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WILSON MAY LAND BALTI MORE PLUM According to the latest reports reaching here from Baltimore, Gov ernor Wilson appears to be leading in lie- democratic presidential race with Bryan a close second. Wilson was given a prolonged ovation Thurs day. Banners were borne through ehe aisles, the delegates standing on chairs am’ madly waving hats. 'Um brellas and flags. Olliie James of Kentucky is permanent chairman of the convent-ion. The Bryan-Wilson progressives won another victory when ithe delegates overturned the report, of the creden tials committee and seated ten Wil son delegates for (South Dakota. Wilson supporters claimed the vote made the nomination of Wilson prac tically a certainty. New York’s nine ty votes, which Wednesday went ito the Calrk-Harmon combination, was today cast in a block for the Wilson delegation. The announcement o! the New York vote was greeted with cheers from the Wilson delegates. The vote resulted: Ayes (for Wi.l son), 639 V 2 ; nays, (for Clark), 432; not voting, 51*4; absent, 2. REVOLUTION ABOUT OVER. EL PASO, Tex., June 26. —Orozco’s revolt against the established gov ernment of Mexico is on tits last legs. Driven back from Re-llano to Jimenez and from Jimenez to Chiihuahua, the rebels will make a final feeble effort to stop the federals under Gen. Htier CENSUS STATISTICS SHOWS FARMS IN ARIZONA ARE ON THE INCREASE According to the latest census bul letin, the number of farms given as irrigated in 1909. in Arizona, is made up of the number reported on the supplemental schedules by the reg ular enumerators, -together with an estimate of the inoimbeir of farms cov -red by enterprises- which were ins ported by special agents but not by the regular enumerators. This esti mate was based upon the average ac reage irrigated per farm shown by the supplemental schedule. According to the figures, irriga tion was practiced on slightly more than one-half (52.5 per cent) of the farms in Arizona An 1909. In 1899 the proportion of irrigated farms among those outside of Indian reservations was 73.8 per cent, while in 1889 it was 75.4 pen- cent. It is! evident that between 1889 and 1-899 the number of unirrigated farms increased more rapidly than the number of -irrigated farms, while the difference in favor of unirrigated farms ihas been even more marked during the later decade. in 5 out of 13 counties in the state more .than half the farms air* irrigated, in 3 the proportion is be tween 40 and 50 per cent, while -iir 2 -it is between 25 and 40 per cent. In the remaining counties, Apache Navajo and Coconino, less than one fourth of the farms are irrigated. These latter counties arm in the north eastern portion, of the state, where a large percentage of the farms re ported are cattle ranches, on which the raising of crops is of secondary importance. Pinal county shows the -largest proportion of irrigated farms. 92.8 per cent, and Graham counity the next largest, 86.1 per cent. Erom 1899 to 1909 itilie increase in the number of irrigated farms -in Arizona, outside of those supplied by Indian Service enterprises, was 39.8 per cent. This percentage of in crease was exceeded in five coimtier. all but one of which are i.n the south ern part, of the slate the highest rate of gain being 132.5 .per cent in Co chise county, 110 per cent in Yuma county, and 64.1 per cent in Graham county. In five countries decreases in the number of farms irrigated is shown, while in one county the num ber of irrigated farms remained the same. For three of the five coum ti< . which show decreases in the number of irrigated farms increase; in the irrigated acreage were repot - ed, from which fact an increase in the acreage irrigated per farm k apparent. In 1910 existing enterprises were ready to supply water to 387,655 acres, or 67,604 acres more than were irrigated in 1909. It is probable that, after allow ance is made for an increase in -the area irrigated in 1910 over that dm 1909, there remained at the close of THE PARKER POST ta at Ba-chimiba and will then melt into 'live mountain® to the west of Chilhiuahua to carry on a campaign of looting and killing as independent bands. Private advices which came through the strict censorship at Chiihuahua say Orozco Is making every prep aration to desert the cause at ißaeh imba and the only' resistance Gen Huerta wiiil encounter there will be that of the rebel artillery and ma chine guns. These will be used to check the advance until the rebels can get into the mountains and es cape. Orozco admitted his defeat when he offered the federal authorities a chance to take Chiihuahua without opposition and even suggested the placing of guards in that town, to pre vent the lawless element from loot ing. KINGMAN-SWANSEA RAILROAD. KINGMAN, June 26. —A report is current that the Clark people are looking ovter a route from Hackberry and Kingman to the Big Sandy for a railroad, which is designed to con nect with the railroad from Bouse to Swansea. The Clark people are sure to make an effort to secure the ores and the mines of this county to supply the big smelter at Verde and to do so railroads will have to be const nicted -into the remote sections. A "aihead down the Big Sandy would bring a big tonnage of ore, as well as give the farmers of that section a market for their produce. The coun try is easy of access to a railroad and it is -to be hoped that one will be built Practically all the mines of VVada-pa; mountain are on the east side and the haul to the railroad v. ouid be all down hill and in no in stance more -than ten miles at the farthest print.. ; 1910 under ditch but not irrigated, at least one-tbiird as much land as was brought under irrigation in the ten years from 1899 to 1909. The acreage included in projects exceed® the acreage irrigated ini 1909 by 624,039 acres, which is more than four times the acreage brought un der irrigation in the last decade and almost twice the total area irrigated in 1909. This acreage represents the area which will be available for the extension of irrigation in the next few years, upon the completion of existing enterprises and without n-ev. undertakings. It indicates in a gen eral way the area available for set tlement, although much of this un irrigated land is in farms already set tled. DEATH OF J. W. RANNELLS. J. W. Rami ells of Los Angeles, sec retary and treasurer of the Rannells Land company, was fatally injured in an automobile accident in Los An geles Thursday of last week and died Saturday. The auto in which he was riding ran into a switch engine, demolish ing the auto and injuring the occu pants and three of the switching crew, Mir. Rannells sustaining a com pound basal fracture of the skull. Mr. Rannells is well known here and this untimely death is a shock to bis many friends and the loss of a strong champion for the valley. NEW DEAL ON ROBERTS MINE. A new deal was perfected last Saturday by the Corem Mining & Reduction company for tt lie Henry Roberts and Burke Bros, property iin the Riverside (mountains. The com pany will begin work immediately. This company recently purchased the McMillan mine, adjoining the Roberts properly, and expect, t.i any on ex tensive development work on both properties. A. L. Eugledow is sup eri mtendent, OILING ROADBED. * The roadbed east of Parker ou the Santa Fe is to receive a good sprinkling of oil within the next few days. The first, five carloads arriv ed here Friday, and this is to be fol lowed by other shipments. The road bed will be put tin good condition for summer travel. HORN MINES. Active development work on the Horn mines will begin next week. A crew of miners is being secured and will leave at once for the property in the Turtle mountains, recently ac quired by the Clark copper interests. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA. SATURDAY, JUNE 29. 1912. BILL INTRODUCED PROVIDING FOR SEGREGATION OF LANDS IN THE INDIAN RESERVATION The following bill, known as S. 7181, extending the provisions of -the Carey Act to Arizona, was introduced last week in the senate by Senator Henry F. Ashurst. The bill specifically segregate® the lands of the Colorado River Indian reservation after allotments have been made to the Indians, so that they may be reclaimed under the Carey Act. Tibe lands have already been surveyed and the approval of the same is expected to be made by the department sometime early next month. Allotments to the Indians will be completed at an early date, according to advices received from Washington. There is an excellent chance to get the bill through congress be fore adjournment, as it is likely that that body will be in session for at. least, thirty -days longer. Mr. Asbuirst.’s bill was introduced on June 20, read first and second times and referred to the commit tee on public lands. A BILL EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE CAREY ACT TO ARIZONA. Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the pro visions of section four of “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expeneiss of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five,and for other purposes,” approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and the act amendatory thereof, approved June eleventh, eighteen hun dred and ninety-six, respectively, be, and are hereby, extended over and shall apply to the desert lands included within the limits of the Colorado River Indian Reservation in Arizona not included in any for est reservation; Provided, That, before a patent shall issue for any of the lands aforesaid under the terms of the said Act approved Au gust eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and amendments thereto, the State of Arizona shall pay into the treasury of the United iStates the sunn of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre for the lands so patented, and the money so paid shall be subject to the (provision® of “An act making appropriations for the current and con tingent expenses of the Indian Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian luibes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and three, and for other purposes,” ap proved May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two. iSec. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized and dir ected to forthwith cause the said Colorado River River Indian Reser vation ito be surveyed and subdivided, and shall then cause an allot ment to be made of ten acres of land to each of the Indians belong ing on said reservation, in form and manner as provided by existing laws in relation to the allotment, of Indian lands in severally; that the remainder of the irrigable lands .n such reservation shall be opened to entry and settlement in tracts not to* exceed one hundred and six ty acres, under the provisions of section one hereof and the provi sions in relation thereto of the Carey Act, so called, adopted by the (State of Arizona. Sec. 3. That nothing herein shall be construed in any way dir ectly or indirectly, to recognize, extend, give, grant, or confirm to any person or persons, company or companies,corporation or corpora tions any preference right to construct any diversion dam or irriga tion works or any easements or rights of way, and provided always that nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the State of Ari zona from constructing and maintaining such dams, canals. ditches, drains, levees, pumping or power plants, or other diversion and dis tributing and irrigation works and appliances, iki accordance with lo cal laws as may be necessary for the irrigation and reclamation of said lands: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall in any way interfere further with the operation of the local laws in relation to the appropriation, use, raguaitiom, tine' disposal of water rights for ir rigation and other beneficial uses. Sec. 4. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and empowered ito perform any and all acts and to make such regula tions as may be necessary and proper for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this act into full force and effect. PARKER FANS ARE SURE OF VICTORY Parker’s crack baseball team is scheduled to play the Wickenbuirg ag gregation an the latter’® diamond on ./illy Fourth. This Parker-Wiicken ihuing game lias become an annual event with the local boy® carrying off the lion’s share of the honors in pasit years. The Wiekenbung team this year will be reouaited from among old-time stars who are working in the mines in that vicinity. Fans in t:he desert village say they have the best team that has represented 'the town yet and they expect ito square up all past scores with Parker. The showing made by ilhe Parker ites in garnets with the Indian school this spring indicates that they have a winning team. With William® im the box it tis a good bet that the vis iting team will more than hold its own. William® struck out the first six nnen that came up to hat in the game last year. As a result the speedy little railroader i® feared by the Wickeiniburgers and thisi fact may have important hearing on the re sult. The Parker team will line up on follow®: Dunn catcher. Williams pitcher. Graves first base. Marsh second base. Baker short stop. Me Adam® third base. Saufley left field. Short center field. Henderson right field. LAND COMMISSION RUSHING ITS WORK PHOENIX, June 28. —Anybody who wants to get a demonstration of a state board working under pressure in order to get a given amount of work done within the shortest pos sible time, should drop into the rooms at the capital building occupied by the recently appointed land commis sion. This commission, leaded by Mult'ond Winsor, who assumed the chairmanship of this body after hav ing served as private secretary to Governor Hunt, is up to its ears in work getting its preliminary affairs adjusted and formulating a business like .plan for performing its dutiea in a systematic and efficient manner. The board is working in conjunc tion with the boards of supervisors in the variopus counties throughout the state. One of the principal matters that engage its attention just now is the regulation of the school land leases. These are all 1 being tabulated by the boards of supervisors accord ing to a plan prepared by the com mission; and as fast as the reports from the super visors are received they are arranged in a manner so that the commission shall have accur ate information as to the exact status o‘‘ all the school lands in the state. A BRAND NEW PARTY. A new party from the ground up is the Roosevelt program. After a ser ies of discussions with his lieuten ants before leaving .Chicago, Roose v lit decided to cut entirely away from the party with which his whole public career has been identified. "There must be ino compromise, no straddle,” Roosevelt said. As an in dication of his determination he said that when be reached Oyster Bay he would communicate with a number of democrats who he thought might, wish jo join the new party. Gover nor Johnson said that a national con vention would be held late in July or early in August. The place has not been selected. A report that the convention might decide to give up the fight this year, should the democrats nominate a can didate recognized as a “progressive” was denied by Roosevelt. MAY SELL IMPROVEMENTS. . A letter from the land department of the federal government states that there is no federal statute prohibit ing a homestead entry man from sell ing the improvements placed by hilrn on his entry; the question of remov ing the improvements is not within the federal jurisdiction buit Is within the control of the local authorities. A person who relinquishes his homestead entry, and in connection with the relinquishment sells the im provements for a sum in excess of his filing fees is not qualified ito make a second entry. GOMPERS SENTENCED. WASHINGTON, June 24. —'Samuel Gompers, Frank Morrison and John Mitchell, the un,ion-labor leaders,were held guilty today of contempt of count by the Supreme court of the District of Columbia, in connection wiith a count’s Injunction in the Bucks Stove and Range boycott case, and sentenced to jail. They will attempt to appeal again to the Supreme count, of the United States, w.hicth reversed their farmer conviction. GENERAL MANAGER FUNK SAYS THAT D. & W. MINE IS READY FOR A MILL John W. Flink, president and gen eral manager of the’ Bt~& W: Mining company whose property is located about 18 miles, northwest of Parker, under the date of June 10 has issued the following report to the stock holders of that company: “In this report I will review in part the work as resumed Sept. 15, 1911, and as formally presented to you in my report of Jan. 5, 1912. With a force of nine men we reopened the mine Sept. 15, 1911, and began work where we left off in June, drifting and cross-cuitting on the different lev els, exposing ore bodies preparatory to stop lug. “On the 100 and 200 foot levels where stations were out, we drove cross-cuts to the east about 40 feet, where the leads were encountered, showing practically the same ore as on the 300 and 700 foot levels. “Drifting on this ore for about 165 feet showed the lead to be more or less faulted, but the ore showed stronger in free gold and stronger al so In copper. On these levels, as well as on the 300 and 700 foot levels, large bodies of milling ore was un covered and ready for stoping for the entire length of 165 feet on each level with the ends of the drift st.il’ in bearing ore. “This same lead has been cross cut on the 300 iev|el, showing the lead to be about 18 feet in width and car rying good ore values. Drifting ex tensively on this level has been held back for 'the reason that here we get our water supply. The pumping plant being stationed on this level, .if drifting were to continue here, our water supply would 'be .rendered un fit for domestic use. However, a cross-cut was run on this level ex tending west 100- feet for the pur pose of demonstrating that the lead and ore-body found on the 700 foot level was the same as shown in the surface tunnel, and the fact was thus proven —that all surface show ings west of the shaft is uniform, with the different levels down to the 700 foot level. “After striking the first lead on the 700 foot level, we encountered good values in gold and copper, gold predominating. On. this lead we drift ed north and south about 325 feet, exposing a big body of milling ore all the way. We then continued to cross-cut to the east 400 feet farther, where we encountered another good lead showing good values in free gold, as well as copper. No drifting on this second lead has been done. It has been great .satisfaction to on: to know that both leads and ore-bod ies carry free gold at the 700 foot: level, as well as at the 100 foot level. “The surface tunnel lias been ex tended into the hill in a southerly OLIVE LAKE LEVEE BREAK IS REPAIRED J. O. Phillips, editor of the Palo Verde Valley Herald of Blythe, was a visitor here Thursday. He reports that the break in Olive Lake levee was probably closed permanently on the day of Ms arrival,as reports from ■he scene of the trouble were to that effect. The break was closed last Sunday morning but the piling was washed out for about forty feet with in thirty minutes after iit was put in. This was the worst part of the break, and extra precautions were taken when new piling was again driven into the levee. As the river •has gone down two or three feet since, it is expected that the new work will withstand the pressure cl the waters. Mr. Phillips reports that the dam.- age done has been greatly exaggerat ed by the outside press. The princi pal loss falls on the water company, and if water can be gotten into the ditches within the next couple of weeks the principal part of the cot ton crop will he saved. He stated that a reorganization of the water company is likely to ensue and the entire valley put under one irriga tion system, including the lands re cently awarded to settlers in the low er valley. Congress has been asked to appro* 1 ' priate $250,000 for the purpose of run ning a substantial levee along the river hank. If thiis amount is se cured the valley will be enabled to install one of the best irrigation sys tems along, the Colorado river. direction, about 250 feet farther, showing-.good gold’values. r fhis tun nel is now in about 400 feet, should reach under the outcrop on the sur face in less than 200 feet and thus give it more than 100 feet of stoping ground with excellent gold and cop per Maiiues. “To date we have more than 3500 feet of underground work completed and in good condition, showing thou | sands of to,ns of milling ore opened I up on five levels, to a depth of 700 \ j feet. Every level securely timbered and ready for stoping. The shaft and extensive development work in d .in.g and cross-cutting from the var ious levels has thoroughly exploited the property. “The mechanical equipment is in first class condition and consists ot one Ingerso 11-Rand, Class J, two stag* Air Compressor dnijvleo, by a 42 h. p. Commercial Company’s Gas Engine, using distillate. One Western Gas Engine company’s 18 h. p. single drum (hoisting engine, with 1,000 feet of %-inch steel cable; buckets, cars, etc. A Buffalo Blower driven by a 5 h. p. vertical gas engine, with full equipment of pipes for ventilating the various mine levels. A Knowls pump and piping to lift the waiter from the third level of the mine ito the surface. “Air lines of iron pipe are laid on all of the principal levels for ith purpose of driving the air drills us: :i in prosecuting the development work. The levels are equipped with 8-lb. T .rail tracks and trucks, and are we timbered. The maim shaft is of t\v compartments, well timbered and excellent condition. The facilities fc; handling the ore are most imgemou; and economical. “With the main hoist, the com pres sor and drills, and the ventilating machinery im such good condition, the development of the mine has .been prosecuted in a most economical man ner and there is an unusually large showing in work accomplished for the money that has been expended on .the property. Your property is free ami clear of all indebtedness. “In closing the mine about the Ist of June we have left our workings .in such shape that we are ready, al once, upon resuming work, to deliver mil Ming ore to the surface. With an abundance of good ore and sufficiei; water for a mill, and both increasing with development, your property is now ready for a mill. With the prop er mill installed, there is no reason why the D. & W. should not, soon, he classed with dividend paying prop entiles. ‘ ‘ Resipectf nil y su hi mitt ed. JOHN W. FUNK. “President and General Manager. June 10, 1912. No. 8.