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VOL. VIII PERSONAL AND LOCAL BRIEFS Get your stationary printed at The Post. * * * H. B. Cassidy of Phoenix was in Parker Wednesday. * * * W. C. Marshall of Los Angeles ar rived in town Wednesday. * * + Attorney F. M. Hall went to Phoe nix Wednesday on business. * * + G. E. Engstrom of Phoenix was in town Wednesday. * * * Sam Kirschner of Los Angeles was a visitor to Parker Wednesday. * * * A. G. Hahn of Phoenix was a visi tor here Tuesday. * * * Cash paid for close-in Parker Lots. G. A. Marsh company. * * * M. T. Smith has gone out in the Old Woman mountains and will he away probably a week. * * * No glucose, cornstarch, etc., but pure rich cream in Alfred’s ice cream, at the City Drug Store. —Adv. * * * J. It. Smith of the Central Garage was at the Empire mine during the week. ♦ + * Fred Christiansen is spending a, few weeks at the Murieta Hot Springs. * * * W. E. Snowden and wife, of Imper ial, registered at at Manitaba last Monday. * * + A. K. Wright and his son, K. R. Wright are here from Los Angeles and will spend the summer in this lo cality. ♦ * * W. G. Miller, who owns property here and has been in these parts for the past six months, returned to Mar ble, Colorado, Thursday. * 0 F. M. Huddleston, the photograph er, arrived here Tuesday and on Thursday left for Pittsburg, Pa., where he will remain two or three months. * ♦ * Chocolate nut sundae or crushed fruit is our specialty. City Drug Store. —Adv. * * * Mrs. Hall, wife of our gifted bank attorney, has been spending a few days with us. She expressed her self as delighted with the prospects and intends to return, possibly for permanent residence. * * * Best Five Room House in Parker for sale, furnished or unfurnished. G. A. Marsh company. * + «> Work on the new telephone line is progressing rapidly. Foreman Mil likan is proving himself a master workman. The Western Arizona Phone Company is composed of our best local people, and is subsidiary to the Bell company. * * * R. J. Martin, our only plumber, has ordered from Los Angeles five extra pair of hands and six extra brace of feet, all for himself. He says he doesn’t mind being in two places at once but he draws the line at a dozen, work or no work. * * * The rising vote of thanks so cor dially given to Mrs. Dunbar last Wednesday evening was a graceful recognition of her earnest public spirit. The lady went to Phoenix in behalf of Parker at her own expense. * * * The presence of BushA twin screw steamer on the Colorado proves that it is navigable at least for launches. Perhaps ir would not be excess of preparedness for tne gov ernment to put a t'eiv swift and silent craft on the river. * * * The Reverend Mr. Wright of Long Beach, in an informal talk at our church Sunday evening, emphasized forcefully the need of the Spirit of Helpfulness in growing Parker. The gentleman Is right. Helpfulness is the source of life. Buy a plate of ice cream every day. City Drug Store.—Adv. THE PARKER POST GO, AND GO NOW. Governor Campbell has issued the the following letter, addressed to all the citizens of Arizona: I “Today we face the necessity of | raising our First Arizona Infantry regiment to war strength either by voluntary enlistment or by the draft. Voluntary enlistment is a credit to the man who gives his services and Arizona can not be more highly honored than by having her young men voluntarily bring their organi zation to full strength. “From the older men, the mothers and sisters, facing as they do the necessity of loved ones absent in the service of their country, 1 ask aid and co-operation. In the hands of all the people of this state is Ari zona’s answer to the call of our country and president. Delay means the draft, with no choice of service for the young men who go. * “America has entered this war on the side of liberty and humanity. Honoring the memory of those who fought for those principles in the Revolution, who first established liberty and humanity as the basis of our government, it is fitting that the newest state to enter the Union should be the first to raise it’s quota to defend those principles. “It is the duty of every man, woman and child in Arizona to urge enlistment of those liable for service until the required number represents Arizona at the front, that Arizona’s record may he an example to all the states. I ask the aid of every loyal citizen of Arizona in urging that men who are liable for service vol unteer NOW and take their places as members of our First Arizona In fantry. To the young men who are of the prescribed age 1 would say: ‘Go. and go now.’ THE TIME TO GET BUSY. The caterpillar that has been leveling the Fuller ranch will he through very soon. Before the driver gets away and the machine begins to go to rust, Parker must secure its services to make boule vards out of California and Arizona avenues, from end to end. As it stands, we’re open to the charge of letting weeds grow in our streets, and that’s not good business. Now is our chance. The Chamber of Commerce can easily arrange with Superintendent Toliday. The great Fuller company will doubtless donate the use of the machine, leaving us to pay only the expense of running, which, according to Director Brown, who approves, will be about sls per day. Those men will do the work in two days. Shall we translate some of our good instinct, into action? Shall we begin to send out the word, “Parker is different?” Shall we do something? If President Spence is absent, the attention of Vice-President Little field is hereby earnestly called to this opportunity. HUNT HAS APPEALED. PHOENIX, May 18. —Governor Hunt yesterday gave notice of appeal of the contest to the supreme court, and the bond was fixed at $1,200. The applicant has six months in which to perfect his appeal, during which time the salary of Governor Campbell will be held up and the costs of the contest which devolve upon the defendant will remain un paid. The cost of the contest in the superior court amounted to over $5,000. The salary of the inspect ors was $25 per day. It is stated that all the exhibits will be taken up in the supreme court. There are more than I,SOO exhibits consisting chiefly of ballots. There are also tally sheets and plats of buildings in which elections were held There are 7,500 typewritten pages of the transcript. It will take not less than sixty days to prepare the record. WILL FURNISH WAR DATA. Postmasters are in receipt of a com munication from C. Koons, first as sistant postmaster general, which di rects the local official to inform the government of all suspicious char acters, disloyal and treasonable acts and anything which might be of im portance during the existence of the war. This information is to be for warded to the inspector in charge of this district. Owing to the many usual duties which of necessity will be imposed on the postal service, Postmaster General Burleson has issued an order limiting the leave--of absence of those connected wit - 'e department. Owing to emergency it has been found necessary to cancel all leaves of absence except those granted to employes with pay, those on military duty and those absent on account of sickness. PARKER, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1917 MEETING OF ! THE RED GROSS MRS. W. W. DUNBAR AS A DELE GATE TO THE RECENT RED ; CROSS CONFERENCE, GIVES A REPORT THEREON. I | ’ A meeting of the Parker Chapter of the American Red Cross Society was held in the M. E. church last Wednesday evening to receive the report of Mrs. W. W. Dunbar who, as a delegate, attended the Red Cross conference held in Phoenix on the 18th and 19th. There was a large attendance. The meeting was call ed to order by Mrs. A. H. Littlefield, and after the preliminary exercises, Mrs. Dunbar reported in substance as follows: That the first and enduring ex pression was that of the harmony of the organization at Phoenix. Mrs. Dunbar made an appeal to the people of Parker to come together in the or ganization with the same spirit to the end that the life and efficiency of the Red Cross Branch might live and flourish as a patriotic and hu mane institution. The history of the Red Cross dates from 1859 at the battle of Solferino, in the northern province of Lombardy, Italy. At the dread carnage there D. Bunant, a Swiss tourist, witnessed such a scene of horror that he could never be free from the haunting effect of it until he had written a tract de scribing the field with thirty thou sand soldiers dying, and for four days lay there without any atten tion, not even a drink of water until death released their awful agony. In answer to his appeal a national organization was effected and Amer ica has been the most backward in her eforts. But now that she is face to face with the need she is making a mighty demonstration and and effectual in its practical and efficient personnel. The American Red Cross is an association of more than 300,000 American citizens at this time, organized in Chapters, Branches and Auxiliaries, it gives aid to sick and wounded of our army and navy, to the dependents of sol diers and sailors called to the colors. It gives relief to sufferers from fam ine, disease and other disaster. It makes no distinction of class, creed or race. It Is the only volunteer j society authorized by the govern- i ment to aid our land and naval forces in time of war. The president of the United States is the president of the American Red Cross Society. The organization consists of chair man, secretary and treasurer. Mr. Duclos was elected chairman, Mrs. Pruett secretary, and Mrs. Beck treasurer. The other officers are: First vice-chairman. Mrs. Raney; second vice-chairman, Dr. Littlefield; j third vice-chairman, Judge Dunbar; fourth vice-chairman, Mrs. Duclos. Each vice-chairman is the head of a committee of five. A committee was also appointed on entertainment. W. W. Hush, the field organizer of San Francisco will visit the Parker Branch within two weeks, and the Red Cross Branch will not permit i him to carry away anything but a good opinion of our town and people. The organization was completed satisfactorily and surely there are none who will not approve of this to aid in the good work. Mrs. Dunbar drew a mental pic ture of an American soldier boy far from his native land, wounded upon the battlefield, dazed, and in the grip of that fearful desolation of such a condition. But the hope and solace was present in the Red Cross base hospital close at hand under the direction of the army. Quickly from the field of battle he Is given first aid and rushed to the base hospital, which is “the equipment” put under tents. He is soon between clean, home-made sheets, with all the com forts that the best physicians and surgeons and trained nurses can give, and in the familiar garments made by the women of his home land he is soothed, comforted and inspired to take fresh courage and battle for his life and a return to those who love him, believe in him, and wait to welcome him. Can any woman be left out of this plan to furnish such comfort to our men and boys? Men and women are of equal privileges in membership In DIM DRILL I DEVELOPER ' WITH THIS WONDERFUL MA j CHINE MINER AL DEPOSITS CAN BE LOCATED WITH ALMOST UNERRING CERTAINTY. i I I Diamond drilling is largely respon j 3ible for the development of some of the largest copper deposits being mined today, says the Wall Street Journal. It has in in many cases proven correct the keen judgment and fore sight of mine managers and convinc ed their companies that a wonderful copper deposit actually contained the valuable ore that his technical knowledge, experience and judgment caused him to believe existed, and vice versa, where it proved that val uable deposits of ore did no" exist where surface indications werj fa vorable. Although resorted to for many purposes the greatest field of opera tion for diamond drilling is explor ing mineral lands, locating ore veins and ore deposits. When conducted by specialists and expert crews it is the most economical and satisfactory method of prospecting. The drilling and cuttin is done by a rotating,hollow drill bit. or tube,in which are usually set eight pieces of carbon at the face, or end, four car bons slightly protruding from the in side of the bit, and four slightly protruding from the outside surface. The carbon used is one of the hard est known substances, being harder oven than the “brilliant” or crystal lized diamond. It is found in one or two small districts in Brazil and in late years has advanced in value un til now it is oue of the principal items of cost in drilling operations. As the - arbon varies greatly in size and quality it makes the selection of per- j feet stones very difficult. Diamond drilling with reference to mining produces a core of the forma- j tion drilled which can be assayed to determine the nature of the ground, i Drillers explore the most remote dis- , tricts, moving their outfits by primi tive methods, and as a result of their exploration thriving villages and cit ies and industrial plants grow up. A REAL SKIN GAME. J. M. Wilson, a Calzona store keeper, came to Parker Saturday for much-needed surgical repairs, his | face having been battered up in a j frightful manner at the hands of an individual named Henderson, so he ! says. The trouble came about, ac cording to his story, as a result of the theft of ten cases of whiskey from the railroad depot. It appears that this whiskey was placed in the depot consigned to Henderson, and that Wilson had been given the key ■ to the storage room during the tem porary absence of the agent. Dur ing the night the lock to the room was broken and the booze stolen, j Wilson told Henderson of the theft and also whom lie suspected the thieves were, but the latter had a “sort’r biased” opinion that the agent pro tern was in “cahoots” with the marauders and demanded that he (Wilson) pay for the stolen stuff, the amount being something over . SIOO. Wilson refused to “pungle up” and Henderson declared he I would "take it out of his hide.” Meeting Wilson at Vidal Friday, Henderson renewed his demand but meeting with no better success, pro ceeded to make good his previous threat, and the skin game com menced. DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN. The son of L. J. Cooley of the I pumping plant, a young man about twenty years of age, who had been afflicted with tuberculosis for a long time, died at the family home in this place last Saturday. The remains! were shipped Sunday to Los Angeles I for interment. If you can’t enlist, buy Liberty Bonds. Take a quart of ice cream home \ for dessert for dinner today. City Drug Store.—Adv. — j | the Red Cross. The meeting adjourned to meet on June 1, at which time the reports of J the various committees will be heard | and further action taken. ( A CONTRARY CRAFT. Three men from Denver, Colorado, | Ken Shaffer, H. S. Phillips and Allen i R Savage, arrived in Parker a snort j time ago with the intention of pros pecting the country up along the ri\er between here an.l Needles, and to this end emploved .1. E. Norman to build them a three-h. p. motor boat. Tuesday last the boat was completed agreeable to plans and j specifications, the craft launched and the three men piled in for a trial trip. They reached the middle of the stream all right though when they headed up-stream the boat had its own notion in the premises and j positively refused to go that way, | but gleefully went down-stream at a two-forty clip, and the men were in a bad predicament. The captain of j the river boat, Arizona, who hap pened to be on deck, turned his craft i about and at once started in pursuit. I Reaching the runaway boat he “hove to,” got out a lariet and tried to lasso it, but succeeded in catching one of the men by the leg. The captain held on, however, and although the fellow was hauled out of the boat and part ly into the water, he held on with a grip of desperation until the rope could be secured in a more stable place and the boat hauled in. Those men will have to swap their down-river boat for an up-river one. They say they will guarantee that for going down stream she’s a daisy, and if they had business down that way instead of up the other way they would not part with her at any price. THE BASEBALL GAME Another game of baseball was Played last Sunday on the Parker diamond between the Parker boys and the Indian School team. It was a great game. It was the game of the season. The Parker lads had re ceived their new uniforms and wore them for the first time on this occasion. They presented a very trim appearance like a “ribambelle” of French soldiers “a l’exerciee.” But some one said there must have been a Jonah in the bushes—if it wasn’t the uniforms—for the tally sheet showed at the close of the game that the town lads were beaten by a score of 18 to 6—and figures don’t lie. An “Old Men’s Ball Club” has been organized in Parker with “Old Man” Woodruff and his whiskers as captain. This club, it is said, in tended to challenge the Parker team, but after Sunday’s game they con cluded to cross bats with the Indians instead, declaring that, the other team was too easy. PRODUCTION INCREASES. Record breaking production of $’006,843 pounds of copper in March by the Ray Consolidated Cop per company shows new possibilities for earnings this ear. The March production compares with 7,767,663 pounds in January and 7,117,898 pounds m February, I and makes the total production for the first quarter of the year, 22,952,- | •104 pounds. Allowing for the increased produc- ' tion that is made possible by warmer weather, it is indicated that Ray Consolidated should, this year, pro duce close to 100.000.00 u pounds of copper, on which, based upon its \ costs of last year, it should show' a i profit of between $16,000 000 and $17,000,000, as compared with more , than $12,000,000 in 1916 - WORK ON NEW BUILDINGS. Contractor Joseph has been en gaged during the week moving the J old Brown and Martin buildings on ! California avenue, preparatory to ! the w'ork of building the new cm- j crete structures which will take their place. The martin building I was torn down and taken away but ! the Brown building will be moved j bodily on rollers out into the street, j directly in front, where Mr. Brown ! will continue to transact business j until the completion of the new' | structure. ARRESTED FOR FORGERY. Constable John Roberts, Saturday last, on the strength of a telegram from the constable at Mesa, arrested a man named Pierson, who was wanted at that place on a charge of forgery. Pierson arrived here by auto accompanied by a couple of ladles, and was taken in charge and held until the arrival of an officer from Mesa Sunday night. “Shorty,” the boss carpenter and j best baseball pitcher, has made him- j self a wonderful shower-bath. He tried it first on a nice hot day. The water burnt him. Hereafter he will take showers at midnight. BUY A LIBERTY BOND. HE BILL OF TOE RED CROSS ' NOBLE WOMEN OF PARKER OR GANIZE AND MAKE EARNEST APPEAL . FOR AID IN RELIEF WORK—DESIRE PROMPTNESS. (By A. W. Atherton.) j » 1 he presence of a woman like Mrs. Dunbar in a community is an asset of value inestimable. Her presence in Phoenix as Parker’s Red Cross delegate to the great convention there, as a matter of pure publicity, w r as w'orth to us more than we are likely to pay her for some time to come. She makes people sit up and pay attention. Indeed her trip has brought immediate returns. The National Delegate himself is coming here. If we treat him right—and we will—he’ll use us for a sample of what little folks can do, telling about Parker w'herever he goes. That’s w hat we w r ant him to do. And now r I am talking to you, men of Parker. Every man Jack of you take the cotton out of your ears and listen. Do you get that? You and I can’t do much, perhaps, to help in the great work for the up lift of humanity now going on in the world; but w r e can help these w'hite souled women do their part, which maybe is best of all. Believe me, there is no fake or graft about this Red Cross. It’s a government relief measure, calling for volunteers. If we can’t go to the firing line our selves, we can send the nurses and the doctors there. If our women must stay al home, to weep and w'ork for their men-folks at the front, we can at least furnish them the materials to w'ork with. Boys, you work hard for your money, as T do Yet I w r ant each and every one of you to dig up a dollar and give it to Mrs. Dunbar, or ro Mrs. Dr. Pruett, or to Mrs. Duclos, or to the treasurer at the bank, for a membership in this Red Cross. These are royal women, one and all, boys, doing a royal work. They have called on us. Respond! You’ll never get as much satisfaction out of a dollar in your life as you will when you put. it there. If you want that good feeling way dow'n inside, dig up! Do it NOW! TREASONABLE PROFITS. There are tw r o big factors in our food problem. One is production. The other is control. It will do lit tle good to speed up production un less we keep down prices. Nearly all the efforts of the gov ernment and the public thus far has been devoted to the one purpose of raising more foodstuffs. And while this patriotic activity has been going on, with excellent results, there has been a counter move on the part of speculators, middlemen and trades men to boost prices. Unless that move is effectively checked, consum ers will lose all the benefit of bigger crops, and the nation as a whole will forfeit the rew’ard of its labors to a small class of sordid and un patriotic citizens. The federal government, inquiring into the food prices now prevailing in our big cities, has announced “there is no just ground for the high prices of the many products demand ed of the consumer at this time.” The propaganda for more food has been capitalized by speculators and dealers for their ow r n purposes. They are taking exorbitant profits now' on the basis of a theoretical scarcity in the future. And if they are not curbed, they will do likewise with the new' season’s crops, no matter how r large an increase there may be. Whether w r e have much food or little, there is no excuse whatever in this bitter w r ar time for exorbi tant prices. The man w’ho tries to squeeze undue profit out of the food that passes through his hands is a traitor. The public must have a square deal If the extortion doesn’t stop, w r e’ll have to have price-fixing by the government.—Yuma Sun. We have the exclusive agency for Alfred’s pure ice cream. City Drug Store.—Adv. Subscribe for The Post and help boost Parker. NO. 2.