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PERSOWkL MID LOCH. BRIEFS Let’s clean up Parker, and prevent sickness and disease. * * * The Parker Auto company moved into its new garage early this week. * * * The usual summer rates to the coast are now on. Read the Santa Fe’s new ad. in this issue. * * * i Mrs. Walter Nelson and children drove to Searchlight last week by auto on a visit with friends. * * * Mrs. Lester White departed Sun day night for Oklahoma, having been called back to her old home on account of the serious illness of her mother. * +• * Contractor Joseph La Belle has commenced the construction of Mrs*. Thornton’s new residence, the lum ber having arrived early the past week. * * * Engineer A1 Green of the Santa Fe brought in his new Maxwell road ster from Barstow last week. Al’s new boat is quite classy, and is of the latest model. * * * Instead of going to the Grand Canyon last week, as stated in The Post, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Osborne and daughter, Miss Clara, went to Stock ton, Cal., and from there will go to San Francisco for a short stay. * * * Charles Spence departed tor his home in Glendale Wednesday morn ing, making the trip in his Haynes car. During O. M. Spence’s absence the past four weeks, Charles Spence has been looking after affairs at the Commercial Bank. * * * O. M. Spence, president of the Commercial Bank, returned Monday night from a trip to Arkansas. He also visited Kansas City and St. Louis, and found business con ditions good everywhere he went. * * * Meetings of the Home Guard will be held hereafter every Wednesday and Saturday nights for drill. Every member is requested to be present on these nights. If the Home Guard is to be a success regular drills must be held at least twice each week. * * * The Parker Auto company receiv ed another carload of Ford cars last week, and they went just like hot cakes. The company is unable to secure deliveries fast enough to keep up with its orders, as the Universal Car is a prime favorite in this sec tion of Arizona. * * * The flag raising exercises, sched uled for last Saturday evening, owing to an accident in raising the FOR SALE. 1-20 H. P. Western Hoist 1-16 H. P. Fairbanks, Morse Hoist. Both complete, with cable and buckets. Can be seen at Mine. Apply to EMPIRE-ARIZONA CONS. COP PER COMPANY, Parker, Axis. Emm Excursions to the Pacific Ocean LOS ANGELES SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO THE BEACHES Low round trip fares every day. Return limit November 30. Stop overs permitted going and return ing. Fridays and Saturdays especially low rates—return limit 15 days, “The Phoenix” leaves daily 11:15 p. m Ask me— a . * J. C. HEWITT, Agent. Parker, Arizona. flag-pole, which dropped and broke while being raised, have been post poned until Saturday evening, May 12. In the meantime a new pole is being made and painted. * * * Frank Lucas of Wenden arrived in town Monday evening on a tour of the north end of the county, enroll ing all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 45, pursuant to the recent orders of the governor for the taking of a military census of the state. Mr. Lucas has been deputized by Assessor Ming to take the mili tary census of northern Yuma county. * * * A. Vrang came down from Oatman Sunday, driving his new Overland roadster. Mr. Vrang has just pur chased property adjoining the Ban ner in Union Pass, and is organizing a company to develop the claims. Considerable high-grade has been taken from the property, and it is the belief of Mr. Vrang that it will pay its way after it is equipped with machinery. * * J. W. Martin’s new rooming house on California avenue is practically completed. The place contains eighteen rooms, besides a lobby of generous proportions. Each room is neatly finished, and of ample size. The construction was done by Con tractor J. E. Norman. A cement sidewalk has been laid, and the structure presents a neat and com fortable appearance. * * * John H. Flood, a former Parker resident and well known here, spent Saturday in town calling on friends. He departed for Los Angeles, where he enlisted in the U. S. army about ten days ago. If his physical exam ination is O. K. Mr. Flood will join the colors at once, and do his bit for his country. In speaking of his en listment Mr. Flood stated that while he did not like to make himself a target for German bullets, he be lieved it was his duty to his country to join the armed forces in time of war. Bully for you, John. Wish we had more patriots of your caliber. Complete Line of Standard Products. J. E. Bush, of Bush’s Ferry & Freight company, completed ar rangements this w eek to carry a com plete stock hereafter of all Standard Oil company’s products and goods, which includes all kinds of oils, oil stoves, lamps, etc. Five carloads of oils are now en route to Parker for this firm, and dealers hereafter will have no trouble in securing all the oil they want. Three carloads of oil was handled by this firm the past couple of weeks. In the future the stock that will be carried by the local firm will aggregate from $5,- 000 to SIO,OOO. It is the plan of the Standard Oil company to make Parker the central distributing sta-* tion for this section of Arizona. Gray Mine Getting Busy. The owners of the Gray mine,seven miles south of Blythe Junction, are getting busy preparatory to starting up their mill by June 1. A lot of new machinery has been installed, including a large Lane Chilian mill for amalgamating the ore. The company has developed a good supply of water for the mine, two miles north of the property, and a pumping plant installed to pump. water to the mine. About twenty-five men are at work developing the mine and sink a new r working shaft. This prop erty will soon he among the class of actual producing gold mines.— Blythe Review*. STORIES ABOUT PARKER PEOPLE (By A. W. ATHERTON.) Ai Angeroth, foreman of the Ful ler ranch, was promoted last week to be superintendent of the new double outfit now driving things dow*n there. “Al” who beats the "all wool and a yard wide’’ propo sition, both in quality and measure ment, didn’t know quite what to do by w r ay of celebration, so he put on a white shirt and proceeded to kill a big rattlesnake. Said rattler he threrupon skinned, head and all, and set the skin on a shovel handle, with the head on the blade, and the tail, with the fourteen rattles, hang ing over the handle end. How* he expects to get that skin off, or whether he intends to use the shovel with it on, I "dinna ken.’’ Ask him. We made a noise like a su perintendent with the rattles, any how. * * * I wish the Chamber of Commerce w T ould make Norton of the Roosevelt dam, who lives to the left as you drop off the mesa, tell them some Monday evening his idea of an irri gating system. Norton reminds me of Riley. YouTl remember, when they were building the S. P., that there was a perpetual fight with the fierce rivers of the Sierras. Well, Riley had been on the job for years and always made good, but some supe. got an idea that Riley wasn’t scientific enough, so they imported some college chap, wrapped up in diplomas, and Riley retired to raise hogs and chickens. Mr. College built a costly scientific bridge. Came down the river, and, w*ith a roar of laughter, took that bridge w'ith it. The Big Boss raved, and finally sent for Riley, whom the messenger found among his pets. "Yees tell the ould mon he knows where I live.” The astonished mes senger returned ami told. More raving! But the B. B. went to Riley. “If you tell that college chump to git to hell where he be longs, I’ll go.” Worse yet! But the college went, and Riley put in a bridge that’s there yet. I think it may be well to “send for Riley” before the bridge goes out. His other name is Norton, or T’m a goat. What do you say? Magma Chief Tunnel. The great bore on the properties of the Magma Chief, located in the Superior district, is now* in 275 feet and from now on will make a net gain of at least seven feet a day. In a short time three shifts will be employed, when a gain of at least ten feet every twenty-four hours will be made. The formation now being worked is of a highly encouraging charac ter, being chiefly of iron manganese, impregnated with copper, but Gen eral Manager Kumke is not looking for sensational developments until the mountainside is penetrated for at least a distance of 500 feet. The mine is now* fully equipped and the machinery is running perfectly. A large powerhouse w*as completed last week, w*hich makes operations pos sible regardless of weather condi tions. Urged Opening of Land. (Arizona Republican.) One of the biggest projects, in the way of increasing food produc tion in Arizona this year so far brought to the attention of the Ari zona Council of Defense w*as pre sented by Frederick M. Hall of Par ker Friday, when he urged that an attempt be made to immediately open for entry about 120,000 acres of tillable land held now in the Colo rado Indian reservation. It is the opinion of Parker resi dents that this land should be imme diately utilized for agricultural pur poses, it being one of the largest tillable tracts in Arizona. The Par ker Chamber of Commerce has unani mously adopted a resolution urging the department of the interior to im mediately open the land. The matter was referred to Dr. R. B. Von KleinSmid, chairman of the committee on conservation and production of foodstuffs, who will make an immediate appeal to Wash ington. Reports were received from Parker and Yuma to the effect that home guard organizations had been per fected in each of those cities. At Parker the organization had a char ter membership of 120. We have the exclusive agency for Alfred’s pure ice cream. City Drug Store,—-Adv. Ferry Out of Commission. The Ehrenberg ferry is out of com mission and will probably not be Re paired again before the high water season. The cable has fallen into the river. It is thought by the own ers that the cable was loosed by some miscreant who had designing pur poses.—Blythe Review*. Take a quart of ice cream home for dessert for dinner today City Drug Store.— Adv. THE PARKER POST. General Merchandise \ * IT PAYS YOU TO TRADE WITH US General Mine Supplies, Groceries, Dry Goods, Men’s furnishings, hay and Grain, Hardware, Etc. Parker Commercial Company B. M. FUQUA, Manager SIXTY MILLION LBS. OF COPPER. (Continued from Page 1.) sum in point of money distributed for wages. On top of the wage ex pense comes something more than its total of $5,000,000 which goes out for the purchase of timbers, pow der, steel, necessary new machinery, construction materials, railroad freights, the latter a prodigious sum in its total, interest, insurance, taxes, running into many thousands of dol lars a day, and a list of miscellane ous necessities. Reach Into Many Channels. These dollars reach into many channels from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and in Arizona into every channel, providing in reality the en tire state’s daily V rea d> directly and indirectly. They keep the stores open, the hotels and restaurants go ing, the barbers busy, the railroads running and their working forces increasing, the latter from coast to coast, while in the broader field of the country at large they are like wise extending a good part of the work which keeps the iron miners digging, the steel workers at the furnace, the logging camps in activ ity, the oil fields prosperous—and they are drawing upon Arizona agri culturists for everything they can produce and then reaching out over the country for its products of the soil and food products of all kinds. Parker Couple Married. The marriage of Charles M. Lewis and Mrs. Marguerite M. Magee, both well-known Parker residents, occur red at Yuma last Tuesday evening, the newly wedded pair returning home Thursday evening. They are now receiving the congratulations of friends. They made the trip to Yuma by auto, with Henry Bandy, and were accompanied by little Miss Thelma Preston. The bride is the proprietor of the Otavic Case, and the groom recently removed to Par ker from Glendale. Both of the con tracting parties have numerous friends throughout northern Yuma county who join The Post in wishing them a long' and happily wedded life. Buy a plate of ice cream every day. City Drug Store.—Adv, F. A. PRUETT Physician and Surgeon \ All Calls Promptly At tended Day and Night PARKER. - ARIZONA Frederick M. Halt Paul C. Thorn* HALL & THORNE Attorneys PARKER, ARIZONA Office- Commercial Bank of Parker GIBSON’S Transfer Light and Heavy Drayage Quick Service. Reasonable . Terms. Deposit an Arizona Dollar With the Commercial Bank of Par ker. and it goes through an Arizona payroll, thus circulating generally amongst us. So it becomes indeed a friend of Arizonans, and its influ ence is felt everywhere in the par ticular district in w'hich Arizonans are interested—their own. Send an Arizona dollar away to an out-of-town bank, and its influence for the good of the district in which you are interested is lost—at least, so far as we are mutually concerned. Thus we both lose, and the Arizona dollar may be used against us and the district—-it is no longer with us as a friend. The Arizona dollars deposited with the Commercial Bank of Par ker means a satisfied Arizonan, and a satisfied Arizonan is a hard person to beat. By taking advantage of the Com mercial Bank of Parker’s “Service that Serves,’’ you will help the Com mercial Bank of Parker, yourself, Arizona—and what is of really great er importance, the Great Parker Dis trict. In what other section are you more interested? Yours for service, COMMERCIAL BANK OF PARKER Real Estate Mines and Investments CrD G. A. MARSH CO. JOSEPH LA BELLE Cement Contractor and Carpenter Work of all Kinds. Chimneys a Specialty. Estimates Given on Application. IJ. F COLLINS I Funeral Director I ASSAYING SURVEYING CUSTOM ASSAY OFFICE BYRON M. JOHNSON Metallurgical Engineer MINE EXAMINATION AND REPORTS. MINE MANAGEMENT PARKER, ARIZONA GEO. W. LLOYD U. S. Mineral Surveyor Examination and Survey of Minei Mine Maps and Models Parker, Ariz. k T. J. GIBSON SHOEMAKER Boots and shoes repair ed in the higest style of the Cobbler’s Art. Prices •moderate. DON’T SEND YOUR WORK AWAY HcGEE’S CASH STORE Groceries and General Merchandise Goods sold on a Strictly Cash basis. Quick sales and small profits is my motto. LEE McGEE, Proprietor. THE COOLER LUNCH ROOMS Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Good Eats M. E. BROWN, Prop. INDEPENDENT MEAT MARKET PARKER, ARIZ. Fresh and smoked meats. Vegetables, Butter, Cheese and Eggs, Fresh Oysters. Your Trade is Solicited GEO. H. LONC, Prop. Fly the Flag and show your pa triotism.