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•F4* ❖+* •> 4»+++4*4* ♦ 4* 4* ►> 4* ❖ 4*+4*4*4»+4* ♦ ! LOCAL NEWS I * $ ♦•H"H , +++*s , 4 ,^ h 14+4 , 4 , 4 h H , + , ! ,^4,^44 P. E. Rich of Plioeuix. was in Par ker on a business trip this week. A. L. Freeman of the Holt cater pillar Mfg. Co., was a Parker visitor this week. W. J. and J. \V. Martin returned to Parker Tuesday of this week.. M. A. Guttman, traveling salesman tor the Stetson-Barrett company, was in Parker on business Ibis week. O. S. Black of Los Angeles was among the Parker visitors of the past week. F. H. Brooks, Yuma county sur veyor, has been here the past week laying out a road to the Empire Flats district. J. B. Flannagan returned from two month's outing in Montana last Sat urday. He left again Monday for Los Angeles where he will be attending business matters for several weeks. Julius Gibson went to work in the Santa Fe yards here this week. John Roberts took his place on the ice route until Janies Gilion returns from liis vacation. E. S. Osborne plans to put a force at work on the State of Maine group of mines in the Planet district about September first to do de velopment work. The party of campers who have the mountains near Prescott return ed safely Thursday evening, despite the rumors of an accident. Haywood Short remained behind to attend to some business matters. Bernard Roberts and his friend. Victor McGrow, came 5 n from Pres cott this week. Bernard has been visiting in Prescott since July 4th. His friend wll be visiting with him dunig the next month. Among the Parker people who were seen at the Hassayampa cele bration at Venice were: Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Marsh and son, Phillip. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Osborne Jr.. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Platt, J. B. Flaunagan, Robert Saufley and T. M. Brennan, weeks on the coast. Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts cele bi’ated their 24th wedding anniversary last Monday. A number of friends were invited in to share in the cele bration and enjoy one of those feeds which have earned Mrs. Roberts a reputation as a rare good cook. A party of Blythe people including. Mr. and Mrs. Har»*v Wellington. Miss Georgia Middleton and Ben White came through Parker early this week on their way to Seligman. The party drove up thru the reservation, hav ing crossed the Colorado at Eliren berg. C. B. Emery and family stopped at Parker on their way from Mendo cino county, California, to Wilco> Arizona, this week. They- were tra veling overland in a covered wagon Mr. Emery said the desert heat he; was not nearly so disagreeable the intense beat of the San loaqui valley through which they traveled The Prescortt-Osborne rescue party made the run to Kingman and return in about 26 hours which is traveling fast considering the condition o the roads to be covered. The only delay was when the auto buried it self in quicksand in fording the Bil William’s, and Jack George’s bum team saved the day on that occa sion. The marriage of Lusiano Torre: and Julia Gonzales took place a 1 the sectiop house Wednesday even ing, Judge .1. B. Ross officiating Gonzales is employed on the Sant: Fe section crew. Miss Louise Ross H. B. Hull and H. L. Sulli van were present as witnesses and after tin enjoyed the wedding teas with the bride and groom and thei friends. v Cushion Stuffed With Love-Locks. Among her personal friends, Mis Lx»le Fuller, the famous dancer, num hers Camille Flammarion, the grea FTench astronomer. "I shall neve forget,” she says, iu "Fifteen Year; of a Dancer's Life,” the inipressio! that Camille Flammarion made upo: me the first time the Countess Wo! ska took me to his house. Rue Cassin! He wore a lounge jacket of white flat, nel, edged with red lace. He had ; veritable forest of hair, which formed as it were, a bonnet around his heat This wus so remarkable that 1 eoul. not repress an exclamation. Mun Flammarion then told me that sh frequently had to cut some of th locks, for her husband’s hair grew with such vigor that was tormente by it. Then she showed me a cushion on a divan, mid remarked: ‘There i tvhere I put his hair after cutting it.' ‘‘To give an accurate idea of Ca rnllle Flammurion’a style of wearing his hair, you have only to multiply Paderewski’s head of hair by twelve.” BILLIONS OF FISH HATCHED. The annually increasing value of the work of the United Stntee bureau of fiaheries is shown by the fact that 1b the first eight mouths of the pres ent fiscal year the number of eggs col- J lected for planting exceeds by 884,- 000.006 the number gathered in the same period last year. The number so far this year reaches the gigantic total of 2.185,000,000, against 1,351,- 000,000 in 1912. The greatest gain has been in white fish eggs from the great lakes, where this year’s take has been 524,000,000, an increase of 380,000,000. In lake trout t.he increase has been from 59,- 000.000 to 69,000,000. In the New England coast this year’s gathering of pollock eggs has been 867.000.000. At Gloucester, Mass., last year's haddock egg collection to taled 160.000,000 and this year’s will exceed that by many millions. All the haddock eggs are taken from fish J caught for market, so that eggs that would otherwise he sold and eaten are j saved for 4 urther propagation. Bog salmon egg collection shows the largest gain on the Pacific coast, j this year’s take having been 20.000,* ; 000. against 8.300,000 last year. MONEY ALMOST GERM PROOF. Those who have hesitated to amass wealth because of the warning to “be- ; ware the billions of bacteria that lurk in every gill” need hesitate no longer, according to Dr W. C. Rucker, assist ant surgeon general of the public health service. He declared the other day that tests and examination of currency, both washed and unwashed bills, showed them to be singularly free from germs. He attributed this to the ink used in printing the bills, which he said had proved to be an almost perfect germicide. “The public health service was call ed upon to examine the soiled money returned to the treasury,” said Dr. Rucker, “after it had traveled around the country and had passed through the hands of thousands of persons. To our surprise it was found to be- -j singularly free from bacteria, and the Ink used in the hills is given the I credit.” The ingredients used in the gov ernment’s ink are not made public, the recipe for the manufacture of the Ink for the bureau of engraving and printing being zealously guarded. PRICES CUT DOWN. Prices received by producers In the United States for staple crops in- '■ creased 2.3 per cent, from April 1 to May 1, according to a report by the department of agriculture. The in crease for the same period a year ago was 8.4 and the average Increase dur ing April for the last five years was 3.4. On May 1 prices of staple crops averaged about 30.1 per cent, lower than on May 1, 1912. according to the department. The average prices for meat ani mals increased 3.7 per cent, from March 15 to April 15, as compared with an increase of 10.7 per cent, for the same period of 1912. On April 15 prices of meat animals averaged 16.7 per cent, higher than on April 15. 1912. On April 15. 1911, the prices for meat animals were 26.6 per cent, lower than they were on April 15 this year. VAST “COOKBOOK” ISSUE. More than 12,000,000 copies of the various “cookbooks" prepared by the department of agriculture, the latest of which is one on how to serve mut ton in a number of delectable forms, have been Issued since this line of government activity began. By far the largest number published was of a bulletin on the “Economic Use of Meat in the Home,” which ran up to the enormous total of 2,235,000. Con gress itself printed 500,000 copies in addition to those distributed by the department. Os the bread-making pamphlet, nearly 500,000 have been distributed, and of the cheese leaflet almost 300,- 000 have been sent out. Os the unit- j ton bulletin. Just out. 50,000 copies have been ordered printed for initial distribution. Six-Mile Depth Near Philippines. A surveying ship of the, German | navy has recently discovered the deepest known spot In the ocean. It is near the Philippines, about forty sea miles off the north coast of Min danao. Great depths were found to be nu merous in this region, but the record sounding showed the amazing result of 9,780 meters, or 406 feet more than six miles. The greatest ocean depth hitherto known was found by the United j States cable steamer Nero in 1901. This spot was to the south of the Island of Guam, and the deep sen lead indicated 9.635 meters—Just a little j less than six miles. Finds Moonlight Calls Forth Germs. Strange powers always have been j assigned to the moon, and it is not surprising to learn that a South Afrl can belief is that moonlight hastens the decomposition of fish But it fs surprising to find this be Her brought forward as more than a superstition. U. E. Hutchins says be has obtained experimental proof of this action of the moon, and suggested that it is due to some low- form of life called rortli or stimulated to action by moonhght. Solemn Speculation. “So you thluk that new turtle cure will be expensive?” said one doctor. j “Well," replied the other, “It may depend on whether It employs ordi nary mud turtle or terrapin.” tHE BARKER POST, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1913. ORGANIZING TO BUILD RAILROAD BLYTHE, Cal., August 14. .John Denair, an experienced pro moter of railroads and other big pro jects, has arrived in the valley to take charge of the active field work of organizing a company to construct a railroad from some point in the Palo Verde Valley at once. instead of suscribing to a bonus or gift fund, the people will be asked to take stock instead, thus making the subscribers the stock owners of the road. The advantages in this plan over the former one, can be readily seen. The fact that Palo Verde valley i needs a railroad, and needs it bad, ! is fully realized by everyone here or : who owns property here. The import ant question to solve has been how to .secure a transportation to connect us with some railroad point, in the I shortest possible time. Last May a public metting was Ueid in Blythe in hopes that some ! plan of action could be suggested to in Juce some railroad company to con struct a line into the valley. At that I meeting a plan was formulated and I within an hour over fifty thousand dollars was subscribed to a hundred thousand dollar lion us fund to give to such an enterprise. This subscrip tion has now nearly reached the one hundred thousand dollar mark. Within the last few days the rail road proposition seems to have taken on a new and better turn for action. 1 Many of the big land holders and many of the lesser ones, seem to have come to the unanimous con clusion that the quicker and better way to get a railroad into the valley is to organize a company among ! themselves and build the road at once without waiting to go and solicit out j side hell). The new proposition seems to be meeting with universal approval fro everyone who has been approach as it seems very fair, inasmuch as it gives everyone who subscribes a pro ; rated interest in the road. John Benair is probably the best known railroad promoter and buildei in the west. For several years he has been engaged in private enterprises of his own and immediate friends in Turlock country, where he now re sides. He was promoter of the Will iams to Grand ’’anyon railroad which runs from Williams to Grand Canyon. Arizona; this road he financed and built independent of the Santa Fe which company later purchased. He promoted the Kingman to Cloride branch, from Kingman to Cloride j Arizona. The Johannesburg Califor nia road was promoted by Mr. De nair, and be later promoted the raii toud to Searchlight, Nevada. In conversation with Mr. Benair he informed us that he had every reason to believe the new project build a railroad into Palo Verde vall : ey from some point on a main line, [ j would be an accomplished fact in the j near future, and that if everything 1 went as well as anticipated, he hoped j to have the line so far constructed by Christmas as to be able to haul out a big percentage of this vear.s i crop. He said he was meeting with every encouragement possible and finally closed his remarks by saying: “We are going .to have that railroad soon; from what particular point, J can not say at present, but we are going to have a railroad into this valley before some people here hard ly realize what is going on.’’ 3,500 FARMS In the Colorado River Valley at Parker to be opened to entry within the next few months. Bill providing for opening now before congress. Settler’s Map will tell you the truth about every section of this land. Map shows I Colorado River Railroads Mesa Alkali spots Sand Dunnes Sloughs Intake Overflow land \ c arm land Roads Fruit land Timber land also written description of soil j and topography and complete in formation on Parker project. Compiled by government sur vey or. PRICE $2. Postpaid ' Randall Henderson Box <OO - PARKtR -cool weather at California beaches Why not spend August and September where cool sea breezes blow. The sun and sand baths —and the daily plunge in the Pacific —will do wonders lor you— The expense is not great Summer excursion fares via Santa Fe to most all California Beaches. We would suggest. NEAR LOS ANGELES Santa Monica —Ocean Park —Venice —San Pedro—Redondo Beach Long Beach —Newport Hal boa —Cat al in a BETWEEN LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO Laguna Beach —Del Mar Oceanside NEAR SAN DIEGO Coonado Tent City and La Jolla Let us help plan your trip— E. R. HART AGENT Parker Commercial Co. * Reliable Goods, fair Prices Courteous Treatment We Handle the best Groceries to be Had OUR HAMS, BACON AND LARD ARE ALWAYS FRESH. OUR TEAS AND COFFEES ARE THE BEST. OUR EGGS AND BUTTER ARE THE FRESHEST. OUR CANNED GOODS ARE THE LATEST PACK AND OF THE STANDARD AND EXTRA STANDARD QUALITY. WE CARRY A LINE OF Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Shoes Hardware, Cutlery, Furniture Paints, Oils, Hay and Grain Our Prices are Just* and Right Parker Commercial Co. 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