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ICE AND COLD STORAGE Manufacturer of Carbonated Waters of all Kinds. Order a dozen pints of Ginger Ale for this Hot Weather. Coal by the Sack or Ton Leave orders at the Commercial Bank for ice deliveries. Mail orders given prompt attention. Parker Improvement Co. PARKER, ARIZONA Are You Needing Money for a Few Months or Weeks ? If you had the use of a little ready cash now could you live on “Easy Street?” Come in and talk the matter over with us. Perhaps we can arrange it to your entire satisfaction. We will carefully consider your needs and offer you money a! a rate you can afford to pay. The COMMERCIAL Bank PARKER, ARIZONA i>. J. PETER. PreßiJent M. C WEBB. Viee PL-sirient W. P. DUNN. Caaiiier Parker Meat Market C. H. HOSFELT, Proprietor Home Dressed Meats and Produce of all Kinds. Eggs, Butter, Cheese and fresh Vegetables. Our motto: Large sales and small profits WE SELL EOR CASH ONLY R. J. MARTIN, ’g-ftb- Agent for Acetyline Lights - Tinsmith Phone —1 abort, 1 long, 1 short California Ave., Parker, Ariz. Ice Cold Soda ONE JITNEY * AT THE CITY DRUG STORE JOHN F. COLLINS . Undertaker and Embalmer ♦ Also Contractor and Builder PARKER, - - ARIZONA . 4 Regular Perry Service. At any hour of th« day. The best route to and from the coast. For In formation address THE PARKER TRANSP. CO. THE PARKER POST END IN MURDER. The regular weekly toll of John Barleycorn waß more costly than us ual at Andrade last Sunday, when a Mexican soldier met death at the hands of Jose Anayo, a Yuma barber, Anayo, who it is said was employed in a Mexican barber shop on South Main street, went to Andrade Sunday afternoon and began to imbibe too freely of the liquid poison. After get ting pretty well tanked up he became Involved In a fight with a couple of Mexican rurales, and it Is said that Anayo was getting the worst of the affray and to protect himself, drew a raaor, slashing one of the rurales across the left wrist, cutting an ar tery. It was rumored around Yuma Mon day that Anayo was taken out be fore a firing squad at sunrise and the threat of the Mexican captain, carried out. —Yuma Sun. Subscribe for THE POST. PARKER, YUMA COUNTY. ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1915. PREPARING FOR WELLS LAND COMMISSION GIVES AU THORITY TO PROCEED, AND, DRILLING OUTFIT IS NOW, BEING REPAIRED. Final authority was received Wed nesday from the State .Land Commis sion to proceed with the experimen tal wells on the Colorado River In dian reservation. A. L. Harris, en gineer for the land commission, re turned to Phoenix Saturday night, and upon his report of the situation here, the commission decided to pro ceed with the work of sinking the wells at once, so that the necessary data on the underground water re sources of the reservation may be secured before the heated season arrives. The Chuekawalla well-drilling out fit has been secured for the sinking 0" the w qll 3 and a force of men, under the supervision of Hayward Short, began the assembling of the outfit Thursday morning. The rig will bp put together on the barge on which it is at present located, and after this has been done it will be moved to section 18, T. 7 N., range 20 W., where the first well will be sunk. Three locations tor wells have been ecttd, and if all of these wells t ove to contain a sufficient supply of water for irrigation pur poses it is confidently believed that £li of the surplus lards will be open ed to settlement by the secretary of the interior. The wells to be sunk will be six teen inches n diameter. For the pun pose of ascertaining the exact form ation and the proper points for the location of the perforated screen, a 6-inch hole will be first put down. This will take but a few days to accomplish, while the data secured from this preliminary bore will be nvaluable in determining the work on the larger well. As the wells are completed they will be tested out with a 6-inch cen trlfigul pump driven by a twenty horse-power engine. Engineer Harris is confident of securing an irriga tion head in each of the wells in excess of 1,000 gallons per minute. If has also been determined to test out the old agency well, which was sunk about, five years ago. This well Is twelve inches in diameter, and is located near the old agency buildings, about a mile and a half from Parker. At the time of the completion of this well it was tested out with a small pump, having a capacity of but 125 gallons per minute. After a steady run to the full capacity of the pump the well showed a draw-down of only two feet from the first water level, which is twelve feet from the sur faced large pump is to he put in commission for the testing of this well. For the purpose of investigating the water supply on the mesa lands surrounding Parker, it has been de cided to either sink a well on the mesa or make an official test of the Raney well. An effort will be made by Repre sentative Flanagan to secure an ad ditional appropriation at th© special session of the legislature for the linking of these experimental wells and testing their capacity, it is believed that such an appropriation would come within the governor’s call for the reason that the state has approximately 12,000 acres of school land in the reservation and if the surplus lands of the reservation are opened to settlement the statg can then secure title to its lands. Hayward Short will have charge of ih a drilling operations, and his ex perience in the past in drilling wells in this district will bg of great ben efit to the state in the present under taking. School Trustee Elected. In our rush last week we omitted to mention the result of the school election. Mrs. Mary Brown was ; elected as trustee to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term l of Mrs. Collins. Mrs. Brown will undoubtedly make an excellent trus tee as she takes a great deal of in terest inschool affairs. Mrs. Collins has served on the board for the past three years and has given excellent satisfaction to the patrons of the; school. LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS t PERSONAL AND LOCAL HAPPEN INGS OF THE WEEK IN PARKER i AND VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF ..^PARAGRAPHS. Bouse Visitor. Joe Cavanaugh of Bouse is spend ing a few days here this week on business. Hpre on a Visit. Merl Williams of Barstow arrived this week and is visiting bis father, 15'lly Williams. On Official Business. Superintendent O. L. Babcock of the Indian school departed the first of the week for Los Angeles on busi ness for thegov jrnment. * Dr. Thomas Here. Dr. H. G. Thomas, the Blythe den tist, arrived in town Tuesday night and e x to remain for the next week or two. The dotor has perma nently located at Blythe. Club Notice. The Woman’s Club have set Fri day, April 16th, for their social, to be given at the church. Everybody is cordially invited to attend and a good time is assured. Gone to the Coast. E. F. Lauten is in Los Angeles this week attending a meeting of Ford agents. He expects to bring home another Ford in his trunk, thus saving transportation charges. Mrs. Bowie Hee. Mrs. Alex Bowie, a former resident of Parker, arrived in town Wednes day night look after her property interests her, and to visit with It - nds. Mrs Bowie is at present residing in D hcenix. New Baby Girl. The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. of the week for Los Angeles on busi by the arrival of a baby girl. It’* their first-born and according to Daddy Fuller the young lady is the best ever. Mother and child are getting along nicely. Completes Survey. The final survey of the Parker & Colorado River Electric Railway com pany was completed the past week. After the survey receives the approv al of the interior department man ager W. H. Tharpe expects to pro ceed with thegrading of the roadbed. A railroad through the valley will be imperative after the surplus lands of the reservation become available to settlement, and the securing of a franchise to build a road at this time means much for the future pros perity of Parker.' Yuma City Election. The primary election in Yuma last Thursday resulted in the election of C. H, Moore for mayor; Henry Wup perman for city attorney; S. Frank Stanley for city recorder; Dick Stanton for city assessor; E. H. To bias for city treasurer, and Jack Dunne, Walter Moser and E. J. High tower for councilmen. The election decided every race finally except the race for city marshal which will have to be run over again in May, when Henry Levy and George Harding will come to the bat for another in ning. nines Settles Case. John Lines, a rancher on the Cali fornia side of the river about fvie miles above Parker, was arrested Saturday by Constable Roberts on a charge of taking lumber from the property of the Quartz King Mining company. The complaint was made several days previous by John Pritt, who is in charge of the company’s property. After doing a little detec tive work, Constable Roberts loca ted the missing timbers, and at the first opportunity served a warrant on Lines when he came to town Sat urday. Just before the trial Satur day night after 10 o’clock, the defen dant settled the case by paying $lO for the lumber, and court costs am*, ounting to about $7.50 EXTRA SESSION FRIDAY, APR. 23 GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ANq TAX LEVY ARE THE ONLY SUB* JECTS MENTIONED IN THE GOV* ERNOR’S CALL. The governor’s proclamation, call ing the legislature to convene in special session on Friday, April 23, was issued last Saturday. Only two subjects are mentioned in the call, the passage of a general appropri ation bill, and fixing the rates and providing for the levy of taxes forth next two years. Under the defini tion of the constitution, the general apropriation bill is only to provide money for t,he different .departments of the state, for state institutions, for public schools and the interest on the public debt. This it is pointed out, would include the state land com mission, or of the need of a state land policy, of which no special men tion is made in the governor’s call. The governor’s proclamation fol lows : A PROCLAMATION Executive Department, State of Ari zona. Whereas, the second state legisla ture, in regular session convened on Jiuiuary 11th, 1915, took final ad journment at the expiration of the sixty days’ period allowed by law, without having passed a general ap propr ations bill providing money for the different state departments, in stitute.ns, public schools, and for the interest on the public debt: Whereas, the funds set aside by tne first state legislature for the use of sla f e departments and institutions be virtually depleted on June 30th. 1915 the date of the expiration of the current fiscal year: Whereas, the lack of departmental, institutional and school in conjunction with certain Existing defects in the statutes governing the levy of taxes, create a serious emerg ency rendering early legislative action! absolutley imperative: Now therefore, I, Geo. W. P. Hunt, governor of Arizona, by virtue of the authority in me vested by the consti tution, do hereby convene the second j state legislature in special session, in | Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, at 10 o’clock on the morning of Friday,! April 23rd, A. D. 1915, for the pur pose of providing legislation on the subjects hereinafter following: 1. To enact a general appropriation bill, proyiding apropriations of money for the different departments of the state, for state institutions, for pub lic schools, and for interest on the public debt, as defined and set forth in Article IV, Section 20, of the con stitution of the state of Arizona. 2. To fix the rates of taxes to be i levied for the fiscal years ending j June 30 th, 1916, and June 30th 1917, j to defray the necessary ordinary ex- j penses of the state during each of j said fiscal years, and to provide for I the levy of taxes during each of said years at the rate so fixed. In witness hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the state of Arizona to be af fixed. Done at the city of Phoenix, the capital, this 3rd day of April, A. D. 1915. GEO. W. P. HjUNT, Attest: Governor of Arizona. SIDNEY P. OSBORN, Secretary of State. That part of the call enjoining upon the legislature the task of fixing the rates of for the next two fiscal ! years is naturally the subject of soma ionjecture, since it is understood that the tax commission fixes the rates. | But the call in this respect is drawn in compliance with the law beginning with Section 3 of Article IX of the constitution which imposes upon the legislature the duty of providing for un annual tax sufficient to defray the necessary expenses of the government for each fiscal year. From China to Parker. W. D. Hood, a conductor of the Santa Fe who has been in the inter ior of Chinalearning the Chinese way of railroading, was in Needles this week, and departed for Parker, Ariz. where he will resume his duties on the Cadiz-to-Parker local. Mr. Hood reports the Chinese methods of rail road men very different from those ift this country.—Needles Nugget. CONSTRUCTING BLYTHE ROAD BONUS ACCEPTED AND WORK HAS BEEN COMMENCED—BIG BOOM IS ANTICIPATED IN TH^ VALLEY. I (Blythe Herald.) California Southern Railroad Co. on Wednesday, March 31, a day that will go down in history for Palo Ver de valley, started actual work on the railroad .that is to connect Blythe and the Palo Verde valley with Blythe Junction on the Santa Fe, a distance of 41 miles. First work was done at the Blythe Junction terminal of the proposed railroad. Simultaneously with the commenc ing of work, letters containing for mal acceptance of the bonus money, which has been subscribed by the property owners of the valley, were mailed to each individual subscriber. The letters contained the state ment that the Blythe Construction company, to whom the bonus had been assigned by Messrs. Oates and OlweU, its recipients, had entered in to a contract with the California Southern Raliroad company for the construction of the road. A survey crew arrived at Blythe Junction on Monday. On Tuesday a caterpillar from Blythe reached the northern terminal and the following nay the work of breaking down the brush preparatory to grading, was commenced. The work is in charge of Floyd Brown. While this was not a particularly ! auspicious beginning for the project ! that it is to remold the entire future of this fertile empire, yet it was the start, and coupled with the formal announcement of the construction company, removes any doubt as to the sincerity of those back of the project. It has been reported that a large outfit of work stock together with consignments of ties and equipment are already en route to Blythe Junc j tion where the construction work l ha? been started. The railroad right-of-way as sur veyed connects with the Santa Fe at a point just west of the station. The line swings to the west and then around in a south-easterly direction, crossing the sand and approaching she pass at the summit from the north. Caterpillars are to play an impor fant part in the construction of the first ten miles of the roadbed where the right-of waj is across fine sand. Hitched s an enormous drag the powerful machine will quickly break clown the brush and bring the soft sand to an approximate grade. Officers of the California Southern Railroad .company, which is to own the line are: J. M. Neeland, presi dent; H. C. Beggs. vice president and general manager; J. H. Borders, second vice president; John R. Grant, secretary and treasurer, and Willis I. Morrison, general counsel. Neeland and Beggs are both exper ienced railroad man, and the other members of the company are suc cessful business and professional men A land company is being organized in connection w’ith the railroad pro ject .to handle several thousand acres of land which will be received on bonus subscriptions and which will be optioned or bought outright for speculative purposes. It is the expressed intention of those directly interested in the build ing of the railroad to not only has ten the construction as rapidly as possible but to conduct an extensive advertising campaign to bring peo ple here and develop this land and make their investment a paying one. While the formal announcement of the building of the railroad has been made, and work started, yet the bonus committee is going to continue i f s efforts to complete the $150,000 bonus, or its equivalent in land OP' tions. About $25,000 remain yet to be raised. G. A. MARSH Notary Public, Parker, - - - Arizona No. 48.