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LOCAL NEWS HAPPENINGS To Yuma. Dr. A. H. Littlefield went to Yuma Saturday to be in attendance on the superior court. • • • FOR SALE —Well equipped res taurant, doing good business; cheap rent; will sell cheap. Address J. N. Price, Bouse, Ariz. 999 Up from Blythe. George Owens who has been at Blythe for some time, returned to Parker Tuesday. * * * The Tarket* Motor Company has a Studebaker Flanders 20 Runabout car, in first class condition, which on account of storage charges, will be sold cheap. Come in and see it.. * * 9 Attended the Dance. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Maddock, Fran cis Sheldon, Ed O’Connell and Miss Huyler, all of Swansea, motored to Parker Friday to attend the Red Cross dance. • • • To Wenden and Back. Ollie Burns and the Mesdames Price and Preston motored to Wenden Saturday. On their return Mrs. Price brought home her two children, Ethel May and Bill, who will remain with her for a time. • • * From Vidal. Mr and Mrs. C. H. Brownell and niece, Mrs. Beavert, Miss Netta Munn, Bert and Lester Munn and M. Morgan, all of Vidal, attended the Red Cross dance here on Friday of last week. • • * On Vacation. Mr. and Mrs. De Monbrun left Wednesday night for the home of their parents in Oklahoma. Mr. De Monbrun is the local agent of the Santa Fe, and is taking a much needed rest. * • • Dance at River House. A merry party of young folks mo tored up the river to attend a dance at the River House, Wedne3da> night. A good time was reported by all. Good music and delicious re freshments were the principal featur es of the evening. * * • Junior Red Cross. The Junior Red Crojs of Parker Public School held a successful sale of Red Cross Rosies last Saturday. The officers of the Junior Red Cross are Sc-nie Fuqua, president; Claudia Gonzales, vice-president; Pearl Hicks, secretary-treasurer; Rose Nelson, en tertainment committee. « • • An Oversight. In last week’s issue of The Post the names of the two ladies who acted as hostesses at the Woman’s Club were unintentionally omitted from the program through a reportorial error. The missing names are Mrs.- F. M. Hall and Mrs. B. M- Fuqua. 9*9 The Red Cross Dance. The Red Cross dance given by the Woman’s Club at the assembly hall last Friday night., was one of the largest attended dances of the season. Quite a number of folks were there from several of the nearby towns. The music furnished by the Jozz Band was a delight to every one. 9 9 9 Wyatt Earp Visits Town. Wyatt Earp, who is engaged in mining in the Whipple mountains, was in Parker Monday. Mr. Earp has recently leased one of his mining properties, the Evening Star, to A. J. and Lester L. Munn. The lessees are working on quite an extensive scale and with very remunerative results. 9 9 9 State Officials’ Visit, A party consisting of State Land Commissioner W. A. Moeur, Civil Engineer A. L. Harris, Field Assist ant of the State Land Department J. A. Phillips, and R. F. Garnett, real estate agent, all of Phoenix, visited Uarke? Mqnday. The object of their frip primarily was to locate a site for an artesian well near Wenden, and after performing that duty, came on to Parker to examine the test wells recently sunk on the reser vation by the state to demonstrate the feasibility of Irrigating those lands through a pumping system- THE PARKER POST INDIANS’ DIRE PREDICTIONS. The Indians on the Parker reser vation are greatly perturbed—filled with grave apprehensions and gloomy forebodings apropos of the signs of the times as interpreted by their “medicine men,” and refuse to be comforted, According to reports from those who are on the inner circle and have access to their secret and solemn conclaves, it appears that the Mojaves —or rather many of them —firmly be lieve that pestilence and famine, dire tribulations and sore travail, such as the world has never before seen, are imminent. In support of these pre dictions they point to the European war and the direct influence felt here through the steady raise in the price of foodstuffs, and locally they see the harbinger of evil Verified in the fact that an Indian child was recently Irowned in one of the canals and (eath lias lately invaded so many of their homes. And again, as though through special design of his Satanic Majesty to make his presence felt and at the same time add to their burden of woe, one of their tribes men recently became suddenly insane. This to them was very perplexing, for never before in the traditions of the tribe was a case of mental aber ration know r n, and notwithstanding •the fact that the patient has since recovered his reason, his dementia having been due to merely local cause, they still seem to regard the phenomenon with uncanny trepida tion and grave superstitious awe. Indians in their aboriginal state ill lean more or less in belief toward the supernatural, and despite their present enlightened condition many >f them still harbor much of that in grained superstition inculcated through their weird traditions and tribal legends, and in times of stress jeek solace in their ancestral creed md the incantations of their crafty medicine men.” A PICNICKING PARTY. A party of picnickers, composed of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tisdale, Mr. and vlrs. B. M. Fuqua and family, Earl iarrett and family, WaPer Nelson tnd family, Mesdames De Monbrun tnd Bush, Billie Rae and family, Misses Anderson and Ryan, F. Riddle, J rof. Ilobinowitz, Don Adams and Mr. Denison, motored up to Cave ’oint on the Bill Williams w'here hey spent Sunday enjoying the cenery which is. grand beyond all lescription. They had taken along m abundance of lunches, ice cream .nd cold drinks, and, after regaling he inner man and delightfully com nuning with Dame Nature in all her iristine glory, returned home in the ivening. NEW HOTEL COMPANY. Articles of incorporation for a iotel company to take over and con luct the Grandview hotel in Parker, were filed in the office of the corpora tion commission this week. The capital stock of the new' company is placed at SIO,OOO, consisting of 1.000 .hares at a par value of $lO each. The men behind the new' hotel pro ject are Frederick M. Hall of Parker tnd T. J. Carrigan of Los Angeles. With the opening of this hqtel far cer will have an up-to-date caravan sary, replete with all the latest modern equipment. ALL OFFENSES BAILABLE. All offenses in Arizona, except treason, and that is a federal offense, are bailable since the abolition of capital punishment. Some people are not aware of this fact and also the the further fact that it is mandatory for a magistrate or judge to fix bail for any offense w'hen application for it is made to him. Therefore it fol lows that any person accused of crime can obtain his liberty through the legal procedure above outlined. Creditable Piece of Work. "We received this w r eek a copy of the new folder on Arizona gotten out by the Santa Fe company. It contains 46 pages and is a very cred itable piece of wmrk, setting forth in brief and concise form with numer ous fine photographic illustrations and maps, the vast and varied agri cultural, horticultural, mineral, in dustrial and commercial resources of Arizona, and is very interesting as well instructive* Gone to Nevada. Dan McMahon, formerly of Parker but who has beep, gs Tucson for nearly a year, passed through Parker Tuesday en route to Nevada on a prospecting tour, ' 1 Subscribe for Thq Past, PARKER, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1918 • 11 I ■ nil ll \niyvm*mwnimmmvuu^Bm**mmm Great Wheat Stocks Isolated. If* the shortage in ships that la putting the Allies and the United States on wheat rations. Great stocks of wheat are iso lated In India, and Australia. At great sacrifice In ship space and use the Allies are forced to se cure some wheat from Argentina. On January 1, Australia had stored 100,000,000 bushels of wheat that was ready for ex port —but there were no ships. Then came the new crop with an exportable surplus of 80,000,- 000 bushels. Now Australia has approximately 180,000,000 bush els waiting for ships India, at the same time, had 70,000,000 bushels of wheat stored for export During April 00,000,000 bushels more out of the new crop will be added to the pile. Argentina closed the last ship ping season with 11,000,000 bushels of wheat left in the stock available for export. The new crop will add 180,000,000 to the left over. It Is not a problem that the wheat does not exist in the world —it is entirely a problem of shipping, which has thrown on America the obligation of divid ing our stock with the Allies. DISGUISES WHISKEY AS BOOKS. Henry Levy, chief qf police, and his faithful Watson, the latter being Contable A1 Purtell, Tuseday examin ed a peculiar looking package that had been received by Wells Fargo Express Co., consigned to Mrs Frank Clarke from San Diego,says the Yuma Sun of the 11th inst. The package was five feet long, one foot wide and 11 inches deep. It was labeled very plainly, “Books,” and looked thegjart of the much advertised flve-foot shelf so highly recommended by Harvard’s president-emeritus. Investigation proved that the queer looking recep tacle had, when first shipped,contain•• ed approximately 108 pints of a very highly esteemed brand of whisky Os the original 108, only seven were found by the officers, the package having been broken into en route This confiscated package of sup posed books? has? been placed in the jail library. Anybody of a literary taste who claims ownership will learn something of interest by inquiring of either the chief of police or the sheriff. Two barrels qf “Dago Red,” which to the initiated means a brand of wine with a wallop in either mitt, were unearthed by a little Sherlock Holmesing on the part of Sheriff Greenleaf th e other day in the jun gle near West Yuma. From the newness of the barrels and the excel lent state of the cooperage, they can not contain any old and rare vintage, but quality counts for naught, and the barrels are now lying in state in the QQrridQr <?f the jail. ALLIED FOOD SHIPMENTS REACH LARGE TOTAU A general Idea of the quantity of food sent to European allies by the United States from July 1, 1914, to January 1, 1918, is given by figures just announced by the U. S. Food Ad ministration. In that period the Unit ed States has furnished complete year ly rations for 57,100,933 people. In addition there was enough extra pro tein to supply this portion of the diet for 22,194,570 additional men. The total export of wheat and wheat rtour to the three principal allleg ig equivalent to about 384,000,000 bushels. Pork exports for the 3% years amount ed to almost 2,000,000,000 pounds. Ex ports of fresh beef totaled 448,484,400 pounds. The amount of food exported to Russia Is negligible compared with that sent to the western allies. ★★★★★★★A************ * ★ ★ ONLY AMERICA CAN HELP. * ★ A ★ “On your side are boundless ★ A supplies of men, food, and mate- A ★ rial; on this side a boundless de- ★ ★ mand for their help. * ★ “Our men are war-weary and A ★ their nerves have been strained * ★ by more than three years of A A hard, relentless toll. * A “Our position Is crltloal, par A A ttcularly until the next harvest, A A but the United States ean save A A us. A A “You Americans have the men, A A the skill, and the material to A A save the allied cause." a A BIR JOSEPH MACLAY. A A British Shipping Qontroller. A ★ A AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A SPECIMEN FOR NATURALISTS. Monday last Jack George, while cutting wood at his home, happened to split a stick in such a manner as to leave intact the nest of what was supposedly a wood worm. This nest is quite a curiosity, consisting of a round hole about the size of a lead pencil and about four inches deep, and lined from top to bottom with green mesquite leaves, each leaf being joined to the others with the utmost precision, the whole mak ing a tube as perfect as though it had been cast in a mold. Just what pur pose this lining was intended to serve can only be a matter of conjecture to those not versed in the mysteries of entomology, hut most likely it was placed there to form a smooth covering for the walls of the hole or lo serve as food for the larva. While these hole-borings by in sects are quite numerous in this lo cality, this seems to be the first one found that shows such a marked im provement in the work, a fact which would lead to the inference that these insects are evolving into a higher type of the species through the pro cess of evolution and survival of the fittest, agreeable to that law which is in constant progress In the Insect world. However that may be, the specimen is of interest to the student of nature as it demonstrates the marvelous order and unerring principle which obtain even in the obscure domain of the insect, and illustrates in a striking manner the perfection of that supreme, divine Intelligence w hich pervades all nature. | u OVER THE TOP” FOR PARKER. I Third Liberty Loan Drive—April 6 to May 9, 1918 Parker’s Quota $10,000.00. Get Parker “over the top” and the program committee will arrange for a big dance to celebrate Parker’s vic -1 tory for the bonds. Blanks secured at the Bank. Chair- I man reports daily sales to bank each ! day during the drive. | Get your subscription blanks and | report for your squad, will be . given credit. Help Parker win her honor flag, j No slackers in Parker. Report all names of those refusing ! to subscribe, giving their reason, i Everyone can make first payment ; and banks will help them make the i balance. Boost for the “over the top” dance, i Anyone who has already subscribed may authorize hank to credit squad. Committee—G. A. Marsh, A. H. Littlefield, J. B. Flanagan, A. F. Du elos, B. M. Fuqua, F. M. Hall. Subscription Squads: 1. Mesdames B. B. Browm, G. A. Marsh, W. Nelson, P. Tisdale, A. H. Littlefield. 2. Misses E. Anderson, G. Ryan, D. Cox, R. Nelson, S. Fuqua. 3. A. F. Duclos, Mesdames Duelos, Wells, Embshoff, Mr. Engle. 4. Mesdames Beck, DeMonbrum, Smith Ewing, Misses White, Fuqua. Advertising Program—N. Robino wfftz, G. A. Marsh, J. E. Beck, F. M. Hall, A. H. Littlefield, J. D. Mathews, F. Ewing, R. J. Martin, B. B. Browm, B. H. Denison, C. E. Smith, W. Nel son. PRAISES NORTHERN YUMA. A. B. Ming, county assessor and a member of the executive committee of Yuma County Liberty Loan organ ization, was In the northern part of the county last w r eek, partly on pri vate business and at the same time looking after the Liberty loan drive in this section of the county. With reference to his observations in these parts he sent the following telegram to J. H. Westover of Yuma, chairman of the Liberty Loan Committee: “I find all communities in the nor thern part of Yuma county doing fine work. Parker and Wenden each sold more than one-half of their allot ment of Liberty bonds and both ex pect to “go over the top” tomorrow night. Teachers and Indians of the Parker Indian reservation have taken over $3,500 alone.” The chairman of the executive committee alloted to Parker $10;000 and to Wenden $5,000 as their part of the loan to be raised in Yuma county. The Yuma Sun,in a word of comment, says that Yuma and the valley as well as other parts of the county should gather an inspiration from the good w'ork of these northern sec tions and hustle up with their part of the loan, SCHULTZ FACES LIFE SENTENCE. Paul Schultz, formerly of Needles and Oatman, and who was taken from the former city to Los Angeles several weeks ago on a bootlegging charge, is now in the county jail at San Ber nardino, according to the Nugget, after pleading guilty to the charge of introducing fire-w'ater to Indians on a United States Indian reservation. The offense was committed at Parker. Schultz feels that he faces a life sentence, according to a San Bernar dino paper. The committment reads that he serve the sixty days and that he must stay in the county jail until his fine of SIOO is paid. He declares he hasn’t a friend in the world whom he could secure .the SIOO, and has no idea where he will ever be able to raise that much money w’hile in jail. Schultz was sentenced to 60 days in jail and SIOO fine by Federal Judge Benjamin F. Bledsoe in Los Angeles. Being a federal prisoner, Schultz must be kept in the jail, and cannot even be sent out to one of the county road camps. Candidate for Supervisor, I. L. Neal, w r ho is one of the many candidates for supervisor, spent sev eral days in Kingman this week re newing friends and making new ac quaintances. Ivan is one of the pro ducts of Mohave county and is well known to all the older residents and should give a good account of himself at the polls.—Miner. Mr. Neal w r as formerly a resident and large property ow'ner of Parker, is well and favorably known through out this district, and his many friends here wish him all kinds of success In his political venture. Subscribe for The Post. POTASH HINES NEAR HER What promises to be an important matter at this time is the develop ment of potash on a large scale in this vicinity. In April of last year, there was discovered surface indica tions of potash on the Bill Williams, in quantities sufficient, to interest several parties who, since then, have been sinking shafts, securing samples and having assays and tests made. These tests proved so good that the matter was taken hold of in dead earnest, and claims have been filed on the ground, and efforts have been made to interest capital in the matter. At the present time J. L. Mitten buhler of Chicago, representing eastern capitalists, is in town confer ring with the holders and promoters of the enterprise, among them being J. E. Stovall, Lee Cobb, A1 Green, O. C. Byrnes, Lee McGee, M. E. Brown and other interested parties. The ground involved covers about 3,000 acres, and lies north of the Bill Williams and east of the Colorado, in Mohave county, and most *)f the ground seems thoroughly impregnat ed with potash. Should this proposition prove as good as everything indicates, the de velopment of it will mean much to the United States government in her present need of munition material, as well as to Parker and the people in terested. PARKER’S ICE PLANT. Messrs. Lamoureux and Johnson, since taking over the ice plant of the Parker Improvement company, have thoroughly renovated and improved the working capacity of the plant so they are now in a position to turn out more ice of a superior quality than any establishment of the kind in northern Yuma county. Their ice is pronounced by connoisseurs to be equal to the natural article of Truckee, Cal., and this fact is cer tainly appreciated by patrons from the fact that they have already be gun to make large shipments of their product to all the towns in northern Yuma, even though the hot weather has not yet fairly commenced. OUT FOR A JOYRIDE. A joyriding party composed of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Marsh, Mr and Mrs. J. E. Beck and the Misses Ellen White and Ruth Fuqua, paid a visit to Empire Flat last Sunday. They crossed the river on a flat boat and visited the Manning mine where they were very agreeably entertained by Billie Manning, and at the noon hour all sat down to a bounteous repast prepared by their host as “chef de cuisine.” It was fine—a veritable “dejeuner a la fourchette,” and was greatly enjoyed by all. The party returned in the evening with memor ies of their joyride that were truly joyous. CIRCUS COMING TO TOWN. The Charisty Hippodrome Show, one of the best in the country, now touring the southwest, will show in Parker on Monday, April 22d, as will be seen by the display advertisement on the fourth page.. Among the many features of the show, besides the funny clowns, will be the muscular giant, peerless ponies with almost human intelligence, aerialists whose slythe bodies fly through the air as nimbly as so many birds, and unsur passed contortionists. Don’t miss the show—it’s great. Fights in Parker. There were two fights in Parkar this week, one being between a couple of ball players and the other between two card players. The causes for the scraps may be about as clearly defined as the Kaiser’s excuse for the war, and as to the merits pf the gladiators, they hadn’t any, for both battles were meretri cious. No blood was spilled and no arrests made. These flights are among the first we have had in Parker since old bibacious Boss Booze has been banished from the realm, showing that at least ninety nine per cent of such trouble in the past was inspired by that hilarious old individual. The Parker Motor Company has on hand for immediate delivery, One Ford Touring Car, One Ford Run about and One Ford Runabout with truck body. NO. 49.