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PARKER VOTES . FOR SALOONS TWO TO ONE MAJORITY FAVORS LICENSING OF LIQUOR TRAF FIC HERE—ELECTION DAY FUR NISHES NO EXCITEMENT. j By a vote of 35 to It*, Parker pre j ciuct decided in favor of saloons at j the local option election held last Sat j urday. After- having been “dry” for a period of three years liquor-selling, will again become u licensed busi ness in the town. Local business men have already expressed their intention of securing licenses and it is likely that bans will be opened quickly as the board of supervisors can make the neces sary provisions for issuing licenses. Complying with the law, the super visors must meet on September 3rd eleven days after the election, am pass upon the election returns. After that the issuing of permits to engage in the liquor business here is simply a matter of form. Practically every voter in town was at the polls last Saturday, the voting population being reduced fully fifty by the absence of summer vacation ists. The “drys” held out little hop»- of winning in the election and regis tered their votes merely as a protest rather than because they expecte» to gain anything by doing so. ft was one of the quietest election days Parker has ever seen. As om citizen expressed it, “there was no even a cigar or a soft drink of cid er in circulation.” The only excitement of the election was apparent at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon when the election offi cials discovered there were only 49 votes cast —this number lacking jus one of being enough to give them ai *-xtra dollar apiece so their day’) work. The supervisors bad provide, that the officials should receive apiece if there was under 50 votet cast, and $5 if the number was ove. 50. i When “Bob” Martin made the startling discovery there was a hasty search made for another vote, searcl in parties were sent out into the high ways and by-ways and just before the clock indicated closing time someom ferreted out a couple of dilatory citi zens and persuaded them that Par kers future depended on their vote or something like that. ADVERTISING Advertising is a recipe for plant ing one dollar at the top ot‘ the col urn next to pure reading and having two dollars handed back in change. It is the only form of notriety paying a dividend which doesn’t have to bt explained to the wife of the adver tiser. There are two kinds of adver ing —continuous and jump spark The continuous advertiser is one who never has to carry the 1913 models of spring suits into the 1914 clearance sales and unload them at the pric< of the buttons and lining. The onl\ objection to this form of advertising js that it makes it necessary to hire more clerks and engage more floor space. The jump spark advertiser is one who jumps in at Easter and Christum?! time am. makes a drag V'hiclt lasts him all the rest of the year. This has a tendency to keep down the pay roll and prevent any body on the aforesaid pay roll over working. If more people would ad vertise by fits and starts, there would be more newspapers offered in even exchange for an equity in a second hand grapliaphone. Advertis ing in both morning and evening editions is the best tonic for a busi ness that is suffering from general debility of the cash book. Nothing will put new life and hope into tto day’s receipts quicker than a half page advertisment crowded full of real bargins and 24-point figures. Ail vertising that is not timely and tru thful is about as effective as a sac rifice bunt with three men on bases. The merchant who thinks he can slip over a panmere skirt made prior to the Ashtabula disaster by mark ing it down to $1.98 will keep it i stock until people wear fur coals and fleece lined underwear in August. Circular advertising is an expensive substitute for printer’s ink which gets as far as the front porch and then dies a natural death. It is bet ter than no advertising at all, how'- ever, and may lead to a resolve to try the real article. THE -PARKER POST INTERESTED IN GRAY MINES. A party of eastern capitalists are at Blythe Junction looking over the Gray mines in the Arica mountains near that place with a view' of tak ing them over for operating purposes. The mine is atpresent under lease, and hound to J .A. Priest , w'ho has done a large amount of improv ments on the property. Mr. Priest has a twenty-five ton stamp mill at the depot at the Junction which lie intends to put in operation on the property at an early date. The Gray i mine is one of the oldest and best ; known gold properties in east River-j side county, having been profitably worked over thirty years ago. The ores are rich in gold but a lack of water has retarded developments woik to agreat extent. There has; already been several hundred feet of 1 developinnt work done on the proper- 1 ty, among other improvements are a : i’ourhundred foot shaft and good sub i slantial buildings at the mine. The j first gold stamp mill ever built wa.- in east Riverside county wash for the ores of the Gray mine. The mill W'as located out in the des ert, five miles from Blythe June tion, and was used for several years. STOLE HORSES IS CHARGE BLYTHE, Cal., August 27 —Fred Myers and Leo McKinney, two young men who claim to have come from uear Rodeo, New Mexico were arrestd here last Thursday on a charge of having stolen four head of horses f-rm a rancher named Cox, near Agua Caliente, in Maricopa county, Arizona. The horses were stolen on last Monday and Cox followed the fugi tives as far as Vicksburg, in Yuma county, on a motorcycle, at Vicksburg he secured the service of an automo bile and followed them to Ehrenberg On arriving at Ehrenberg Wednesday night, Cox learned the' fugitives has crossed the Colorado river at the Blythe-Ehrenburg ferry. Crossing over to the California side, Cox cam. to Blythe and secured the services of the officers here. Thursday morning Deputies Shee han and Gardner, in company with Constable Sortillen, took up the trail at the ferry and follow ed it up the river to near the canal intake, where they located their game at the Massey camp. The arrest w'as made without dif ficulty and the supposed horse thiev es were brought to Blythe and lodged in jail. The stolen horses were all recover ed and turned over to Cox by the of ficers. The two boys were taken be fore Justice Walsh who ordered them held here in jail to await advices from the Arizona officers. They sta ted that they would return to Arizona without requisition papers. The two accused are but mere boys, not over twenty years of age, and appear to be somewhat of tin dime novel type. They said the> had started for California and merelv got tired of walking. They do n seem to realize the position they . in. IMPERIAL WATER ENDANGERED. EL CENTRO, Aug. 28. —'Seventy Constitutionalists, part of a detach ment of 200 who arrived from Sonora early today, attacked the federal gyard at Sharp’s Heading, the big intake which lets the water from the Colorado river flow into the canal system that irrigates the Imperial •'alley of California. One federal was killed and another captured. Mue. apprehension for the safety of the ir rigation system was felt by the lam owners. Two hundred federal troops, com prising the garrison of Mexicali, were held in readiness to repel the attack The people of Mexicali removed their valuables to the American side. Res idents of Calexico, Cal., have sent an urgent request for troops to Wash* in ton. Leaders of the Constitutionalists band told a newspaper correspondent that they were marching south to join other and stronger groups. The invaders w'ere provisioned with sup plies bought at Calexico . All were well .mounted. Governor Gomez, in personal com inand at Mexicali, said he had no fear of attack. It w'as learned that he had ordered 2uo troops to hasten north from Ensenada. Breastworks have been thrown up at most neces sary points for protection. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 30. 1913. MINER DIES FROM HEAT SWANSEA PROSPECTOR IS OVER COME WHILE WALKING FROM BOUSE TO PARKER—BURIAL IN LOCAL CEMETERY. | i H, M. Stephens, a. prospector and mine operator, who has an interest in mining claims near Sw-ansea, died at Parker early Monday morning as a result of heat prostration. He had walked to Parker from Bouse on the previous afternoon and had been overcome near the stock yards where the trainmen on the w-estbound freight, had found him about 5 o’clock. The miner was picked up in an un conscious condition and never recov eved consciousness. Dr. Israel w-as summoned from the agency and she worked with the dying man several hours, but without hope. He died at 4 o’clock Monday morning at the home of A L Preston where he had been taken, Stephens was 42 years of age and acquainted at both here and Bouse and Swansea but nothing was known of his early life or relatives He \vas interested in the Big Kimball group of mines near Sw-ansea and had been superintending development work there for several months. Parties living in Goldfield and San Francisco who w-ere also interested in the mines w-ere telegraphed by Undertaker Jno. F. Collins who took charge of the remains. They knew little of the man, however. It was reported that he had a brother, AI F Stephens, at Silver City, Idaho, but q telegram to this place disproved (he report. The burial took, place Wednesday afternoon at the expense of the county, the stricken miner apparently having no funds of his own. NO MORE TIME ON LOTS J. W. Keener, a representative of the Interior Department from Wash ington, w-as in Parker this week on * business relative to the final pay ments due on the lots puchased here at the government auction three years ago. Mr. Keener stated that while most ; of the property here had been paid i for several of those who bought real j estate at the auction had failed to j make part payments and these would be required to do so at. once. The ; other alternative, it w r as stated | would be the cancellation of the con- I tract which the government holds with these parties. The final extension granted by the government on the Parker property expired nearly a year ago but it was ‘ understood at. that time that no steps | toward foreclosure would be taken i for some time. The government’s re ■ presentative who was in town during I the week made it plain that the final j limit had been reached. LESS COTTON THIS YEAR. NEW ORLEANS, LA., Aug. 2. r »- While the range of predictions as to this year’s cotton crop is from twel ve to sixteen million bales the pre dominance of figures around the 13. 000,000 bales crop is accepted proof that the crop will be about that quan ity unless a decided improvement o. | deterioration should set in. If a 13, j 000,000-bale crop is made there will | be no complaining in the south While this will be a million and ; i halt pales under the crop last year and three million bales undei the crop of 1911, still it is regarded as au abundant yield. With the ai most unprecedented occurrence ol having three big crops in success ion the financial prospects of the sou th are brighter than ever before. E * I en the prosperous years preceding the ; civil w ar are not excepted The prospects in Louisiana ai overshadowed somewhat by th.- threatened ruin of the sugar industry Had other crops yielded poorly this year widespread damage would hav< resulted, but as cotton, rice and core have done so w'eli the absence of most of the revenue usually coming from the cane crop is exerting a general influence. WANTS ROAD TO CALZONA BUSINESS MAN AT PROPOSED TERMINAL FOR RiVER ROAD ALARMED BY RUMORS OF VI DAL HIGHWAY. (Palo Verde Valley Herald) The following communication is w rit ten by H. A. Morse, postmaster and merchant at Calzona. The Herald is of the beliefthal Mr. Morse is lab oring somew-hal under a false impres sion inasmuch as we have heard of nothin-; being done here to divert Hu travel of the new road from this val ley to th»* Santa Fe at Vidal, w hen the road is completed the people w ill choose for themslves as betweeen the tw-o points and w r e hardly think that Calzona w ill fail to get the major po* tion of the travel, if being the most favorably located of the two stations. One of the principal reasons for build ing the new- road is to secure plenty of water along the route, and that one . item alone w-ould be in favor of Calzona as the shipping point for the people of the valley. To the Editor, Palo Verde valley Her ald: If you allow- me space in the val uable colurns, I would tike to make a plea to the citizens of Blythe valley for their support in a cause I feel is just and mutual. lam advised that Frank Murphy is completing the Blythe,(and so-calleu Calzona road), but that same is to be taken to Vidal, which appears e\> dent as w-e have not received a visit from him and no effort has hern made to have the depot opened, it having been closed for the summer last June. If this is the case I feel that a injustice is being dune me people of *'alzona and neighborhood, owing to the support given by them and the many advantages offered here over Vidal. About a year ago Mr. Murphy and the Cal zona people agreed to build up the liver and at this time over SSOO was expended by the Calzona. people besides the labor donated on this end of the road south of Steece Mines. This work vvas in evidence when a committee of your citizens were over it in July and we were commended for the work accomplished. As to the advantages over Vidal as your terminal: Vidal is over two-hundred and fifty fee* higher than Calzona, the grade to be traveled between the forks of the road and Vidal. It is true that the distance to Vidal from the forks of the road is one and one-lialf miles less than that to Calzona and at pres ent that portion of the road is in bet rer condition, due to the fact that all the freight to and from the various mining companies lias been hauled to Calzona, leaving the Vida, road unused except by an occasional automobile, this fact incidently] show that tlie Calzona route is preferred ft A heavy teaming, having a much harder foundation and better grade. At Vi dal there is no available private land, while at Calzona we have a well graded townsite. Since the visit • your representatives several people have made plans to open up suitable rooming houses, restaurants and feet: stores. These things are not possible at Vidal, as previously stated, then i is no available land. We have I larger and more adequate depot as well as a well of the purest wat.ci where free water is always available. The Vidal railroad tank is frequent- j ly short of water they having to is sue bulletins restricting tin* unneces j sary use of same by their trains, j This was the case for the last two j weeks and this morning there is bui | | two feet of waterin the lank. On the j I strength of advice received by one 1 lot our citizens in Los Angeles recent j ly the matter of having a new road built from here to the Whipple Mount aims connecting with present Needles road, was taken up with our County I Supervisor and we have been assured ! that same will be built also that the present road from here to Blythe ; will be put in first class condition, j this depending on us getting your road. We are not asking for your consul eration without giving value received as you can see by the preceding facta but vve bale lo see you traveling to i Vidal over our SSOO worth of work when the advantages offered here are j at least equal if not in our favor. We have about, eighteen thousand acres of government land trlbu tary !o Calzona, exclusive of that in the reservation, which we were fortu nate enough to have surveyed last winter and is to be thrown open for settlement just as soon as the sur vey is approved. At present there are numerous squatters on this land and we are asking your support, ow-- ing to the circumstances, of opening this depot and having your terminal located here. You w ill find a market here for a large quantity of farm produce,such as vegetables, poultry, hay and grain, while there is no sale for same at Vidal or no chances of there being any. 1 sincerely hope that you will each be able to see your way clear to help this cause, and am sure that you can not do otherwise after con scientiously considering the facts. At present we have no agent and the depot is closed, however, can be opened at ’once through your support and we earnestly ask for this, H. A. MORSE. COTTON STiLL GROWING T. D. McCall has another interest ing cotton story gleaned from his own experience. In March he shipped 259 bales of cotton to New- Orleans, and July 24 it was sold. During that time, owing to the greater moisture in the atmosphere, the cotton gained in w-eight 4-662 pounds, this gain Co. ring the storage, insurance, interest on SII,OOO at 6 per cent, interest of SIBO to apply on freight, there be ing no other charges.—lmperial Val ley Press. LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS W. C. Despain, of Bouse, was a vis itor here during the past week. W. H. Worthington of Douglas, and Im B. Joralenson of Warren, were visitors this week. Miss Clara Roberts will act as postoffice clerk in the absence of Mrs. C. W. Graves. Harry W. Doyle, an importer of fine horse, was in Parker yester day on business. Mrs. D. A. Todd, formerly a resi dent of barker, stopped here this week on her way to Cadiz. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dunbar have recently taken over the Ellis Hotel and are servng first class meals. W. E. Haber and wife left Friday morning for Congress Jet. Mr. Hjaber has been relief night operator during the absence of Dan Collins. Dan Collins returned from a short vacation yesterday morning. He was accompanied by his younger brother and, sister. N. H. Getchel of Prescott, and J. B. Nealey of Phoenix, were visitors here the past week. They are interested in the W. & O. mining property. J. H. Harwell of El Centro was a visitor in Parker Wednesday of this week. Mr. Harwell expects to take advantage of the opening here to se cure government land. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Osborne left Thursday night for Angeles. They will return with a new Buick auto which R. C. Saufley has purch ased. A letter from W. O. Kimbrough, formerly in charge of the Colorado Supply company’s store at the Agen cy, states that he will probably re turn to Parker sometime this fall. Mrs. C. W. Graves and son Spen cer. left Thursday night for Los Ang eles where Spence will attend school this winter. Mrs Graves will remain for several weeks vacation. Parker’s vacationists will begin drifting back pext week and those c. us who have remained at home dur ing the summer will get some satis action in watching them perspire and talk about the hot weather. Lew Meskill has made arrange ments for the purchase of the Colo rado River Supply company’s ce ment blocks to be used in construct lon of his pool hall on California ave nue. The foundation for the new building is finished and the work on the structure will go forward rapidly. TO VOTE ON BOND ISSUE YUMA COUNTY SUPERVISORS CALL “GOOD ROADS” ELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 27.---PROPOSE TO SPEND $500,000 Whether or not Yuma county will expend the sum of $500,000 in road improvements is the question to be de* cided at an election called by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors for September 27. Only property tax payers will be qualified to vote at this election. Pians have been laid by the super visors to construct a complete system of roads throughout the county and in case the election carries favorably the bonds w ill be placed immediately * on the market, in blocks of $50,000 and the work of construction will start as soon as sold. Among the road improvements specifically mentioned in the resolu- • tion calling for the election the fol lowing will be of special interest to the people of Parker and vicinity: Parker, Bouse, Vicksburg, Salome, Wenden Road Commencing on the east, bank of the Colorado river at the foot of Cal ifornia Ave. in the town of Parker, thence through the town of Parker, by the most feasible route to the town of Bouse; thence through the townof Vicksburg, thence through the town of (Salome, thence through the town of Wenden, thence to the bound ary line between Yuma and Maricopa county. Bouse, Quartzite, Laguna, Yuma Road. Commencing in the town of Bouse thence along the most feasible route through the town of Quartzsite; thence to Castle Dome, thence down Castle Dome road to Laguna, thence across the Gila river near its mouth on the piling bridge and connect with Yuma-Dome road. Cibola Valley, Castle Dome, Laguna, Yuma Road. From Cibola Valley and- connect with the Castle Dome, Laguna road. And to build and repair any other roads or highways, bridges and cul verts, not heretofore described in said Yuma county which the Board of Supervisors may deem expedient, necessary and advisable. The election officials for Parker Precinct No. 19 are: Inspector, C. W. Graves; Judges, John Roberts and Z. E. Minnick; Clerks, J. B. Flana gan and R. J. Martin. SMITH CHAIRMAN OF IRRIGA TION COMMITTEE. WASHINGTON, D. C., Aug. 2ti.— Marcus A. Smith, senator from Ari oaa, has been appointed chairman of the committee on reclamation and ir rigated lands following the resigna tion of H. L. Myers. This promotion of Senator Smith to chairman of the irrigation and, re clamation of the arid land is of vast importance to Arizona, as will be in a position to ver/ material ly aid the numerous irrigation and reclamation projects now draging a long in the state. It will also place him in closer touch witli the secre tary of interior who lias control of all those projects throughout the Uni ted States. That. Marcus Smith will now be able to render his state and the en tire west service there is no doubt. All of his friends in Arizona are pleased to sec him placed at the head of this important committee which deals with the most important question in the west. The Yuma pro ject, Roosevelt project and all thir ty projects of the west comes under the work of this committee. This ap pointment will no doubt assist mater ially .n securing completion of the Yuma project this winter WARNED AMERICANS TO LEAVE. WASHINGTON, Aug 27 —President Wilson tonight warned all Americans to leave Mexico at once. At the same time the American embassy and all consular representatives throughout the southern republic were instructed ‘‘to notify all officials, cival and mili tary, in Mexico” that they would be held strictly responsible for any harm or injury done to Americans or their property. No. 17.