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Carload of Ford Cars AND FORD PARTS LARGE REDUCTION IN EORD CARS: Five-Passenger Touring Car - - - $414.85 Roadster 399.85 Prices, F. 0. 8., Parker. These Prices are Subject to Advance Without Notice. We Have the Agpncy for the Famous DODGE CARS in i Northern Yuma County. Parker Auto Company Tuxedo Nights by Walt Mason When the day’s work’s done, and the good old sun has sunk in the well known West, then 1 stretch my form by the fireside warm, 1 sit at my ease and rest. Then I take my pipe which is mildly ripe, as the pipes of good smokers are, with a chortling soul then 1 fill its bowl from my glass Tuxedo jar. And 1 smoke at ease, and my trouble flees to A the place where dead troifbles go; and my worries seem, in my waking dream no longer to have a show. And I say, ‘ln deed, it’s a noble weed that drives all the ghosts away, and clamps the lid on the cares that skid around through the busy day. The worries and woes and such things as those in the daytime leave their scar, but there’s rest at night and a calm delight in my glass Tuxedo jar." 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 The COMMERCIAL Bank PARKER, ARIZONA D. J. PBTEK. Pies «’.»nt M. C WEBB, Vice President O. M. SPENCE, Casbitw i I \ t —back East Excursions Reduced round trip fares to Chicago New York Kansas City Omaha Boston St. Louis —and other points east and south. Tickets are first class and will be hon ored on the famous CALIFORNIA LIMITED. Also good on any of the other Santa Fe back East trains. These fares are in effect certain days during August and on Sept. 7-8-13-13 Call or write for leaflet— v “Santa Fe Back East Excursions.” Parker, Arizona THE PARKER POST PARKER, YUMA COUNTY. ARIZONA. SATURDAY. AUGUST 2G. 1916. LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS PERSONAL AND LOCAL HAPPEN INGS OF THE WEEK IN PARKER AND VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF PARAGRAPHS. From San Diego. ' O. R. Reed, a well known commer cial traveler from San Diego, was a visitor to Parker this week. Back to his Mine. , \ William Manning returned to his inline Wednesday, where he intends to (remain about a month. \ From the Coast. T. E. Fitzsimmons and wtife, of Phoenix, stopped in Parker Monday on their way from the coast by^puto. From Mesa. Dir. R. T. Palmer and party, of Mesa, who were returning from the coast, registered at the Manltaba last Wednesday. Quite 111. It is reported here that Jake Reece, the master mechanic at Bouse has been quite sick for about a week ! bn it is now on the mend- Prom Nogales. R. n M. Morrison and parity, travel ing by auto, stopepd in Parker Mop* day on their return from the coast ] to Nogales. - LOST —On the streets of Parker, a. red-covered pocket book, contain ing bakers’ recipes. A suitable re ward w/ill be paid to the person re turning the same to D. A. Martinez. Building a Tank. if. R. Foster and J. Nestor of Los Angeles, arrived here this week and went to the Emjpire mine where they have a contract for building a huge water tank for the company. Elliott in Town. F.E. Elliott, candidate for super visor on the Democratic ticket, was in Parker this week, interviewing) the electors in this locality, and paid the office of The Post a friendlly visit. Mr. Elliott has served two terms in that office Looking at, Well-Sinking Machinery. W. K. Riidenow of Oatman, who recently became interested in the Manning property, was ip, Parker during the fore part of the week, having come to examine the weJl sdnking machinery down on the res ervation, with a view to purchasing the same should it prove satisfactory Holsum Bread. Readers of The Post should take notice of the advertisement of Mrs. E. Barnes which appears on the fourth page of this issue. Mrs. Barnes has the agency for Holsum breads and all kinds of cakes, which shipped daily to her from Los An geles. That bakery is one of /the largest on the coast, and its bread stuffs have a widespread reputation, second none, for excellence of quality. Burke has Boulevard Light. Dennis Burke, the popular proprie tor of the Burke hotel at Bouse, has had a 1,000 candle-power, boulevard light placed high up in front of hits caravasary this week, which illumin ates the whole surrounding country. Trainmen and wayfarers say it can be seen a distance of five miles, shin ing as resplendentily as the star of Bethlehem or that . “light” which came to Saul of /Tarsus when he changed his name and “turned over a new leaf.” City Bakery—New Management. Attention is called to the new ad vertisement of the City Bakery and Restaurant, under the new manage ment, which appears on the fourth Page of this issue.. Henry M. Turk has taken over the business of D. A. Martinez and will conduct it in the future. Henfy is a Parker boy, whom everybody knows as a most worthy lad, and that he will receive | a generous share of patronage from | our townspeople goes without saying. His breadstuflfs are A, number one, and the table he sets cannot be baton anywhere. Go and see for yourself. I WOULD SETTLE LAW SUIT. Through his attorneys, W. J. Ford, C. A . LLndeman and Peter T. Robert son, Ettnil C. Eiger, administrator ol the estate of W. J. Thomas with will annexed, last week filed an applica tion in the superior court seeking tc obtain an order permitting him tc compromise a damage suit filed against the estate of John F. Gibbons for $6,350, by the payment of S4OO tc the plaintiff. Gibbons alleges in his complaint that he was injured while working in the Swansea mine under lease to Thomas, and that he alsc had $31.80 in wages coming to him 'The administrator in his application for permission to settle, declares tha' Gibbons has offered to compromise the damage suit for the sum of . S4OO, and asks permission to stop litigation and trouble by paying this amount —Sinn. •, \ ■ : '!; THE TAX LEVY. With an assessed valuation totaling over $486,000,000 the state board ol equalization has fixed the state ta> rate for 1916 at 40 cents on each $10! which is 14 cents less than the state levy in 1915. Although the reduct lor tin the rate is considerable, $60,000, 000 has been added to the total as sessed valuation of the state, anc the revenue to be derived by the state from the 40 cent rate wil amount to nearly $2,000,000. Had an Outing. Mr. and Mil’s. B. B. Brown and Mr and Mms. J. E. Beck went out in thei J automobiles for a pleasure trip las Sunday. At a point on the Colorado about sixteen miles below Parkei they found an ideal'picnicking spot they spent the entire day there 4 bathing, * fishing, hunting and feasl | ing, and returned in the evening I after having had a joyful day of it i'll ere were quite a number of othei parties out that day far a similar pui pose, among whom they recognize* J, F. Raney and party, and John Hemphill and family. The crop o mesquite beans in that locality the; say seems to be unusually larijfe season, and many Indians and tftep families were out harvesting them. About Bouse- R. J. Martin, after spending a wee] in Bouse, where he was doing somi plumbing work, returned Monday. Hi says there is an air of prosperity about that place and everybody then speaks in optimistic terms of its future. Th,e damage to the railroa* between Bouse and Swansea has bee repaired and about four carloads o ore are being hauled in' daily. Hi says the people of that town have i novel system, which is religiously lived up to, whereby each and every tenant or householder is required t( clean up about his premises at fixe* intervals, as a sanitary measure. Th< idea is a very good one —not a bac one for Parker to adopt. Candidates in Town. Tom GamlpbeLl, Republican oandi date for governor, Geo. H. Smalley candidate for state tax commissioner and Doane Meerrill, candidate so state auditor, paid Parker a visa last Wednesday afternoon. They were traveling by auto and will cove the state in their itinerary. In th« evening a social dance was given ir their honor atthe school house. Then Wias a goodly attendance, despite th( fact that it threatened rain, and all had a good time. It was given oul in the early evening that the oandi dates would make a little talk before the dance commenced, but for some reason this part of the program wias omitted. Welcome Rain. While it has many times threaten ed rain this summer wihtout the promise being fulfilled, the weather clerk in a measure redeemed himself Thursday morning by giving us a real shower. The precipitation started about four a. m. and continued prob ably an hour. It served to settle the dust, and, while more would have been desirable, we must be thankful for small favors. O’Connor pleasure and commercial Motor Cars are assembled of world known Standard Parts, medium pric ed, and sold on a convenient PAY AS-YOU-RIDE plan. Catalogues mail ed on request. Exceptional agency proposition and exclusive territory for persons desiring to act as repre sentatives. Inquire of the O’Connor Corporation, 6331 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois. STRIKE IS SETTLED. A dispatch from New York of last Monday, gives the announcement of the virtual settlement of the differ eince between the New York Street Railway Companies and their em ployes, averting a strike. SCHEME TO SECURE SPOUSE. Governor Hunt received a letter Hast Tuesday that was almost dum founding, says the Phoenix Republi can. It practically took him off his feet and set him to thinking more seriously than at any time previous ly in his campaign. It has to do with a very important subject, that of matrimony. The letter was from a woman, or 'possibly a girl, she failed to state which, giving her initials and addiresq, but not her name, who lives in Wash ington, D. C. Shg is looking for in formation and incidentally a husband- The letter enclosed a clipping from the Washington Evening Star of Au gust 8 which stated that the third as sistant postmaster general had receiv ed an application from an Arizona man to aid him in raffling himself off to one of 2500 women. His proposi tion is to sell tickets on himself, at $1 per shot. A dirawing is then to take place, and the lucky woman can have him and the $2500 to start life with. The unknown who is so anxious to get married, states that his reason for taking this novel manner of get ting married is on account of the shortage of women in Arizona. The available supply has droped to such an extent, he states, that iit is almost impossible to get a bride, unless un mercifully rich, or good looking be yond the dreams of avarice. The woman Who writes to Governor Hunt states that she is anxious to get into communication with the gentleman who is so anxious to take the fatal step, but does not know his address or name. She thought that iperhaps the governor, with his wide acquaintance, might know the guilty person. The governor was very sorry to acknowledge to her that he did not know Who the matrimonially inclined person was, but informed her that he would continue the search, and do everything in his power to alleviate her single condition. HUGE SUPER-SEAPLANES. LONDON, Aug. 25. —In a speech at Bury Stermwincls last night, Banon Montagu of Beaulieu, former vice chairman of the joint naval and mili tary board, told of new monster super seaplanes wlhich Germany is building. “We have obtained details of these super-seaplanes,” said the Baron. “The principal features of the craft are a capacity of 2,000,000 cubic feet, a length of 780 feet, a beam of 80 feet, a maximum speed of 80 miles an hour, and a radius of action of 3,000 miles. The engines, six or seven of them, have a total of 15,000 horsepower. “The airships can carry a load of bombs of five tons. They are able to ascend 17,000 feet. They are armed with machine guns on stem and on top. They carry a crew of 35 men. “These particulars show bow large ly the Germans are relying on Zep pelins as a means for barrassing us. Two of these new craft already have been completed and four will be avail able in October.” A DAGNEROUS TRICK. PHOENIX, Aug. 20. —“Just travel ing,” is the way Miiss H. Tinglestead of Seattle, who arrived in Phoenix yesterday on horseback accounts for her presence here and her unique journey. The intrepid young woman arrived yesterday from Yuma directly across the desert, daring the perils and dan gers of the dryand barren sands with no protection save a diminutive brown puppy who is her faithful fol lower and who has accompanied her from Seattle. Miss Tinglestead left Yuma on Thursday morning, the 10th of Au gust. making the trip over the desert in exactly nine days. Residents of | Yuma warned her that the feat wasj almost impossible and that she would j never make it, but fluid of vigor and fresh as when she started albeit the accumulation of considerable dust she arrived in record time, safe and sound. BUSH’S FERRY Prompt# Service EVERY HOUR IN THE DAY WE AIM TO PLEASE GASOLINE, DISTILLATE AND OIL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL EASTERN WAR SUMMARY. With no important change® in the main war theaters, interest remains centered on the new allied offensive on the SaLoniki front. The latest dis patches, however, throw little light on the situation, and the allies’ plans are somewhat obscure. London reports that thg Bulgarians have advanced along the Struma val ley and have entrenched themselves at various points. Berlin also reports further advances for them on the night wing, where they face the Ser bians. Apparently, however, no action of first importance has yet de veloped. Interest in the attitude of the Greek® has been heightened by dis patches telling of the determination of »the Greek commander at Seres to resist the Bulgarians and of volun teers being organized for his assist ance by the Venizeios leaders at Salonika. There has been no further development in the Rumanian situa tion. The last report from Berlin maintains that Rumania has not reached a decision. On the western front the French are apparently marking time while the British push against Thiepval and Guillemont. London reports a fresh tightening of the ring around Thiepval in the capture of 200 yards of German trenches south of town. Bitter fighting is going on in this section. The Germans succeeding in entering some British trenches, but, according to London, were immediate ly evicted. The fierce struggle around Fleury, in the Verdun sector, continues. The French claim an appreciable advance between Fleury and Thiaumont and the capture of 200 prisoners. Conflicting claims are made by Berlin and Petrograd on the fighting on the eastern front. Both report '.he capture of positions near Jablon itza pass, where a violent struggle has been in progress several days on the crest of the Carpathians. Berlin also claims the sanguinary repulse of Russian Attempts to cross the Stok hod, and aparently desperate fight ing is going on. Both Berlin and London continue to make claims and counter claims in regard to the recent fighting in the North sea. Berlin admits that the battleship Westfalen wias struck by a torpedo from an English submarine but that the damage was slight. The German admiralty reit erates that a British battleship was heavily damaged by a German subma rine. This as emphaicatlly denied by the British admiralty. AN AGED VOTER. CHICAGO, Alug. 24—Among the women to register today for the Illin ois state primary was one 113 years old. She is Mrs. Harriet King, who answered all questions as promptly as did her grand-daughter who accom panied her to the booth. Mrs. King came here several years ago from North Carolina, wherte she had been a slave. SEE IT THROUGH. When the cards were dealt and his hand was bad, There was never a sign on his face to show That he couldn’t win with the trumps he had, Atnd he nveer kicked when his score was low. When luck wasn’t coming his way at all, . ' He stuck to the game and he saw it through, \ And many a time, when his chance seemed small, He walked away wiith a trick or two. Life deals the cards in the self-, same way, And often the trumps that we draw are few, But we cannot wun if we do not play, And our only chance is to see it through. —Detroit Free Press. Subscribe for Th« Post. No. 15.