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USED ARE BOUND OVER COMMERCIAL BANK OFFICIALS CHARGED WITH RECEIVING DEPOSITS AFTER THEY KNEW BANK WAS INSOLVENT. Complaints were sworn out last Saturday against O. M. Spence. R H. Fuller and Frederick M. Hail, charg ing each of the defendants with re ceiving deposits for the Commercial Bank, knowing that such bank was insolvent at the time the d. posits were tendered. The complaining witnesses were Walter Nelson and Charles Detrick. The preliminary examination of Messrs. Spence and Hall was held at 4 o’clock the same day. The com plaint was not served on Mr. Fuller until Monday, in Phoenix, where he has been seriously ill for the past few weeks. Mr. Fuller’s prelimin ary examination has not as yet been held owing to his illness. County Attorney Wupperman was in town Saturday and it was at his instance that the complaints were issued. The only evidence presented by the county attorney at the pre liminary hearing in proof of the bank’s insolvency was an unpaid check issued by Walter Nelson, and a letter from the Valley Bank of Phoenix, stating that the check was sent from that bank to the Commer cial Bank on June 6, and later re turned by the bank examiner unpaid. As the bank closed on the 11th of June the prosecuting attorney con tended at the hearing that the fact that the Nelson check was not paid was sufficient proof that the bank was insolvent on that date. Chas. Detrick, W. W. Dunbar, Mrs. Moll and Walter Nelson testified that each of them made deposits on June 11th. The defendants contended that the solvency or insolvency of the bank was a matter of fact, and that in the absence of the books and records of the bank the county attorney’s contention of insolvency could not be sustained. Mrs. Gladys Beck testified that as an employe of the bank and so far as she knew of the books the bank was solvent, although she admitted that on June 11 the bank was short on currency, and that the currency sent for to a Phoenix bank did not arrive until the following morning. The bank closed, she said, because a run was threatened the following day. O. M. Spence contended thaf he was outside of the state on the date the bank closed, and for several weeks previous to its closing. The county attorney quoted Paragraph 27 of the Criminal Code, which pro vides that all persons who advise and encourage the commission of a crime, even though not present, are principals in any crime so commit ted. However, there was no evi dence offered by the prosecution showing that Spence encouraged or advised the taking of. deposits as charged in the complaints. Mr. Hall stated that on June 11 he assisted at the window while Mr. Fuller w r as away on bank business; that it was the first time he did so since Mr. Fuller had been cashier of the bank, and that so far as he knew r the books showed the bank to be solvent when they were last bal anced. At the conclusion of the hearing the local justice of the peace stated that after hearing the report of the bank’s condition as read by Mr. Wolf of Phoenix at a meeting of the de positors the previous Monday even ing, “which made the cold chills run down my back,” he was con vinced that the bank’s affairs were in a very bad condition. The 1. j. p. further stated that he would bind over the defendants for trial before the superior court, where legal talent greater than he possess ed would decide their guilt or in nocence, and that if the defendants were innocent they w r ould be dis charged. Bonds for Mr. Spence were set at 110,000, and Mr. Hall at $5,000, at the dictation of the county attorney. These bonds, the defendants con tended, were excessive, and out of all reason for the offense charged. Later, with the consent of the county attorney, the court placed the bonds THE PARKER POST at $5,000 and $3,000 respectively, which were furnished by the defend ants. Just before leaving on the train Saturday evening, the county attor ney admitted to a number of deposit ors of the bank that the evidence upon which the defendants were held to answer to the superior court was insufficient, but that he expected to unearth more evidence before the case should come to trial. The starting of criminal prosecu tions at this time against the bank officials is deemed very inadvisable by a large number of the largest de positors of the defunct bank, for the reason that these prosecutions threaten the successful organization of the Adjustment Company. If the adjustment company is to be a success it is necessary to have the co-operation and consent of the bank officials, but those who have started the prosecutions say they would rather lose every dollar of their de posits if they can revenge themselves upon the bank officers by putting them in jail. This is not the atti tude of the great majority of de positors, who would rather first get their money, and then if it is dis closed that any illegal act has been committed to prosecute anyone who committed a crime or crimes in con oection with the closing of the bank After the arrests had been made on Saturday Mr. Spence, who, up to ihat time had not assigned his bank stock to the adjustment company, naturally refused to do so, until as surances w r ere given him that those rrrested w r ould be permitted their liberty until the case comes up for trial in the superior court. The sit uation was saved, and this stumbling block toward the successful organixa* .ion of the adjustment company was removed by Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Raney, who signed Mr. Spence's bond, and Dr. A. H. Littlefield and f. B. Flanagan, who signed Mr. Hall’s bond. After the bonds were L'urnished the bank stock held by Messrs. Spence, Hall and Fuller was turned over for assignment to the Adjustment company. STORAGE RESERVOIRS FOR COLORADO RIVER. Since May 16, in round numbers, ipproximately 3,000,000 cubic feet of w T ater flowed under the Southern Pacific bridge, or enough water to •over 6,000,000 acres one foot deep • —all went to waste except the three .>r four thousand feet per day that .vent down the Imperial valley canal ihrough the Hanlon head gates. The ..lay may soon come, sooner than most people realize, when Uncle Sam vvill store all of this water in the upper branches of the Colorado and use it when it is needed, rather than have it come down pell-mell, helter skelter. carrying ruin in its wake. Plans are already in the hands of the secretary of the interior for ing all these waters. Os course it vvill take a vast amount of money for the storage dams, but to what better use can the money be put? rhe mere fact that we are now at war should not retard this all-im portant work. Every dollar spent in that direction means two dollars vaved in labor and crops in the Colo rado valleys. It indeed seems a ihame that such a vast amount of irrigable water should be allowed to flow into the gulf.—Arizona Sen tinel. * TOTAL STATE VALUATION. The most youthful of all the states and yet one of the wealthiest is the enviable position of Arizona,accord ing to the report of the state tax commission which places the total valuation of the state at $666,236,- 581.68. This is an increase in wealth over last year of $200,000,- 000, of which amount $165,000,000 is due to the increase of mining properties of the state. The total valuation of more than two-thirds of a billion dollars, rep resents the net valuation, all the properties which are by law exempt from taxation being deducted from this amount. TROOPS WILL REMAIN. According to authentic informa tion received from Washington re cently, the report sent out from Phoenix several days ago that fed eral troops would be withdrawn on August 1 from Arizona districts where strikes are in progress, is un true. The Phoenix story gave ex tracts of correspondence purported to have passed between the governor and Secretary of War Baker. The troops will be kept in Globe-Miami district and other camps, according to advices. PARKER, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1917. M PARKER BOYS CALLED YUMA COUNTY’S APPORTION MENT FOR NATIONAL ARMY WILL BE 90, BUT 180 WILL ANSWER FIRST DRAFT CALL. A large percentage of those reg istering in Parker Precinct for America’s national army were select ed in the drawing conducted in Washington last week. The total registration in Yuma county num bers 1241, and from this number the county’s apportionment to be select ed for the great democracy army is 90. Ninety represents the actual num of men who will be drafted from this county, but 200 per cent of the actual quota must respond to the first summons, to appear before the local examining and exemption boards in the order in which their numbers were drawn. If the necessary apportionment of 90 is procured from this number, no additional men will be called. If not, others must, appear before the boards in the order in which they were drawn until the apportionment is completed. The following is the list of Parker, .Swansea, Bouse, Wenden and Salome boys drawn and the number of each assigned on his card: Parker. 1237 —Gray Perkins 604—Richard Lacy. 1099—Roy Allen Sylvester. 927 —Gregorio Rodrigue?. 1234—W. H. Norton. 121—Henry Brendell. 542 —Richard E. Hume 278 —Crux Diez. 212—George F. Clendening. 305—Clarence M. Elk^nbery. 878 —Carl Gunn’d Ostlund. 880—Hans Oveson. 349 —Clyde Thomas Field. 877 —Harry M. Osborne 940—Billie B. Rea. 563 —David William Johnson. 146 —Johan Harvey Bush. 4 —Archibald L. Acord. 964 —William J. Robertson. 407 —Martino Ginetloui. 1161 —Jesus Villa. 447 —Howard Ross Gwynn. 949—Leopold Res. 52 —Frank Thomas Austin. 456 —Edwin E. Hand, Jr. Swansea. 1185 —Alexander Wilson 514 —Harold J. Hinckley. 900—Pedro Perez. 327—8i11y Evans. 706—John Marron. 752 —Merton Midgley. 1191—W. H. Withers. 175 —David Franklin Carter. 857—Terry Patrick O’Brien. 871—Claud Wash. Oliver. 136—Richard E. Bunker. 824—John McLaughlin. Wenden. 870 —Delfin B. Ollveras. 963—Joseph Charles Roberts. 102—George A. Bohnert. 265—Evans Davidson. 1213 —Gavino Zalva. 979—Fritz Roll. 418—Celestino M. Gonzales. Bouse. 841 —Lyman A. Newton. 562 —Chodey Alvin Johnson. Salome. 229—Lonzo Virgil Cook. The following are the names of the Parker boys included in the first 180 drawn in Yuma county, and which number must answer the call: Gray Perkins, Richard Lacy, R. A. Sylvester, Gregoria Rodriquiz, W. H. Norton, Henry Brendell and Richard Hume. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Notice is hereby given that all accounts due and payable to the Parker Auto Company have been as signed to the Commercial Bank of Parker. Anyone owing said Parker Auto Company should pay such in debtedness to Jesse L. Boyce, Bank Comptroller, Phoenix, Ariz., or any duly authorized agent of the said Jesse L. Boyce. JESSE L. BOYCE, Bank Comptroller. Dated this 27th day of July, 1917. HOW SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE RULES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED TO THE COLORS - CAUSES FOR EXEMPTION. The following is published for the benefit of those who must respond to the first call for the selection of this country’s great national army: You must report for physical ex amination on the day named in your call. 1 (a) If you are found physically disqualified the board will give you a certificate which will explain to you what your future duties are. (b) If you are found physically qualified and file a claim for exemp tion within 7 days after your call you will be given 10 days after fil ing your claim of exemption to file proof in support of your claim of ex emption. (c) If you are found physically qualified and file no claim for exemp tion.or if you do not appear for phys ical examination, your name will be posted to the district board as one who was called for military service and was not exempted or discharged. On the eighth day after call, or with in two days thereafter, copies of the list of persons so posted to the dis trict boards will he given to the press with a request for publication, will be posted in a place as the office of the local board accessible to the public view, and notice will be mailed to you at the address on your registra tion card. Therefore watch the notice posted in the office of the board about 10 days after the day you were* called and make arrangements for the prompt receipt of mail. , Seven Days to File Claims. (a) No claim of discharge on ac count of the industry in w r hich you are engaged can be decided by a local board. (See Par. XV below.) (b) Whether you file a claim of exemption or not, you must present yourself for physical exemination on the day named in the notice. From the day notice that you are called is mailed and posted you have seven days in which you may file a claim of exemption or discharge. The form for filing this claim is simple. If you wish to file such a claim— (a) Go to the board and get Form 110 for exemption or Form 121 for discharge. If the board has not the printed forms ask to consult the form pamphlet and copy the form shown there. (b) Fill out the proper form and file it with the board. (c) Do this within seven day r s of the posting and mailing of notice to you to present yourself. The following are the only grounds for exemption: 1. That you are an officer, legis lative, executive, or judicial of the United States, a state or Territory, or the District of Columbia. 2. That you are a regular or duly ordained minister of religion. 3. That you were on May 18, 1917, a student preparing for the ministery in an organized theological or divinity school. 4. That you are in the military or naval service of the United States. 5. That you are a subject of Ger many, whether you have taken out papers or not. 6. That you are a resident alien who has not taken out first papers. In addition to claims for exemption for discharge may be made on any of the following grounds, which are the only grounds for discharge by a local board. 1. That y<ju are a county or mun icipal officer. 2. That you are a customhouse clerk. 3. That you are employed by the United States in the transmission of mails. 4. That you are an artificer or W'orkman employed in an armory, ar senal, or navy yard of the United States. 5. That you are employed in the service of the United States (under certain conditions). See paragraph (e) of section 20, Regulations. 6. That you are a licensed pilot regularly employed in the pursuit of your vocation. 7. That you are a mariner ac tually employed in the sea service of any citizen or merchant within the United States. 8. That you are a married man with a wife or child dependent on you for support. 9. That you have a widowed mother dependent on your labor for support. 10. That you have aged or infirm parents dependent upon your labor for support. 11. That you are the father of a motherless child under 16 dependent upon your labor for support. 12. That you are a brother of an orphan child or children under 16 dependent on your labor for support. That you are a member of any w r ell-recognized religious sect or or ganization, organized and existent May 18, 1917, and whose then exist ing creed or principles forbade its members to participate in w ar in any form and w'hose religious convictions are against war or participation therein in accordance with the creed or principles of said religious organ ization. These are the only grounds for exemption or discharge by a local board. Another person can file a claim in your behalf, but must use different forms in filing the claim. Ten Days After Filing Claim to File Proof. Your claim of exemption or dis charge must be filed within seven days of the day on w r hich notice to you that you are called w r as posted and mailed. But after you have fil ed your claim for exemption or dis charge you have ten days within Which to file proof. The method of proving claims is very simple but it is rather exact. If you follow the rules given below you will have done is required of you. First go to the local board and consult the regulations to find out the form number of the that you must submit for your particular claim. (Continued on Page 4.) FELL INTO OLD CESSPOOL. Mrs. E. C. Turner had a narrow escape from serious injuries Tuesday afternoon, w'hen she fell into an old cesspool in the rear of Mrs. Mary E. Browm’s place on California avenue. The cesspool has not been in use since the fire about four years ago, and the present occupants of the premises had no idea that it existed until Mrs. Turner fell into it. The cesspool had been covered with 2- inch plank and about eighteen inches of dirt, and as Mrs. Turner stepped on it Tuesday afternoon it gave w r ay and she fell about ten feet, her body being nearly covered with falling dirt and timbers. Her screams at tracted her husband, who w r as in the house, and with assistance she w'as pulled out of the excavation, very much scared and with several se vere bruises on her body. The prop erty is owned by A. C. Brokaw of Los Angeles. MRS. MOONEY ACQUITTED. SAN FRANCISCO, July 25.—After sitting in judgment on her life for fifty hours the jury trying Mrs. Rena Mooney for murder as one of the conspirators of the preparedness pa rade bomb explosion, returned a ver dict of acquittal. Tears and cheers agitated thecourt room as soon as the verdict w r as an nounced, Mrs. Mooney topping the emotional outburst by running up to the jury box and kissing each of the twelve men on the lips. Escaping from the embraces of her relatives and friends, Mrs. Moon ey then hurried to the county jail, where she held a levee in the recep tion cage with Thomas J. Mooney, her husband, and the other men un der arrest as conspirators of the bomb explosion. WEDDING AT HOSFELT’S HALL. At Hosfelt’s hall last Monday night, N. S. Ramos and Miss Rafalia Mollinedo were united in marriage by the local justice, in the presence of a large assemblage of friends. The hall had been beautifully deco rated for the occasion and the cere mony took place under an elegantly designed wedding bell, the handi work of Mrs. *Maude Washbish. After the nuptial knot w r as tied dancing was indulged in and kept up till the early hours of morning. Wedding cake and delicious refresh ments w r ere bounteously served and a njerry time was had by all w r ho attended. The young couple are w r ell know r n residents of Parker, and have the best wishes of their friends for a long and happy married life. co-mm IS NEGESSART SUCCESS OF ORGANIZING ADJUST MENT COMPANY RESTS SOLE LY WITH CREDITORS OF DE FUNCT BANK. The organization of the Commer cial Bank of Parker Adjustment com pany seems assured, and unless some unforeseen difficulties arise the con-, sent of every creditor of the Com mercial Bank will be received by August Ist, the time limit which the bank comptroller and attorney gen eral has given the depositors to per fect the organigation. Another meeting of depositors was held Monday evening. The princi pal business transacted at this meet ing was the approval of the plan for the disposition of the garage busi ness of the Parker Auto company. Permission w'as granted the auto company to dispose of its stock on hand by turning in to the bank all of its accounts receivable, amount ing to $1350. It looks very favorable, when the final report of the bank’s condition is made up, that the assets will ex ceed its liabilities by several thou sand dollars, and while there is bound to be some loss through in ability to collect all outstanding notes, this deficiency will no doubt be made up in accumulated interest on the good securities and the in come that will accrue upon the com pletion of the new hotel building, _ and the rental of the garage and other buildings. Os course this statement is contingent upon the or ganization of an adjustment com pany. In the event of a receiver ship there would undoubtedly be a considerable shrinkage in the assets of the bank. Therefore, it is imperative that every effort should be made by the depositors to organize the adjustment company. With the proper co-oper ation of the Commercial Bank offi cials and the successful organiza tion of the adjustment company, The Post feels confident that the deposit ors will receive nearly dollar for dollar eventually. This statement is made after a very' careful com l pilation of figures comprising, the known assets and liabilities. However,few depositors or creditors of the defunct bank realize the great work which confronts the men who have charge of perfecting the or ganization of the adjustment com pany, and the difficult work that faces the directors of the adjustment company in the event of its success ful organization. Co-operation on the part of each and every creditor is essential at this time. Everyone wielding hammers should lay them aside for the present, and join hands with those who are trying to save the situation. There is a time for everything, and the present time should be de voted to saving everything possible for the depositors. The best in terests of the community demand the organization of the adjustment company, and anyone placing obsta cles against such organization is working against his own town’s best interests. ORE SHIPMENTS. Two carloads of ore w r ere shipped from Parker the past week. The Arizona-McGinnis Copper company sent out one carload,and Fugatt.Bun yan & O’Laster, lessees of a block of ground of the Empire-Arizona Con solidated Copper company, shipped out the other car. The latter les sees will have another carload ready for shipment by the end of this week. RESUME SINKING. Sinking operations on the Eagle’s Nest shaft of the Empire were re sumed Wednesday, after a tempo rary cessation of about ten days, owing to a scarcity of shaft men. In the meantime, how r ever, drifting on the 200-foot level was in progress. The shaft is now down about 270 feet, and it is the intention of the* * management to continue sinking in definitely, or until water is reached. * Mail orders to the City Drug Store, at Parker, will be promptly attended to. — Adv. NO. 11.