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The Parker post. (Parker, Ariz.) 1910-1918, April 06, 1918, Image 1

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The public sale of Parker townsite
lots last Saturday by representatives
of the general land office did not re
sult very profitably to the govern
ment for the reason that there was
very little demand for them at this
time. About $2,000 worth of real
estate was disposed of by the offi
cials, who received as first payments
the total sum of approximately SSOO.
The sale was in charge of John Mc-
Phaul, superintendent of the opening
and sale of Indian lands. Scott
White, the newly appointed receivei
of the Phoenix land office, accom
panied by a clerk, was also present
at the sale to receive the money paid
Mr. McPliaul stated that the salt
was the result of an application made
about a year ago by O. M. Spence foi
five blocks located along the river
front, which area was desired bj
Spence for the purpose of building
a : large reduction plant and smelter.
After arriving here Mr. McPhaul
learned that Spence was a bankrupt
and had left the country after squan
dering many thousands of dollars ol
the people’s money and his conse
quent wrecking of the Commercial
Most of the lots sold consisted
of lapsed lots, many of which were
purchased by the previous owners,
who had failed to pay for them in full
before the date of sale. A few of the
cheaper lots on the outskirts of the
townsite were also sold.
Mr. McPhaul admitted that the
sale should not have been called at
this time, but that the general land
office presumed that by calling the
sale it would release the above-men
tioned five blocks which would be
used for a large smelter. If Spence
had been able to stave off the failure
of the Commercial Bank it is prob
able that he would have attempted
the building of a smelter with the
depositors’ money.
There was no competitive bidding
at the sale, but the superintendent
ol sales insisted on more than the ap
praised value in each instance.
George R. Fansett, mining engineer
of the Arizona State Bureau of Miner'
is advoating flotation as an aid to the
prospector. Mr. Fansett has been
making a particular study of the
prospectors’ problems and believer
that many short cuts will be found
that will be of assistance. Relative
to the use of flotation, Mr. Fansett
says :
“Flotation can be used to good
advantage by prospectors for the
concentration of many minerals and
the separation of these mineral from
the gangue rock, thus accomplishing
the same result as horning an 1 pan
ning. Many forms of valuable min
erals are far more easily concentrat
ed by this method than by horning
and panning. The concentrates ob
tained can then be tested qualitative
lv and the minerals determined in
the same manner as is the present
practice with the concentrates from
For use in the field the only equip
ment needed is a cylindrical tube, oil
and water.
A glass tube abo.t ten inches high
and about one. inch in diameter with
a fiat bottom so that it can stand
up, the best for use in these tests.
If me of these is noc available a bot
tle which will hold about three or
four ounces will answer very well.
Why should you pay more for. your
groceries in these “high cost of liv
ing’’ days, when you can save from
sls to S3O per month on your gro
cery bill, and live just as good as you
are now living?
Send for our grocery catalog to
day and be convinced. Our goods are
guaranteed. You can make no mis
take by trading with us. We make
a specialty of mail orders and get
your order to you promptly. We
have nineteen stores in Los Angeles.
See our advertisement in another
column of this paper. We guarantee
to save you money by trading with
us. Send us a trial order and be con
1325 Palmetto St., Los Angeles, Cal.
: —Adv.
Heretofore The Post has repeated
ly turned down offers of advertising
from mail order houses in competition
with local merchants, believing that
the local merchant who advertises
in his home paper should be protect
ed as far as possible from outside
competition. \
Inasmuch as the local merchatns
dealing in groceries have ceased, or
do not use the columns of this paper
for advertising purposes, this week
The Post accepted a contract from the
Sam Seelig company, the well-known
grocery house of Los Angeles.
This paper does not advocate the
purchase of any kind of goods out
side of Parker where the same can
be purchased from the home mer
chant, but neither can we afford to
turn down advertising business from
outside merchants and at the same
time keep this great family moral
educator alive. *
Many thousands of dollars go out
of Parker every month to mail order
grocery houses on the coast, and if
this large sum has to go out of the
liannels of homo trade we suggest
:hat only those houses who adver
tise in our column 3 be patronized.
We only ask this favor from those
who patronize mail order houses.
The Post has always believed that
this trade rightfully belongs to the
Parker merchants, and that the local
merchants could hold this business
f they advertised their wares prop
erly through the columns of their
iiome paper.
It is to the interest of every busi
ness man to assist in the development
jf his home town, and it is conceded
rhat a newspaper can do more to keep
i community in the limelight than
my other source of publicity. If the
home merchant slacks in his support
of the home paper, it is only a mat
ter of time when the home paper will
cease to exist. “Co-operation” and
“live and let live” are pretty good
mottoes for the business men of any
community to adopt and stick to.
Henry Strohm and Clyde Stewart
have opened a osft drinks place on
California avenue, in the Tharoldsou
building, which has recently been
improved. They will make a special
ty of draft beer—the near kind, but
which tastes like the real thing.
Mrs. A. F. Duclos is attending the
State Federation of Woman’s clubs
this week in Phoenix as a delegate
from the Parker Woman’s club.
The Woman’s club will hold its
regular meeting Saturday, April 6.
Mesadmes Fuqua and Hall are to be
the hostesses. All members are re
lueted to be present.
T. J. Carrigan of Los Angeles and
Mr. Sweeney, a well-known oil oper
itor from Houston, Texas, arrived in
Parker Monday morning, and are
spending the week at the Arizona-
Standard Copper company’s camp.
Both gentlemen are large stockhold
ers in the company.
Mr. and Mrs. E.S.Osborne and Miss
Clara Osborne arrived from the coast
by auto Thurday, and expect to spend
several weeks here.
Mrs. A1 Preston and Mrs. Mae Price
have opened a restaurant on Califor
nia avenue, in the building formerly
occupied by Norman’s meat market.
Mr. and Mrs, Adolph Turk and
young son have returned from* Vic
torville, where they have been stay
ing for the past couple of months,
Aboua 2500 head of cattle have
been shipped by the Parker Cattle
company during the past ten days.
A large portion of the shipments have
been beef steers for the Los Angeles
Mrs. Nellie T. Busch was elected
trustee at the school election held Sat
urday by a large majority. The only
other candidate was Mrs. J. F. Raney,
who only consented to run because
a number of her friends insisted that
she become a candidate. Mrs. Raney
made no campaign, but received a fine
Mrs. Busch is eminently Qualified
for the office, having taught school
a number of years, and was principal
of the Parker school last year. She
takes a deep interest in school work
and with her well-known ability for
aggressiveness and enterprise the
patrons of the Parker school can loqk
forward to the successful conduct of
its school affairs.
Suspension of the meatless day rog
ulation for thirty days, beginning
March 30, was ordered by the Food
Administration in instructions tele
graphed to all state administrators.
Enlist in the
Marine Corps Now
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Marine Corps Recruiting Offices Open Again
“Resume recruiting immediately.”
This was the gist of telegraphic orders that flashed out to all U. S.
Marine Corps Recruiting Offices last week. It was welcome news both to
the recruiters and to the hundreds of young men who have been awaiting
their chance to join that fighting branch of Uncle Sam’s military service.
The Marines serve on land and sea. They are also trained fur ser
vice in the air. Some are trained as artillerymen, and for
signal service. Men of all vocations are needed.
Drafted men will be accepted provided they obtain their release from
their respective boards. The age limit is 18 to 35 inclusive.
When the present order to continue recruiting will be rescinded, is
unknown, so all men desirous of joining the Marines are urged to imme
diately present themselves for enlistment- Recruiting offices are located
in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield and Phoenix, Arizona. Write for
descriptive literature.
Playing politics at this time is sim
ply playing hell, says the Saturday
Evening Post,
The great popular Weekly says this
in reference to the North Dakota
Non-Partisan League,
As the peasants of Russia have tak
en possession of the land the farmer*
of North Dakota have taken posses
sion of the state.
The accepted program of this new
socialistic movement is to demand
that the state or nation do whatever
is wanted to be done.
It is so much simpler than for the
class or group seeking power to do it
themselves by non-political co-opera
tion and taking some responsibility.
By making it a state affair through
public ownership, no one is respon
sble, for in case of failure they fall
back on the taxpayer.
By political action the state ma
chinery and state creidt becomes a
prize to be seized by whoever can
muster {fig most votes.
“It increases the inclination to
rely on the state for everything,”
says the Saturday Evening Post.
“The state is, at best, a stiff-joint
ed affair, with powerful bureaucratic
tendencies, and an ineradicable incli
nation toward party politics.”
To organize a new political ma
chine at a time when we need non
political action is political madness.
President Wilson is about to sign
a bill which takes its place in his
tory as the most liberal legislation in
protection of a nation’s fighters ever
known. It is good enough, strong
enough to be called the National Ten
Commandments, and, in effect, thus:
Thou shalt not evict, for non-pay
ment of rent, a soldier’s dependents,
under penalty of $10„00Q fine.
Thou shajt npt cut off a soldier’s
life insurance because of delayed pre
Thou shalt not foreclose a mort
gage on a soldier’s property.
Thou shalt not take away a soldj
ier’s home on which he has made part
Thou shalt not sell a soldier’s prop
erty because of his failure to pay the
taxes, national, state or local.
Thou shalt not settle a law suit
against a sodier during his absence,
If a soldier sue, the courts shall
postpone action until he can attend
to it,
If a soldier have a mine, or timber
or farm claim, assessments on which
are overdue, it shall he held for him,
Honor thy soldier and thy sailor,
that thy days may be long in the land
of liberty.
No man hath greater love than he
that offereth his life for the world’s
sake, and it is commanded that neith
er lawyers, nor the loan sharks, nor
the gatherers of tithes shall fatten
on him.
Congress is content to call this bill
a civil rights bill. It’s the divine
rights bill. —Washington Herald.
The Kemp (Texas) News says: “A
young lady living in an East Texas
town not more than 125 miles from
Kemp received a letter some days ago
from her sweetheart, who is a pris
oner in Germany. In the letter he
stated that he was getting all he
wanted to eat and wear and that the
Germans were as kind to him as he
could ask for.
He also said he was sending her his
watch as a keepsake, for he might
never see her again. Later, she got
the watch and when she went to wind
it, it would not wind. She carried it
to a jeweler and down in the works
the man had a note on a little scrap
of paper in which he stated all he
said in the letter was a lie, that his
nose and ears had been cut off by the
Germans, and that he woujd never
see her again, for he was a sight that
would throw the man with the
strongest stomach into a vomiting fit.
The girl who received this letter lives
at Nacogdoches and there are people
in Kemp who know her and know the
story to be a true one.”
The revival services were con
tinued throughout the week at the
M. E. church. Rev. Forman and Rev.
Bockman are well pleased over the
success they are meeting with in the
services. There has been a good at
tendance each night at the meetings.
Singing by Rev. Forman and the
church choir have been one of the
features of the revival meetings. The
Easter services last Sunday evening
attracted a large audience. You are
invited to attend all of the services.
Special services will be held Sunday
The Eagle’s Nest shaft of the Ari
zon-Emplre Cons. Copper company is
fast nearing the 700-foot level, and
cross-cutting to the big ledge will
begin within the next few days. The
water is increasing in volume as
depth is gained, and at present the
flow is about 12,000 gallons every
twenty-four hours. Three shifts are
now employed in the shaft, and the
problem of handling the water is be
coming more difficult each day. For
this reason Superintendent Suther
land has decided to begin crosscutt
ing within a short time.
MILWAUKEE, April 2.—Congress
man Irvine L. Lenroot, republican,
was duly elected to the United Stages
senate by a plurality of from 8,000
to 12,000 oyer Joseph E. Davies,
dmocratic candidate, and choice of
President Wilson for the office.
On the basis of republican and
democratic assertion that the disloy
al vote would go to Victor L. Berger,
the socialist candidate, now under
indictment for alleged seditious ut
terances, Wisconsin has voted herself
loyal by three or four to one,
In the superior court last Satur
day the Commercial Bank of Parker
Adjustment company was awarded
a Judgment of $6,955.85, inteerst at
10 per cent from April 20th, 1917,
and $760.90 attorneys’ fees against
the Revenue Copper company., and
execution was ordered to issue there
on immediately This is one of the
Spence loans to himself and friends
which helped to wreck the Commer
cial bank.
News was received in Parker this
week that George Michelsen, mayor
of Yuma, is now able to sit *up and
that his condition generally is so far
improved that his full and complete
recovery is only a matter of time, and
no great length of time at that. His
many friends here will be pleased to
learn of his recovery.
Con O’Laster has leased the Bullard
mine, located in Cunningham Pass,
and will begin active work this week.
Mr. O’Laster was in Phoenix this
week and purchased a small hoist.
The shaft at the Bullard has a depth
depth of 250 feet, and the lessee will
have a good grade of shipping ore
to work on at the start.
Subscribe for The Post.
With morethan 100,000 American
lighting men going into action this
week in the greatest battle in history
to halt the Hun and crush the men
ace to civilization, Uncle Sam is call
ing for subscriptions on the part of
those at home to the Third Liberty
Loan, the campaign for which opens
Saturday, April 6
That Arizona will go over the top
in record time is confidently expected,
and that the quota of $3,270,000
which has been assigned to this state
by the twelfth federal reserve dstrict
will be greatly exceeded, is the hope
of every 100 per cent American in
the state.
Mr. J H. Westover, editor of the
Yuma Sun, has been named as chair
man of the campaign committee in
this county, and he expects the co
operation of every man, woman and
child in this part of Yuma county.
“Fight or Buy Bonds" is to be the
slogan in the Third Liberty .Loan
campaign, which has as its object
the raising of money to make the
world a decent place to live in. Bonds
of the Third Liberty Loan will bear
a higher rate of interest than any
bonds yet issued by the governments
four and a quarter per cent; but
even if there was not this selfish rea
son for buying them, they would
still be the best investment in the
world. Like the bonds of the first
and second issues, they are backed
by the entire resources of the rich
est nation on the globe, and are the
safest securities money can buy.
Every man, woman and child is,
ready to buy bonds and to loan his
or her money to Uncle Sam at a good
rate of interest. For every SIOO
bond bought, the government pays
$4.25 each year. Contrast this with
money paid as taxes, for which only
a receipt is given. Receipts hear no
interest and they have no maturity
date. Uncle Sam must have money,
and if he can’t get it by borrowing,
it will be taken in taxes. The more
bonds bought the less likely it is that
all methods of war taxation will be
greatly increased.
Let’s not have any slackers in Par
ker among those who can well afford
to loan the government part of their
Payments on the third liberty loan
are as follows: Five per cent May
9, 20 per cent May 28, 35 per cent
July 18, 40 per cent August 15.
Imperial valley may get a solution
of its water problem at no great cost

It involves the abandonment of the
all-American canal, but provides a
way for the abolition of the temper'
ary weir, which has been objected to
by the war department, and which at
certain stages of the year is regarded
as a menace to the surrounding coun
The latest proposal is a compro
mise worked out by the officiate of
the Interior Department. It pro
vides that the Imperial Valley Irri
gation district be allowed to take
water from the Laguna dam, which
was built to irrigate the Yuma pro
ject. This dam is several miles above
the temporary weir in the Colorado
river, placed there by the Imperial
Valley to divert its water during low
stages of the river. The plan now
proposed is for the Imperial district
to continue its canal, which now stops
at the weir, to a connection with the
dam aolng the California side of the
river, build a headgate and diverting
wing there and take from the Colo
rado the necessary water. This done,
the temporary weir can be removed
and the dangers resulting removed.
Later, this plan will be enhanced
in value by the development of the
storage of the flood water of the Colo
rado further up in the watershed of
this great river. While the estimates
of the district engineers were as low
as $10,000,000 for the total cost of
an all-American canal, the engineeers
of the Interior Department estimate
that it would ultimately.require $26,-
000,000 to complete the project.
• William Manning, P. T. Murphy
and H. Nehrsmith arrived from Los
Angeles Wednesday. They left the
following morning for the Manning
& Roeder camp, where they will
spend several days. There is a pros
pect of a resumption of operations at
this property, and the camp will be
put in condition for that purpose.

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