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MAY BUILD IN VIA EHRENBERG That the Imperial and Palo Verde valleys are directly in the route to be used by the El Paso and South western railway In Its line to San Diego is so definently settled as to be no longer spoken of as a possibil ity. The only question In the minds of the people in these valleys is as to which towns will be touched by the new tanscontinental road. Referring to the progress of the projected road the Imperial county Enterprise recently published tin following: “The El Paso & Southwestern railway will build from Tucson to Phoenix, and from there to somepoint on the Colorado river opposite Palo Verde valley, thence through Imper ial valley, San Felipe pass and on to San Diego. That work will be rushed is vouch ed for by the fact that the S. P. has bottled up the E. P. & S. W. at El Paso by the annauncement of a tlm freight fast service to Kansas City in connection with the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient and the Missouri Pacific. This service alliance became effective June 29 with a through service from Kansas City to Los Angeles in 145 & hours and to San Francisco in 200 hours. By this ar rangement the Southern Pacific con tinues to hold their haul to El Paso which was denied by the El Paso & Southwestern and Rock Island. But this leaves the Southern Pac ific on top in their little battle, it leaves the El Paso & Southwestern and Rock Island in a difficult posi tion for rapid delivery to the coast. Os course the Southern Pacific has to take the freight where it is of sered, but they cannot be compelled by the commerce commission ti make any special efforts at quick con nection in their schedule and can take their own choice of freight through in less time with more satis faction to the shipper. There are some very reasonable regions why the El Paso & South wester?* should desire their own line through t»> the coast and particular ly to San Diego.that they might hav. the fastest time to the coast outlet and first port of call from the Pana ma canal over their own rails. LOCAL OPTION ELECTION IN PARKER NEXT SATURDAY Whether Parker is to remain “dry” or become a liquor selling town is the issue at a local option election to be held next Saturday, August 23. Early this week the Yuma county board of supervisors forwarded elect ion notices indicating that the peti tion asking for such an election, which was circulated and signed by fifty voters in this precinct sever al weeks ago, had been favorably considered. The supervisors were un animous in their vote on the motion calling the election. The election is to be heid at the postoffice, the polls being open from 6 a. m. until 6 p. m. The fol lowing were appointed election offic ials: Judges—Z. E. Minnickand Jno. Roberts: clerks —Robert J. Martin and J. B. Flannagan: inspector— C. W. Graves. The fact that there were only two voters in the precinct who refused to sign the petition has led to the conclusion on the part of a great many that t.he“Wets’ will carry the election without difficulty. e ALSE ALARM CAUSES SCARE. Much excitement prevailed in Par ker early this week when the rumor became current that a member of the camping party which has been in the mountains near Prescott for the past month had suffered the loss of both hands and feet through an explosion of dynamite. The party included Mr. and Mrs Wm. Clayton, Misses Gladys Evans and Clara Ro berts. Hayward Short, Garner Pres cott and Melvin Riddle. As no details of the accident w-ere given the friends and relatives of the members of the party were great ly disturbed. A. S. Prescott immed iately wired to Kingman and other points in the vlcinty where the acei dent was supposed to have happen ed and after waiting a half day with no reply started in that direction in an auto driven by Harry Osborne. THE PARKER POST NEEDLES WANTS BRIDGE. SAN BERNARDINO, Aug. 14 -How to get that bridge across the Colo rado river at Needles on the route of the Old Trails National highway,is now concerning the Supervisors and others of this county. Gov. Johnson vetoed the bill for an appropriation of $5 ; 000 from the State after Ariz ona had made such an appropriation with the understanding that the general government would do like- and which it will. It is possible that San Bernardino county will furniteh half the amount and Los Angeles coun'y be asked for the other half. This national high way, which is a part of the of the National Highway Association, will benefit Los Angeles very large ly ana it is believed the people of that county will aiu. Supervisor Butler of the desert distr’ct has now practically com pleted improvements on the route of the rational highway between Needles and San Bernardino planned for this year,and the trip from Need les to or from San Bernardino can be made in thirteen hours with out the slightest difficulty. Many machines daily travel the road. DOUBLES CROP. IMPERIAL, Aug. 12. —One crop of cotton has heretofore been consider ed a year’s yield for Imperial lands —the cotton taking so much of the year that no other crop was planted on the same acreage. T. D. Mcall of Imperial, has proven to the contrary by raising not only the heaviest and best crop in the valley, but making the land produced the best canta loupes that have appeared, so far, on the local market. Os course the cott on is still growing and so far as that is concerned the operation is still a experiment, but the cantaloupes are already marketed at a good price. The vines of the cantaloupes are disced out after the melons are gathered, and the cotton is growing and is be ing cultivated as if no other crop had grown on the land with every prom ise of a normal yield. The product ion of cotton and cantaloupes at the same time is considered an import ant economic move, as it means that at least a bale of cotton can be pro duced on every acre devoted to cantaloupes. The production of cottca considered as a side line, can be pu on the market at a mere fraction ol what it would cost if produced alone. So far there is no indication of any organized activityon the part of either those favoring or thase oppos ed to the licensing of saloons here, and unless a fight betwen the tw-o factions is developed during the com | ing w-eek it is not likely that much intfcr wlil be show r n on - hrtion day. It is claimed on the part of some of those opposed to the openiug of saloons here that the ‘‘wets’’ have taken advantage of the fact that a majority of the women are spend ing the . summer on the coast, to pull off the election, believing tha a large number of votes known to be “dry’ will be absent. Other members of the ‘anti’ fac tion claim that they can still muster enough votes to keep the town dry If they organize' to this end. There will be very little delay in saloons in the town if those destyeingj them win the elec tion as local men have already in dicated their intention to sell li quor if permitted to do so. Osborne broke all records between ! here and Kingman, taking the little Ford through sand and over rocks I and boulders where any but an ex perienced driver would have bee; ; helpless. Arriving at Stout’s well about dark they learned that the party passed that afternoon going south but that three membrs were miss ing. Apparently this confirmed the rumor and the auto was driven o to Yucca where it w r as learned that i the report was false and that on one had been hurt, Prescott and Os borne headed for Parker and over took the party between here and the Bill Williams. It seems that a man had been bad ly injured by dynamite in the coun try near the Big Sandy on July 3, j find the report of the accident had De.en twisted and passed along un til tbe Parker party became involved PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16. 1933. S4OO APPROPRIATION FOR JAIL A JOKE SAYS PRESCOTT Dear Editor: Such a shock. Don’t ever do that again. I could not believe it. Such a munificent Board of Supervisors. And they are really going to build Parker a jail to cost S4OO. Do you mean it? Wont we be proud of such a building? 1 want to have a postal card taken of it in all its splendor and get it copyrighted. Jifbt imagine what a building we can put up for that. Cement and lum her is cheap and so is labor, Why we will have granite pillars, marble halls, and tiled bath and toilet. I wonder if they gave this matter very careful thot! Strange!! Will they have money enough left out of the county funds to go off to any more conventions this year? You know we should not overlook the ne cessity of having at these different conventions, especial ly if they happen to be where our members happen to have business of their own or should happen to want to go. In such case we could cut down the appropriation. You see, this is the way I look at it. I have been here four years now and have indirectly paid quite a few dollars taxes into the treasury of Yuma county,and we have never seen a cent of it since, and a sight of any of this money floating back might give me a spasm. Once there was a board of super visors of Yuma county who attempted to build a jail for Parker and offer ed SI,OOO for it, but the grasping contractor absolutly refused to build a house for that money and they saved the coin thereby. (Now there are a few others who have been paying taxes in the sai way,who got a pocketful of promises along in the year of our Lord, 1911. in exchange for their voter,and thej are in the same position as I am in regard to their feelings. They are afraid of heart failure, which is said to be induced by the sudden shock, such as for the Board of Supervisors of Yuma county to make good a pledge for instance. It is so much more Important that they spend this money travelling around in Pullman cars, than in building roads and jails for us people. In the first place we have no Imsl ness wanting to go to jail, and now, no self respecting iail bird will come to £ee ur. for lie knows we have no accommodations for him, except there happens to be an empty box car on the track and the railroad company lends it to us. Who wants to sleep iu a box car when our Supervisors ai’e allowed Pullmans? And any old trail is good enough for burros. If we had any roads, we would just aboutmortgage the farm we are going to get from the govern ment someday, and buy an auto mobile and waste our money buying gasoline instead of whiskey. In all. 1 think the present Board of Supervisors are a very business like bunch and know better, than we do what is best for us, just as Taft said about our constitution. Os course the fool people of Arizona got up and showed Taft where to get off at. (Os course Mr. Editor 1 am not mak ing any assertions.) I think these fellows learned their methods from a correspondence school down in Arlcansaw, or some other narrow con tracted cross roads. They ought to know, and if they dont, the clerk of the board ought to tell them, that $400.00 would not build a first class toilet, let alone a building that would hold a person who needed to go to jail. I wonder what they take us people for? Just what we are, I guess. A set of blam SEEKING BILL WILLIAMS’ BODY. WILLIAMS, Ariz. August 13, — To search t.hehistoric Bill Williams peak, the gifeantic mountain that overlooks the town of Williams, for the grave of Capt. Bill Williams, the famous scout after whom both peak and town were named, E. F. Dollet, his nephew-, is now at this place. Del lett is trying to fulfill a promise made to his dying :-randmother 11 years ago. Dellett is general secretary of the Pennsylvania railroad branch of the Y. M. C. A. with headquarters at Young wood, a suburb of Pitts burg. He declares that he has the word from the department of inter ior at Washington that the remains of the noted scout, who was John C. Fremont’s pathfinder, are inter ed fools who permitted ourselves to he buncoed into electing just such a bunch to run our county affairs. If I lmd one of them working for me I would fire him and hire a Mohave Indian instead Now, I for one, am ready to tell them to take theiiv pa try four hundred dollars and go plum to —halifax with it. We are under no obligations to them and dont want any of their skimped donations of our own money. And listen people, they are going to allow fifty dollars a year for tak- I ing care of this jail. Now you fellows go back and sit down. I have been voting the democratic ticket since j was seventeen yeors old,, and some times I voted two or three times day, for we needed the votes down where I came from to beat a hated | republican for Congress, who came near getting in on account of some democrats having too much wool in their teeth, and I am going to ask for this job. I never felt equal to serv ing my country before. I dont care so much for the pay, but maybe they will send me to some conven tion of Chiefs of Police, or good roads, either of which ought to be in my line if 1 get the job. I may whack the salary with you, or buy ! soda pop with it but I want the hon -1 nor and you fellows have got to stand for it. Some of you who have : not much self respect left can run for Supervisors. Just think of that salary. Fifty dollars a year! Why every little old ;school house in the country pays ten dollars a month to be swept out iust once a week. Os course a fellow | keeping the jail would not have much to do. Probably carry out the pails every morning, carry grub two or three times a day to the inma ies, ; a little fresh wafer now and then and te on hand at any time that his services might be required. sAme more munificence. These Supervisors were so afraid that they would spend some thing at Parker, that in their extra caution to make it impossible, they have made their bluff ridiculous. I hope the people of Yuma wont find this out. They might feel peeved at the extravagence of their “Busi ness Managers”, and might think the people of Parker had been flirt ing with their loved ones. However, such is not the ease. We set back and let our Yuma friends name the men, and like good democrats, we took our medicine and awaited results. Well, we are pretty well purged, ! fellow democrats of Yuma, and you are going to have to show us next time. We are perfectly willing for you fellows to have ail the offices, | but we want value recieved. You know these pre-election promises wont rattle like money in our pockets, : nor do they build roads or jails. We know this money went some where or else it was badly managed, 'and listen, not ONE DOLLAR has i been spent on the roads at or near , Parker for over four years, until last they did spend seventy dollars. You know who* that means. For ove i four years we havent had a place to put a drunk or disorderly man, or for any other law breaker that might need the cooling influence of , a house of detention. We could not , expect a constable to sit up and guard his prisoners and hence many of them were not arrested. Now they offer us four hundred dollars to build a jail when the re cords will show that, their predecess ors could not build a very common i house,that would hold prisoners for a thousand dollars. What kind of stupid ity would you call this? A. S. PRESCOTT. ! red on Bill Williams mountain. Captain Bill Williams was one of the famous frontiersman of 65 years ago. He made many trips through the west, all heading from the Missouri J river. On the last one while with General Fremont’s party, he either died or was ambushed and killed by Indians on the mountain to which his name was given. According to Dellett his grand uncle left home because a poor girl to whom he was engaged refused !to marry him, owing to the opposi j tion of his wealthy relatives. He : left for the frontier and never return* i ed. Lydia Ann Williams, Dellett’s : grandmother, was Captain Williams’s favoiite sister, and it was she who I exacted from the young man the promise that would locate the grave of the old scout. SURVEYING LAND. Phoenix, Aug. 13.—Fourteen part ies are now in the field surveying 8,500,000 acres of Arizona ldnd- The work is hampered by the difficulty of getting surveyors, but probably will be completed late in 1914. The total cost will he about SIOO,OOO. This is being surveyed at request of the State Land Commission, the principal duty of which is to select the land granted Arizona in the Statehood enabling act. After the sur vey of a township has been approved the commission has sixty days to make exclusive selections therein. After the expiration of this time the land is open to general entry. The commissioners expect that most of the 1,650,000 acres yet to be selected under the institutional grants of the enabling act will be secured within the 150 townships now grants total ’ 2,350,000 acres, but 700, 000 acres have already been selected. After the institutional grants have been selected the lieu schools lands must be chosen. These will not total more than half a million acres. The State must take other land in lieu of school land claimed by settlers who squatted on it before it was surveyed. Much school land is in cluded in national forests and lnd reservations, and the State is en titled io lieu selections. IRON CHIEF HEARING. The hearing of the adverse proceed ings of the government against the j Iron Chief mining company,involving I the legality of certain mining claims I in Riverside county, will close this; v. (-ek. The testimony now being tak-! (ii refers to the Black Diamond group! of claims, 52 in number. The government contends that the ! various claims should not be patent-i ed to the corporation for the reason hat no discovery of mineral has been made to warrant their classification as mineral claims, and that the requisite amount of work has n been done by the company. The Iron Chief corporation has produced a mass of testimony-show - ing that the law requiring an expen diture of SSOO on each claim to make it patentable under the mineral laws has been complied with, although in same instances the amount of money spent does not accord with the re sults secured, which is charged to the fact that no account of the in accessibility of the property, the cost for certain work was enormous. SAYS DRENNAN WAS BEAU BRUMMEL HASSAYAMPA DAY Hassayampa Day was celebrated at Venice this year with thousands I of Arizonans including a large dele- j gation from Parker in attendance, j The gala occasion was described by j the Los Angeles Examiner as follows ! Three thousand Hassayampans, j perhaps more, some citizens of Ariz- ! ona, many voters of California, al- j though their hearts still lie in the sister state, descended on Venice yesterday,and the beach town will ingly fell captive under their good natured smiles. Technically a Hassayampan is j cue who has partaken of the waters of the Hassayampa River. To have! imbibed makes truth telling but a j memory of the past, and prevarica-1 tion, distortion of facts, and fibbing! become accomplishments of one who has taken the draught. Arizonans told the tale of mines, j which had Croesus owned, he might I have been considered a really a weal- ! thy man, fertile valleys which grow ; crops overnight, and a climate which even Paradise could not produce an equal,were among the subjects flaunt ed upon by a people who truly love 1 their home. TAX LEVY FOR THIS YEAR. The approximate tax levies for Yuma county for the coming year have just been made public by i Roy Hansberger,clerk of the board of supervisors. The total state and county tax for the year was placed atsl.so on each SI.OO valuation. In addition to this Parker school dis trict No. 27 will have an assess ment of .13 as special school levy and bond interest fund so that the total tax rate here will be $1.63. The. Bouse district rate will be $1.51, and other districts of the county run from $1.60 to $1.98. ALLEGED HORSE THIEVES CAUGHT BLYTHE, Cal., August. 15.—0 n the charge of stealing nine hors es from Imperial valley ranchers,Bob Monroe and“ Red” Bliss were arrest ed on the island in the Colorado river near Rannells by Sheriff Meadows last Tuesday after a pistol duel in which Monroe was shot. Meadows, Imperial county sheriff, and three deputies arrived in an auto, having trailed the alleged thieves to this valley and immediatly after the capture returned with them under arrest. A man by name of Wells, known locally, had arrived in the fugitive’s camp just before the arrest and he was taken along under suspicion. The Imperial sheriff was assisted by Ace Gardner of Blythe. A number of settlers in the vicinity of Rannells were in the immediate vicinity of the fight so that escape of the men was entirely cut off on this side the river. It was supposed that the fugitives had planned to cross the river into Arizona at Eliernberg. Monroe received bullet wounds in the hand and neck during the gun fight and it was the accurate shoot ing of Sheriff Meadows that brought the horse-thieves to quarter. COTTON MILLS AT COLTO COLTON, Aug. 12.—That the Olympia cotton mills of Colton is an assured fact and will be built, just as soon as men and money can do it, is news over which the entire city is rejoicing. N W. Durham, promoter of the big enterprise, today as evidence of good faith gave ids check for $6,500 to the First National Bank. By ag reement he is to receive a deed for the factory cite, the ten acre Max well ami Cabel properly lying on the east side of Ml -Vernon avenue and south of Gem view mesa, at the cost 1 rice the epnimiltee which in turn will raise the same a inmount by popular subscription to reimbuse him when his part of tin deal is complet ed Work will begin in tee days under the direction of Stephen Boyer, or ders being given today for lumber for ten small cottages for the work men. The mills are to be the largest in the United States and will give employment to 2400 men. But all the conversation had net the taint of the Hassayampa. Pacts and figures were brought out to sub stiSitiate the boasts of mineral wealth. agriculture worth and cli matic conditions, and the stranger who imagined Arizona to be a place inhabited by moving picture “bad men,” a land which raised horned toa.ds and deserts and had a sun shine with burning intensity, lost tlxe Idea when chatting with the Hassayampans. Did they have a good time? There were a thousand laughs to the min ute. Friends who had been parted, perhaps for years, but at any rate since the last re union of the Hass ayampa Society a year ago, met and real old sewing circle chats were immediately in order. Representative Tom Drennan, busi ness man of Parker, on the Colo rado, and a member of the first Ari zona state legislature, qualified as the Beau Brummel of the occasion. “It has been a cool summer in Yuma county,” says Drennan, “as the mer cury has not climbed over 125 de grees where there is shade so far this year. HAS BEST COTTON. The following report of the Depart ment of Agriculture on August 1,1913* shows that California not only leads in the condition of the cotton crop, but. the stand is rated as perfect: “The condition of the growing cotton crop of the United States on July 25 was 97.6 per cent of a normal crop," the United States department of agr'- culiuie reporting board announced at noon today. Condition by states: “Virginia, 81; North Carolina, 77; South Carolina, 75; Georgia, 76; Flor ida, S 2; Alabama, 79; Missisippi, 77; Louisiana, 79; Texas, 81; Arkansas. 87; Tennessee, 9; Missouri, 86; Ok lahoma, 81; California, 10o.” No. 15.