquiring any rights. The purpose and intent of the action of the legislature was -to make this project open to all on equal terms and equal advantages In every re spect. If the Greeley-Arizona Irriga tion company can bid on equal terms with the state of Arizona and all eth er bidders and can build this project cheaper and to better advantage to the .people and all concerned, then -they should be permitted to do so, but the purpose is to have the state of Arizona build -this -project and to cut out promoters and speculators. After these bills passed both branches of the legislature the gov ernor of the state of Arizona for twelve days made diligent inquiry and made a thorough search as well as dii-d other men on his behalf, for some justifiable reason has not sign ed the bills. The .legislature of the state- of Arizona cannot afford to silt, back and say that, we will not iper miit. this reservation ito be open ed on the assumption that eongresc vilil not. do its duty toward the pro tection of the people. Therefore. I suggest that the lies that have -been published about this project and the men wiho wrote these lies that not up to the present time been able to give us one -reason why or -furn ished us with one fact upon which to base an aigiument against -the pas sage of the bills and the legislature in passing -them performed a great duty which lit owed to (the state and to the people at large.’’ WANT LINE CHANGED. A petition addressed to President Taft, asking -that the application of the New La Paz Gold Mining com pany to have the southern- -line of the Colorado River Indian reserva tion established -according to section lines in a direct course east and west, was circulated .here the past week and quite generally signed .by the citizens. bJvery effort is -being -made by (the mining interests along the southern boundary line .to secure the removal of the Vine further north mar old La Paz, so (that mining op erations .may be continued in that section. NEW HOMESTEAD BILL BECOMES LAW New Homesstead Bill Is Signed. Washington, D. C., June 6, 1912. Parker Posit, Parker, Ariz. I have just witnessed the signing of the three year .homestead bill by the president. Will mail a copy of the act as .soon, as lit is printed. The secretary of the interior is requested to mail a copy of the act to every homestead entry man and notification giving him the option of making fin al proof under this or the old law. CARL HAYDEN. The final agreement between the conference -committees of the h-on&e and senate, in whose hands the three year homestead bill has been for the past month and the signing of the measure (by the president., will be good news to homestead entry men throughout the west.. The homestead law was too stringent in many .'ays, but the new law. it. is believed, will greatly relieve -tire -entryman in making final proof. The three-year -homestead bill, per mits entry men on -public lands to prove up their claims in three in stead of five years, allowing five months’ absence from the claim each year, and reducing the acreage to be cult 1 voted on large claims from eigh ty to forty acres. The bill a® design ed to liberalize the homestead law 3 as a check on immigration of Am erican farmers to Canada. The Post will .publish the new homestead law as soon as it is re ceived by this paper. Subscribe for The Post. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY. JUNE 8. 1912. CARL HAYDEN BREAK IN OLIVE LAKE DYKE CAUSES DAMAGE TO CROPS About 150 Feet of Levee Washed Out by Ris ing Waters of Colorado River—No Hope of Closing Break Until River Lowers. BLYTHE, CAL., JUNE 6.—THE COLORADO RIVER WASHED OUT ABOUT 1&0 FEET OF THE OLIVE LAKE DYKE MONDAY MORNING AT 10 O’CLOCK. A LARGE FORCE OF MEN ANO fEAMS ARE AT WORK ENDEAV ORING TO FILL THE BROKEN DYKE, BUT ACCORDING TO LAST AC COUNTS FROM HEADGATE, 12 MILES FROM HERE, THERE AP PEARS LITTLE HOPE OF CLOSING THE BREAK UNTIL THE RIVER SUBSIDES. IT IS FEARED THAT IF THE BREAK IS NOT CLOSED SOON OUTSIDE TRAFFIC WILL STOP EXCEPT VIA THE RIVER. THERE HAS BEEN NO LOSS OF LIFE, BUT SEVERAL NARROW ESCAPES ARE REPORTED. A LARGE AMOUNT OF CROPS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, AND OTHERS WILL BE DELAYED ON ACCOUNT OF THE OVERFLOW. THE TOWN OF BLYTHE IS OVER THE DAN GER LINE. SEVERAL THOUSAND EMPTY SACKS ARRIVED YESTERDAY, AND A LARGE FORCE OF MEN IS ENGAGED IN FILLING AND DUMPING THEM INTO THE BREAK. A PILE-DRIVER IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT BLYTHE JUNC TION BY EXPRESS FRIDAY, AND IT WILL BE RUSHED TO OLIVE LAKE AS FAST AS TEAMS CAN HAUL IT. IT HAS BEEN DECIDED THAT THIS IS THE ONLY MEANS OF FILLING THE BREAK. SECRETARY FISHER PROMISES ACTION Monday -night telegrams wer<- for warded to Senators Aahur-st and Smith and Representative Carl Hay den advising the Arizona delegates in congress that a petition figured by over one hundred citizens of Par ker, .praying for the introduction of a bill providing for the segregation of tibe reservation lands .so that they may be opened under tihe Carey' to*, had just -beeni mailed to them. A reply addressed to the Parkeir board of trade was received Tues day afternoon from Senator Henry F. As hurst, in wiid-ch he stated llhat -the Arizona delegation in congress is earnestly trying to cause the Colorado River Indian reservation ito be -thrown open to settlement after allotments of lands to the Indians have been made. Secretary 'Fisher of the interior de partment, Mr. Ashurst states, will cause an investigation, to be made a once so that allotments can- be made and approved. .Senator Ashiursit is in favor of leg islation by congress that, will permit, the reservation- lands to be thrown open to the public at the earliest possible date, but. insists that the poor men and men of moderate means shall 'have an opportunity to -get : -home. According to bis telegram of Tues day he is opposed to congress grant ing aaiy special privilege in connec tion with the reclamation of th.es: lands. It is hoped .that the necessary leg islation in connection with the res ervation lands will be passed bes-or adjournment of congress this sum mer, and every effort will be made oy the citizens of Parker to urge early action. The board of trade Wednesday com inuniLaated w.ith the L<os Angeles chamber of commerce, the Phoenix l oard of trade, the Tucson board oil trade, and a .number of other state organization®, asking for assistance in urging congress to pass a bill segregating the lands to come with in the Carey act. Tentative allotments have alread been made to the Indians by (Super iniendent. O. L. Babcock, and onlj necessary to make these al-lotonerh the approval of the department is final. INDIANS WANTED. Word was received Friday morn ing by Superintendent Babcock to send thirty Indians to Olive Lake, where the break oocmred in the dyke lapt Monday. They will leave by -boat at once. If you are going away for - the summer months please notify tibia office, so The Posit may be forward - ed to your mew address. HISTED ORE MILL FOR COPPER BASIN H. P. Hull arrived in town Thurs -1 ’ e Kansas City, prepared to install a Histed ore mill in tihe Cop per Basin and Whipple Wash dis tricts at the Billy Smith Landing, three miles south of Brennan Land ing on the California side of the Colorado river. The mill machinery arrived at To pock several days ago, and will be brought down the rivier by the lola as soon as Captain Williams com pletes his contract of hauling the Huntington mill to Drennan Land ing for D. T. Jackson and associates. Mr. Hull visited this section about three months ago and made a thor ough investigation of the Copper Basin and Whipple Wash districts. He returned to Kansas City and con sulted his associate in the venture, W. A. Smith, a well known South American- mining man, who owns val uab'c placer claims or the Magdelena. river. They decided to install a small mill at once, and the one shipped has a capacity of ten tons. The Histed ore mill works on the principle of the arastra as well as utilizing the stamping process, and it is claimed that this grinding and stamping enables a greater, saving of values. The principal reason for in stalling a mill in this district. ,iis for the purpose of demonstrating what the Hi Sited will do, as well as oper ating iit for profit on custom ores. Mr. Hull is a practical miiUman and will have personal charge of the mill. His partner, Mr. Smith, will be out here sometime in August. Messrs. Hull and Smith are pre pared to install similar mills! in other parts of the Parker country just as fast, as claim owners develop suffic ient ore to justify the expense of in stallation. E. P. & S. W. PLANS BIG RY. PROJECTS Providing for I lie construction of 2150 miles of railroad, which would ■connect practically every city and section of Arizona by a network of lines that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, the El Paso & Southwestern filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission Saturday amended articles of incorporation which forecast great railroad activity in the new state during the next few /ears, says the Arizona Democrat. On May t> last., the stockholders of the El Paso & Southwestern met in Bis bee, and tile result, was a decis ion to amend the incorpoiratiion ar ticles in a sweeping manner, and give Arizona one of the greatest, lo cal systems of railroads operated by one company in any state in the •union. Completion of the branch lines contemplated, will connect practical ly every county seat and important mining camp in .the state by an easy and quick means of transportation, .vill add greatly to the -taxable wealth, and will prove a material factor in the development of Arizo na’s resources. - That pant of -the lines projected in Arizona under the amended arti cles are to b-e made part of a trans continental system, which will have its western -terminus either on the coast of California or Mexico, .is in dicated by the fact that lines- are to be built into Yuma and from -there to the Sonora boundary -line. Altogether fifteen separate lines are provided for In the amended ar ticles of the (incorporation -as fol lows : Courtland to Globe, 175 miles. Hereford to Tucson, 105 miles. Fajrbanik to Maricopa, 181 miles. Lewis Springs, 14 miles. Globe to Miami, 7 miles. Globe to Allant-own, Apache coun ty, 200 miles. Tucson -to Phoenix, 125 miles. W-ink-elman to Globe, 60 miles. Kelvin to Ray, 15 miles. Phoenix to Yuma, 180 miles. Phoenix to Mohave-City, 200 miles. Yuma to -Mexican boundary, 25 miles. Yuma (to Mohave City, 225 miles. Tucson to Yuma, 265 miles. Keilton, Cochise county, to .Phoe nix, 220 miles. WATER THIS MONTH. The reclamation service has .noti ied the Yuma County Users associa tion and -through them the holders of land in tihe Yu-ma vailley that .they will be ready to serve gravity water oO all lands below the Laguna dam o-n the Arizona side of the .river and to all lands in the Yuma valley which are under existing canals sometime during this month. The water will come down from the Laguna dam on the California side of the river, and through the -immense canal which is now ready, will be dropped into the ••.haft of the Siphon on, the California side of the .river, allowed to flow hrough the tunnel and out on the Arizona side of the river and down This is the greatest news which Yuma has .received since the reclama tion project began its work in th' valley.—Yuma (Sum. VIDAL DEPOT BURNED. The depot at Vidal, a station on the Parker cutoff, fifteen miles west of Parker, was burned to the ground Wednesday morning. The fire start ed under the station platform, pre sumably from a lighted cigarette. Brownell’s store aoros® the street, was saved iby hard work. TUCSON MEETING WAS HARMONIOUS With the thermometer at 100 de grees “hot” and in the presence of a considerable gathering of residents of the old Pueblo who had come to witness a knock-down and drag-out fight, the two factions of the repub lican party of Arizona held conven tions in the opera house at Tucson Monday. The visitors were disappointed and each faction in a remarkably short time and dm an unusually peaceful manner disposed of the business they had gathered to transact and by noon had adjourned after having elected six delegates and six alternates to the republican national convention. One faction proposed as member of the republican national committee for Arizona, Ralph H. Cameron; Lorenzo Hubbeli of Apache county, lelegafe; alternate, W. H. Clark, Nav* ajo county; delegate, James T. Wil liams of Pima; alternate, Allen T. Bird, -Santa -Cruz; delegate. Dr. F. T. Wright of Cochise; alternate, J. H. Reddick of Mojave; delegate, P. H. Freundenthal of -Graham; alternate, W. D. F-ick of Gila; delegate, Robert E. Morrison of Yavapai; alternate, H. Vance Olymer of Yuma. The Roosevelt, delegates and their alternates are: delegate, Thos. Mal ley of Yuma; alternate, C. J. McCabe of Cochise; delegate, Ben Daniels of of Pima, alternate, Walter Wakefield jf Pima; delegate, Dwight B. Heard of Maricopa; alternate, W. B. Shive ly of Yavapai; delegate, John Mc- Redman of Pinal; alternate, E. E. Cummings of Santa Cruz; delegate, E. S. Clark of Yavapai; alternate A. L. Cummings of Greenlee; delegate, J. C. Greenway of Cochise; alternate, F. Jerry Elliott of Gila; Fred Cleve land of Maricopa for national com mitteeman. SEVEN MILLION FOR PROJECT GIGANTIC TASK OF REDEEMING 250,000 ACRES. Colorado River Settlers Raise Over $1,000,000 Already-Lands To Be Bonded. Disappointed and frustrated at ev ery turn in their efforts to secure a realization of the prospects held out tc them through government and state channels and by the company origin ally exploiting Colorado river terri tory, 780 entrymen of the Palo Verde and Ohuckawalla valley district have taken the hit iin their teeth and into their own hands the gigantic task of redeeming from 225,000 to 250,000 acres of desert land. To that end the newly formed Chuckawalla and Palo Verde Irriga tion Association, composed entirely of entryimen themselves, will immediate ly present to the supervisors of Riv erside counity a petition signed by 400 of their number asking for the formation of an irrigation district. This done, itihe association, which in cludes about 300 Los Angeles invest ors and more than as many more from practically every city and town of importance south of San Francisco, wt'i bond itself for approximately $6,- 750,000. Volunteer subscriptions for ovei $1,000,000 have already been se cured. With the proceedsl of the bond sale a main 'pumping station will ibe buili on the banks of the Colorado river near Hbrenberg as the center of a system of distributing canals and laterals to carry water to 220,000 acres. The entire project will be car ried forward under the provisions of the amended Bridgford act. The work of organization and rais ing the money for fihiis gigantic pro ject is at present centered iin Los Angela . aad- in. A! oridav Timas- the following account of the progress of the new irrigation enterprise is printed: Fruit of Reverses. The entire project is the outcome of a series of reverses such as has marked but few development plans in the story of the Southwest. The original plan under which the en tries were secured was fathered by the Ohuckawalla Development Com pany. which undertook to secure government aid to build a great, dam across the riiveir at Bull’s Head Can yon and -use the power generated and carried down the river on trans mission lines to drive a pumping sta tion. When the matter came up be fore the department of the interior, however, it was the report of go\ eminent engineers that, there is m i bedrock available at the point desig nated to anchor such a dam. Further complications were intro duced by a complaint to the War Department from Mexican landhold ers, setting out that the damming of the river or other steps -toward irri gation as at first contemplated won! I seriously affect the navigability < the river. This -matter has -been hanging fare for some months. The settlers -hoped to secure a commissio i to consider the case, but nothing has been done. A third solution of the difficulty was productive of no better results —that of claiming the land as belonging to the state through more or less nebulous characterist ics of -the land itself. In the interim the four years given the emtrymen by -the government to perfect their claims is -rapidly slipping away and -the settlers face the prospect of as suming the entire burden of develop ment. themselves or of losing every thing. The -new association has head-quar ters at No. 218 New High street and practically the entire project will be carried through in -this city. E. A. Montgomery of this city is president; Assemblyman Lyman Far well of Dennis & Farwell, architects, -Is vice president; George Wharton James, lecturer and editor of “Out West” is secretary-treasurer. These with four others form the board of directors. The other members are N. T. Edwards of Whittier, Murray I-sham of Rio Vista, C. S. Price of Santa Cruz, and H. L. Billson of Red lands. Experted Project. Though it -has been evident for some time that only concerted action (Continued on Page 2.) No. 5.