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Carload of Ford Cars AND FORD PARTS LARGE REDUCTION IN EORD CARS: Five-Passenger Touring Car - - - $413.25 RoadsLer - 398.25 Prices, F. 0. 8., Parker. These Prices are Subject to Advance Without Notice. We Have the Agency for the Famous DODGE CARS in isorthern Yuma County. Parker Auto Company Bud Fisher jumped the old-time rut when he invented v Jeff and Mutt. For years, with that amusing pair, he’s ■ chased away the people’s care, and made them laugh and throw their hats, and cackle till they broke their slats. The tired, r B the sad, the weak, the worn, have l laughed with Bud, and ceased to mourn; the lame, the halt, the blind, \ C met the deaf, have whooped With glee /A w 9 o’er Mutt and Jeff. Where does he ( find the joyous jests which break the buttons from our vests? You’d think the fount would have to fail, but never once has he been stale. bud nsher When he sits down to hatch a plot Cart®®***. m w hi c h his heroes will be caught, 7.™ o/ he lights his pipe, and soon a joke smoking, itscooinusand emerges from Tuxedo smoke. He ' mildnts* tnga real pleasure. •• swears by Tux and so will you, ?««4k when you have tried a jar or two. * r START THE SAVINGS HABIT AND THE BANK ACCOUNT, YOUNG MAN, AND WHEN YOU meet the girl of your choice you will not have to ask her to wait. Let* us help you feather your nest Let* t»he Banker be your best man y The COMMERCIAL Bank PARKER, ARIZONA D. J. PfSTEK. P,,-- < »nt M. C WEBB. Vice President O. M. SPENCE, Caviar —back East Excursions » Reduced round trip fares to Chicago New York Kansas City Omaha .... Boston St. Louis —and other points east and souLh. Tickets are first class and will be hon ored on the famous CALIFORNIA LIMITED. Also good on any of the other Santa Fe hack East trains. These fares are in effect; certain days during August and on Sept, f-8-12-13 Call or write for leaflet— “ Santa Fe Back East Excursions.” THE PARKER POST PARKER. YUMA COUNTY. ARIZONA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1916. LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS PERSONAL AND LOCAL HAPPEN INGS OF THE WEEK IN PARKER AND VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF PARAGRAPHS. To Wenden and Back. 0. M. Spence and J. E. Beck took a spin to Wenden by auto Wednesday and returned in the evening. To Bouse. Plumber R. J. Martin returned to Bouse Wednesday to complete his plumbing contract on Burke’s hotel. Repairing Approaches. A force of men has been at work repairing the approaches to the San ta Fe bridge near town during the week. | Forster in Town. Paul Forster, who has been work ing on a lease at the Billy Mack mine for several months past, visited towln this week. Visiting Parker. Mrs. Marguerite Magee, formerly of this town buit now' of Bouse, ar rived here Tuesday on a visit to friends. To the Hospital. Jack Roland, an old resident of Parker, was taken very ill last week and removed to the county hospital at Yuma. To the Coast. George Blackburn arid wife arrived in Parker Tuesday, from the Billy Mack mine, and left the same day for the coast to enjoy the cool breezes for a few weeks. Mrs. Preston Recovering. Mrs. A. L. Preston, who has been 111 for a long time at the Raney res idence, has so far recovered that, this week she was able to return to her home on the reservation Overcome by Heat. * *W. H. Warrington, the teamster was brought to his home in town, Monday night, suffering from prostra tion doe to the excessive heat. At last accounts he wias in a fairway to recovery, On Vacation. R. H. Fuller, local agent of the Santa Fe company, departed last week, accompanied by his, family, for Long Beach to spend his vacation. During his absence his place will be filled by H. W. Dodge of Skull valley. On this Division; Again. “Brakie” Perryman, who wias for a long time on, this division of the Santa Fe but was transferred to other parts about a year ago, re turned to his old run this week with promotion to conductor. Will Build a Garage. I O. W. Graves, formerly of this place, wflio runs the auito stage be tween Bouse and Swansea, is prepar ing to build a garage at the former place. Mr. Graves is doing well, a fact which ,is a source of pleasure to his many friends here. Burton Reported Dead. It was reported here this week that Edward Burton, who left here about a year and a half ago, and who was laid up for many months at the coun ty hospital at Kingman as the re sult of a fractured thigh, died at that institution a few days ago. Had a Pleasant Trip. B. M. Fuqua and family returned Tuesday afer an absence of about twelve days, during which time they visited Phoenix and also took in the prehistoric ruins at Casa Grande! where the parents of Mrs. Fuqua re- 1 side. The sights at this place are j truly wonderful, showing evidence of a high state of civilization which un doubtedly exised among a people who probably ante-dated the Pharaohs. They had a very pleasant time and Mr. Fuqua rightly says that it is hard, to understand wfhy the people of this counntry should indulge in globe trotting wthem they have so much that they have not seen right at home. ' Case of Assault; Tried. In the justice court last Tues day, the case of the People vs. Remijo Martinez, a Mexican youth, nineteen years of age, charged with assault, was tried before Justice Collins and a jury, the complaining witness being Mrs. B. B. Brown. The defend ant was represented by Attorney W. W. Dunbar. The complainant’s testimony was substantially to the effect that last Saturday night between nine and ten o’clock, she went to get her husband’s mail, as was her usual custom. Upon her re turn, when but a few yards from the postoffice, she was startled by what she thought was the rat tle of a snake in a little bush on the inner edge of the sidewalk. She sprang quickly to one side and as she did so she noticed for the first time the defendant who was coming toward her. As she side-stepped he did likewise, at the same time calling her by name and throwing his arm around her neck, while with his other hand he tried to seize her wrist. She tore away from his grasp and hastening to her hus band’s place of business, told him of the circumstance. As she was wearing costly rings and other valuable jewelry at the time, she firmly believed her as sailant was bent on robbery. Mr. Brown went to the lad’s home and finding him lying on a cot in the rear of the house, took him in charge and later turned him over to Constable Roberts who locked him up. The defendant took the stand in his own behalf and while ad mitting the meeting with Mrs. Brown at the time and place stated, denied the specific allega tions of the complaint or any criminal intent on his part. There was no corroborative evi on either side. The jury, composed of J. G. Fuqua, Jas. Gillen, 0. M. Spence, E. S. Osborne, George Long and Martin Baker, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of not guilty. Washout Damage. While very little rain fell at Bouse during the heavy storm that prevailed in that locality on Thursday of last week, it rained very heavily at certain points between that place and Swansea. The Arizona-Swansea railroad was badly damaged by a wash out which carried away the piers from four or five bridges and de stroyed a number of culverts, putting the road practically out of business until repairs can be made. The demoralization of traffic on this road makes it neces sary for the Swansea mine to greatly curtail its output, hence, until the road is again in good repair, fewer men will be worked in the mine. A crew of men is at work making repairs as rapid ly as possible and pending the completion of this work no trains have been running between Bouse and Swansea. There are about fifty gondola cars lying at Bouse waiting for ore to come in from Planet and Swansea. Harqua Hala Alive. WiCKENBURG, Aug. 7. -The old Harqua Hala Bonanza, which in its early days produced $4,000,000 in gold, has again come to life. This mine has been idle for sev eral years. The new workings are north of the old shaft and the ground is known as another bo nanza. It is usually presumed that a mine that has produced an amount like the above has deep workings; however, this has not, its greatest depth in the early days being 400 feet, with levels at every fifty feet, and most of them were lengthy. J. S. Garvin for Supervisor. Senatoa J. S. Garvin announces his candidacy for the office of supervisor in this week’s issue of The Post. During the Second Legislature Senator Garvin re presented this county in the state senate in a most efficient manner, and he now desires to serve the people of Yuma county on the board of supervisors. Senator Garvin has resided in Yuma for the past twelve years, owning a model in Yuma valley. He is a keen business man, and if elected he promises a square deal to the people residing in all parts of the county. He believes in running the county govern ment just as economically as possible, and in cutting out all unnecessary expenditure of the taxpayers’ money. The senator has many friends friends throughout the county, and stands an excellent chance for the nomination on the Demo cratic ticket. He expects to pay a visit to the various northern precincts about August 25. ACCIDENT AT BRIDGE \ \ J. M. SPRINGER, BRIDGE FOREMAN, FALLS SIXTY FEET-BADLY USED UP BUT IT IS BELIEVED HE WILL SOON RECOVER. An accident happened down at the Santa Fe bridge near town, shortly after one o’clock Wednes day last, in which J. M. Springer, coast line bridge foreman for the Santa Fe company, had a close call for his life. . The company is having the ap proaches to the bridge repaired and Mr. Springer Was standing on the bridge directing the work when, through some inadver tency, he lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of sixty feet. Luckily he was not killed in stantly, though he was severely bruised about the head and body. In the absence of the local sur geon it could not be ascertained whether any bones were broken or whether internal injuries were sustained, though the indications were favorable as the patient bore up remarkably well under the shock. One of his legs was very badly bruised but the fact that he could stand upon it would indicate that both bones are not broken. The man was given first aid as far as possible and sent at once to the company’s hospital at San Bernardino. It is believed that the man’s injuries will not prove serious. When it is considered that Mr. Springer is a person weighing 250 pounds, and that there was nothing whatever to break the force of the fall, it is simply marvelous that he was not in-! stantly killed. To Los Angeles. J. A. White lefit last Monday on a j visit to his wife in Los Angeles. Subscribe for Tbs Post. BUSH’S FERRY Prompt Service EVERY HOUR IN THE DAY WE AIM TO PLEASE GASOLINE, DISTILLATE AND OIL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL FLANAGAN IS A CANDIDATE WILL MAKE RACE FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR PUR POSE OF SECURING NECESSARY LEGISLATION FOR FURTHERING CAUSE OF OPENING RESERVA TION LANDS AT PARKER. At the urgent request of a num ber of citizens of this county I havej consented to befcome a candidate for, re-election to the office of State Rep* hesen tat ive. It had been my earnest desirei not to run again for the legis lature, but it has been represented to me by many of those interested in the opening to settlement of the sur plus lands of the Colorado River* In dian reservation that, owing to my past experience in promoting the opening of the'se lands, I would, if elected to the Third Legislature, bp enabled to seteure additional legisla tion which would materially assist in the campaign which the peo ple of this end of the county have so persistently waged before the depart ments at Washington in their efforts to have the reservation opened to entry and settlement. During the past six years I have devoted much time to this cause at great personal loss to myself* but as it appears that the people of Parker are desirous that I continue my ef forts in this direction I am willing tq do everything in my power toward hastening the day when this part of Yuma county shall witness the open ing of the richest , and most fertile tract of land in the great southwest. The opening of the Parker reser vation is now a state issue—at least I have in the past endeavored tq make it a state issue, and if re turned to the legislature I will con tinue to use my best effors to bring the Parker situation to the 1 attention! of all of the people of Arizona, aq well as before the departments at Washington. The state of Arizona is more inter ested in the opening of the reserva tion lands, and will profit more there by, than all of this community) col lectively, for the reason that the state Will become the possessor of approximately $500,000 worth of the land under the terms of the enabling act. My efforts in the last legisla; ture toward this cause are too well known to the people of the county for repetition here. However, itj will not be amiss to say that the work undertaken by the state in sinking the experimental wells in the reser vation for the purpose of determin ing the underflow water supply, prov ed eminently successful. It is now necessary for the state to bring the whole matter of the opening of these lands to the attention of the depart ment of th§ interior, and tol congress. To do this it will be necessary to en act pertain legislation giving the state land department the requisite authority and financial assistance! in carrying on the propaganda in Wash ington. It is for the purpose of securing this legislation that I have been) asked to go to the next legislature. If the people of the county deem thq opening of these lands of primary importance, I presume I shall bp elected —if nominated. Anyway, it is up to the democratic primary election, to be held next month, and from this time forward my candidacy is in the hands of the, democratic voters of the county. I believe my record in the last leg islature! met with the approval of a majority of the people of the county) and state. I stand for economy in, state and county government; for the reduction of taxes; for constructive) legislation that will be beneficial 1 toj all of the people of the state; for a, square deal for both labor and capi tal, and for a strict adherence to the constitutional mandate Which pro hibits the granting of special privi leges to any individual or set of in dividuals. J. B. FLANAGAN. No. 13.