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VOL. VII. 3! SAN DIEGONS VISIT PARKER AN EXCURSION GIVEN BY B. L. VAUGHN, A REAL LIVE WIRE, WAS HUGE SUCCESS—VISIT ORS NOW PARKER BOOSTERS. Thirty-two San Diego business and professional men visited Parker last Sunday in a special Pullman car, and after visiting the property of the Arizona-McGinnis Copper company and seeing the thousands of acres of rich agricultural land in Parker val ley, every man in the party went away with the firm conviction that Parker was the coming metropolis of western Arizona. Hon. D. C. Reed, ex-mayor of San Diego, made the statement that with in a few years Parker and vicinity would undoubtedly boast of a popu lation of over 20,000 people, basing his judgment and prediction upon the unequaled mineral and agricul tural resources of the Great Parker Country. Quite a number of the party are stockholders in the Arizona-McGin nis, and the excursion to visit the property was given by B. L. Vaughn, president and general manager of the company, in celebration of his birthday anniversary and his suc cessful financing of the property. About 8:30 Sunday morning eight autos were ready to take the party to the company’s property, ac companied by a number of local busi ness men. Arriving at the mine the city visitors climbed the steep trail leading to the top of the mountain, where extensive trenching has ex posed large quantities of high-grade ore. The showing made at this point far surpassed anything expected by the visitors. An aerial tramway is now being completed' which is de signed to transport the ore from the mountain top down to the road, a distance of about 1,000 feet. Three trucks will arrive this week from the coast to haul ore from the com pany’s “Glory Hole.” After the Glory Hole was given a thorough examination by the party the new shaft and tunnel were vis ited. The tunnel is now in a dis tance of over 100 feet, and will cut the big ore ho lies exposed on the top of the hill at a considerable depth. The first vein is expe< ted to be cut in about thirty feet. The new working Ehaft is down about 70 feet, and good progress is being made in sinking. When it is considered th it everything accom plished at the Arizona McGinnis has been done during the past four months, a visitor to the property will marvel at the record of achievement made in that short period of time. B. L. Vaughn, the president and general manager of the company, was the recipient of many compli ments during the course of the in spection upon the good work accom plished and the excellent showing made at the mine. The party consisted of the follow ing well-known San Diego citizens: B. L. Vaughn, president and gen eral manager Arizona-McGinnis Cop per company. Hon. D. C. Reed, ex-mayor of San Diego, and treasurer of the com pany. Dr. Geo. H. McGinnis, vice-pres ident of the company. E. C. Fleet, of the firm of Reed & Fleet, secretary. Dr. E. Molitar. A. P. Johnson, Jr., manager Southwestern Title Guaranty com pany. W. B. Frisbee, City Pass, and Ticket Agent. Santa Fe Railway company. J. Don Dunann, City Pass, and Ticket Agent, Pacific Steamship company. Frederick M. White, manager Benson Lumber company. Edward G. Otis, cashier Univer sity Avenue Bank. P. H. Tyler, mining engineer. D. J. Francis White. S. F. Holcomb, Jr., of Holcomb Dept. Store. Prof. F. D. Finn. A. M. Gleason, U. S. National Bank. L. M. Aery, of Aery & Jones. H. G. Jones, of Aery & Jones. Dr. Thomas Coe Little. F. A. Frye, of Frye & Smith. A. E. Jack, of Pacific Motor Cales company. L. G. Bradley, Assistant Cashier Sou. Trust & Savings Bank. B. C. Batchelder,Manager Warner’s Hot Springs. C. A. Bachman, cement contractor. G. E. Smith, of Monarch Drug Co. Robt. H. Moffitt, capitalist. J. Weinberger, attorney. E. Johnson, of Sou. Title Guaranty company. A. H. Payne, mineralogist. Stanley P. Andrews, of Aldrich- Archer Arms Co. C. F. Lochbeeler, proprietor Lu cerne Apartments. G. E.Toms, of Toms & Blair Sheet Metal Co. Harry H. Sprague. C. E. Boydston is the new super intendent at the Arizona-McGinnis, and is going after development work in an efficient manner. Mr. Boyd ston is a practical mining engineer. Two shifts were put on this week in the shaft, which is to be sunk at least 200 feet before crosscutting under the big ore bodies is begun. Caught With the Goods. Constable John Roberts caught “Blackie” Gallagher last Saturday night with the goods—4B pints of whiskey. Each of the bottles bore the government bonded stamp, but the bottoms had been removed and “squirrel” whiskey substituted for the genuine article, which makes “Blackie’s” infraction of the pro hibition laws all the more heinous. “Blackie” came in on the east bound morning passenger, and had the contraband secreted in a roll of bedding. In passing through the day coach Constable Roberts spot ted another roll of bedding in a seat, and started to pick it up,where upon a man in the back seat told him to “let that alone.” The Con stable asked the stranger if the bed ding belonged to him, as he had felt bottles inside of it. Suspecting that everything was not as it should be, the stranger denied that it was his, and not a person in the car would claim it, whereupon the con stable took possession of the bed ding, and upon opening it up found ■lB pint bottles of whiskey. Who ever owned the stuff lost the booze, but saved a jail sentence and fine. “Blackie’s” booze was destroyed by the constable Monday evening in the presence of witnesses, except one bottle, which was kept for evidence. Gallagher was taken to Yuma Monday by Deputy Sheriff Henry Ba ndy. Baseball Team Reorganized. At a meeting held Tuesday night, a reorganization of the Parker base ball team was effected, and a new start will be taken with a member ship of sixteen. G. A. Marsh was chosen captain and R. H. Fuller secretary-treasurer. A complete set of uniforms has been ordered and will be here very soon. It is the in tention in the future to give an in teresting game on the Parker dia mon every Sunday afternoon, and from now on the boys propose to “play ball” as they have never play ed before. With these “right smart” uniforms, which w’ill of course give each player a “right peart” appear ance, they will put up a game such as will gain the plaudits of the most case-hardened critic, and cause even the shy bunnies in the bushes to sit up and take notice. The co-operation of the public is respectfully solicited, and, in order to defray expenses, a benefit ball will be given at Hosfelt’s hall on Friday evening. May 11, to which all are cordially invited to attend. Bootlegger Caught. J. T. Martin, well known as *“Baldy” Martin, said to be the big chief among the bootleggers, was ar rested last week by Yavapai county officers. At the time of his arrest Martin had five dozen quarts of whiskey in his possession. . For the past few months Martin has run the blockade at Parker, Ehrenberg and Needles, and the offi cers at these places have been con stantly on his trail, but he was al ways fortunate in eluding them. He drove a fast car, and it was his practice to cross the Colorado river after dark, and then step on the the throttle until he made his des tination, which was generally Pres cott. Every bootlegger has his day, but some day he is bound to get nabbed. No glucose, cornstarch, etc., but pure rich cream in Alfred’s ice cream, at the City Drug Store.—Adv. PARKER, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, MAY 5. 1917. SIXTY MILLION LBS. OF COPPER WAS PRODUCTION OF ARIZONA DURING MONTH OF APRIL— PAYROLL OF MINES FOR THE MONTH $5,000,000. Arizona produced during the month of April in the neighborhood of 60,000,000 pounds of copper, from all sources, according to estimates made by the Arizona Chapter of the American Mining Congress. This metal on the quoted metal price of 29 anil 30 cents for immediate de livery would be worth $18,000,000. However, the bulk of Arizona copper is sold up to July and beyond for 27 cents, minus delivery charges to pur chasers amounting to about 3 cents the pound in foreign countries. So the Arizona producers are receiving actually about 24 cents the pound, although they are paying wages on the basis of the quoted market prices from day to day. A further deduc tion must be made from their actual receipts from output, too, by reason of the fact that they are supplying all the needs of their own govern ment at 16 1-2 cents the pound. This tonnage is not as yet great, but it cuts into the total quite a bit just the same. A few cents off on the price of copper makes more of a dif ference than the average layman is likely to grasp on first thought. For instance, at 30 cents this month’s Arizona copper would be worth $18,000,000. But at the ac tual price being received of 24 cents it figures out $14,000,000, a consid erable cut. However, there are not many states in the union engaged in the production from the ground of any single commodity to the extent of $14,000,000 a month. t Vast Sums Put in Circulation. Arizona mines’ payrolls reached something like $5,000,000 last month. Included in this are the smelters, mills and a proportion of the payrolls of the several railroads in the state which are operated prac tically solely for the business of the mines and reduction plants. Oper ation of all of the orange groves, fruit ranches and other agricultural and horticultural enterprises of Cali fornia and Arizona combined does not involve anything like so huge a (Continued on Page 4.) JUDGE STANFORD DECIDES ID FAVOR OF GOVERNOR GAMPBELL PHOENIX, May 3.—Thomas E. Campbell was declared governor of ttye state of Arizona in a decis ion handed down by Judge Stanford in the superior court Wednesday af ternoon after a contest that has last ed almost five months. Basing his decision on what he believed to be the will of the people, Judge Stan ford vacated his order for throwing out the entire precinct of Douglas No. 1 and Snow'flake, relegating only the 43 ballots which bore unmistak able signs of erasure in the' former precinct to the waste basket, and leaving the republican candidate be tween 30 and 50 votes in the lead. The exact figures will not be known until a written decision is prepared by Judge Stanford. Judge Stanford prefaced his de cision with remarks regarding his attitude during the contest, claiming that he w'as never anxious to be the one to decide the question but w r as compelled to do so in the discharge of his duties as a superior court Judge. He had tried to be fair and impartial, he stated, and hoped that there was no one who would feel that either side was- shown any favoritism. The court first announced that it would vacate the order to throw' out the Douglas No. 1 precinct. A gasp of astonishment emanated from the the lips of Campbell’s constituents following this announcement and the faces of the Hunt supporters were wreathed in smiles of victory. Judge Stanford followed it with the state ment that he would return 43 of the 47 votes in Douglas which had evi- CITIZENSHIP FOR INDIANS INDIAN DEPARTMENT PROMUL GATES NEW POLICY WHICH MEANS DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN INDIAN ADMINISTRATION. A new and far-reaching policy has just been announced by the depart ment of Indian affairs, in a letter signed by Cato Sells, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and approved by Secretary Franklin K. Lane. The guardianship of all competent In dians is to be discontinued by the government, and there is hope of the Parker Indians becoming citizens at an early date. There are few tribes in the west more capable of conducting their own affairs than are the Mohave Indians of Parker. For several years past the Indians of this tribe have been cultivating their allot ments, and they have been making a better living than ever before in their lives. The surplus lands of the Colorado River Indian reservation are held in trust for the benefit of the local Indians, and as soon as they assume citizenship and show competency all moneys derived from the sale of these lands will be pro rated, or divided, among the members of the tribe. This would amount to ap proximately $2,500 to each Indian, including children. Declaration of New Policy. Commissioner Sells’ letter, declar ing a new policy in the administra tion of Indian affairs, is as follows: “During the past four years the efforts of the administration of In dian affairs have been largely con centrated on the following funda mental activities:: The betterment of health conditions of Indians, the suppression of the liquor traffic among them, the improvement of their industrial conditions, the fur ther development of vocational train ing in their schools, and the protec tion of .Indians’ property. Rapid progress has been made along all these lines, and the work thus reor ganized and revitalized will go on with increased energy. With these activities and accomplishments well under way, we are now ready to take the next step in our administrative program. dently been changed from Campbell to Hunt. The motion to strike out Eager, Swansea, Curtis and Cotton wood was then granted. Bisbee 1, Miami and Keohane ranch precincts were not stricken. Ballots with a cross to the left of Campbell’s name to the number of twenty-five were thrown out, the court ruled, and the motion of the Hunt attor neys to dispose of 76 ballots in Pine dale where the name of a candidate had been written in by the election clerk was denied. It was then that Judge Sloan ask ed who the court had decided should be governor of Arizona. Judge Stan ford replied that Thomas E. Camp bell had received a majority of be tween 30 and 50* the exact number not being available until a careful compilation had been made. Judge Sloan could not understand how Campbell could be in the lead with Snowflake out, whereupon the court forgot to mention that the order to throw out this precinct had also been vacated as well as the order granting the motion to strike out four of the precincts attacked by the eontestee during the last two weeks. There was no demonstration by the court room audience after the decision had been explained. Con stituents of both parties filed silently out of the room. Senator Ives re mained long enough to ask the court a few Questions as to what he based his decision on and then left the room. He later filed notice of ap peal, but it is doubtful, Hunt sup porters say, whether the case will ever reach the supreme court. “The time has come for discontin uing guardianship of all competent Indians and giving even closer atten tion to the incompetent that they j may more speedily achieve com petency. 1 “Broadly speaking, a policy of ! greater liberalism will henceforth prevail in Indian administration to ; the end that every Indian, as soon as he has determined to be as competent to transact his own business as the average white man, shall be given full control of his property and have all his lands and moneys turned over to him, after which he will no longer be a ward of the government. “Pursuant to this policy the fol lowing rules shall be observed: “1. Patents in fee: To all able bodied adult Indians of less than one half Indian blood there will be given as far as may be under the law, full and complete control of all their property. Patents in fee shall be issued to all adult Indians of one half or more Indian blood who may, after careful investigation, be found competent, provided, that where deemed advisable patents in fee shall be withheld for not to exceed 40 acres as a home. “Indian students, when they are 21 years of age or over, who com plete the full course of instruction in the government schools, receive diplomas, and have demonstrated competency will be so declared. “2. Sale of lands: A liberal rul ing will be adopted in the matter of passing upon applications for the sale of inherited Indian lands where the applicants retain other lands and the proceeds are to be used to improve the homesteads or for other equally good purposes. A more liberal ruling than has hither to prevailed will hereafter be follow ed with regard to the applications oi' noncompetent Indians for the sale of their lands where they are old and feeble and need the proceeds for their support. “3. Certificates of incompetency: The rules which are made to apply in the granting of patents in fee and the sale of lands will be made equally applicable in the matter of issuing certificates of competency. “4. Individual Indian moneys: Indians will be given unrestricted control of all their individual Indian moneys upon issuance of patents in fee or certificates of competency. Strict limitations will not be placed upon the use of funds of the old, the indigent, and the invalid. “5. Pro rata share—Trust funds: As speedily as possible their pro rata shares in tribal trust or other funds shall be paid to all Indians who have been declared competent, unless the legal status of such funds prevents. Where practicable the pro rata shares of incompetent Indians will be withdrawn from the treasury and placed in banks to their individual credit. “6. Elimination of ineligible pupils from the government Indian schools: In many of our boarding schools Indian children are being educated at government expense whose parents are amply able to pay for their education and have public school facilities at or near their homes. Such children shall not here after be enrolled in government In dian schools supported by gratuity appropriations, except on payment of actual per capita cost and transpor tation. “These rules are hereby made ef fective, and all Indian bureau ad ministrative officers at Washington and in the field will be governed ac cordingly. “This is a new and far-reaching declaration of policy. It means the dawn of a new era in Indian admin istration. It means that the compe tent Indian will no longer be treated as half ward and half citizen. It means reduced appropriations by the government and more self-respect and independence for the Indian. It means the ultimate absorption of the Indian race into the body politic of the nation. It means, in short, the beginning of the end of the Indian problem. “In carrying out this policy, I cherish the hope that all real friends of the Indian race will lend their aid and hearty cooperation. CATO SELLS, Commissioner. “Approved: FRANKLIN K. LANE, Secretary. “Washington, D C., April 17, 1917. Flood Waters Coming. Postmaster A. W. Bryant has been informed by the Denver weather bu reau office that melting snow in Col- j orado will cause a raise in the Colo rado river, reaching a stage of 13 1-2 feet at Topock by May 8, and 6 1-2 feet at Parker by May 8 or 9. «IH EQUAL ID HOET UNO GREAT SOUTHWESTERN DESERT IS ONLY WAITING FOR THE I TOUCH OF HUMAN HANDS TO i MAKE IT BLOOM LIKE ROSE. (Written for The Post by Charles R. Bernetzke.) Few people realize that we live in a Palestine country right at home, of which the Bible speaks so inter estingly. Not many have had the privilege of traveling to that far distant Easter-land, and at no other time of the year comes a stronger desire in the hearts of church going people—young and old —to see that Holy land and to be there but once in life, than Christmas and Easter-time. Those who have had a glimpse of the promised land of the Palestine desert as it is today will agree with me when I say that southern Arizona and the great southwestern desert is equal to that country in grandeur, beauty, and fertile valleys, and only awaits the touch of human hands to make it bloom like the lilies of the valley. Os what the writer has seen of the Holy-land, the stars shine as bright in Arizona on Easter and Christmas nights, while our desert moon shines so brightly that even the desert thrush canuot resist warbling its song more clearly by moonlight than under the mid-day sun. And to get out in the open alone, away from* the noise and tumult of city strife, and observe the silent midnight beauty in Easter or spring-time, is bound to bring back visions of our Redeemer and Creator, who came down and walked on sandal-feet the lonely des ert, in order to lift up mankind to a higher level Our ancient mission churches are equal to the Palestine temples, and those who think enough of visiting them at least in spring-time or Eas tertide, will get an inspiration of the faith our forefathers had in the early days of the desert patriarchs under hardship and tribulation, Ynaking equal such long journeys to their sacred shrine of worship. Many speak of the beautiful hills of Bethlehem and its valleys covered from January to April with wild flowers, but so few people realize, or even never have been out in the southwestern desert of Arizona, that from March to June, wild flowers cover the mountains and valleys in gorgeous profusion,in all colors of the rainbow. Practically every desert plant and shrub of every variety, in cluding the giant cactus, with its family, has its blooming time and healing virtue, which is known more or less to the poet and lovers of nature. If you wish to see the full magic power of the desert’s beauty in springtime you must get up early, and it seems there is no better time than on Easter morn to journey on the top of a mountain or a nearby foothill and observe the beauty of an Easter dawn in silent meditation, and in the spirit of vision you will be transplanted in thoughts of mem ory to the Bethlehem hills of the Holy land, and with your face turn ed toward the east praying the Lord’s prayer seven times before the sun rises over the eastern mountain tops. At your last prayer you are supposed to throw a stone over your shoulders westward, and which the old worshipers claim will bring you whatever your heart’s good wish may be. And when you get your first good vision of the Easter sun you will see a little lamb jumping up and down in the sun, which they call the Eas ter Lamb. Many don’t believe this, but those who have made the long pilgrimage to the Holy land and joined in the solemn service will un derstand the writer’s meaning. A solemn Easter service on an Arizona mountain top would be au experience to be remembered forever Yes, Arizona is in the Easter land! Far may the caravans to worship go But here at the mountain-top we stand, Looking away to the east to pray; It is Easter dawn and we’ve come to worship here (Continued on Page 2.) NO. 51.