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The Parker Post AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Published Weekly By— POST PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC. J. B. FLANAGAN. Manager. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year . $2.50 Six Months 1 50 Three Months .75 Entered as second-class matter Ma 33, 1910, at the postoffice at Parker, Arizona, under the Act of March 3, 1879. STYLE NOW IMPORTANT SEASON'S MODES MAY BE SAID TO DEMAND NEW FIGURE. Point to Remember Is That the New Corset Must Be Worn With In telligence—Mincing Step Is No Longer in Order. It does not take exceptional insight to see that the clothes of this win ter demand a new figure. The curved body that wore the graceful folds of clinging drapery that formed our frocks a couple of years ago does not wear to advantage the short-skirted, tight-waisted, flaring frock of today. No, with the acquirement of our new supply of frocks we must acquire a new figure. Now the new corset is, of course, es sential to the good fit of the new frock. But the new corset is not everything. It helps to mold the fig ure, it gives the right proportion to the hips, it emphasizes the slimness Smart Little Cape of Seal Edged With White Fur, and Hat and Muff to Match. Notice the Lace Mitts. of the waist. But the new corset must be worn with intelligence. The debutante-slouch figure must be dis carded, with all its attributes. And to wear the new corset properly the fig ure must first be straightened out a bit. The new frocks do not demand the old sort of uprightness that came into fashion just about the time that the Gibson girl arrived. But they do de mand well-held shoulders, a rather straight back and such carriage that an easy, swinging gait is possible. For a mincing step with our wide skirts would be decidedly out of place, according to our modern notions. This shows how far we have really ad vanced in our sartorial progress, from the days of 18G0, when full, swinging skirts were properly accompanied by short, mincing steps. No; we don’t like to mince. When hobble skirts demand a shortened gait we. halting ly and after many accidents, fall into It. But as soon as wide skirts return, our stride lengthens. We like to minimize the effects of the world-war on fashions. We see a few gilt buttons, a little braiding and many hats modeled on different mili tary caps, but on the whole we say that the war has had little direct result on fashions. Yet perhaps it is the war that has actually brought this new figure into being. Full, short skirts were created in the minds of the Paris dressmakers before war was declared —but not before the feeling for war began; and it is said that one of the strong reasons influencing their fashion this autumn in Paris is that so many Parisiennes have to work. Their automobiles have been volun teered or requisitioned for work at the front. So, perhaps, if the war had not been, short, full skirts would have had no more vogue than the famous but Short-lived lampshade tunic that Poiret introduced a few years ago. The full, short skirt is here, how- ; ever, and with it other style details that demand upright shoulders and straightened back. Don’t rest too much confidence in the new corsets; give them a chance by standing up. (Copyright. 1915, by the McClure Newspa- j per Syndicate.) -i DICTATES OF FASHION Children’s dresses are finished with cavalier slashes. Some of the new tailored suits have full circular skirts. Fashion loves fur this winter even more than she did last. Some of the new sleeves show very full puffs above the elbow. There will be a great deal of chiffon and crepe material used. New skirts are in soft plaids, faint stripes and plain colors. Young girls’ frocks frequently have a betelle fashioned waist. It is hinted that the train will re turn to favor for evening wear. PROPER TABLE LINEN HEM Much Depends Upon the Way in Which This Most Important Work Is Done. • Lay the hems as for the ordinary hemming stitch and baste to position. Fold the hem back onto the right side of the napkin so as to form a crease that is just even with the first turn of the hem Se», the first turn of the hem and the crease in the napkin to gether with the overhand stitch. In making the overhand stitch one may work either from right to left or from left to right. To fasten the thread at the beginning of the work, leave an end about one-half inch long and take the first stitches over the end of the thread. The needle is brought through the work from the back and is pointed directly toward the worker. Do not pull the thread too tight in working. The hem should open out fiat and there should be no ridge on the wrong side. At the end of the hem the thread is secured by taking two or three stitches back over the work just com pleted. When correctly made the overhand stitch should be straight on the right side and should slanj. slightly to the left on the wrong side. —Beryl Dixon, Colorado Agricultural College, Fort CoHins, Colo. DAINTY DANCE FROCK SLIP Suggestion for Negligee Garment That Will Be Satisfactory for Wear at All Times.. Between-season time is the ideal period for making up negligees, fanci ful petticoats and dancing slips for the coming winter. Styles in these garments are not arbitrary and vola tile, and nothing is gained by leaving their making until the last minute, when more important dressmaking will be under consideration. From last year’s evening frock a charming dance petticoat may be evolved for this winter, and as for negligees, where is the woman who has not some cherished idea of a particular negli gee which she intends building ‘when she gets around to it”? Here is a pretty idea for a dancing slip which may be worn under the winter dance frock of lace or silk: A short, gath ered skirt and little brassiere reach ing from waistline to armpit, are of soft silk in white or flesh pink tone. Two puffings of the net footing are set into the brassiere all the way around and six ruffles of the net foot ing trim the skirt, each ruffle its own width above the next. Bodice and skirt are united under a cording and ribbons hold the brassiere over the shoulders. CHECKED SUIT OF VELOUR A stunning creation is this walking suit of checked velour which Ber nard of Paris has designed for faH wear. The coat of the model is three-quarter length with the bot tom of it falling into a flare. Its deep roll collar is luxuriantly trimmed with beaver and deep cuffs of the same fur are used with good effect on the sleeves. The coat fas tens with two large buttons. The skirt is of medium width and reaches to the shoe tops. Sleeves for Day Wear. Sleeves of daytime dresses are very varied this season. Besides the return of the drop shoulder leg of mutton sleeve there is a bishop sleeve that is slashed from the cuff to the el bow bone. The edge is outlined with embroidery and soutached braid. An other sleeve, also set into the usual armhole, is slightly full and the full ness ends in a frill half way between elbow r and wrist. A second puff and frill, emerging from the first, con tinues to full sleeve length. .* fc%V*V*%VAV#V*NV#V«V#V*VAV»V*V»VM f AV HER CHARM y. j v . * S f £ By CLARISSA MACKIE. ‘ X The village streets rang with merri ment as crowds of young people in fantastic costumes wended their way to thd Hendryx home, a large colonial structure crowning a wooded slope. The guests were masked. Dorry Hendryx, garbed as a Puritan maiden, was without a mask, and she gave gay greeting to her unknown guests as they filed before her. Some she recognized by voice or gesture. Henry Tuttle she knew by a familiar ring on his little finger; otherwise she would never have distinguished him from Ned Allen, for they were both of the same height and general appear ance, and by a singular coincidence both had chosen to assume the dress of a century ago. There was another stranger pres ent, a mender, whose identity no one could guess. Then came Ned Allen, holding his head with the same confident air that marked his bearing before papers had been missed from the bank and Ned Allen, the cashier, had been accused of making way with them. The Tut tles —Mr. Tuttle was president of the bank and Henry was vice-president — had exonerated Ned, but he had not been reinstated, and the finger of sus picion still pointed at him and the tongue of gossip still babbled about him. Masquerade parties are much alike, and Dorry’s was no exception to the general rule. They played the same old games and danced the old-fash ioned dances to the playing of tlx. Hecker family. The old umbrella mender created a diversion by stepping into the middle of the floor and lifting his hand. “I am a fortune teller, friends,” he cackled shrilly. “Who consults me may receive a charm against good or evil fortune, and I will read the past and the future for him.” At once he was surrounded by the gay crowd, and his fortune telling was so wittily enlivened that the room rang with laughter. Once he came close to Henry Tuttle and whispered: “Please point out to me a young man named Tuttle.” And Henry coolly nodded toward Ned Allen, who stood near by. Five minutes afterward Henry Tuttle had disappeared from the rooms. Dorry Hendryx had heard question and answer, and Henry’s duplicity had startled her. Who was the umbrella mender and what did he want ol Henry and why had Henry lied? The umbrella mender was gradually making his way toward the spot where Ned Allen, brave in knee-breeches and coat of blue satin, was waiting his turn to have his palm read by the quasi-fortune teller, who was giving tiny metal trinkets right and left. A little silence fell upon the room as the fortune teller bent low ovei Ned Allen’s hand. Perhaps curiosity prompted some to wonder if the for tune teller might not reveal the guilt or innocence of Ned Allen. “Young man,” said the fortune tel ler briskly, “I can see that you are going to propose to some charming girl before the clock strikes mid night—you will live long and happily —and —just favor me with your thumb print, sir, you know I am making a collection of them—a hobby of mine even an umbrella mender may ride a hobby. Thank you, sir—ah!” Amid subdued laughter the urn brella mender held a strip of glass tc the light, and turned and stared at Ned Allen through the eyehole of his mask, then hastily tore off his own mask and revealed a nut-cracker face convulsed with anger and surprise. “Henry Tuttle,” he commanded sternly, “remove your mask!” Ned tore off the mask and faced the room. “Ned Allen!” A score of voices breathed his name convincingly. “Where is Henry Tuttle?” demand ed the umbrella mender. “He Is not here,” said Mrs. Hendryx with much displeasure. “May I in quire who you are, sir.” The little man whipped out a card and gave it to her. Mrs. Hendryx gasped. “A —a de tective?” “Yes,” he said brusquely. “I want Henry Tuttle —for the theft of the Waybrook securities.” Somewhere outside was the throb bing of a motor engine. “Then you better beat it!” laughed a masculine voice. “That’s Hen Tut tie’s automobile and it’s a racer, too!" The detective disappeared and after a while excitement was subdued and the dancing went on. Suddenly Dorry found herself standing in a curtained bow window with Ned Allen. “Look, Dorry,” said Ned quietly. Dorry looked at the tiny object in his extended palm. “That is my charm, Dorry,” said Ned. “The fortune teller predicted that I would ask someone to marry me tonight—and that we would live long and happily. Oh, Dorry, as if I needed his advice! You know I have loved you always—are you afraid to trust yourself to a man who bears the stigma of—” “Os innocence?” interrupted Dorry with spirit. "No, Ned, I am not afraid. And although the fortune tel ler did not give me a charm —I beai a charm that —” She blushed and hid her face against Ills arm “Tell me about your charm, sweet heart,” he whispered. "It’s my love for you, Ned.' (Copyright, J 915, by the McClure News (paper Syndicate.) THI PARKER RO«T, UNITING NORTH AND SOUTH Railroad From Nome to Cape Horn May Be Considered a Certainty of the Future. Stimulation of commerce between North and South America, due to the European war, has revived interest in the project of an all-rail route con necting the United States with the countries of the southern hemisphere. When this is carried out, as it is al most certain to be some day for strategic as well as commercial rea sons. it must be extended to include a railway connection with Alaska, where the United States government now has surveying parties in the field se lecting routes for a railtvay system to develop the resources of that country. Such a railway, reaching continu ously from the great pateau of central Alaska to the pampas of South Amer ica and beyond, would constitute the biggest enterprise of its kind ever un dertaken, if it were not that more than half of the line has already been built and is in operation. Since the surveys for the Pan-Amer ican railway were made there has been a steady development in railway building in South America, particular ly in Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argen tina, so that much of the work planned at that time has already been done. That portion of western Canada ly ing east of the coast range, formerly considered a forbidding country with an arctic climate, has been invaded by two trunk line railways, and its resources are being rapidly developed. Senses of Plants. James Rodway, who is the curator of the British Guiana museum, and is an eminent botanist, declares that plants have at least three of our five senses —feeling, taste and smell —and that certain tropical trees smell water from a distance and will move straight toward it. But trees not ia the trop ics can do as well. A resident of an old Scotch mansion, says a writer in the Scotsman, found the waste pipe from the house repeatedly choked. Lifting the slabs in the basement pav ing, he discovered that the pipe was completely encircled by poplar roots. They belonged to a tree that grew 30 yards away on the opposite side of the house. Thus the roots had moved i steadily toward the house, and had penetrated belasur the foundation and across the basement until they reached their goal, the waste pipe, 160 feet away. Then they had pierced a cement Joining, and had worked their way in long, tapering lengths inside the pipe for a considerable distance beyond the house. Liniment Cures Clock. In the absence of his wife, F. C. Perry decided to start, if possible, the household clock, which had not run for a long time. He found a bottle, the contents of which looked like oil, and after liberally greasing the clock works, he put them together. When Mrs. Perry returned home and heard the long-silent clock ticking, she asked her husband how he did It, pointing to the clock on the shelf. “A little Yankee genius, and oil,” replied Perry, as he escorted his wife to a closet and showed a bottle on the shelf. “Why,” exclaimed Mrs. Perry, ‘that medicine is for rheumatism. ’—Win sted (Conn.) Dispatch Philadelphia Record. War Bills for 1915. The French finance minister esti mates that country’s military expendi ture for 1915 at 13,001,000,000; its ex penditure on the public debt at $365,- 5U0.000, and the total public expendi ture for the year at $4,381,000,000. The British exchequer’s estimate on England’s total expenditure for the pending fiscal year is $V,950,000,000. New York Post Parker Commercial Co. WANTS YOUR TRADE We are now receiving our Fall and Winter stock and can take care of your every need. New Stock of Blankets and Quilts. Special prices on Groceries and Canned Goods, by thecase, for Cash. WE CAN SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS IN LUMBER., Hardware, Gasoline, Distillate, Lubricating Oils, Paints and Cement,. Before Sending out, come in and figure with us. If we cannot trade, there will be no harm done. / GIVE YOUR HOME MERCHANT A CHANCE! Don’t Listen to Knockers but Find Out for Yourself. We will take orders and Protect You both in Quality and Price. B. M. FUQUA, Manager MOSS OF VALUE IN SURGERY Has Long Been Recognized as a Wen derful Healer of All Wounds Received in Warfare. The warriors who came from the North to assist Brian Boru at the battle of Clontarf and routed the Danes, used a native gray moss to plug and heal their wounds, and the old legends of Ireland and Western Scotland give many amazing instances of its success. For instance, there is tne tale of the ancient hero who fought without ceasing for several weeks against scores of enemies—-one down, t’other come on. He was only vanquished by the cruel expedient of keeping him so closely employed in battle that he could not gather moss to plug his wounds. Nor would his enemies al low him even one handful of fresh sphagnum. Right through the history of the clans there are continual references to the magic moss, a supply of which every hero seems to have carried. Indeed, to within the last two hundred years a handful of sphagnum was part of the scanty war kit of the Highland freebooter. In the less-frequented dales the use of the remedy has nev er been discontinued, and it was for tunate indeed that some medical au thority remembered this when a short age of cotton wool for hospital use was threatened in the early months of the war. Thousands and tens of thousands of sphagnum pads are in use in Brit ish casualty hospitals now —a pictur esque link connecting the wars of Brian Boru with the greatest cam paign in the history of the world. — Montreal Herald. Combine plaids with plain material if you would be fashionable. The new princess robe shows the normal waist line and full gathered skirts. Borders of black ribbon velvet ap pear on the black grosgrain costumes. Lingerie Becoming Wider. Lingerie has forsaken the straight and narrow way and is becoming wid er and wider and more voluminous. The chemise is once more recognized, apart from the combination. Hand embroidery on lingerie is now an im portant feature and the fabrics, while growing more and more gossamer, de rive some firmness from their em broideries. Flemish lace is in demand, likewise malines and the ever-popular Valenciennes are all used for trim mlnsr. Monument Sunk in Gulf of Riga. The Petrograd correspondent of the Stockholm Svenska Titende writes: When the evacuation of Riga was begun the Russian government or dered the removal of the monument of Peter the Great from the city. The enormous statue was boxed up, but because of its weight the railroad de dined to transport it. It was there fore decided to send it to Petrograd by water. After many difficulties the statue was finally loaded on a trans port steamer, but this vessel encoun- I tered German torpedo boats and was l sunk when it tried to leave the bay. In Riga the loss of the monument has been kept secret, but it is well known here that the Great Peter who was sent to the bottom of the sea has been dubbed “commander of the Rus sian submarine fleet” by local wits. j New Method of Healing Wounds. A surgeon who has been at work among wounded Cossacks in the pres ent war reports that ashes, preferably obtained by burning wool or cotton cloth, are excellent for healing wounds. When bound over the injury with the bandage which every soldier is supposed to carry the ashes relieve pain and favor pjompt nealing. This treatment is said to be particularly effective in wounds Inflicted by sabers and bayonets. NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDER^. Arizota Mining Company—Principal place of business, Lead, South Da kota. Notice ;s hereby given that at a meeting of the directors, held on November 9, 1915, an assessment of one-half per cent per share was lev ied upon the capital stock of the corporation, payable immediately to Chambers KejJar. the treasurer of the l company, at his office in the. M/ret • National Bank Building, in EcLd, Dakota. Any stock upon which this asst element shall remain 1 unpaid on the 20th day of December, 1915, will be delinquent and adver tised for sale at public auction, and, unless payment be made before, will be sold on the 31st day of January, 1916, to pay the delinquent assess ment, together with costs of adver tising and expenses of sale. Dated, November 12, 1915. CHAMBERS KELLAR, Secretar Location of office over First Na tional Bank, Lead, S. D. (28-33) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. No. 019418. U. S. Land Office at Phoenix, Arlzo na, Nov. 8, 1915. Notice is hereby given that Robert O. Worley, of Bouse, Arizona, who, 1 on Oct. 4, 1912, made Hd. App. No. 019418, for SE 1-4 SE 1-4, Sec. 22; NW 1-4 NW 1-4, Sec. 26; E 1-2 NBJ 1-4, Section 27, Township 7 N., Range 17 W., G. & S. R. Meridian, has filed uotice of intention to make three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the reg ister and receiver, U. S. Laud Office, at Phdenix, Arizona, on the 28th day of December, 1915. Claimant names as witnesses: Thomas Bouse, John Bellus, Wil liam Dougherty, Jacob Reese, all of Bouse, Arizona. THOMAS F. WEEDIN, Register. Regular Ferry Service. At any hour «*i the day. The best oute to and the coast. For in ormation address. THE PakkEß TRANSP. CO. * ■■ ' »■«:' jMM ' Xmas Goods The largest assortment of Xmas Gifts ever shown in Parker will soon be on display. Our stock and prices this season will surely please you. CITY DRUG STORE — ■ '■■■■■■ -- ——» G. A. MARSH Notary Public, Parker, - - - Arizona \ IJ. F. 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