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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER
AND
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY
Vol. XXXVI.
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, August 10, 1918
No. 41
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CANAL BREAKS AND
F
E
Much Damage Also Done at
Florence and Ray, Where
Dry Goods House Loses
$50,000; k Worst in Years
For the first time in many years the
flood waters from a break in the Ari
zona 'canal at Phoenix this week
reached the fair grounds and as far
as the capital grounds. Damage was
due to heavy rains in the mountains
outside the valley, although better
than two inches fell in the city.
At Florence and Ray much damage
was done, the river and canals going
over their banks- Stores were flood
ed at Ray and one dry goods house
lost $50,000 worth of goods in a flood
ed cellar. Telegraph and telephone
lines were down during the night and
tho following day and railroad and
stage traffic held up. The flood was
one of the worst in that country in
years.
4 OUT OF 6 BROTHERS,
MEMBERS OF LOYAL FAMILY
FIGHTINGji UNCLE SAM
M. B. Dudley, who is operating
mining property in this county, is in
receipt of a wire from a younger
brother that he is going across to
France in the service of Uncle Sam.
He is the fourth brother in the ser
vice, out of a family of six boys,
which is a good record for any fam
ily, not even the family of Teddy
Roosevelt excepted.
Mr. Dudley may get intq the serv
ice himself, although getting close to
the line above which the government
will not accept fighting men, or for
that matter men in any governmental
positions.
POSTMASTER DONATES
$250 TO UNCLE SAM
Prior to the recent ruling of the
government that postmasters no long
er be paid $5.00 per capita for all
men enlisted by them for the navy,
Postmaster Metcalf secured 50 men
for naval service. Instead of accept
ing the $250.00 allowed he turned it
back to the government.
MRS. GRANGER RECRUITING
AGENT FOR ENLISTING
NURSES FOR 0, S. ARMY
Mrs. Charles H. Granger has been
appointed recruiting agent for enlist
ing nurses in the U. S. army. The
drive closes today. ,
Application blanks may be secured
from Mrs. Granger and after the ap
plicant is accepted she is sent to a
training school to 'prepare for her
work.
Among the requirements is a high
school or college diploma. Mrs.
Granger will be glad to answer any
questions concerning the work, appli
cations, etc.
NEW POSTOFFICE
AT'WOLF HOLE
A new postoffice has been establish
ed north of the river in Mohave coun
ty. The name given the new office is
Wolfe Hole, a name that takes you
back to the days of "Alkalie Ike" and
"Two-gun Pete."
The postmaster is Dexter M. Parker
and the mail is brought by special
messenger from St. George, Utah, 30
miles north of Wolf Hole.
NEW MOTOR ROAD
ROLLER NOW BUSY
The motor road roller recently pur
chased by the supervisors for Mohave
county has been brought to Kingman
and is now engaged in the overhauling
of Fourth street between Pine and Oak
streets.
The machine is a combined tractor
and road roller, it being able to draw
the different road implements in the
preparation of the roadway and final
ly serving its purpose by rolling the
soil into place.
Countv Engineer Haywood is in
Letter Arrives in
Travels in Airplane
The first letter, sent through
the mail by airplane, to reach
Kingman, was received by Post
master Metcalf this week.
The letter was, mailed by Carl
Hayden at Washington, August 3,
and came to Kingman via New
York. It carries a stamp with a
picture of an airplane on it, cost
ing 16 cents, which also pays for
special delivery. A three cent
i.tamp was added at New York to
pay the postage from New York
to Kingman.
HEAVY RAINS WASH
OUT TRACKS BOTH
SIDES OF KINGMAN
Thursday night such a torrential
rain fell over the two valleys on either
side of Kingman that washouts occur
red on the railroad to the east and
west as well. Trains were delayed
many hours, No. 8, due at 2:40 a. m.,
Friday morning, arriving at 2:30 p
m. that afternoon, some twelve hours
late.
A washout at Haviland, between
here and Needles, Thursday night,
delayed train service on the line for
about 24 hours.
About 250 feet of track ori a nine
foot fill was washed out by a wall of
water caused by the heavy rains in
the hills. The men were on the look
out for washouts and as soon as it
was discovered word was sent to
Needles and Kingman to hold all
trains and a wrecking crew of over a
hundred men was sent out to repair
the damage done.
Train service was resumed at noon
the next day.
CLOUDBURST KEEPS
HIM OUT ALL NIGHT
I. L. Neal had a very damp experi
ence Thursday night as a result of the
heavy storm which fell in the Sacra
mento valley.
Upon returning from a trip to Oat
man that evening he was halted by the
quantities of water running down the
"Thirteen Mile Wash," and so long
did it run that when the rays of
morning light arrived, they found
Ivan still awaiting the abatement of
the water.
Shortly after this, however, he was
able to get started to town and after
a small experience with a small pile
of sand, got through and'to town.
3 MORE MOHAVE
COUNTY BOYS ARE
NOW "OVER THERE"
Three more Mohave county boys are
helping make it merry for the kaiser
"over there." Louis Boggs is driving
a locomotive somewhere near the front
and Dick Taggert is firing for him. A.
W. Silvers, former chief clerk for J.
A. Christie of this division, is Captain
in charge of this particular division.
M. G. WAGNER BUYS
VULCANIZING WORKS
Elsewhere in this issue you will find
the advertisement of M. G. Wagner as
successor 'to the Kingman Vulcanizing
Works.
Mr Wagner has purchased the en
tire stock of rubber and plant of this
company from F. B. Layne and will
in future take care of all of this busi
ness in this city.
He will soon erect a building to the
west of the Old Trails Garage for the
reception of this equipment and as
soon as this is done will cater to Mr.
Automobilist for the care of tires and
tubes.
COUNTY ASSESSOR
WINS TAX SUIT
County Assessor Frank L. Hunt was
notified this week that the bankruptcy
court at Prescott had rendered a deci
sion in his favor in his tax suit against
the trustees in bankruptcy in the case
of the Kingman Mercantile company.
This cause was one growing out of
the refusal of the trustee to pay taxes
on the values of the property as as
sessed by the assessor and as a settle
ment they proposed to pay on the
stock values of the property as of the
time of going into bankruptcy- This
was refused and the suit instituted
by Assessor Hunt with the results as
above stated.
E
HIT BY VIOLENT
ELECTRIC STORM
Electric storms and cloudbursts
have been very violent in Mohave
county and surrounding territory the
past 24 hours-
Oatman has had a violent rainfall
and a house is reported to have been
consider-ably wrecked by lightning.
The storm has worked havoc with
the Desert Power & Light company
lines and at noon today power service
had to be discontinued, every available
man being sent out to repair the dam
age. The telephone company reports lines
down at different places throughout
the county, and in especially bad shape
at Oatman.
The Harvey House at Needles is
flooded, water reported as being two
feet deep, and as deep as eight feet
in the park there.
ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD CIVES
LIBERTY BOYS A HEARTY
SEND OFF AT LOCAL DEPOT
One of the largest crowds yet gath
ered turned out to see Bryan Hilty,
Bryan Mensch, Ivan H. Mathews; Clay
A. Cornwall, Bud H. Wilder and Wil
liam Smith off for Camp Fremont
last Monday night.
The boys gathered at the courthouse
at 8:15 and were then told to report
at the depot at 8:45. Bryan Mensch
was appointed captain of the guard.
As the train pulled out three husky
cheers were given the boys and the
crowd knew that six more of "Mohave
County's best" were on their way to
bear their part of the burden of Amer
ica's men- -
TODAY'S MINING
Following are the latest quotations
on the Oatman stocks as furnished by
Black Bros., brokers, with the sales
for the past week in Oatman and Los
Angeles:
Bid-
Adanis
Alcyone ,
Argo 04
Gold Dust 03
Gold Ore 04&
Lucky Boy 01
Red Lion .,
Tom Reed 1.52
United Eastern 3.55
SALES
Aigo
Asked
.02
.15
.05
.10
.05
.02
.21
1.53
3-60
1,500
Alcyone 1,000
Gold Ore 45,600
Rea Lion 2,000
Tom Reed 6,200
United Eastern 2,412
ARIZONA SINCE ABOLITION
OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Sheriff W. H. Wilky, of Maricopa
county, makes the statement that
more than twice the number of mur
ders have occurred in that county for
the eighteen months ending June 3
than in any other corresponding period
prior to the abolishment of capital
punishment. He also makes the state
ment that the same county1 has moie
murders according to the court rec
ords than any other two counties in
the state prior to the adoption of the
anti-capital punishment bill. This
shows the necessity of re-establishing
capital punishment, not because of the
likelihood of hanging a few measley
criminals, but for the deterrant effect
it will have on the criminal element.
HUNT IS APPOINTED .
DELEGATE NATIONAL
TAX CONFERENCE
Gov. Geo. W. P. Hunt, under date
of August 5, has appointed County As
sessor Frank L. Hunt as a state and
county delegate to the twelfth annual
conference of Federal, State and Lo
cal Taxation, to be held at St. Louis,
Mo., the week beginning November
11, under the auspices of the National
Tax association. These appointments
were' made-by the governor at the re
quest of the state of Missouri.
MOHAV
COUNTY
15-YEAR-OLD MOHAVE
UNCLESAM IN FRANCE
Probably the youngest boy in the
service from Mohave county is Lark
C. Jenkins of Oatman, not yet 16
years of age.
Jenkins entered the signal corps last
May and is now in France. At that
time he was 15 years old and will not
be 16 until the 30th of this month.
Lark's father is an employe of the
Tom Reed at Oatman.
TWO MEN INJURED
THIS MORNING AT
Norman Nelson suffered a broken
leg and R. E. Rohr was badly bruised
at the Washington mine early this
morning when they waited too long
for a fuse and the charge exploded,
catching them in the shaft.
The men were working in a shaft
which was down about 50 feet. The
accident occurred at 1:30 a. m. Dr.
White of Kingman was called and he
reached the mine about 4:30 a m.,
bringing Nelson back to Kingman with
him. Beside the broken leg, between
the ankle and knee, Nelson received
bad wounds in the thigh and abdomen.
PINK-EYE KILUNG MANY
CATTLE IN SOUTHEASTERN
ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
A report from southeastern Ari
zona and New Mexico, states that
many cattle are dying of a disease
that has been identified . as pinkeye
by veterinarians. The cattle become
afflicted with the disease, which at
tacks the eye. The eyeball swells
up and bursts and the animals starve
to death. The disease has so far
killed many cattle, but the cattlemen
are getting together and combatting
the djsease successfully.
BIG LEAGUER WILL
CROSS BATS HERE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
A baseball game is being arranged
for a week from Sunday, August 18,
between a picked team, captained by
"Scotty," and the Kingman town team.
The batteries will probably be Abe
Bale 'and Scotty Stewart-Ray Robin
son and "Chet" Warren.
All the proceeds will go to the Red
Cross.
ALLEN DE LACHMUTT
ARRIVES IN FRANCE
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. De Lashmutt re
ceived a card announcing the safe ar
rival of their son, N. Allen De Lash
mutt overseas. Allen enlisted a year
ago June and has received training
in four different camps.
WHAT iS AUTHORIZED
POLITICAL PUBLICITY?
"Authorized Political Publicity," ap
pearing over a story means that such
statements as aremade are authoriz
ed bv the candidate mentioned and
opinions expressed in su"ch publicity
are not necessarily the opinion of the
people.
Liquid Fire
Runs Mad Race
9
up 4th Street
A gasoline flame extending
along the gutter, from the Cen
tral Commercial store on Beale
street to the Watkins drug store
corner, broke out this morning
about 7:30. Although gasoline is
high the gutter ran expensively
with it for a while. A leak in the
Central Commercial gasoline tank
on Beale street was the cause.
The gasoline was carried down
the gutter by the heavy rain and
formed a pool at the corner of
Fourth and Beale. Evidently
someone touched a lighted match
to the stream at the bank corner
and the flame immediately started
traveling both ways.
The fire was soon smothered
with dirt by men in the stores be
fore any serious damage was
done.
Named 'MikeCasey'
to Help Get Kaiser
A swift little "Swift" left King
man yesterday as the official
mascot of a bunch of rookies from
Oklahoma and Texas.
While in Oatman the middle
part of the week, the swift was
given to Geo. A. Shea by John
Casey, who had captured and
made a pet of it. Mr. Casey, be
ing a good Irishman, named the
swift "Mike."
The "rookies," 53 of them with
a car all to themselves, were de
layed in Kingman on account of
the washout. Mr Shea, meeting
some of the boys, inquired about
their mascot and on being told
that they lacked this one essen
tial of being true sailor boys, of
fered them the swift. The boys
received its. with enthusiasm and
immediately rechristened it "Mike
Casey" for the former owner.
A collar and harness were fit
ted up for the new mascot and he
left to help get the kaiser-
LIVESTOCK SPECIALISTS
BOOKED FOR KINGMAN ON
MONDAY, AUGUST 1STH
W. E. Musgraves, U. S. Biological
Survey, of Flagstaff, will discuss
means of eradication of predatory ani
mals of the range at Kingman, Mon
day, August 19- It is possible that D.
A. Gilchrist, or some other represen
tative of the biological survey, will
treat of prairie dogs and other ro
dents of destruction on the range and
ranch. The subjects are of great im
portance at this time in view of the
fact that $50,000 of rtate andfederal
funds are to be expended by the sur
vey and state council of defense in
Arizona in tha present fiscal year in
cleaning out these pests.
The meeting will be in charge of
Anson H. Smith, of the Mohave Coun
ty Miner, and stockmen and ranchers
wishing information regarding same
should communicate with him.
ELI HILTY HAS SIXTY-ONE
COUSINS AND NEPHEWS
IIHI.S. ARMY AND NAVY
Eli Hilty reports that with the en
try of Bryan Hilty into the service
of the government last Monday he has
61 cousins and nephews now m the
American army and navy. This is
some family tree, every branch of it
being deep rooted in patriotism. It
is a name to conjure with and a fam
ily record to be proud of.
SEN. JOHNS IN KINGMAN
REPORTS HEAVY FLOODS
State Senator A. A. Johns, of Yava
pai county, arrived in Kingman
Thursday evening from his ranch near
Yampai. He reports that the eastern
part of the county has been deluged
with rain the past several days and
that he had to wait a considerable
length of time to cross one of the
washes, owing to the amount of flood
water that was passing toward Red
Lake from the mountains.
VISITING IN KINGMAN
Mrs. Ann Williams of Birmingham,
Ala., and Mrs. W. T. Hetzler of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., are visiting with their
Brother, D. T. Price, in Kingman. One
of the ladies expects to remain here
several months, while the other one
will leave for home during the coming
week.
GET FINAL PAPERS
A. A. Rayer, of Oatman, Arizona,
received his final naturalization pa
pers last Wednesday in the superior
court here, Judge Thorne presiding.
Mr. Rayner has been a resident of
the United States for the past twelve
years and the greater part of this time
has been spent in and about the gold
camp. He was a native of Australia'
Lane Cornwall and father, Adam-
son Cornwall, brought their brother
and son, Clay Cornwall in from the
Big Sandy last Monday in response
to Uncle Sam's call for that young
man's entry into the service.
Clay is a perfect specimen of man
hood, standing 6 feet, 3 inches in
heighth, and together with this has
undergone .training in a military
school and we are positive that he
will give a good account of himself
in his new work.
NEW INSTITUTION
WILLDECORTICATE
CACTUS NEAR HERE
i
New Company Will Ship in
Plant to Recover Yucca,
Spanish ...Bayonet . Fiber
Newton Evans and William H.
Heady of Los Angeles, have organized
a company with a capitalization of
$100,000 for the purpose of establish
ing a plant somewhere in this county
to recover cactus fiber from the Span
ish bayonet and yucca plants. The
principal place of business of the com
pany will be at Yucca, but it will also
have offices in Los Angeles.
The company will put in machinery
to decorticate the plants at some point
close to the field and the product will
be shipped to a designated city where
it will be worked into cordage or bag
ging twine and rope.
This product will take the place of
other rope making material, which is
practically unobtainable. The henne
quin crops of Mexico and Central
America have been small the past sev
eral years and fibre must be obtained
from some other source.
A fiber making plant in this county
will be of inestimable value as it will
open up a new industry, which later
may be followed by the manufacture
of paper pulp and cellulose.
LOCAL RED CROSS LADIES
GIVE 13,000 CIGARETTES.
IY MAGAZINES,
The wemen of the Red Cross can
teen have turned in a report of their
work of distribution among the sol-
aiers pacing WBr . m9
nast two weeks. These women -fesw-
f ...
kept the boys supplied with-iaggp
zines, post caras, cigarewes ana gum.
Thev met everv train durintr the
day and the boys truly appreciate it.
XIlc Ulltccil liaa giicii anj .,wv
cigarettes. 2028 nost cards and 152
packages of gum, besides the maga
zines they have collected throughout
the town-
The women wish to thank the people
of town for their generous contribu
tions toward this worthy cause.
ALL BUCKS MUST BE '
DIPPED BEFORE OCT. 1
IS UNCLE SAM'S ORDER .
An order put out by the Arizona
Sheep Sanitary commission requires
that all bucks within the counties of
Apache, Navajo, Coconino, Yavapai,
Maricopa and Mohave must be dipped
between the first day of August and
the first day of October under pen
alty. If the owners have no certifi
cates to show that dipping has bee
carried out the bucks will be seia
and dipped and all expense wiJJ
chargeable to the owners. Thfurder
comes through the U. S. Byres-u-1
Animal Industry, and is madt-gSSSjsC
prevention of the spread of a-abbies,,
FLOODS EAST OF KINGMj
DELAY TRAINSMANYHC?
wrcKrtiinrl -nnssoncrpr nnd frpio4iv "
trains were delayed many hours Wed
nesday afternoVm by the washing out
of a section of track s'xteen miles west
of Seligman. Train No. 9, due here
at 9 p. m., did not arrive until 2
o'clock Thursday morning. The rains
east of Kingman have been very
heavy.
FEDERAL COURT
NOW IN SESSION
The federal court for the district
of Arizona is now in session at Pres
cott. Practically the only business
now before the court is violation of
draft laws and sabotage, of which
cases there are many. The court is
convening one month earlier on ac
count of the pressure of business in the.
south part of the state, which takes
the greater part of the time of Fed
eral Judge Sawtelle.
MEXICAN IS INJURED
Francisco Mesa, a Mexican employ
ed on a Santa Fe gang, was injured
Thursday morning while at work. A
heavy piece of timber fell on his foot
and he was taken to Dr. White to
have the injury dressed.
charge of the work.
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