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OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE
SSIBLE OF ATTACK
There is at least one office in Ari
zona that has been storm proof during DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
the tempest tossed days which have REPRESENTATIVE IN KINGMAN
laiien to our lot since we assumea tne
garb of statehood. . The other day A. W. Sefton, of the
The secretary of state handles the United States Department of Labor,
detail of a great corporation, guard- visited in Kingman, coming here to in
ing, compiling and certifying the vast ' quirt1, into labor and other conditions,
mass of "documentary evidence" which As the United States is soon to take
accumulates from day to day and year over the distribution of unskilled labor
to year; having in charge the tremen- the subject of that class of workers
dous automobile license department; is now one for investigation. As soon
vising all the state papers; acting as as this department is fully organized
chief executive in the absence of the the government will take over the
governor, and in general keeping the employment and distribution of skilled
lid firmly in place. labor, making it impossible for one
There never has been one success- employer to hire away from another
ful attack made upon the conduct of employer employes necessary to the
this office. Never one single item prosecution of war and other work.
that has reflected in any way upon tne
man who has held down the job or
the manner in which it has been held
While the pitiless light of publicity
has illumined many a nook and cranny
of the state house never a shaft has
fTiErnvorpH .1 prain of dust or a cob
web in the office of the secretary.
"How have you done it?" asked u The publication of the valuation of
friend. "Why is it that your enemies ' tfte lailroads of state f th
can t imu a uuus pose ol taxation, as given out recently,
The answer was characteristic
j 'showi some very interesting figures
on the valuation nf tTiA vnrinn! rail-
have attended to my own busmess ; road fte reasQns fw their
which in this case happened to be the , ence
business of the people of Arizona. I lhe total railroad nlileage of Ari.
could not play politics and be on the 2Qna at og
job at the same time. 416.GG8. The main lines of the South-
That may be the reason why Sidnej . . paciic F&
p. usborn nas maae a s built across the state between 30 and!
of state, aiany murk u.o. 40 yoars ago, not for the purpose of
reason he will make a good governor. Ashmjl but M a Qf
reaching the west coast, and while
BED CROSS CHAPTER these main lines have served as the
SHOWS GOOD COLLECTIONS basis for further railroad extensions,
. no industry in the state can really
i j jf:- i,oW claim credit for their existence. The
Since last reported, donations have . represented by main
been received by Mohave Mtr'iines is 886.03 miles, with a valuation
Chapter American Red Cross, as 101- 0f $36,14S,6S0.
Proceeds baseball game.
Jas. Curtin and father
Mrs. Mary Conway
R. H. Maxey
Te-is niistic Americans who view
-ith a aim our increasing national ob
iiga'iGin, may derive a great deal of
comfort from a comparison of the fi
nancial condition of the United States
contrasted with that of Germany.
lhe total resources of the United
States fire estimated at about $250,
000,000,000; our annual earnings are
estimated at about $50,000,000,000.
Our national debt, including the third
liberty loan,-may be put around $12,
000,000,000. Before the war our government was
spending about $1,000,000,000 a year.
When the war is ended, interest
charges, kss the interest collected
from our leans to our allies, govern
ment insurance expenses and other
necessary expenditures growing out of
the war may conservatively be esti
mated at something like $1,000,000,000.
We are confronted, therefore, when
peace comet, with raising only a cou
ple of billions a year revenue, a slight
task for a nation of such tremendous
wealth, capacity and resources.
The resources of Germany before
the war were estimated to be $80,000,
000,000. The annual expenditures
then of the imperial government were
about $800,000,000. Her debt now is
$30,000,000,000, and her resources and
man power have been severely impair
ed. After the war she is confronted
with additional expenditures growing
oat ci tht war totaling some $4,uuu,
The interest of her war debt, even
if the debt grows no larger, will be
about $1,500,000,000. Although she is
niggardly in her pensions to private
soldiers and their families, $1,000,000,-
000 a year would hardly suffice to pay
even small pensions to her injured and
the families of her soldiers who have
Leer, killed- Her war debt must be
paid some time and a sinking fund of
5 per cent would add $1,500,000,000 to
her annual taxation. Here is a total
increase of $4,000,000,000 all due to
Of course both the United States
and Germany may greatly increase
The scenic beauties of Arizona were 1 their debts, but the increases will not
Collected from boxes infollow-
j200 responsiDie lor the Duiicung or oa.os
18-91 'miles of road, valued at $1,080,860,
100 ne Grand Canyon railroad. The lum
1.00 ber industry brought 55 miles, valued
jat $250,000, this being the lowest val
uation per mile of any of the roads
67 'of the state. Agriculture brought the
chance the relative situations.
The German government has drain
ed the German people of their gold,
even their jewels and heirlooms, and
yet the imperial bank of Germany now
has but little over $500,000,000 of gold
in its vaults. The United States has
Watkins Drug Store
Central Commercial Co.
Arizona Stores Co.
Mrs. M. G. Wagner, proceeds
sale of salvage
Xep Raugfht ..
Camp Fire Girls
Emerald Isle Dance
Ul , O O J 111 . LO
14 , Phoenix-Buckeye line, 92 miles long, l(-ade nc special effort to obtain gold,
has made no call upon the people tor
the precious metal, and yet today has
in its treasury vaults practically $2,
500,000 of gold coin and bullion.
2.02 !ana vamea at s.usvau, wnne tne
2oo balance of 1250.76 miles, having a val
qq uation of $37,899,143, is due to min-
16 The Congress, Poland, Crown King,
Clara Consolidated and other mines in
24.30 that district brought the Santa Fe,
l-00 Prcscott and Phoenix system into be
10.55;ing. The luited Verde was responsl
54iS ble for the narrow gauge into Jerome
l,and the standard gauge into Clark-
S227.16 . dale. The Ray Consolidated, Superior,
Total "" " i Christmas and London properties
- (caused the building of the Arizona
ADVERTISED LETTERS i Eastern, and the Pearce mines enticed
rn,o. lotfprs remain uncall-lit south from Cochise. The Old Do-
1UC iuuunib . . r . . .
WAR BRINGS WARRIORS
There was bom to the wife of Frank
C. Soto Tuesday last, a baby boy. This
is the fourth son in the family and the
parents are consequently happy.
tojrether, the realization
their gential development.
The largest railroad builder among
the mine operators is the Phelps-
ed for at the post office, at Kingman, minion furnished the incentive , for the
Arizona, for the week ending Augus. ,engthcned by 3Iiami and Inspira. I Dodge corporation, which alone has
3, 1018: , tion. The Imperial mine coaxed the
Basque Bente, Mrs. Alice Coson, E.j railroad south from Red Rock, and
J. Dcnman, Oscar Dube, Jim Fulding, e jjnes 0f the Arizona & New Mexi
J. W. Harrison, F- D. Haddock, Me-c0 were called into being by the Clif
dina Le Cruz, Chas. Ludlam, Mrs. ton mjnes. The New Cornelia made
Miln, Norman McMillan, L. F. Neilson, ncCessary the line from! Gila Bend to
C. S. Oliver, Charles S. Stockbridge, j aj0j whn0 the Phelps-Dodge proper
B. F. Switzer, Harry G. Theideman, t;es brought the El Paso & Southwest
Pascual Villalove, Geo. E. Willing, J enij another main line road. With the
Mrs. Glenn Young. ; exception of Flagstaff, Winslow and
Tf the above letters are not called ;Ynma. rtnl a Dart of Tucson, every
for within the next two weeks they , p0pUi0Us town in the state came into'
will be sent to the dead letter office, j bejnfr responsive to the mines and the
San Francisco, Cal. . railroads which they built.
CHAS. METCALFE, P. M- c do not USUally think of the large
fnr ns riiilrn.id manairers.
Smoke a cigar or less and make the but wIln it is cons;,jered that almost
proceeds get a war stamp.
WE BUY ALL KINDS OF
PETTENGER & NICHOLS
On East Side of Highway, Ex
treme South End of Fourth St.
half of the railroad mileage and valua
tion in Ai.zona is due to the mining in
terests, and that primarily but one
i tenth is due tc all other interests put
brought 25 per cent of the roads of
the state that are due to the mines,
2S0 miles, with a valuation of $11,
2S5.120. These roads also have the
reputation cf having the cleanest and
best road bed
It is interesting to note the number
of agricultural districts in the state
whose prosperity is chiefly due to the
existence of the railroads which the
mines brought. The Gila Valley on
the Arizona Eastern, the Sulphur
Springs Valley on the El Paso iz
Southwestern, the fine farming coun
try around Duncan on the New Mexi
co ana Arizona, and numerous others.
Of course it is not entirely one sided,
as agriculture is necessary to the im
provement of mining camps; one is
necessary to the other and their inter
ests are ciosely interwoven.
UNITED STATES TIRES
Vulcanizing. Tires and Tubes Re
paired. Retreading Recapping.
Retreaded and Second Hand Tires
I For Sale.
Orders Taken for
Cut Flowers, Wreaths, Etc
Granite and Marble
PHONE BLUE 81
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7
First Episode of the Marvelons Outdoor Melo
"The Fighting Trail"
FULL OF THRILLS AND ADVENTURE
Also DOROTHY D ALTON in
TWO SHOWS 7 and 8:30
ADMISSION 10 and 25 Cents
WAR TAX ADDED
All children 12 years or under free. No war tax
J In luother's Magazine for August,
I Dr. Goudiss pays a remarkable tribute
He states that the use of gelatine
in American homes has almost
doubled in a year, and is now a mil
lion pounds a month.
A million pounds of celatine makes
about 200 million servings. Used as
dessert it requires little sugar. Eacn
millioii pounds of gelatine, used to dis
place other sorts of desserts, will have
about ten million pounds of sugar and
some two and one-half million pounds
To sweeten fresh fruit or to make
preserved fruit requires from three to
four times as much sugar as to make
an equal quantity of gelatine dessert.
Other forms of desserts require both I
sugar and flour-
But gelatine is also a great saver j
of left-overs. It makes cooked and
fresh vegetables of all kinds into ap
petizing salads. It makes meat scraps
into jellied meat loaves which every-!
body likes. All things considered, gel- I
aline must be regarded as our greatest
A leading gelatine expert now sup- i
plies this product ready-prepared in a
most delightful form. The new type
is called Jiffy-Jell. It comes ready
sweetened, so one adds only boiling
water to it.
The unique feature lies in the fla
vors, iney are maae irom iresn,
ripe fruit, then highly concentrated,
then sealed in glass vials a bottle in
each package. The result is desserts
with a wealth of fruit flavor, made
quickly and at trifling cost. There
are also lime-fruit and mint flavors
for salads and meat loaves.
ARIZONA CENTRAL BANK
"Let our object be our country, our
whole country, and nothing but our
country, and, by the blessing of God,
may that country itself become a vast
and splendid monument, not of oppres
sion and terror, but of wisdom, of
peace, and of liberty, upon which the
world may gaze with admiration for
ever." Daniel Webster.
We Are Pledged to Our Government for the
Attainment of All Its Objects
Arizona Central Bank
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, $325,000
RESTORES BIG ACREAGE!
TO PUBLIC DOMAIN
President Wilson has signed a bill
which restores to the public domain
more than 250,000 acres of land in
the western part of the Dixie national
forest. This area extends from
Charleston mountain, west of Las Ve
gas, Nevada, to Washington county,
Utah. The area, with the exception
of a portion of Mount Charleston, is
desert, and no one but a dreamer
would have thought of it in the light
of a forest reserve- The lands may
become valuable under an irrigation
project and it is probable that all of
the area will be opened for settlement.
ROB POKER PARTY
Last Sunday at an hour when none
but a lover of the game of draw would
have hem abroad, six Mexicans of
Cunningham's extra gang at Hancock
were studiously engaged in relieving
the other fellow of his half month's
salary, two men stepped off No. 8 and
proceeded to hold up the gamsters in
the usual wild west style. They came
forth out of the darkness with faces
masked and two big guns ready for
action. Of course the players readily
acquiesced in the "hands up" demand
and were relieved of $150 in real
money ana $37.62 in Santa Fe checks.
After the hold-up the two men are
said to have jumped on the train and
made their getaway-
Of course, it is about as lawful to
play poker for money as it is to hold
up a fellow, and especially where so
much real money is in sight, and in
the hands of paisanos. Hereafter
these men wili open their game behind
locked doors and with a special guard
in the outer garden.
WILL BE OVER THERE SOON
A number of Mohave county boys
passed through on their way to the
eastern seaboard this week. Among
the number was Jack oBttari, Eddie
Ferra, Willie Cummings, Lieut. Ses
sions and others. Every one of them
was happy and anxious to try conclu
sions with the Boche. The whole
bunch of men were as happy as
though they were going to a picnic,
and we rather guess that they will en
joy it after they get over oli ocean
and try conclusions with the Boche.
The McGonigle sawmill, some dis
tance out of Flagstaff, was destroyed
by fire last week, the loss being about
$40,000. It has not yet been disclosed
what caused the fire.
"THE FIGHTING TRAIL"
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 7, Lang's
theater will show every Wednesday an
episode of the greatest and best serial
yet produced, "The Fighting Trail," a
marvelous, melodramatic serial of the
great outdoors. If you want real ex
citement, real diversion, real thrills,
don't miss a single episode. This se
rial shows how Americans can battle
superior forces and unlimited trick
: ery, as they have proven even to the
iHuns. All children 12 years of age
or under will be admitted to the first
I episode absolutely free,
Smoke a cigar or less and make the
proceeds get a war stamp.
on your plumbing during this war period and put
that economy into Bonds with your Uncle Sam.
Boost War Savings Stamps The Baby Bonds
C. A. PATTERSON
Residence Black 73. PHONES Shop Blue 134.
in the MINER
BECAUSE THERE ARE REAL,
DAY PEOPLE IN THIS CITY 1000
OF THEM WHO EAT THREE
"SQUARES" A DAY, BATHE,
CLEAN THEIR TEETH, SHAVE,
WEAR CLOTHES AND SHOES,
LIVE IN HOUSES, RIDE IN AUTO
MOBILES .ETC., AND YOU CAN
SELL GOODS TO THEM IF YOU
WILL ONLY MAKE IT KNOWN
THAT YOU HAVE THE GOODS,
AND THIS PAPER IS THE BEST
MEANS OF DOING THAT AND
If You Want Your Work Done
Right, go to the best equipped
machine and blacksmith shop in
Arizona. Spring work a specialty.
Oxy Acetyline Welding in connec
tion. J. C. MADDUX, Kingman.
Mrs. Chas. Wilkins -:- Prop.
THE LOCUST ROOMS
$3.00 Per Week 50c and 75c
: : : Per Night : : :
Cor. Beale & 3d Sts. Kingman
Notice is hereby given that this
company will not be responsible for
ny debts contracted by any of its
employes, except on a written order
signed by aq officer of this company.
E. Elmo Bollinger
Citizens Bank BIdg.
KINGMAN, ... ARIZONA
Services every Sunday at 11
o'clock a. m. in the Odd Fel
lows' Hall. Sunday school at
10 o'clock a. m.
ROBERT S. BILLINGS