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PERSONAL AND LOCAL BRIEFS Mrs. C. E. Engle departed for the coast last Tuesday evening. * * * James M Fish -is the new day operator at the Santa Fe station. * * * Mrs. Mae Price departed Tuesday on a visit to the parental home at Blythe. * * * Henry Strohin returned Monday from a week's visit to Kingman and Chloride. ♦ ♦ • Paul Renan Jugles, an attorney from Phoenix, was among the visitors to Parker this week. * • • J. E. Bush of the Parker Ferry, spent a couple of days in Phoenix this week on business. * * • A. J. Condee, the well-known min ing expert of Los Angeles, was in Parker on business this week. *. * * Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Landry, Friday, July 13, a 9-lb. baby boy. Both babe and mother are getting along fine. • * * Albert Gates and his daughter, Mrs. M. E. Brown, went up to Prescott Tuesday. They will remain there during the hot spell. ** * * Milton Sutherland, superintendent of the Empire mine, made a business trip to Los Angeles Tuesday. He will return in about a week. * * * C. H. Wolfe of the Central Bank of Phoenix, was here Monday in at tendance on the meeting of the de positors of the Commercial Bank. • • • G. A. Marsh and family departed Tuesday for Grass Valley, in the San Bernardino mountains, where they will spend the summer months. * * • E. E. Hand, the assayer, took his departure Tuesday for Duquesne, Ariz., to accept a position as assayer for the Duquesne Mining company. * * * Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bush departed last week for Los Angeles, where Mrs. Bush will spend the next few weeks. Mr. Bush returned home Wednesday. •* . - B. M. Fuqua of the Commercial company’s store, left by auto Tues day, accompanied by his daughters, Misses Ruth, Mabel and Senie, for Long Beach to join Mrs. Fuqua who has been there for a couple of weeks past. ♦ * * Little Merl Preston fell down the concrete stairway leading to the basement of the new B. B. Brown building last Saturday, sustaining a dislocation of the left wrist. Con sidering that the little fellow fell very heavily, going clear to the bot tom of the stair end over end, it is very fortunate that his injuries were not worse, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES Those men. who have made sub stantial fortunes in the United States have achieved success because of their faith in the government and the country. They have not been knockers or pessimists, but optimists whose faith knew no faltering. Through periods of commercial de pression and in times of prosperity they undeviatingly pursued their way, confident of ultimate great gains. They have seen every year add largely to the wealth and strength of the nation; and the wis dom of their course, as well as the soundness of their judgment, have been proved abundantly. Their The Beaches INVITE YOU TO ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE PASTIME BATHING BOATING FISHING MOTORING DANCING OR JUST TAKE IT EASY. SUMMER EXCURSION FARES DAILY TO CALIFORNIA SPECIAL 15-DAY LOW FARES ON SALE FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, ASK FOR BEACH FOLDERS AND INFORMATION J, C. HEWITT, Agent faith of the past remains unaltered in the present. Never was faith in this country more fully justified than it is today; and never were there greater invest ment opportunities, easy to be recog nized, than exists in all parts of the country, and particularly in the west. These splendid chances are to be found mainly in the mining camps; and they are of a superla tive order. In producing any commodity for which the demand is greater than the supply, competition may be said to be virtually eliminated, and the producer enjoys many of the privi leges of a monopoly. That is precise ly the situation prevailing in the oil and metal industries today, provid ing a splendid opening for the organ ization of new enterprises in these lines, and giving merited high stand ing to the shares of companies al ready operating. Metal has attained a dignity dur ing the past few years that is de cidedly more in keeping with their tremendous importance in the af fairs of the nation and of the world. Never before has their future been so bright and alluring.—Denver Min ing Record. TABLE “CLOSED SHOP” DEMAND. JEROME, July 16. —A motion tab ling for “the period of the war’’ the request presented last Monday to copper mine operators in the Jerome district for a “closed shop’’ was adopted Saturday at a meeting here of members of the Jerome local of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, it was an nounced. The vote was said to have been practically unanimous A resolution stating that members who have assisted in the deportation of Industrial Worker- of the World from the district last Tuesday “did so as citizens and not as members of the union’’ was also adopted by the miners. WHEN SHE COMES HOME. When she comes home—the plaintive note That quivers from the robin’s throat Will ring less sad into my heart, So weary of the ache and smart Os worldliness; and here, and there, Where now I find the face of care, The sunshine will be seen, and oh! The many gladnesses I’ll know — When she comes home. When she comes home—the butterfly Now drifting slowly, sadly by, Will riot through the shade and shine In quest of mystic cups of wine; And vagrant w r inds, from southern lands, Will bring rich jewels in their hands, In tribute, and the roses will Their sweetest fragrances distil, When she comes home. When she comes home—when she comes home, I shall have found a brighter Rome Than ever Caesar knew, when he Was monarch of the land and sea— For in her sweet, blue eyes, I’ll find The light of love—the light designed To lead me o’er the hills of night; And God will smile, and doubts take flight— When she comes home. —Exchange. Gymnasts Photographed. To eliminate unnecessary move ments, a French schooi of gymnastics takes instantaneous photographs of pupils in action and thus is able to study their motions. To Turn the Hooka. W T hen putting brass hooks In hard wood use a clothespin to turn them, This will save your fingers from ach ing. Subscribe for The Post. CARRY A SIX-TON BUILDING Squad of 260 Soldiers Move Structure; 72 by 24 Feet, Without Aid of Any Machinery. Carrying a six-ton building, without the aid of machinery, or other equip ment, wus one of the unusual tasks per formed by 250 North Dakota soldiers when they were on the Mexican bor der, according to the Popular Mechan ics Magazine. The frame structure: that was moved housed the army Y, j M. C. A. at Mercedes, Tex., and ineas- • ured 72 by 24 feet. Because Its site was undesirable, It was proposed to hire a contractor to move the. structure to a new location, but the army engineers devised a plan by which the men themselves could perform the task and so save money. They estimated that with 250 soldiers helping, each would have to carry less than 50 pounds. Accordingly the build ing was well braced and its walls pro vided with runners. Since there was no floor the men were stationed along all four walls, inside as well as out, each soldier standing next to a beam Inserted beneath. At the word of command they lifted the building from the ground and marched away with It, to a site 200 yards distant. CIGAR AS OPIUM SUBSTITUTE Aiding in Redemption of China, Where Natives Are Now Frequently Seen Smoking Their Cheroots. The cigar Is doing a large part In the redemption of China. It is no un common thing to see a native smoking j his cheroot, which promises to enjoy the favor once bestowed on opium. The import of cigars Into various Chinese ports has been greatly on the Increase in the last few years, and now amounts to about $350,000 annually. Os this trade four-fifths normally is through Hongkong. There has been a marked Increase in the quantity of Dutch-made cigars used in South China and other portions of the Far East during the last year or more, | where, for various reasons, Philippine cigars have been losing in favor. Previous to the outbreak of the war In Europe considerable quantities of cheap cigars were sold in China and the Far East through German firms in Hongkong, and a German cigar sac-; tory was operated in Hongkong for the manufacture of cheap cigars for the Chinese trade and also for export to Europe. This factory is still operated under Chinese control. Diamonds to Remain High. The high cost of diamonds keeps up. If you have any hidden away among your potatoes and onions hold them, for you may not get any more. This is the prophecy made at a convention of the New York State Retail Jewelers’ association at New York, which pre dicts that the high price of diamonds will hold for a good many years after the war. Benjamin Rees, a diamond importer, In the role of prophet, said he had been abroad on diamond-buying ex cursions five times since the war be- , gan; that diamonds have advanced In price 30 to 40 per cent in the past ; year, and that the high prices will hold because the 17,000 cutters and polish ers in Belgium are gone, the Kaffirs who mined the rough diamonds are j making munitions and that England probably will put a tax on rough dla* i monds. Candies Vs, Electricity. The Society for Electrical Develop ment, anxious to encourage a wider use of electricity for lighting, has pre pared figures showing it is much cheap er than candles or kerosene. A recent test of six candles showed that for 1 cent only 2.68 candle-power hours were obtained. If electricity for lighting costs 9 cents for a kilowatt hour a 20-watt lamp can be lighted for 50 hours for 9 cents. The efficiency of a 20-watt incandescent is a candle power for 1.17 watts. Thus a 20-watt lamp will provide about 17 candle power. It will burn 50 hours for 8 cents, or 850 candle-power hours will cost 9 cents. One cent will buy 94.4 candle-power hours, or 85 times as much light as can be obtained from a candle for 1 cent. Salesmanship in Schools. Boston has a director of salesman ship In Its public schools. The place Is filled by Isabel C. Bacon, who, at a session of the National Retail Dry Goods association, presented the ques tion of co-operative courses in sales manship in high schools and stores. She reported that her classes hud in creased in the last four years and that store executives were co-operating to make the work a success. Iu teaching salesmanship there is actual demon stration of the processes, a teacher act ing as a customer und another as a salesgirl. Cost of Dyes Before the War. The dyes used on this side of the water cost the consumers between thirty and forty millions of dollars iu normal times. This sum, says the Enginering Magazine, does not meas ure the total value of the industry, be cause In addition to the dyes pruduced there are many drugs and chemicals obtained as by-products of the manu facture which swell the total to prob ably $50,000,000 annually. Nonpatriotic. Gladys—Mother, I don’t speak Lt Jeanette any more. Mother—Why, dearie, what Is tht matter? And poor little Jeanette has been ill, too. Gladys—That’s Just lt, mother. Sht went and had German measles. 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 HAS MESSAGE FOR ALL BOYS Young Man Draws Lesson From Strange Experience Which Fell to His Lot. “I wish I could send a message to every boy in the world of a sad and strange coincidence that happened to me when I was a boy,” exclaimed a young man the other day. “One hot, sultry July afternoon—the hottest day we had that summer —I had just turned our street corner when I met my father. “‘I wish you would deliver this package for me, Joe,’ he said rather weakly, as I remembered afterward. Now I was only thirteen years old and had been out playing in the hot sun all morning and was all in when I met my father after playing a ten-inning game with our side the losers. My first impulse was to refuse, but one glance at his kind, gentle face stopped me. ‘Surely I will go, father,’ I said pleasantly. “ ‘Thank you, son,’ was the answer. ‘I was going myself, but I don’t feel very well today and I thought you would not refuse, as you have always been a good boy to me, Joe.’ “I walked away thinking father did not care much about his only son, or he would not send me on this jaunt (about one mile and a half), pn such a hot day. Hut somehow the words, ‘I thought you would not refuse,’ and ‘You have always been a good boy to me, Joe,’ seemed to ring in my ears and before 1 reached the end of my journey I was whistling a merry tune. “lieturning home, I saw our auto and a crowd of people at our door. One of my aunts hurried to meet me with tears rolling down her cheeks, ‘Your father fell dead just as he reach ed the stoop,’ she said. “I found out later the last words my father spoke were. ‘You have always been a good boy to me, Joe.’ ” LAWNS NOW POTATO FIELDS Velvety Parks of the Show Places of France Transformed to Meet Economic Crisis. The rare American tourists who visit the chateau of Touraine in France may find the velvety parks of the most interesting show places trans formed into potato patches. Aristocracy has taken up the “tuber campaign” and, beginning with the Countess of Noailles and the Duchess d’Uzes, chatelaines all over the coun try have promised to dig up their lawns and plant vegetables. Flower gardens, also, will be consecrated to the solution of the economic crisis. The rose, the vine and the orchard are not to be touched, but all annual flowers and all green swards must give way to the democratic potato, in the interest of the national defense. Since there is not enough labor for the farm lands already under culti vation, the temporary release from the army of a greater number of farmers and the importation of more Indo-Chi nese and North African labor is ex pected to count more eifectlvely in so.lving the agricultural problem than the efforts to transform the chateau parks into vegetable gardens. New Talking “Movies." Application has been made for a patent on a very elaborate device which would produce a combination of the cinematograph and the phonograph to give us moving pictures wherein the characters not only move but speak. The idea of such pictures is not new, but the difficulties of synchronizing have hitherto proved insurmountable. By synchronizing is meant the exact coincidence of the motion picture, pro jected by one machine, with' the speech supposed to proceed from the char acters. which is produced by quite un other. Unless tlie speech comes at the right instant, the result is laugh able rather than impressive. In the proposed device the actual speech of the character is transmitted by wire less telephone to a phonograph whose complex receiving mechanism is syn chronized with the movements of the moving picture camera. Whence “Gringo." In Spanish “gringo,” pronounced greengo, meana gibberish or unintelli gible chatter. American Spaniards ap plied it to Americans and Englishmen in contempt because their language sounded like gibberish to the Span iards. Now the term is applied in con tempt to Americans in the same way that Americana speak of Mexicans aa greaaers. Write to City Drug Store at Par ker for what you want. We will send it.—Adv. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. To the Citizens of Parker: Owing to the prevalence of ty phoid fever in the neighboring town of Bouse, it is urgently requested that all companies furnishing water to the town of Parker, clean their tanks at once; that all citizens abate all nuisances, such as pig pens, cattle corrals, etc., near their houses, and clean and lime all outdoor toilets and keep them so. Attention should be paid to such matters once each week. Property owners having outdoor toilets connected with vacant houses in a state of bad repair are earnestly requested to remedy same and to burn and fill pits of those too far gone to use. Housewives are urged to protect their food and their children from flies. Anti-typhoid inoculation is strong ly recommended. YUMA COUNTY STATE BOARD OF HEALTH Jack’s Short Order California Opposite Avenue r|c)C€ New Hotel Try Jack’s Hamburger-Waf fles a Specialty OPEN DAY AND NIGHT JACK O’CONNOR, Prop. Real Estate Mines and Investments G. A. MARSH CO. 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 Mine* Mine Maps and Models Parker, Ariz. thF cooler LUNCH ROOMS Ice Cream, Cold Drinks, Good Eats M. E. BROWN, Prop. McGEE’S CASH STORE Groceries and General Merchandise Goods sold on a Strictly Cash basis. Quick sales and 3mall profits is my motto LEE McGEE, Proprietor. INDEPENDENT MEAT MARKET PARKER, ARIZ. Fresh and smoked meats, Vegetables, Butter, Cheese and Eggs, Fresh Oysters Your Trade is Solicited (iEO. 11. 10NC, Prop. Frederick M Hall Paul C Thorne MALL & THORNE Attorney* PARKER, ARIZONA Off ice~ Commercial Bank of Parker IJ. F. COLLINSi Funeral Director!