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l'fiE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1918.
Ijjtflohcuw omttij Miner
and OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Official Paper of Mohave County
Issued Weekly by 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.
VV.. G. DAMON Editor and Manager
ANSON H. SMITH Mining Editor
Subscription rates $3 per year, payable in advance
THE PEACE OUR SOLDIERS
WANT THE PEACE OUR
WAR MOTHERS WANT
The Stars and Stripes, the official newspaper
published by the soldiers of the American Expedi
tionary Forces in France, says editorially about the
nemy peace offensive:
"Let the weak hearted who are dreaming off a
compromise; let the pacifists who are talking a peace
by agreement; let the sideliners who have had
enough of war; let the secretly inclined pro-Germans
who think this war should end without a decision
let them one and all knoy once and for all that for
the American Expeditionary Force there is no such
word as "Peace" with the Huns unbeaten. The man
who talks peace to-day, except through victory, is a
"The Enemy peace offensive is likened to the ( This poem was written by R.,Mill Oliver, a late
action of German machine-gun crews in the Veste " ' lieutenant in the Australian Imperial Forces who
fighting, when they fought and killed Americans "un- ,CHWas wounded at Passchendaele in October 1917 and
til they were surrounded, then shouted "Kam&ara7,'J''rnas just been discharged by reason of his wounds.
The mothers of the American -soldiers inFrance He is now in San Francisco en route to his home
want this same peace their sons demand. AH title, " Jn Australia,
courage of the ancient Spartan mother is in the ''"'
hearts of the women of America. ( '"
The object of the Fourth Liberty Loan Is tr- '-'
bring a just peace, a righteous peace, an American'. "a'
GOVERNMENT LOANS MOttEY
As an illustration of the work the War Jndus-.
tries Board is doing to help out necessary -business
enterprises in the west as well as along the east-,
ern seaboard, we call attention to the people to the
fact that a woolen mill, recently destroyed by fire ir
Utah, has secured a loan of $200,000 to rebuild the
plant and also has secured the assistance of the board
to get the necesary machinery for the mill. Mohave
county has many latent industries that might be
brought to life or speeded up if the matter, , was
placed rightly before the board.
TAXATION OF MINES
Arizona has a mine taxation law that forces ,.yv
the producing mines to pay on a basis-ef l5fkj&$,
ccnt of the gross and four times the net production, "' '
and also on all surface improvements upon the prop
erty. This is the highest taxation, soafar aswejare ,,
able to lea'rn, of any mining state insiPie UaiB.;7.v
Utah is just now in the throes of an election covering' s'
'mine taxation. The proposed law, or ratheramend -
ment to the state constitution, assesses the mines at
$5.00 pen acre, and. the production -.on 6omejnultiple
oi submultiple of the net annual proceeds, besides
all machinery used in mining ,and other property
owned by the company or individual. The mining
men and all interested in the industry in Utah-aro - .
fighting the. proposed amendment on the ground
that it would give the state taxing powers a chance
to place arbitrary value on the mines, aside from, that
indicated in the text of the bill. Now, in Arizona
there is no surface land tax on mines, if they are
producers, but if not producers they are assessed at
about $50 per acre, ten times the assessment to be
levied against Utah mines. And yet the men who
pay the smallest percentage of the taxes of the state
want to do the assessing and taxation of the mines.
BUILD MOST SHIPS
Each mother's son, who has given
In Freedom's fight over there,
Each wooden cross, that points to
Demands that you do your share.
Each Belgian babe, that has lost it's
The fatherless, motherless 'too,
Cry for succor, but not in vain
For their iries are heard by you.
Each tender nurse, who mother's us
Back to health and strength again,
Can't work alone, she needs your help
Though far from the field of pain.
Each dawn that rises, sees on
Your sons, waiting the word to go,
And when the barrage thunders down,
They have never faltered or gone too
So each over here can do af share,
Though not in an active way,
Just buy a bond, and help to drive
To his den, the world's beast of prey.
Drive him to his den and across
The stone of Liberty roll,
And blot out the name that has
" blood stained,
Civilization's sacred scroll.
DO YOU LOVE YOUR COUNTRY?
So swiftly and so effectively has the United
States marshalled fts resources and facilities for
building merchant ships, it has broken the world's
record for construction in the year ending Septem
ber 26. Great Britain held the record previously,
with 1,932,153 gross tons in 1913. The United 'States
tonnage for the last year totals 1,956,455 gross tons.
This showing is particularly encouraging be
cause of the fact that only within recent months has
this country caught its stride in ship construction.
It is a safe augury that the next twelve months
will witness such a stupendous output from Amer
ican shipyards as no nation ever equajed., The
speeding up process in shipbuilding has borne fruit.
Ships are being built more rapidly than ever before.
Great Britain, too, is turning out immense tonnage
of new vesels. Meantime, losses from submarine
sinkings dwindle, in comparison with the new; con
THAT PEACE NOTE
Our President is being lauded at home and(in
the lands of our Allies for the excellent manner in
which he answered the peace note recently sent by
the German Government.
No matter what this note had for its purpose,
it failed. President Wilson neither conceded to their
demands nor did he flatly refuse. If Germany ex
pected a flat refusal and expects to use tills refusal
for propoganda, she was mistaken in her calcula
tions. Wilson answered her query by putting another
and how Germany handles her answer to our Pres
ident's note will "show her hand."
America is not rationed except on the honor
system. Her people have been asked, however, to
keep within two pounds of sugar per person per
month for table and cooking.
In a certain Arizona restaurant the other day,
a man wa$ seen to empty the contents of the sugar
envelope furnished him and then nonchalently sup
plement this supply with a very generous helping
from a large sized envelope of sugar which he drew
ftom an inside pocket. There was no outward sign
of any feeling of guilt.
He thought nothing about it. He cared less.
He merely knew that he wished three spoonsful of
sugar in his coffee and could get gut one at the
cafe. Therefore he would buy extra sugar and carry
itS around with him.
Is that man true to his country?
England is on a strict sugar ration. Persons
found violating the strict regulations are severely
The wife of the British Food Controller remark
ed recently that she and her husband and the house
keeper were saving the whole of their sugar allow
ance for making jam for the soldiers.
They go without it in their tea and coffee and
use sugar substitutes in all cooking.
In this way sugar has been saved sufficient
to can one gross and a half tins of fruit.
This is used for invalided men whom they have
in their home.
This is real love of country.
MINING NO "GAMBLE"
Mining has passed the experimental stage.
"Luck" counts for little and success in the industry
has been made by men of good, hard horse-sense, who
went in on their judgment and not on their hopes
and enthusiasm. There is little "gamble" in mining,
if taken up as otheil busines enterprises are manag
ea. Prosperity in the mining industry today is large
ly dependent on fair legislation and taxation meas
ures and western states have it largely in their power
to encourage or discourage this great industry.
Opposing argument to proposed am
endment to the constitution of the
Constitution of the State of Arizona
to be known as the Workmen's Com
pensation law, bj the Bisbee Central
Labor Union and Notes thereon by the
Information Bureau of The Arizona
Workmen's Compensation Law.
Argument Under the present law,
an injured workman has recourse to
three remedies the common law, the
employer's liability law, or the work
men's compensation law and he may
elect his remedies after injury. The
present workmens' compensation law
and the employer's liability law, while
not perfect, are substantial bulwarks
of the protection of workmen injured
in industries and have a salutary ef
fect in making the employer (particul
arly in the mines) careful in the saf
ety of his employes.
Note by the Buieau Such right of Ac
tion exists in not more than one case
out of six and this startling limitation
evidences the fact that any compensa
tion law Is better than the best condi
tions obtaining under the liability sys
tem. Argument This proposed law being
proposed to abrogate the present em
ployer's liability and workmens' com
pensation law and seeks to set up in
their place vicious provisions born and
bred in the minds ofi the profiteering
copper magnates of Arizona. Am
ong these vicious provisions are:
It establishes the doctrine that the
i employers art capable of exercising
their own judgment but the workers
jarc; presumed not to be capable of
proper judgment, and are herded like
i sheep under the provisions of -this pro
Note by the Bureau The proposed law
will, if it passes, abrogate the present
employer's liability law and the present
inoperative workmen's compensation
law. The present employer's liability
law ai not written and never Intended
to be for the good of an Injured work-
' man. It Is the ambulance chaser's bread time by profit
and butter. tn lnu-pr industrial standards anil nrn
; Th proposed law is elective to both tection of the workerS) when so many
employer and employe and will give tojof our Arizona workmen are in the
the Injured workman compensation in , . ... . .. . .
W.s of any state in the Union without shlPy,ards the camps and the trenches
aid of a lawer. The ambulance chaser thinly comes within the purview of
who would demand a third or a half or tnose iniquitous practices of certain
any' part of that which an Injured per-1 profit making interests that the na
on would receive under the pretext of ,tional government has been compelled
securing a larger verdict under a lia-'to condemn. Organized labor in Ar
jbllity law, written expressly for the'jZOna has not approved this measure
human parasite, is put out of business and was not considered,' in the draft
ed perforce would starve. ing of th;s damnable jaw
I Argument Any employer who el- Note by the bureau Organized labor
ects to pay compensation as provid- in Arizona has not been given opportunl-
ed in this measure IS entitled to all ty to approve or disapprove of the meas
of the old common law defenses, fel- ur anl can "t "ave such opportunity
low servant doctrine, assumed risks, unU1 the November election,
etc,, if the injured employe refuses to ' Argument The worker will gain
accept compensation fixed by this law. nothing from the repeal of the exist
Note by the Bureau The law clearly ing laws and substitution of the pro
states that any employer who DOES posed workmens' compensation law.
I NOT elect to come under the law shall Note by the Bureau He gains death
not, in any suit brought by any employe settlement up to $8,000 as compared with
'n MAnn..AH .1n..nrnu n nftMnAnnl Ih4... 9 4 (1AA ..nil.... wr..w. ln.. 1 11
lu ici,utu uaiiiagca iui pcisvuai uiuijr ipi.vvv uuuci fjicscjll mwsj 111 all cases
or death by accident BE PERMITTED of injury two thirds wages as compared
TO DEPEND ANY SUIT AT LAW upon ' with half; two thirds wages paid dur
the grounds that the employe was negli- ing life In case of permananet disability
gent or; that the injury was caused by, as compared with possible maximum of
the negligence of a fellow employe, or I $4,000 under present law.
that the employe had assumed the risk. I Argument On the other hand the
if. then, the employer does elect I adoption of this law would mean the
to pay compensation "as provided in the Hpstniotinn of industrial nd ll
tnlurorl noronn ronAtvan ....
n w.tht frth,r ,! standards that would require genera
"Minor dependent means if there be no
fathei or mother then the brothers and
slhters under the age of 21 years."
Argument The terms of this law
would make it impossible to collect
compensation for the death of a wom
an employee whose husband is serving
in the" army in France.
Note by the Bureau Children of the
wile under such circumstances would
ltceive the full compensation. If no
children then any major or minor de
pendents would receive compensation for
Argument A beneficiary 20 years
of age collecting compensation for the
death of father or mother, killed in in
dustry, would be deprived of compen
sation after reaching the age of 21.
Note by the Bureau No other com
pensation law In the United States or
elsewhere is so liberal in this respect.
Most compensation laws limit the age
to 18; some to 10.
Argument The effect of the' oper
ation of this law particularly in the
Arizona mining industry would cre
ate a condition by which the employ
ers would refuse employment to work
men with families or dependants, and
preference of employment would be
given to the migratory worker, the I.
W. W., the alien, the' bum, while the
American workmen with families
would be refused employment.
Note by the Bureau The natural re
sult of guaranteed high compensation
for Injuries is the same as that of guar
anteed high "wages the attraction and
retention of the highest class of labor,
a result that has attended-operation of
every compensation law of the kind pro
posed for Arizona.
Argument Section 15 (d) When
read in conjunction with (i) m dis
close the fact that no adequate com
pensation is provided for such injur
ies as facial disfigurement, the loss of
an ear, or nose, the breaking of a leg:
or arm, injury to the spine, kidneys or
such other organs. Injury resulting
in sexual sterility would not be com-J
pensated for in any manner.
Note by the Bureau All of these
things are plainly provided for. Section
15 (i) specifically provides for "facial
OU OTHER permanent disfigurements"
with payment under present rate of
wages to a miner of as much as $2,370
and without conflict with payment for
other manner of Injury he may receive
at the same time. Breaking of leg or
arm, spinal, kidney or other organic in
Jury are provided for at two-thirds of
full wages during time Incapacitated.
Emphasis is given advantages of the
amendment over' present laws In these
repects by the fact that whereas present
laws require two weeks detention from
work before the injured employe is en
titled to compensation, the proposed law
fixes the time at one week. Under one
week laws it has been found that 6G 2-3
more persons received payments for In
jury than under the two weeks law.
Argument The cost of maintaining
hospitals in the mining camps would
be charged against the state fund
without workers having a voice in
Note by the Bureau The Amendment
says under section 14: "Nothing in this
article shall be construed as preventing
employers and workmen from entering
into agreements providing for hospital
accommodations and medical attention."
This provision was made so as not to
disturb or interfere in any way with
existing arrangAkits. The law makes
no mention of maintaining hospitals at
the expense of the state fund nor was
it Intended to establish or control the
administration of hospitals.
Argument The attempt at this
Services every Sunday at 11
o'clock a. m. in the Odd Fel
lows' Hall. Sunday school at
10 o'clock a. m.
Orders Taken for
Cut Flrwers, Wreaths, Etc
Granite and Marble
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ANSON H. SMITH
Director of Mining
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KINGMAN. - - ARIZONA
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.
Kingman Transfer Co.
C B. Casaetty, Prop.
Hauling and Storage
We- are prepared to haul, more or
slide anything1 to any place at any
Phone Blue 111
lilu nnmiiAnugtlnn vrltVimif
in the matter. tions to rebuild for the protection of
Argument It is not necessary for the wen engaged in hazardous
the emnlover to nav the reouired Tire-, "'"., la.icner, me iarm
rWEBUYALL'KINDSOF ! I
J U N K
PETTENGER & NICHOLS
On East Side of Highway, Ex
treme South End of Fourth St.
Mrs. Chas. Wilkins -:- Prop.
THE LOCUST ROOMS
?3.00 Per Week 50c and 75c
: : : Per Night : : :
Cor. Beale & 3d Sts. Kingman
ROBERT S. BILLINGS
E. E. Armour
Kingman - - Arizona
mium into tne state lund; he may
stand outside and receive the benefits.
Note by the Bureau The above para-
er, and other employers in asrricul
tural pursuits should not be deceived
by this measure for it gives him no
I graph may not have been intended to advantage that he does not now have
read as it does. As it stands a most ' under existing laws.
ignorant misinterpretation is apparent. The copper companies are seeking
unoer no circumstances can me employ- to gam something under the present
er or employe have advantages of the stress of times by their influence j
proposed law without coming under it.
The law was drawn for both.
Argument Dependency must be
shown to entitle a beneficiary to com
money that is unjust to the worker
and dangerous to industrial efficiency.
Note bp the Bureau The Amendment
takes away nothing that it does not re
place wnn sometning equally good or
Note by the Bureau Beneficiaries and better! It is constructive in
dependents who have a right to receive
compensation are defined in the lan
'Kuagej of the proposed law as follows:
1 "Beneficial y means and shall Include a
surviving wife or husband until remar
riage and a surviving child or children
under the age of 21 years, and any in
valid child or children over the age of
21 years." "Major dependents means If
there be no beneficiaries as defined
above then the father or mother."
stance and destructive in none. It gives
"the rancher, the farmer and other em
ployers in agricultural pursuits" and al
so their EMPLOYES the advantage of
insurance, If both want it. Just as it is
given in all other industries in the state,
at from one-fourth to one-eighth the
charge made to employers by insurance
companies, AT NO COST at all to the
employe. It is in line with similar laws
of other progressive states.
Peach Springs Trading
Hualpai Indian Reservation
El H. CARPENTER, Prop.
Staple Groceries, Lunch Goods
Soft Drinks, Fruit, Cigars
Tobacco, Red Crown Gaso
line, Zeroline Oil
Peach Springs Ariz.
C W. HERNDON