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KINGMAN, ARIZONA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1917.
dent and opposing Draft
Law; shouts 'Hurrah for
Kaiser" while under ar
Alexander Lange, said to be an es
caped prisoner from an interned Ger
man merchant ship, was turned over
to federal authorities last Monday on
a charge of having made threats
against President Wilson and other
officials and of having outwardly op
posed the operation of the selective
draft law. Instructions came from
Washington to local federal author!
ties to hold Lange on a presidential
warrant and he was placed in the, cus
tody of Deputy United States Mar
shall Fred Weage of Phoenix. Tues
day morning Lange was taken to
Prescott for arraingment in federal
Two Mexicans charged with having
attempted to evade the draft law also
were taken into custody an-1 r-wv:."
o - ott. ' hoy vre Manuel Utiles
and Fred Gonzales.
Lange was arrested some time ago
at Oatman on a charge of carrying
concealed weapons and was given a
sentence in the county jail. While
he was in jail the authorities, were in
vestigating statements he is alleged
to have made and as a result of a
report submitted to the federal de
partment of justice, he was ordered
It was said that shortly after sev-
eral German merchantmen were laid
np at Amrican ports he made his es
cape and came to OatmanXange also
is credited with having- made -a-atnte-fof
ment that there were "enough Ger
mans at Oatman" to go to Washing
ton and "fix the president"
At Ash Fork while waiting to take
the train for Prescott, Lange is said
to have -raised handcuffed hands over
iis head and shouted: "Hurrah for
No word has been received here as
to the disposition of the three cases.
GOLD ORE GO. GETS
GEM FOR GREAT
The Gold Ore company is preparing
for big things at its Goldroad proper
ty. The main shaft is to be sunk to
a depth of 700 feet and the vein open
ed on that level as soon as men and
machines can do the work.
General Manager Werden, who was
in Kingman the first of the week,
stated to a Miner reporter that a
year's lease had been taken on the
Goldroad mill and that 100 tons of the
Gold Ore ore would be run through
the big plant daily. The company
has purchased the two mile tram at
Stockton Hill and wil remove it to
Goldroad to be used in the transpor
tation of the ore from mine to mill.
The dismantling of the tramway will
be commenced at once and will be in
commission at the Gold Ore within
the next thirty days.
- -The Gold Ore has proven up a
great property. With thousands of
tons of high grade milling ore blocked
out it should soon be on a dividend
basis. Every foot of the downward
exploitation of the mine has shown
better grade ore and better ore bodies.
The 500 level shows immense bodies of
ore that will run well over $15 per
ton, and the bottom of thiKdHfts are
better than the top.
ORE IS F
IN THE IIGLEY
Report from the Wrigley mine, at
Stockton Hill, this week is that good
ore was broken into recently in drift
ing on the vein from the tunnel now
being driven. Assays show one oz.
gold, six ozs. silver and 37 per cent
lead. The tunnel is now in 284 feet
and the drift has progressed 2o feet
J. W. Myers, of Western, Anz. is
one of the latest arrivals here from
GALLS ON AUTO
Urges People To Give Boys
of Draft Army Grand
Send Off when They are
Mobilized at Respective
All patriotic Arizonans are urged in
a proclamation by Gov. Thomas E.
Campbell to give the boys mobilized
under the selective draft law a grand
send-off when they start for the war
front in the near future. The first
30 per cent of the men called will
mobolize at the respective county
seats Sept 5. The" second 30 per cent
will move on Sept 19 and the re
mainder on Oct 3.
Following is the governor's procla
WHEREAS, The President has or
dered that the first quota of thirty
percent of the men drawn under the
Selective Service Act, to form the Na
tional Army of the United States, will
be mobilizzed on September fifth at
each county seat, or other center to
be designated by local boards of the
several counties of Arizona; and,
WHEREAS, The second thirty per
cent will be mobilized on the nineteen
th day of September, in like manner;
and the third thirty percent on Octo
ber third, under the same conditions,
WHEREAS, the people of Arizona
should signify their deepest sense of
gratitude and affection for the loyal
spirit of these valiant bodies of our
young manhood, who offer their lives
at their country's altar, to preserve
and perpetuate liberty and freedom
for all peoples against the demands
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Thomas E.
Campbell, by power in me vested as
Governor of Arizona, respectively
urge upon all our people that these
days be set apart and celebrated in
such a manner as to do them proper
Let us all gather in the, places set
apart in our respective Counties; and,
following the example of our patriotic
forefathers, wish them Godspeed and
demonstrate our ardent hopes and
prayers that their mission may be
quickly and successfully realized;
that Victory may abide with their
banners and that Almighty God, in
Whom we trust as a State and Na
tion, may in His divine providence
bring our loved ones home to us
again, with all honor and glory.
UNITED EASTERN PAIS
ANOTHER DIVIDEND OF
FIVE GENTS ON SHARE
The United Eastern Mining Com
pany has declared dividend number
2, to be paid to stockholders of record
on the 30th of August The dividend,
like the first one, will be at the rate
of five cents per share. It is said
that Mohave county men are big win
ners in the disbursement of dividends,
J. L. Mclver getting about $7,000,
George W. Long over 6,000, J. F. Mc
Connell over $5,000 and W. B. Riden
our about $1,400. This is a nice little
monthly income from a mine that was
not even a prospect three years ago.
The United Eastern is said to be
outputting over $150,000 per month,
and has a treasury of over $500,000.
LEAVE FOR 1R FRONT
Two Kingman men started for the
war zone the past week and soon will
be fighting against the kaiser. Fred
Blodgett, Santa Fe roadmaster, left
Monday night for Leon Springs, Tex.,
to enter the officers training camp,
and Lloyd Mackey left Sunday for the
east to enter the navy. Both had
seen service under the colors and were
called by the army and navy, respec
tively. E. I. Mills came in from the Copper
ville section last Wednesday and met
his wife and baby here, who had just
returned from a visit to Los Angeles,
where they have been for the past
month and a half.
RESULTS IN BIG
Reports From Los Angeles
Say Moerdyke and Sev
eral Others Quit; Rumors
of Merger .With United
Word from Los Angeles states that
there has been a shakeup in the Tom
Reed Mines company, resulting in the
resignation of President Moerdyke,
Directors Card and Auten and Super
intendent Eaab. Along with this re
port came rumors of a possible mer
ger with the Umted Eastern and a
new alignment of the controlling fac
tors m these two bog mines in the
The Los Angeles advices state
that the disruption was due to lack
of harmony m the Tom Reed. Per
sons in close touch with the affairs
of that company did not hesitate to
express the opinion that definite
steps were under way to bring about
Reports also were current on the
coast that the treasury conditions were
not making as favorable showing as
was desired. It was said also the mill
needed overhauling. The company, it
was said, has about 74,000 tons of ore
in sight The company estimated this
to be worth $8.00 a ton.
Mr. Moerdyke, the retiring presi
dent has been connected with the Tom
Reed eight years, in various capaci
ties. He is still in charge of its legal
affairs, and was quoted as saying that
he still has great faith in the mine
and expects that everythng wil be sat
The Tom Reed has produced $6,000,-
000 in gold and has paid $2,500,000
There were sham fluctuations m
the nrice of the stock on the Lbs
Angeles Exchange Thursday, reach
ing 53 cents low during the day and
rallying to 59 cents.
DON'T WAIT TO BE
(By W. A. Griffin.) .
Patriotic devotion impelled Howard
J. Smith to respond to the call of his
country this week and he left Tues
day afternoon for Los Angeles to en
list in the navy. Although only 18
years of age, he had caught the spir
it of patriotism and ' could resist no
longer the call that is resounding
from one end of the country to the
other, inviting men to drop their per
sonal affairs and enlist in the world
army of freedom.
Uncle Sam's battle cry, "For World
Freedom," has caught up a resonant
chord in the hearts of real Americans
and they are demonstrating the old
principle of Americanism, that there
is honor in fighting when we fight
for human liberty. Although far re
moved in years from the period of '76,
they are showing that we have not
strayed very far from the same prin
ciples that caused Washington's men
to freeze and starve at Valley Forge;
that caused Grant and Lee's men to
draw the fratricidal sword.
Their action is in happy contrast
to those who are offering excuses for
not stepping forth and who are to be
brought in under escort of a military
guard. Of course, there are legiti
mate reasons for men asking to be ex
empted. There are conscientious ob
jectors to the war. But the breasts
of real Americans cannot help but
swell with pride at sight of the young
manhood of the Nation calmly, reso
lutely walking forward to fight for a
principle. There are thousands of
young men the pride of the land
just like Howard Smith, who have not
waited to be drafted. They have
gone forth to do or die, if need ,be
that these United States of America
may not perish and that Old Glory
may wave triumphantly as though a
kaiser never drew a sword against a
President Wilson has said that it is
a privilege to serve the Nation. There
are hundreds of thousands of others
who say and demonstrate the same
They are real Americans.
Buck Russ was a guest of the Beale
Hotel Wednesday from the Grand
Gulch Mine north of the Colorado
RED CROSS GETS
Chairman Thompson Sends
Money to Secretary Mc
Adoo; National Organiza
tion Will Care for Ameri
Money raised in Mohave county for
the Natfonal Red Cross society was
turned over this week to Secretary
McAdoor who is ex-officio treasurer
of the- war fund being subscribed to
care for American wounded in Europe.
E. F. Thompson, chairman of the fi
nance committee, announced" Thurs
day that the local banks were for
warding $6545.37 to Secretary Mc-
Adoo as this county's contribution.
This was $1546.37 more than this
The money represents the result of
the whirlwind campaign conducted by
Mr. Thompson and associates in Mo
have county two months ago, when the
natinonal drive was on to raise $100,
000,000 for the Red Cross. Few dis
tricts in the country did better than
Mohave county and those in charge of
the campaign, the local banks and all
concerned in. the- movement deserve,
great credit for the large amount
Statements have been issued by the
national Red Cross showing the dis
position of the huge sums for relief
and care of the American boys wound
ed on the battle front Announce
ment is made that $100,000 has just
been appropriated for research work
in France. Some of the ablest doctors
and surgeons fn America are with the
American armies; in Europe and it is
desired to place at their disposal am
ple funds to carry on the work.
The Red Cross with its three mil
lion members has just completed plans
for the Christmas cheer of every sol
dier and sailor in the national service.
Many of the men who will be in the
cantonments and trenches this year
will be spending their first Christmas
away from home. None will be for
gotten. Red Cross chapters nearest the 32
army camps and cantonments will
probably arrange in their towns com
munity Christmas trees with carols,
pageants and holiday movies to which
the 600,000 men in training will be in
Arrangements of the details of the
Christmas celebration for our men in
France is being made, but the Red
Cross will see to it thatevery soldier
has his Christmas package with its
message of .good-will from the women
on the home side of the Atlantic.
There will be surprises in every pack
age, but all of them are likely to con
tain writing paper, pipes, tobacco,
cigars and cigarettes, unbreakable
mirrows, puzzzles, dominoes, hanker
chiefs and playing cards.
The war council of the Red Cross
has appropriated $10,000 to free the
Columbia, S. C, cantonment and its
immediate vicinity from malaria.
This sanitary -undertaking for the
benefit of men of the new army who
are ordered to Columbia for their
training, illustrates what the Red
Cross is arranging to do at other
cantonments the country over even
in the vicinity of camps where mala
ria is not prevalent
Gun Club Artists
Would Miss Kaiser
Several members of the Kingman
Gun Club were out practicing for en
trance in the army the other day,
but from their record it is evident
that the kaiser would be in little dan
ger should they try to pick him off.
The following scores were made on a
25-shot target basis:
Thomas Devine 17.
Ray Robertson 11.
Frank Thompson 21.
Joe Rosenburg 15.
MS 2! IS SLOW
Local Board Performs Al
most Superhuman Task;
35 Certified to War Board
Accepted, no claim 26.
Accepted, Claim rejected 9.
Rejected Physically 33.
Claiming exemption or discharge claim allowed! 33.
Examined by other boards '.. 12.
Cancelled registrations 5.
Enlistments . 8.
Pending claims for exemption. 7.
Raising an army for Uncle Sam un
der the selective service law is the
biggest job this nation ever under
took. Mohave county along with
every other county in the country is
experiencing the same difficulties.
Only about 35 men in this county call
ed as the first unit of the great nat
ional army today had been certified.
The local exemption board announced
that slow progress was being made
because of the immense' task; confront
ing it This county's- quota is 111
men for the army.
All of the first 162 names had been
disposed of with the exception of
seven claims for exemption. A num
ber failed to report, several others
had enlisted, five registration cards
were cancelled and cleaning up the
routinawork was taking a greatdeal
The second contingent of 300 names
has not been classified. All were ex-
amined Monday, Tuesday and Wednes-i
day of this week and as all those who
claim exemption have ten days in
which to submit their affidavits, it
will be some time next week before
final disposition has been made of
Nine claims for exemption, among
the first 162 men examined, were dis
allowed by the local board. While no
hard and fast rule could be laid down,
the local board endeavored to judge
each claim for exemption on its
merits. Members of the board stated
today that they tried to conform to
the Instructions of the war depart
ment In considering each ease. The
cases of married men were the most
complex. Both interests and respon
sibilities of the government and the
applicant had to be taken into consid
eration. In some instances the regis
trant made no claim for exemption,
but claims were put in by persons
claiming dependency. These, the
board asserts, were considered on
their merits, along with all the other
Affidavits of dependency were the
only evidence before the board. If
there were frauds, the applicants have
taken a dangerous risk, the board as
serts. Abuse of the exemption privi
Iedge, it is asserted, will be severely
dealt with. The board announces that
it did not attempt to follow any gen
eral policy, either exempting married
men as a class or of accepting single
men as a class.
List of persons called by local
board who failed to report and submit
to examination: j
GREAT WAVE OF PROSPERITY
SOON TO SWEEP COUNTRY
Millions upon millions of dollars are
to be poured into the channels of com
merce the next few months, and the
deluge of gold will begin inside of 3o
days. This information is credited
to Capt Edwin Gunner, late of the
quartermaster's department and more
recently from Fort Benjamin Harris
on, at Indianapolis, according to ad
vices from Los Angeles.
Capt Gunner asserted: "We are
just now beginning to feel the full
weight of government buying. With
in another 3o days the government
will have poured millions upon mil
lions of dollars into the business
channels of the Nation."
Some people, easily influenced by
local temporary conditions, have ex
pressed the opinion that business was
"all shot to pieces by the war," and
Fred Cardena, Oatman.
Carl Cusick, Oatman.
Robert F. Catron, Golconda.
Jerry Dwyerr Kingman.
Charles Burton Myers, Grand Gulch.
Joseph Haynes Lee, Grand Gulch.
Frank Grant, Oatman.
D. M. DI Saute, Jerome.
Jose Lopez, Golconda.
Librado Cabral, Yucca.
Francisco Gutierrez, Crozier;
Frank Rice, Kingman.
Emery Morrow, Kingman.
Edward E Barber, Topock
Barney Gallagher, Los Angeles.
Watt Leer Yucca.
Frank Redmond, Oatman.
George D. Eder, Chloride.
A. D. Moore, Kingman.
Charles N. Byrle, Golconda.
James Bunday, Grand Gulch.
Ambrosio Gonzales, Kingman.
George A. Lowery, Chloride .
Charles S. Andrews, Chloride.
Guadalupe Belasquez, Kingman.
Manuel NTz, Golconda.
Thomas Sandoval, Yucca.
Jacob Hoffman, Drake.
List of persons called into the ser
vice of the U. S. not exempted or dis
charged: Guido Zecca, Goldroad.
George R. Swindle, Kingman.
John Wesley Harris, Jn, Kingman.
George D. Cu minings, Kingman.
Sam Swaskegame, Kingman.
Charles A. Moyle, Mineral PParic.
John S. McCoy, Hackberry.
Samuel O. Moore, Kingman.
Guy Elder Dunning, Holbrook.
Oscar Carl Fry, Yucca.
Wallace Arthur Neal, Kingman .
James F. Light Oatman..
Burnell Ostler, Kingman.
Arch W. Storms, Oatmanv
Hadyn Harold Tweed, Kingman.
Guy Raymond Dubbs,. Chloride.
Harold Arthur Herman, Yucca.
Silvio Guizzo, Chloride.
Milton Duke, Golconda.
James N. Ray, Mineral Park.
Juan Dias, Signal.
George E. Hunter, Kingman.
Albert Geise, Golconda.
Ivey Steed, Kingman.
Sidney Fuller White, Chloride.
Jake Lee Anderson, Chloride.
List of persons exempted or dis
charged from the service of the U.
S. on account of physical disability:
Ernest W. Anderson, Kingman.
James Earl More, Oatman.
Joseph T. Morgan, Kingman.
Benjamin Leivas, SignaL
Murray Chappell, Kingman.
(Continued On Page Five)
that Mohave county might have to
ask for State aid in driving the wolf
from the door.
Anyone who looks ahead cannot
help but see that a great era of pros
perity, considered from a financial
and business standpoint, is just on the
verge of rawning. Millions of dol
lars must be spent for all kinds of
foodstuffs. suDDiies etc.. for the atmv.
And business at home will haveto go
The thing for you to do, Mr. Mer
chant or Business Man, is to go right
on advertising and make your plans
for doubling your business. Instead
of finding money scarce, you will find
that it is plentiful, and if you don't
get your share of it, the other fellow