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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY
Kingman- Arizona, Saturday, October 12, 1918.
FOR MOHAVE COUNTY i
FORMED LAST MONDAY
Last Mondayafternoon a laige gath
ering of men interested in mining was
held at the courthouse for the pui pose
of organizing an association to be lat
er named to aid the go eminent in
getting in touch with the various j
mining properties that government aid '
might bring greater pioduction of war
netals. As Mohave county has prac
tically all the war mateiials in moie
or les,s quantity it was thought advir-
able to have all propeities of merit
looked into carefully and then ca.ll t' c
attention of the new war minerals
board to thorn.
J. H. Rosenburg called the meeting
to order and stated its purpose. Upon
call J. D. Burgess, of the United Ext
ern Mines company, of Oatman, was
elected president of the association
and Anson H. Smith was elected sec
retary -treasurer. The following men
"were elected vice-presidents:
George A. Shea, Kingman.
J. K. Conway, Emerald Isle.
J. S. Porter, Chloiide.
William Neagle, Hackbeiry
Haivey Klotsch, Yucca.
A motion making the vice-piesidc'ii..
the piesidont and secretary the exeui
tive committee to act for the whole
comittee was carried. I was also rec
ommended that other towns intei ctp 1
in the matter report .he names of
those whom they wish to represent
the in the organization.
Pres. Burgess spoke on the necessity
of concerted action in seeming some
of the $50,000,000 that congress ha
appropriated for aid to mining ot war
materials, and) also on the needs of
better laws covering personal injuries
in mine work. He called the present
law a monstrosity, giving neither the
employer or employee protection,
while the new compensation law would
be an aid to both. He also stated
that every effort was being made to
frecure some relief for the gold mining
industry, and while the United East
ern would not be benefited, the small
propertips would be able to opprate
under the benign influence of govern
mental aid. He expected to attend
a meeting of the American Mining
congress at Douglas soon and would
use his best effort to aid the good
work. George A. Shea, J. H. Rosen
berg and others -nade talks along the
lines of listing up promising proper
"ties, getting all possible data and plac
ing the same at the disposal of the
The meeting was one of the most
enthusiastic held in Kingan in many
.months and representative cit'zens
from all parts of lhe county were pves
'cnt. Secretary Smith wired Senator Ash
urst regarding the personnel of the
new board under which the distribu
tion of moneys will be made to the
various mining corporations and indi
viduals, and Tuesday last received the
following wire in answer:
Washington, Oct. 8, 191 S
Anson H. Smith:
Kingman Telegram received. The
President has signed the bill, bat has
not as yet designated board or person
to dispose of money appropriate ..
The executive committee will meet
-at the office of the Arizona Central
Bank, in Kingman next Monday to fur
ther discuss the matters under its jur
isdiction and to appoint other mem
Sers to cover all the mining camps of
IS LOOKING GOOD
The big leaching tanks at the Emer
ald Isle have been filled and the first
solutions are about to pass through
the precipitating cells. The incline
shaft has been carried down about 40
feet and the ore is reported to show
a wonderful increase Un value.
RECEIVES INCOME FROM
THEIR FOREST RESERVE
Coconino county is one county of
the state that is securing a big rev
enue from its forests that is applied
to road work. For the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1918, the income from
this source was $86,000. While not
all of this amount came from the cut
ting and sale of timber itj all came
from the forest reserve in the way of
grazing fees, timber and special per
mits. Mohave county has millions of
feet of good timber that sooner orlat
er will be bringing in. 'enough ..money
yearly to build roads and trails
throughout the section of country con
tigoua to the timber belt.
NEW HOSPITAL COSTING
$1,600,000 FOR PRESCOTT
The government has just let a con
tiact for the construction of addition
al buildings at old Whipple, near Pres
cott, to furnish at least 1000 beds foi
invalided soldiers. The contiact was
let. which covers a cost of $1,600,000,
to Los Angeles contractois. The
buildings at Whipple will be used for
i.dministrative buildings, the new
structures being for mfhnmj i.
and will be known as United States
General Hospital No. 20.
Millions of dollais are now being
spent in the construction of hospitals
one at Camp Mills, Long Island cost
ing more than $13,000,000. The wov,
which has the best climate and poasib
ly the cheapest and most pictui-.sqije
setting, is being given the go-bv in me
matter of housing invalids. We rec
ognize the fact that it is possible to
get and keep doctors, and nurses in
cities, but the results so far as invalids
are concerned suiely cannot be fie
NOW IN THE EAST
Charles E. Tiice, discoveier of the
Cleopatria copper mines," situated near
the Bill Williams Folk, in Owens min
ing district, this county, is now per
manently residing in Smyrna, Dela
ware, whether he went last year to vis
it relatives. He is perfectly happy
in his boyhood home, with two sisters
and other lelatives. His many fi lends
in this county w ill be pleased to know
that he is getting along nicely and
wish him all the good things that life
has in store. He lesided in Mohave
county about thirty years and was in
strumental in bringing into promin
ence the miner on the north bank? cf
the Bill Williams Creek.
Henry Lang closed his theater
Thursday night and will keep it closed
until the Spanish Influenza runs its
course in this part of the country,
thus avoiding the possibility of the
disease being spread to people congre
gating there. i
LATEST WAR NEWS
LONDON, Oct. 12. Captain F. S.
Naimar, of the Army Medical Corps,
arrived in London with 250 survivors
of Otranto collision., He said the
British Destroyer rescued 317 soldiers
and 150 of crew. He estimated that
150 were lost.
LONDON, Oct. 12. The French on
western edge of Argenne forest this
morning entered German center of
Vomcieres. They now hold the gen
eral line on the Retourne river. The
Germans started retreating on 37 mile
front northeast of Rheimq yesterday,
with French cavalry hotly pursuing,
and gaining maximum of six, miles.
The front now extends from Suippe
to Arnes, river.
East of Argonne forest the French
are shoving the Germans back on a
60 mile front.
Machault has been passed.
British have practically surrounded
Douai and are within a mile of the
city from, the west. They occupied
Suincy, Brebiere, Hanfel and reached
the outskirts of Annay.
William Mackie.the other day
brought a bootlegger from Oatman
who was caught in the act. George
Adams captured a Mexican who was
bringing a cargo of the ardent from
Needles and lodged him in jail, a few
nights ago. But all the booze boys
are not captured by any means, as in
dicated by the number of drunks that
daily appear on Kingman streets.
M. E. CHURCH NOTICE
Owing to existing quarantines,
school closings and closing of all
places of public assembly, there will
be no church meetings during the epi
demic now prevailing.
Rev. Thos. H. Dodd, Pastor
MINING EDITOR DIES
Charles Copenhave, for any years
mining editor of the Anaconda Stan
dard and an authority on mining sub
jects, died at Los Angetesa few days
ago.,, Deceased was" ione'-of $he,Nold
time mining engineers of the coast and
was vrell known throughout the big
FRENCH TANKS JUMP INTO ACTION
This Is a scene from one of the phases of the big July offensive
of the allies, taken while bullets zipped about the ears of the photog
rapher and the stretcher-bearer lying In the foreground.
Somewhere In the rolling country of the Somme-AIsne front the
two llqht French tanks in the picture are hurrying forward, prob
ably having as a special goal a machine gun nest whicS has been
harrying the advancing French, British or American Infantry. The
light tank have been one of the greatest factors in .forcing the Ger
mans back, and at the same time have held the allied casualties
to a comparatively low figure. Your Fourth Liberty Loan subscrip
tion will assure the building of plenty more of these tanks.
TWO BOYS MURDERED
Two young boys were murdered at
a camp on Black River, in the White
Mountains, on or about the 24th pf
last month. It is the belief that an
elderly man was with the boys and
may have murdered them. The party
had been seen driving a wagon at
tached to a buiro team. The bodies
of the two boys, with heads crushed,
were found weighted w ith rock in the
Black River. The name3 of the bos
could not be learned, nor that of
man, although the boys called him
King, when the party was at Fort
Apache. The murder was a most
atrocious one ' and the officers are
making every effort to capture the
REV. DODD SAYS THE EAST
IS 1NTESELY PATRIOTIC
Rev. Thomas Dodd return'
week from where he has been since he
left Kingman, June 9.
The thing that impressed Rev. Dodd
mostly was the intense loyalty of the
people ail through the eastern 3tates
thus upholding the same standard in
that respect as the west.
Women are everywhere taking the
places of men in mens' woik, especial
1 'oticable being the great number
o ' colored women taking the place ot
colored men in the southern hotels.
O.i his way home Rev. Dodds stop
ped at Washington and heard Wilsor
make his speech on suffrage. He sayJ
that the opinion in Washington as tc
the reasqn suffrage was turned dov n
in the Senate to be that the southern
senators were afraid to give the vote
to the great mass of colored women in
the south. The nortrern and western
senators were for it.
While in Washington Rev. Dodd al
so called on Senator Ashurst and im
pressed on the Senator's mind that
Mohave county is still on the map.
THE OLD COMSTOCK
COMING TO LD7E
The Slosson interests which recently
took over the old Coo. Virginia, Hale
and Norcross, Mexican, Union and
other mines along the great Comstock
lode, have purchased the contiguous
interests and will install powerful
pumps to unwater the mines to the
3,000 level. The company has driven
into new ground on the 2000 level and
is said to have an ore body that is
closely related to the' bonanza bodies
of other days. The ore going to the
mill is above $10 in value and some
of the new lenzes are quite rich. The
milling of this ore is enabling the com
pany to ship considerable bullion to
San Francisco mint.
" H.' S.' Hill 'was a visitor here'this
week from San Bernardino attending
to wants of customers.
MAKING GOOD PROGRESS
AT NEW FIBER PLANT
The concrete floors and foundation
cf the new building for the decortica
tion of cactus fiber plants have been
poured and the work of raising the
walls is under way. It is expected
that all machinery will be in and the
plant in commission by the early pait
cf November. Mr. Steggall, who has
charge of the work of erection is rush
ing things and Is sure to have t're
plant in operation in record time. The
machinery has all been puichased and
will be on hand for installation as soon
as the buildings are ready to receive
INTERESTING TALK BY
DR. L0CKW00D WEDNESDAY
Dr. Lockwood formerly of the Uni
fersity of Arizona and now in the Y.
M. C. A. transport service, rpoke in
Kingman Wednesday night.
Dr. Lockwood said that his quar
rel with the Kaiser dated back four
years and in later years had develop
ed to such an extent that he felt that
he had to get into the service.
Inasmuch as it is very' difficult for
a man over fifty to get into any
branch of the army, it took him until
last May to get into the service which
he is now in. Since then he has mad
four round trips across the Atlantic.
He urged the buying of more Liber
ty Bonds and spoke of the wonder
ful work that is being done by the dif
ferent welfare organizations in th?
army in keeping up ,the morale of the
soldiers and the neccessity for keep
ing up -this work.
Prof. Lockwood's talk was very in
teresting and instructive.
TAPERED OFF ON
A warrant was issued rrom the Sup
erior Court this week charging one Ed
j F. Foster with insanity. Sheriff Co-
henour and deputy John Harris went
to Copperville Tuesday last and
brought Foster to town. He was un-,
conscious when taken to the hospital
but revived and is" said to be recover
ing. Foster nad been drinking heav
ily' and running out of the ordinary
bootleg stuff had been drinking wood
alcohol, lemon and vanila extracts.
WANT BIDS FOR BEEF
The government has issued propos
ajs, for bids for the supplying of the
army with 684,000 pounds of beef.
This is a chance for the cattlemen of
Arizona to clear the ranges before the
cold weather sets in.
NOT YET HIT KINGMAN
Dr. White received the following tel
egram from State Superintendent of
Health Brown, just as this paper was
going to' press: '
Winslow, Ariz., Oct., 11, 1918
Dr. T. R. White, '
Kingman, Ariz. j
Six days experience with serious con
ditions here from influenza makes me
say take every precaution. Close all
meeting, schools, churches until fur-.
ther orders. Clean up houses, yards,
towns, outhouses. Investigate all
dairies and water supply Recommend
strictly personal cleanliness, spraying,
nose and throat twice daily argyrol or
en in three cases apparently effective.
Using one made Pathological Labora
tory, Phoenix., After taking sick re
commend bed absolutely till thorughyl
well, as pneumonia comes with re
lapses. Nearly 50 per cent pneumonia
here. Eighteen deaths so far. No
tify all parts county.
Dr. White, county health officer,
gives out the following concerning the
method of spreading the disease and
the means of control of it.
Method of spread and means of con
trol of influenza.
Source of Infection: The secre
tions of the mouth and the air pas
sages of infected individuals.
Mode of transmission: Directly
from one person trf another; indirectly
through articles freshly soiled by the
secretions from the respiratory organs
of those infected.
Incubation period. Usually two to
Period of communicabihty. Van-
able, but continues probably till all
acute symptoms have subsided.
Methods of control. Recognition of
the disease,' through its symptoms and
by laboratory findings. Isolation of
infected persons during the period of
communiabihty. Exclusion of ex
posed persons from contact with
others for a period of 5 days. ..Im
munization in some degree- may pro
bably be had by vaccination. This
is not conclusive, however. Concur
rent disinfection of all articles soil
ed with infective secretions. Terminal
General measures. Daily examina
tion of exposed persons and isolation
of those showing any signs of illness
until a diagnosis can be made. Per
sons having common colds should re
main at home both for their own' pro
tection and also that of the public.
Do no unnecessary traveling on rail
road trains, as many infected persons
are found on them. Those who ac
quire colds or influenza should at once
refrain from contact with others. It
is one's duty to one's neighbor, and,
at this time, to one's country.
The so called Spanish influenza run
ning through 'the country so fast right
now has not as yet hit Kingman and
in order to prevent its spread here
people should take all precautions pos
sible, but there is no occasin for hy
steria as when properly taken care of
in most cases the chances for fatal
ities are very small.
The average person stands an even
chance of escaping the disease. A
person can improve his chance of es
cape materially by
Keeping out of crowds.
Avoiding illy ventilated places.
Changing from wet shoes, or
Avoiding undue fatigue.
By following the above rules the
average person should increase nis
chance of escape from 1 to 1 to at
least 3 to 1.
If a person contracts the disease, he
need not become panicky.
If he has a mild case the chance is
about 2000 to 1 that he will not die
from it. A disease that kills less
than l-2000th of those it attacks is
not one to get in a funk about.
The greatest immediate danger is
pneumonia. The danger of pneu
monia is not past until the tempera
ture has been normal for three days.
INJURED BY BL' AST
Fred J. Benzer and, wife brought J.
C. Kemp to town last Wednesday from
Wright Creek, suffering the effects of
having drilled into a missed hole.
Mr. Kemp had shot a round of holes
Tuesday in the Little property and on
returning to work dug into one of the
holes which had failed to go, with the
result) that much rock was driven into
his hands and face.
He was taken to Los Angeles the
same evening to the carej of a spec
ialist to endeavor tcwork&or.the care
of his eyes, which are endangered, bat
are thought to be alright
01 HOUR ON 27TH
The clocks of the country will be
'urned back one hojr at 2:00 A. M
the morning of the 27th of this month
(Sunday). On March 31 next the clock
will again be moved ahead one hoar.
This is in accordance with the federal
law regulating the "burning of day
light," enacted last Inarch. Evprjbody
-lust enforce this enactment. All cor
porations employing men are leuired
under the law to take cognizance, no
matter whether they are operating
three eight hour shifts or not. All
zones are covered by the clock jus1
'he same as under the old system :nd
1 rings the real time closer to ths mer
idian time in use before the one sys
tem went into effect. Under the Uw
there is les? lamplight used in nisinoss
houses and in the homes, which is the
basis for the law.
MOHAVE COUNTY OVER THE
TOP NEARLY $100,000
Reports on the Liberty Loan totals
last night showed that Mohave
county has piled up a total of
$260,000. This is an oversubscrip
tion of nearly $100,000.
Oatman is leading, as she has done
heretofore, with a subscription of
Every district but one in the county
has raised its quota. The fourth Lib
erty Loan closes next Saturday and '
m the next isue of this paper will be
published more complete returns.
EQUIPMENT IN KINGMAN
The Desert Power and Water com
pany is preparing to extend its lines
to the new fiber plant. This exten
sion will give service to about a mile
more of territory in the southeastern
part of town.
The company is also putting in larg
er transformers and running heavier
copper wires to the Northeastern part
of Kingman. This is necessary large
ly on account of the increased number
of electrical ranges and other elec
tric appliances that are being used in
this part of town.
HEARING OF MILLER ESTATE
CONTEST ON NOVEMBER 23
Attorneys representing Mrs. Minnie
Wilson of California who claims the
estate of the late George Miller, were
in Kingman this week, in the interests
of their client.
Judge Thome was petitioned by
them to appoint a special administra
tor and he did so appointing C. R. Van
Marter to act pending any contest.
It is said that the estate consists of
$17,000 in cash and an interest in val
uable mining property on Silver Creek.
Under the will presented by Mr.
Van Marter the property goes to Misa
Wilson who was Mr Miller's nurse.
Another will was presented by H. H.
Watkins under which all property
goes to the schools of Mohave county.
The date of the hearing is set for
BURGLARS GET $100
WORTH OF SUPPLIES
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kohnke was entered and clothing and
supplies to the value of about $100
was taken, several nights ago. Parties
are suspected of the crime, and it ia
possible that arrests will follow. Mr.
and Mrs. Kohnke are residents, of
Yucca. Mr. Kohnke being employed
by the Yucca Tungsten company as a
The Northern Ari
zona Fair has been can
celled for 1918, accord
ing to advices received
by C. W. Lynch from
Secretary G. M.1 Sparks.
'The reason given is
the influenza epidemic