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i'HE MOHAVE COUNTY MINE R AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918.
and OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Official Paper of Mohave County
Issued Weekly bv the
MOHAVE COUNTY PUBLISHING CO.
Entered as second-class matter at the post office
at Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, under Act of
Congress of March 1, 1879.
W. G. DAMON Editor and Manager
ANSON H. SMITH Mining Editor
Subscription rates $3 per year, payable in advance
WHY WE BUY BONDS
The great surge of patriotic effort which is roll
ing up the Fourth Liberty Loan is an inspiring tri
bute to the spirit of sacrifice which prevails at home,
matching the reckless courage of our soldiers in
By no stretch of imagination could America, ac
customed to big returns from its investments, be
conceived investing in 4Vs per cent bonds from mo
tives of selfish profit. Our estimated wealth ' is
$230,000,000,000 and our present estimated net in
come $50,000,000,000 annually, a return of twenty
per cent. t
Besides income, we are sacrificing luxuries and
many things to which we had become accustomed,
but which the war has shown us we can do without,
in order to buy more Liberty Bonds.
It is the more encouraging, therefore, to find
this course! pronounced economically and financially
wise as well as patriotically necessary.
Frank B. Anderson, San Francisco banker, and
vice-chairman of the General Executive Board of the
Twelfth Federal, calls attention to the fact that at
present we pay $1.60 for what, aftejj the war and
long before Liberty Bonds come up for redeiription,
we can buy for one dollar.
He points out: "Every dollar saver today and
invested in Liberty Bonds,
"First, aids in keeping rising prices down;
"Second, is a dollar that will have the purchas
ing power of a dollar after the war.
"Present prices are caused by the population
competing with the Government; the Government
cannot refrain from buying. THE PEOPLE MUST!
There is not enough production for both.
"You feel a'shamed under oi-dinary circumstances '
to pay $1.60 for something you know is only worth
a dollar. Why not go without it and save your
money for the time when the normal purchasing
power of a dollar has been restored ?
"Every dollar that is spent is a demand on labor
and is competing with the Government for the labor
and the product that it needs and must have to bring
the war to an early end".
NEW COMPENSATION LAW
The voters of Arizona will be called upon at the
forthcoming election to either approve or disapprove
of the compensation law as proposed by tBe i&st lefefei'
lature. This proposition, if enacted intomw, w3ll"
displace the present law, which, has been found to be
inadequate and unjust. For years the varjous states
of the Union have been called upon to enact compen
sation measures that will protect men employed in
hazardous occupations to the fullest extent. Many
of the big states, have enacted very good laws, but in
none of them has there been the absolute protection
that is desired by workers. In line with all the other
states Arizona enacted a compensation law as one'of '
the first acts of statehood. This law has on all oc
casions been found to be inoperative. It fails to fill
the bill in any particular, and now it is proposed to
supplant it witl a law that will give the workman
the full meade of protection. One of the provisions
of the new 'measures is to place all insurance under
state control and at a cost one-half that of the pres
ent premiums. Another provision covers every class
of injury and makes positive the amount of recovery,
and the injured party is to get every cent of the
money, not the lawyer or the party making settle
ment. The workman under the law receives 66 2-3
of his or her earning capacity. It is most compre
hensive in its terms and no one who can read may
misinterpret it. While it is elective, that is, may be
either relied upon or rejected by the employer, every
defense is taken from the employer who seeks to
evade the law there will be none who will take a
chance on a suit in court. There is no fellow servant
or negligence to be pleaded in extenuation of injuries
by the employer, and in fact it is so fair to employer
and employee that no one need fear its operation.
We have seen so much miscarriage of justice un
der the old law that we hope this proposed law will
carry with a big majority.
MERCHANTS FROM STATE
I The Arizona Retail Merchants' a s
sociation was organize;! at Phoenix
I this week.
j Harry Uielil ot Phoenix was elected
I piL'sLlnnt of the new organization . rd
I a board of governors consisting of 27
! members was appointed. Jay Gate of i
I the Central Commercial Company will j
represent this district and Lairy i
Quinlan of the Arizona Stores Com
pany was appointed chairman of the
executive committee, two important
positions in the new organization thus
i being filled by Mohave County men.
I The new organization is a strong
one being composed of hundreds of
prominent Arizona merchants.
Services every Sunday at 11
o'clock a. m. in the Odd Fel
lows' Hall. Sunday school at
10 o'clock a. in.
By Oliver Opdyke of The Vigilantes
The cream of the earth are the sons that you sent
To battle the beast on the old continent,
gilt-edged investment each lad of the lot,
ifou cannot go wrong if you give all you've got
To back up their courage, to help them push through
To bring them back home again faithful and true,
Why, they'd be ashamed if you didn't respond
So come on, cash up, buy a Liberty Bond!
This minute some boy out on God's frontier
Is giving his blood for your safety here;
He's breaking with strain to his finger tips,
Perhaps he's "going west" with your name on his lips
He's spending his soul in the holy cause,
Can you for a few paltry dollars pause
To question the deal or have interest conned?
O, come on, cash up, buy a Liberty Bond!
"The American people are gladly willing to make
sacrifice in consumption anS production of food
stuffs that will maintain the health, comfort and
courage of the people of the allied countries. We
are, in fact, eating at a common! table with them."
The above message from President Wilson was
delivered by the U. S. Food Administration to the
Allied Food Controller's Conference in London in
? America during the last twelve months has ex
ported 10,000,000 tons of foodstuffs.. If it should
become necessary she can increase this amount to
18,000,000 tons during the next twelve months. This
would mean a million and one half tons a month.
"To accomplish this will mean careful economy
and no waste. It will mean intensive planting and
America cannot a moment forget that if she is
to share the victory she must ship her food.
A MERCHANT NATION
The United States now leads the nations of the
world as an exporter of manufactured goods, and this
condition has been brought about by the war. Prior
to 1914 Great Britian and Germany exceeded this
country in the exportation of goods, but today we are
away ahead and will remain in first place for all
time. We have the raw material and we have the
workmen to keep us in the forefront of the Nations
of the world.
Man power, we are told, is winning the war for
the Allies. The new draft law will naturally make
a big hole in the available number of men in the
United States. The "man wanted" advertisements
in the daily newspapers tell many interesting stories.
Statistics available in Washington are, however,
more specific. From these it apears that the war
industries of the United States are at the moment
short between 300,000 to 400,000 common laborers.
The shortage in skilled labor is almost as acute, and
the war plants of Connecticut and Maryland alone are
undermanned by 35,000 skilled workmen. One of the
largest munition plants, turning out heavy caliber
guns, is short 2,000 machinists. The employment
service of the Labor Department is trying to solves
some of the problems occasioned by the above condi
tions; and one of the .methods for getting more labor
is to declare certain vocations as non-essential. Un
doubtedly if all the "non-essentials" could be put into
the productive it would go a long way towards solv
ing the labor troubles; but in such an event a whole
lot of gentlemen with soft hands and polished finger
nails would get mussed up considerably. Special at
tention is being given by the new employment service
conducted by the Government to cities over 20,000
population, although the rural districts will be cover
ed as exhaustively as possible.-
According to Secretary of Commerce Redfield,
30,000 factories in the United States have been turn
ed over to war work. A great many things that it
was once deemed impossible to secure outside of Ger
many are now in wholesale production in the United
States. Among these commodities are dyes, and our
own factories have made such progres that Germany
will never again be recognized in the industry. All
our optical glass was imported from Germany before
war. Now there are two plants in the United States,
and we are forever free of dependency from Germany
for our lenses and other fine glass.
Think of Von Payer's state of mind when he
learns where we prefer to put our money! Right
after his recent indemnity speech.
THE HOME FRONT
The battle front in Europe is not the only Amer
ican front. There is a home front, and our people
at home should be as patriotic as our men in uniform
in foreign lands.
Every American soldier who has fallen in France,
every American sailor who has died for his country's
cause has given his life for his people. Surely we,
their people, can lend our money to our Nation, their
The Fourth Liberty Loan is the fighting loan. Its
great success will bring comfort and encouragement
and a deep sense of pride to our Army and our Navy,
and to our allies; it will bring discouragement to our
enemies. Its success means American victory, Prus
The Fourth loan is the fighting loan, the soldiers'
George Falder is now in France and
a worker in one of Uncle Sam's many
gun factories in that country accord
ing to information recently received
here from his folks ia California.
Mrs. J. P. Murphy is in Kingman
W. L. Conger, managei of the Ari
zona Stores branch store at Oatman,
wife and children came in from the
gold camp yesteruay and attended the
program of the Liberty Loan train.
Mr. Conger returned home the same
evening but Mrs. Conger and child
ren are still visiting here.
J. P. McDonald is in Kingman from
Leo Mulligan is now able to be
about, being a good deal recovered
from his recent illness, although he is
required to be careful of his health
for a long time to come.
H. Warner and daughter were King
man visitors for a couple of days this
week. Mr. Warner is the field man
for the Union Oil Company through
this territory and is often a resident
here for many days.
Charles W. Miller, the well known
contractor, came in from San Bemar
dino yesterday and is a guest of the
Ed Willis was a Sunday visitor here
from Valentino this week.
R. H. Milne visited here last Sun
day from Goldroad.
C. F. Yocam was a Kingman visitor
from Sehgmanthe first of this week.
H. Rosenthal of Bakersfield, Cali
fornia, was here Wednesday last.
M. G. Wagner of the 'Old Trails
Garage has purchased the Willard
Service station and will mmediately
move it up to the old stand and com
bine it with the present business.
S. Rich, one of our old time miners
has been visiting in Kingman for the
past se.eral days.
Frank Horbert and wife were King
man visitor from Chloride yesterday
W. P. Mahoney, democratic nominee
for sheriff, was one of the many vis
iters nere yesterday from Oatman.
John Lynch and wife camtt in from
the Wrigley Camp today and return
ed this afternoon with a load of sun-
Captain A. L. Tilton stopped off
here Thursday and Friday of this
week to visit with friends. Doctor
was on his way to Columbus, New
Mexico, where he is stationed, after a
fahort furlough in Los Angeles, Cali
fornia. J. M. Morton came in from Los An
geler Wednesday and is here attend
ing to mining matters.
Mrs. William Brown of th Big
Sandy was a visitor to Kingman this
A. i. Lansdale a mining engineer
oi Denver, Colorado, is here to spend
the winter in this section.
W. C. Howard spent a day in town
this week from the Katherine Mine
in the river range. He returned
home to that camp yesterday.
George Vice is among the late vis
itors to town from the Big Sandy
iNewton uoodwin has accepted a
position with the Arizona Stores Com
pany as a deliveryman.
William Neagle came down from
Hackberry Thursday to attend to bus
iness affairs for his company here.
C. R. Van Marter returned Friday
from attending the California State
Funeral Directors convention at San
Francisco. While there he heard
former Ambassador Gerard speak be
fore 14,000 people.
Mrs. Katherine McMillian, mother
of Mrs. George Fleming, who has
been visiting her daughter here the
past two weeks, returned to her home
in Flagstaff this week. George
Fleming, Jr. accompanied Mrs. Mc
Millan on the return trip.
Wallace Keith and family were Oat
manites visiting here yesterday to
hear the program of the Trophy train.
John Knorr and nartv motored in
from Chloride yesterday and joined
the crowd here.
B. C. Staiger and wife were part of
the big crowd visiting Kingman yes
terday. Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson of this
place yesterday received a card from
her son, Melvill Templeman in
France. Melvill has made a record
for quick removal across the water,
only having been in the service a bit
over two months.
Born to the wife of F. A. Berg of
this city yesterday, a baby boy.
Mother and child are doing nicely.
L. C. Stephenson has accepted a pos
ition with the Leviathan Mines Com
pany and departed Thursday to take
up his new duties with that company.
Mr. Stephenson has been night cashier
at the Harvey House for the past sev
Wm. Mackie was among the number
of Oatmanites, who visited the Troj hy
Train from the gold ramp yesterday.
Mrs. Joseph Onetto and daughter
Lena were part of the crowd from
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WANTED Kitchen Girl and Wait
ress Inquire Saturday or Sunday.
Old Trails Garage
M. G. WAGNER, Prop.
ALL SIZES OF SPRINGS
BEST OF VULCANIZING
CARS USED BARGAINS
Above is pat of our alphabet and a very small
part for we carry everything for the auto ask us
if you don't see what you want.
Gas, oils and repair service second to none.
"All our own goods guaranteed as represented."
STANDARD AUTO STAGE
BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147
WE BUY ALL KINDS OF
PETTENGER & NICHOLS
On East Side of Highway, Ex
treme South End of Fourth St.
Mrs. Chas. Wilkins -:- Prop.
$3.00 Per Week 50c and 75c
: : : Per Night : : :
Cor. Beale & 3d Sts. Kingman
ROBERT S. BILLINGS
E. E. Armour
BONDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS
Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman 8:30 A. M.
Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:00 P. M.
Peach Springs Trading
Hualpai Indian Reservation
E.' H. CARPENTER, Prop.
Staple Groceries, Lunch Goods
Soft Drinks, Fruit, Cigars
Tobacco, Red Crown Gaso
line, Zeroline Oil
Peach Springs ' Ariz. J
C. W. HERNDON