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MOHAVE COUNTY MN
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, October 26, ,1918.
COMPANY HAVE NEW
BUILDING NEARLY READY!
Building Nearly Ready Expect to Fin-,
ish Next Week Machinery be Here I
Monday or Tuesday.
Yesterady practically all the iron was
put on the big building of the Indus
trial Finance company, inclosing it
completely. The work of erection
has been rushed, Mr. Stegall, who is
superintending construction, having
laid out the big building, poured the
cement floors and foundations for the
machinery and enclosed the plant in
less than three weeks. This is a rec
ord in this county for rapid work.
The company has shipped all ma
chinery and it is expected to arrive in
Kingman Monday or Tuesday of next
week and will at once be installed.
As soon as the plant has been con
nected up with the water and electric
power systems the plant will be put
in commision. The company expects
to employ about 20 people in the plant
and 150 in the field and haulage of
the yucca plants, which will be quite
an addition to the payroll of the town.
T J. Sparkes and Jack Empey came,
up from the Berkeley mines yesterday
evening. Mr. Sparkes reports that
splendid ore is showing in all the
openings in the mine and that work
is progresmg satisfactorily. The.
roadwork has progressed from the
valley on the west side of the summit, J
and it will be but a short time until
the road is completed to the mines.
This road will be the main route of
travel eventually into Deluge Wash
section, instead of that over Copper-
WILL OPEN OFFICE
Mrs. M. M. Kingman arrived ir
Kingman yesterday and expects t
have the Mohave County Abstract of
fice again open for business. Her
parents "will soon take up their resi
dence here, the father being associat
ed with her in the business.
GEORGE FLEMING TO
CHARLESTON, S. C.
George Fleming left yesterday for
Charleston, South Carolina, where he
will be employed by his uncle, who has
a large wholesale paper house. Flem
ing states' that his uncle has promised
to take him into the business if he
stays with him a year and makes
Mrs. Fleming is now in Flagstaff
and will join her husband later.
IMPORTANT RED CROSS
An army call has been received by
the Mohave County Chapter for 150
Pajama suits, to be completed at the
earliest posible date and shipped not
later than Nov. 23rd.
The out of town Branch Auxiliaries
of the Chapter volunteered to make
80 suits, and that number has been
delivered to them. 15 of the active
members here assumed responsibility
for the remaining 70 suits, in numbers
of 3 to 10 suits each, to be made by
them individually in their homes and
"will secure their own assistants as it
seemed best not to open the work
Toom for this work under existing con
ditions. All members making these gar
ments are requested to turn in half
of the garments in their possession as
soon as completed to Mrs. Geo. A.
Shea in order that we may ship 75
suits as soon as posible.
Mrs. C. J. Hutchison,
Chairman of the Workroom.
DIED AT HACKBERRY
John McLaughlin, a well known
"miner, died at the Hackberry mine of
pneumonia Monday evening and was
buried at that place Tuesday.
GUS HOLMES A GRANDPA
A baby daughter was yesterday
born at the Methodist Hospital to
Mr. and Mrs. De Witte Holmes
(Frances Wallace.) Mr. Holmes is
the son of Gus Holmes, former owner
of the Angelus Hotel. L. A. Times.
TURN YOUR CLOCK BACK
ONE HOUR TOMORROW A.H.
To-morrow morning at 2 A. M the
clocks throughout the nation Avill be
moved back one hour. Thus you will
gain that hour of sleep you lost six
months ago for instead of sleeping
until 7 o'clock in the morning you will
be sleeping until 8 o'clock by the time
that is now being used.
The time will undoubtedly be turn
ed forward again next spring.
To date there have' been 14
pronounced as influenza in Kingman
and reported to the Board of Health.
In the survey completed by Mrs. Faith
Lane yesterday it was fpund that be
side the seven cases at the hospital,
there were 42 people in Kingman with
colds. Some of these may be influen
za. Inasmuch as a bad cold is a
symptom of influenza they are treat
ed as influenza cases until proven oth
erwise. In this survey it was also
found that 23 were recovering from
colds and 46 had recovered.
People with colds are urged to be
careful as it is said that most fatali
ties have occurred from people get
ting around too soon and consequent
ly developing pneumonia.
But one serious case that of Gus
Rofinot has developed in Kingman so
far,a slight improvement being .report
ed this morning.
The quarantine put on the town ear
ly in the week was later lifted by the
Board of Health upon the grounds
that it was impracticable inasmuch as
it was difficult to put on an air tight
gauze masks was rec0mmended for all
people meeting the public,
The Red Cross work room went to
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FR0H1THE NEAL RANCH
Judge Shea on a recent trip to the
Sandy brought in a fine specieman of
cotton grown on the Neal ranch. It
is now on display at the Beale hotel.
Four sprouts were grown, the seed
having been planted the latter part
of May, which is too late in the sea
son for the best results. In spite
of this fact the bolls were -veil filled
out for a short fiber cotton showing
that cotton can be successfully grown
in Mohave county.
Egyptian and Sea Island cotton
have also been successfully grown on
the Sandy heretofore, producing a
larger boll with its longer fiber.
DIES COUNTY FARM
Carl Gustafson was found wander
ing some distance this side of Topock
station last Friday and was arrested
and brought to the county jail here.
Sheriff Cohenour discovered soon af
ter his arrest that he was not insane,
but suffering from the inroads of
pneumonia and he had him taken to
the County Farm, where he passed
away last Sunday night. He was
buried Thursday last in Mountain
View Cemetery. Investigation shows
that he had worked for some time
past at the Yucca. Tungsten mine east
of Yucca and had gone to Needles,
where he was taken ill. How he came
to Topock, the officers are unable to
account for, but in some manner or
other he got to this station and was
found and taken care of as stated
He is supposed to have a sister liv
ing in New Jersey, but nothing fur
ther of him is known here at this time.
LUD BACON ILL
Henry Bacon, of Hackberry Wed
nesday afternoon received a wire from
the government authorities at Van
couver, Washington, informing him of
the serious illness of his son, Ludl
Bacon. He left on the train for the
northwest. It is to be hoped that
the young man will have a speedy re
covery. Lud Bacon was sent by the local
board to the lumber district of the
northwest, about two weeks ago, be
ing accompanied by Mr. Head of Oat
man. It is thought that young Bacon
was attacked by the influenza and in
the damp climate of the coast devel
oped a bad case.
BUMPS CAR ON CURB
Mrs. Gulrich, driving a Ford car on
Fourth street last Saturday afternoon
lost control and bumped the curb on
each side of the street, finally resting
up against the curb near the George
building. One wheel and the fender
broken was the only damage.
Bryan Hilty, passing through King
man Thursday night, had a few min
utes visit with relatives and friends.
Bryan looks the part of a soldier
every bit, showing -that a few months
training in one of Uncle Sam's can
tonments will do "for a man.
DON'T BE SCARED
Dr. White speaking of the influenza epidemic said: "there are two
things that should be impressed upon the minds of the people. One that
there is no cause to become scared and the other is to be CAREFUL.
Statistics have shown that the greater number of fatalities resulted from
the patient getting up too soon,' and later, coming down with pneumonia.
An inoffensive cold has proven fatal in many cases just for this reason.
After being sick with a cold one should remain in bed, orjndoors, for three
or four days afterward, or until all chances for after effects are eliminated.
If you are careful after cold and have the right care there is a great deal
less danger. This is largely up to the individual himself.
JUDGE JOHN A. ELLIS
NAMED IN LIBEL SUIT
Popular Former Superior Judge Being
Sued by Attorney Representing
Stanfield, Alleged I. W. W.
L. B. Whitney, attorney for the
commision of public institutions of the
state, has brought suit for the sum
of $100,000 against the Arizona Jour
nal Miner company, E. S. Clark, Le
Roy Anderson, John A. Ellis, P. W.
O'Sullivan, J. H. Morgan, A. H. Fa
vour, T. G. Norris and D. E. Parks,
the grounds of the suit being resolu
tions adopted by the Yavapai County
Bar Association "roasting" Whitney
for acting as attorney for one Stan
ford, alleged I. W. W. who was de
ported from Jerome, some months
ago. The article was published in the
Journal-Miner and that paper and the
owners, J. W. and Percy Milnes, are
made, defendants in the action. While
Whitney may be able to collect from
the bunch of lawyers enough to salve
'lis wounded feelings we cannot see
how he is to get away with anything
from a newspaper man.
It is remarkable that lawyers for
I. W. W. plaintiffs set up injured
feelings when scorned by their brother
attorneys, but such appears to be the
case. Some time ago a lawyer, whose
name was associated with the prosecu
tion in the I. W. W. cases again; J;
Harry Wheeler, James Douglas and
others in the Bisbee deportaion cases,
claimed to have been libeled by even
associating his name with that, organi
zation or its suits. The law firm was
an El Paso, Texas, outfit, and the
charges and counter charges assumed
a wide political scope in the Lone Star
KINGMAN BOY ILL.
Thomas R. (Curley) Young, who re
cently went to Salt Lake City for the
purpose of taking a government
course at the Utah University, is re
ported to be very ill with influenza.
Mr. Young has many friends in King
man who hope for his early recovery.
WILL LEAVE FOR
Mrs. D. A. Reed, one of the pion
eer women of this county, expects to
soon leave for the Pioneer Home at
Prescott, where she will remain. Mrs.
Reed has lived in Mohave county for
more than 40 years and has been ac
tive and progressive. Few pioneer
women have seen more of the old west
Ahan she, enduring hardships that
would have tried the souls of stout
"in. She deserves a rest and it is
t" be hoped that- life for her at the;
Home will be pleasant.
The Miller will contest case was
postponed this week until the 20th of
November. The case was to have
come up the 23rd of this month but
upon motion of attorneys for both
sides was postponed. -
SISTER DIES IN EAST
Mrs. Stephen Conant, sister of I.
C. Strieker. Hl'pd at. t.hp hnrna nf har
mother, at Three Rivers, Mich., last
Wednesday morning, after a brief ill
ness. Mr. Strieker was unable to
attend the funeral.
Sheriff Cohenour went to Fort Mo
have yesterday with a warrant for the
arrest of A. L. Tshette. The com
plaint against Tshette by his wife is
AN APPEAL TO THE WOMEN OF KINGMAN
There is an urgent appeal from the Board of Health for enlistment
of women in helping to combat the infleuenza epidemic. They tell us that
they have not met with the response that they should in this respect.
Women are needed for making surveys of the town twice a week in order
to have accurate statistics on the extent of the disease, for nursing in the
hospital, and for other work.
Mohave county has never fallen down on .anything, and will not this
time. If you can give all or part of your time communicate with W. L. Lin
vilH at Blue 104 or Blue 14.
BUT BE CAREFUL
MOHAVE CO. HIGH SCHOOL
HAKES EXCELLENT HOSPITAL
Things Well Organised to Take Care
of Epidemic. Scyen Cases now at
Hospital. ' ,
The Mohave County High School
has been fitted up -for a hospital to
take care of patient as the influenza
epidemic may develop. There are
seven cases being Wken care of there.
The high schoolfbuilding makes an
excellent hospital', the ventilation,
heating system and general conveni
ence of the buildingV being as good as
can be found in a bujlding especially
constructed for a hospital.
The seats have bee"n taken up in five
rooms, thus allowing a ward for the
men, one for the women, one for the
children and one for the very sick.
Mr. Linville acts as manager, and
Mrs. R. B. Walker who is a graduate
nurse, is in charge of the nursing.
Mrs. Linville, Mrs. John Wagner,
Mrs. McDougal, Mrs. Harlan and Mrs.
Bulkley are enrolled for day nurses
and Miss Lambert, Mrs. Joe Steed and
Mrs. Russell are the night nurses.
airs. John JMusser is enrolled as a
The spraying station is being taken
care of by Mrs. DeLashmutt, Mrs.
Ray Robinson, Miss Gibson and Lo-
dema Cook. Everyone is sprayed up
on entering or leaving the building.
The work in the office is being tak
en care of by Mrs. C. A. Warren and
Mrs. W. J. Hennessy and the diet
kitchen is in charge of Miss Canto,
who is assisted by Mary Eleoner Co
henour, Mrs. Granger, Miss Russell
Miss Swetting, Miss Baskerville and
The ambulance committee consists
of I. M. George, Thos. H. Dodd, Billy
Clack and George Martinez.
All in all the hospital is very well
organized and ready to take care of
many more patients than are now reg
Superintendent of Health White
urges those who are taken down with
the epidemic to go to the hospital m
order to get better attention.
GETS SOFT BERTH
Louis Garcia, who murdered Lafe
Aired, at the Clemens ranch, in Pinal
county, last September, and who con
fessed to the crime, has been sentenc
to life imprisonment, which in Arizona
means about four years in the pen,
He killed Aired and buried the body
in an irrigation ditch, afterward steal
ing the effects of the murdered man.
This is the class of man who does not
want capital punishment.
GOOD GRAPES GROWN
IN MOHAVE COUNTY
Mary Eleanor Cohenour sent two
fine clusters of grapes to this .office
this week. These grapes raised on
her place in Kingman are of the
"Rose of Peru" variety and are not
only extra large but well flavored as
well, showing that Mohave County
soil, with water, will raise the best.
RED CROSS DONATIONS
Since last reported Mohave County
Chapter has ree'd the following dona
tions: Emerald Isle Boarding House 7.00
Standard Minerals B'rding H'se 10.65
F. W. Van Dover coupons from
Proceeds from Red Cross boxes 11.50
Sale of Salvage from Chloride 12.50
J. T. WATKINS,
UNITED WAR WORK
The United War Work Campaign
begins November 11 and ends Novem
ber 18. This is a campaign for funds
for the various war societies and will
be divided among them as follows:
Young Men's Christian Association,
Young Women's Christian Associa
War Camp Community Service,
American Library Association, $3,-
National Catholic War Council, $30,
000,000. Jewish Welfare Board, $3,500,000.
Salvation Army, $3,500,000.
The amount to be raised is $170,000,
000 and the quota for the state will be
as $306,000 and for Mohave county
$M55, as a minimum.
The quotas are based on population
figures excepting where allowances
are made for large numbers of Mexi
cans or Indians.
Allen E. Ware has been appointed
chairman for the drive in Mohave
county and H. H. Watkins treasurer.
The work of these organizations at
the front is doing wonders to kefcp up
the morale of the figHting men.
SOMETHING EOR OS
Four Kinmari boys appeared before
Judge Smith yesterday morning on the
charge of breaking the seals on Santa
Fe cars and stealing fruit out of them.
They all plead guilty. One of thej
older boys was given a suspended sen
tence of 20 days in jail. The other
three were bound over to the Superior
Court. The next time a case of this
kind comes up the names of the boys
will be published.
And now we would like to say
something to the boys of King
man. For some reason you
boys have gotten it into your
heads that you are doing some
thing smart whei you break the
law. You are not. To steal is
not manly it is cowardly. You
are taking an unfair advantage.
Change your point of view on this
subject and start over again, or
you will find very little in store
for you in life ahead. Here's hop
ing this is the last time' Kingman
will have a case of this kind on its
And to the grown-ups there
ought to be something provided
for the boys of Kingman to divert
their minds from such things.
Boys from 10 years and up are "in
the making" and their after lives
often reflect the course they then
pursue. A playground and a
swimming pool in ,the summer
months and a reading room and
gymnasium in the winter would
do wonders in this respect. If a
boy has his mind filled with clean
things its mighty hard for the
other thing to creep in.
This is not "reform stuff," it's
hard, cold facts. No matter
how good your boy is, he needs
these things, and they could bo
made to sustain themselves fin
ancially, by the boys.
ORDER NUMBER OF 18
TO 45 REGISTRANTS
We are publishing a partial list of
the 18 to 45 year registrants giving
their order numbers of the numbers
in which they will be called or rather
the order in which those in class one
will be called. The number wijth "a"
affixed to it is the order number. The
balance of the numbers will be pub
lished in next week's issue of this
322 Casey, John, Oatman .al
438 Parsons, John Dalbert, Oatman ..a2
904 Wilkinson, Jr., Joseph T Cane
Beds e .as
20 Chong. June Hlng. Kinsman 4
739 Newltt, Harry Russell, Mineral
535 Inman, Charles I., Yucca a6
219 Henderson, William Halnse,
Peach Springs . r7
625 Emery, Ellphalet Horace,
72 Gilbert. Herbert John, Kingman a9
832 Maraulz. Ambrocio. Yucca alO
348 Forebuaer, John, Oatman all
4 uverotn, ueorge Washington,
Big Springs. Texas al2
134 Hart, Isaac Newton, Kingman al3
395 Castleberry, John Gordon, Oat
657 Wright, Roy Jollne, Chloride al5
623 Carter, Edward Jackson, Chlor
228 Wolheter, George Byron, King
man ., al7
413 Conger. William L.. Oatman .... alS
256 Esqulbel, Merehildo, Kingman .. al
399 Martin. Frank, Oatman a20
BOO Scott, Leon H Kingman a21
699 White, Frank, Kingman a22
496 Funkhouser, Preston L, O'tra'n a23
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LIBEL SUIT GOV. HUNT
VS. FRED BREEN DISMISSED
JURY FAILS TO AGREE
Jury Said to Have Stood Eight to
Four for Acquittal. Sensational
The trial of Gov. George W. P.
Hunt against Fred Breen and Allen
Jaynes or rather the State of Arizona
against these gentlemen, on a charge
of libeling Gov. Hunt, was had before
a jury at Phoenix last week and re
sulted in a mistrial. The jury is said
to have stood 8 to 4 for acquittal. A
most remarkable condition Was dis
closed by the testimony in the case.
Gov. Hunt simply set out the fact that
certain matter had been published in
a newspaper edited and owned by Fred
Breen and that the same was libelous
The defense immediately set out that
the newspapers in question had a
right to believe that the statement of
one Lawrence that Gov. Hunt had said
"To hell with the war," was true, as
he had consorted with men who had
used every means in their power to
impede the progress of the war in the
United States. They introduced tes
timony, both parol and documentary
showing that Gov. Hunt had been real
friendly with the I. W. W.; had gone
on the bond of one who had been
charged with espionage and had given
him a berth as guard at the peniten
tiary, and when he had decamped the
governor had paid the bond. He had
written letters to I. W. W. who were
active in their propaganda against the
war work of this government, and to
one .of whom he had denounced Secre
tary Osborn and Fred Sutter in un
measured terms. He claimed that he
did not know the I. W. W. was a dis
loyal bunch, but when his message to
the extra session of the Arizona legis
lature was read he said he did not
know just what it contained, but that
he stood by the message. The mes
sage denounced the I. W. W. for dis
loyalty. They showed that Gov. Hunt
had purchased 1000 copies of I. W. W.
propaganda, and that the literature
contained a picture of Hunt, and that
he later had destroyed the circulars.
He also had purchased or subscribed
for Sinclairs magazine for all the
State institutions and paid for same
out of state moneys. He said he did
this because Sinclair, a socialist, had
voted for President Wilson at the last
Hunt claimed that he was thorough
ly loyal and that he had bought $15,
000 worth of bonds and was also ac
tive in all war work.
BY U.S. GRAND JURY
John O. Dunbar, who has been run
ning a weekly publication at Phoenix,
has been indicted by the U. S. grand
jury on six counts, the charge being
obstructing the Fourth Liberty Loan.
He was realeased on bail of $5,000.
Dunbar is one of the oldest newspaper
men of the state and for the past sev
eral years has been conducting a mag
azine which appears to have for its)
object the attacking of everything
that is connected with'the mining bus
iness, or any person who does not be
lieve in his way of thinking. Even
the men at the head o ! the food com
mission of the state have come in for
attack. The indictment was returned
on account of misleading articles that
appeared in his magazine, induced,
supposedly because the loan committee
failed to place advertising -with the
Last Monday afternoon the auto
mobile in which four Kingman school
"ma'ams" were riding was struck on
the Fourth street crossing by a freight
train pulling through the yards from
the east One of the vountr ladies
was driving the car and as she ap
proached the railroad crossing she
suddenly observed the train coming
past the depot, and believing that she
could not make the crossing put on the
Drakes ana all lour jumped to safety.
The car skidded almost across the
track and the train struck the rear
end, swerving it around and breaking
two wneeis and damaging the fenders.
Outside of a scare the ladies were un
PAT MURPHY DIES OF
Pat Murohv. n npnhew nf Finn find
Thomas Murphy, died at Needles on
Thursday morning, death being due to
pneumonia, after an attack of influ
enza. Mr. Murphy was head of the
Needles Drayage company and was
cne of the Vw?st irnnum ami host lilrart
men in that city. He was in the draft
ana expected to be called within a few
days. His friends in Kingman are
deenlv crieved ovr his nntimnlv-