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ifl MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1918
and OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Official Paper of Mohave County
Issued Weekly by the
MOHAVE COUNTY1 PUBLISHING CO.
Entered as second-class matter at the post office
at Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, under Act of
Congress of March 1, 1879. J
W. G. DAMON . Editor and Manager
ANSON H. SMITH . ...Mining Editor
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New York, Oct. 23 Several thousand cases of German
made toys arrived here to Jay. Associated Press
Toys! For whom? For the innocents carried down when the
"Lusitania"sank? For those tear-eyed Belgian children who
stretched forth little arms from which the hands were struck off
.by the swords of German officers? For those French boys and
girls with pitiful sightless eyes? For those whose little bodies
rest in the churchyards of Italy, that died in pain from poisoned
Hun candy? For those other children slowly starved to death in
Poland or massacred in Armenia?
Toys? Toys made by Huns to whom innocence and childhood
are but toys to be played with and then crushed and broken?
Toys whose very contact contaminates and leaves upon the touch
of babyhood invisible clots of blood? As well bring a deadly
serpent into the home to spew its venom on the cradle. Why
shall we befoul and taint the purity of American childhood with a
reminder of the fiendish treatment the Huns have gloried in ever
since that fateful August of 1914? Can 6ne even look upon a
Noah's Ark "Made in Germany" and put from his mind those
hundreds' of helpless innocents whose silken locks are twined. -with
seaweed? Can one hold a German doll in her arms and forget
the thousands dead from famine who once made 'glad a mother,
arms? Can a boy find delight in the contortions of a mechani
cal Hun clown and forget those brave young men who writhed in
agony when crucified on castle walls by these same Huns? Can
a ball colored with the red of Huns to suggest the flame from
bursting grenades hurled by arms uplifted in the attitude of
Let those who would invite fearsome ghosts into the home
to hover round the Christmas tree buy German toys. If one
would Hang the boughs with evil omens, and bid the wail of agon
ized spirits float through the branches and fan the flickering
flame of candles, let him buy German toys. Let those who can,
make' merry with the products of those very hands which even at
this moment are eagerly filling shells with poison gases and
deadly flames and hurling them against our own flesh and blood.
What could more delight the cunning Hun, what morequick
ly bring the sneering smile to cruel faces, or gladden heartless
hearts, or encourage him to hope that even now we tolerate his
brutality and welcome what he wants to sell ? If now, when as
a nation we are in universal condemnation of Hunism, yet do we
Jyild out our hands to accept his works, what will he think and
with what measure shall he estimate the sincerity of our expres
sions of repugnance and horror at what he has done since the sun
rose this morning? What mitigation can we claim in the thought
that America was not yet overseas when these trinkets were
fashioned? Even while the goudy paint was yet fresh upon
these trinkets ,were Belgian girls being dragged into slavery far
worse than death.
We do not lack for toys; toys(by trainloads made in Americ
an factories, by hands which are clean; toys also by carloads
made by your ally in Japan, where childhood is sacred, and love,
not hate, is taught at mothers' breasts. Even were there none,
far better our boys and girls should go without than to find pleas
ure in the handiwork of a nation which jnade.a public holiday to
celebrate. the Joss of the "Lusitania", and which in these latter
days is steeped in the. "glory" of monstrosities. Could our little
men sacrifice a childish pleasure to" buy war stamps and contrib
ute pennies to the Red Cross, andour little" mothers who knitjso
patiently with hands that can barely hold the needles, would one
. of these knowingly find any' pleasure in any toy "Made in Ger
many"? H. , Windsor, in Popular Mechanics. , , , , ,
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"""" In the S. 0. S., as well as at the front, the American soldier
is fighting for his country's cause in one way which is apt to be
overlooked. He- is making friends with men who come from China
and Japan, Africa, India, Russia and Australia, and the friend
ships of this chaotic war-time are going to count in the relations
between nations when this war has been won.
The doughboy is destroying forever the myth of a blustering,
money-grabbing, hypocritical nation that the people of many
lands had been told lay to the west of the Atlantic.
In France the Americans are meeting thousands of Chinese,
wholly different in features .color and costumes, young men of
good physique, some of them .highly educated in thfir own coun
try.Their presence here is a sign of an awakened Asia thatds not .
going back to sleep. These Chinese in France will affect trem
endously the future of China, particularly in its relations with
the United States. Behind the mask of un'comprehended langu
age, the Chinese soldier is a shrewd observer, sensitive to impres
sions. 'In some places the Americans are meeting soldiers of India,
tall, straight-limbed men of natural dignity who have with them
the traditions of a lasting civilization that from all signs is ap
proaching under the empire a new period of greatness.
There are other strangers here, too, who will not be so hard
to understand-Australians and New Zealanders, and the Italians,
already close to American hearts and ideals through ties of blood.
We arc making friends of them all. We want to understand
them, just as we want to be friends of France and England. I
"Stars and Stripes."
WHAT ABOUT WHAT?
We read in eastern newspapers and magazines about so many
whats after the war that we expect soon to have a war of swat
ting the what. That poor word has been so overworked that
we expect it soon to go into innocuous dessuetude. After the
war is over this country is going to take care of itself in farm
ing, mining and eveiy industrial pursuit. The mere fact that our
own United States has engaged in a philanthropic war is no base
for the belief that everything will be turned topsy-turvy when the
boys come marching home again. We read what is to happen to
gold what is going to happen to silver; what is going to happen
to shipping and ship building; wlutf is going to happen to .
Well nothing is going to happen to something after the war
or before the war is over. The United States is so big and great
and enterprising that no man nor set of men nor all the men
can put it on the bunm. Don't get scared over the problems of af
ter the war, or the flu or other measley things, but get ready to
take care of the greatest boom all along the line that the coun
try has ever known.
Twixt Love and Duty
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What shall we say of them, the dead who died
Upon the fields of France to crush the foe ?
How shall we show our pity and our pride?
How shall we crown their glory and their woe?
Not. by the means of futile words of praise
The nameless dead do never ask this gift
Not by the splendid monument we raise
N,or by the half-mast flags we sadly lift;
But let this be their gUjwjtf be-their dde," ,- -Let
but their single thought speak for them here:
In that rich moment when they gave, each knew,
E'en as he lost the things he'd held most dear,
That, matter not what be Life's unseen plan,
He'd play his part, and prove himself a man.
ROBERT A.DONALDSON, S. S. U.
With the Red Cross
Here and Over There
A Waste That Is
Can you imagine a junk pile t stretching up to
heaven and containing $150,006,000 worth of
This represents what happened in this coun
try last year. That enormous amount was wast
ed in tires alone, it has been estimated.
Gates Half-Sole Tires are an aid to the Gov
ernment in stopping this enormous loss. Over
size, puncture proof and cost one-half as much.
Aside from the patriotic dutv of conserving
rubber and fabric CAN YOU AFFORD to wear
wear out and throw away tires when Gates Half
Soles applied in time will give thousands of miles
more service at half the cost?
Registered U. S. Patent Office
Authorized Service Station
SEQOND HAND GOODS
The H. Y. Basham Co.
Beale St., at 5th Kingman, Ariz. Phone Blue 113
, Red Cross chapters m the Pacific
Division are again urged to comply
with production allotments. Most of
the chapters are doing this faithfully
but a few still insist on clogging up
the national machinery by disobeying
orders. No credit is given at Wash
ington for overproduction which only
needs enough to fill actual Army or
ders. Hereafter the Division Bureau
will not account any articles sent in
,that are not the result of a Production
and Nut Shells
News articles about the Red Cross
drive for fruit seeds and nut shells, so
badly needed bv the povernment in
making gas masks, should -always
mention the delivery of these articles
ta the nearest Red JCross Collection
Aerencv. Native black walnut and
ornamental datpfi 'are'vprv valnahl
' making gas proofoarbon.
Tons of ' AftdmiMi'
The Pacific Division, American Red
Cross, shipped more than 10 tons of
tin foil in the past three months. Los
Angeles has thousands of collection
boxes under the Boy Scouts and makes
aver $1,200 each month on the sale of
"For all Humanity" is the subject
of a film that will be released in the
near future, showing the various
phases of Red Cross activities. An
nouncement will be made by the Pa
cific Division when this and other Red
Cross films can be seen on this coast.
Red Cross Nurses
Women of the Pacific Division have
arisen to the present epidemic emerg
ency in a manner which is beyond
mere words of opprobation. There is
continued need of women's ministia
tion andfhe Red Cross feels it can de
pend upon the daughters of the West
to keep at the helin until the last vis
age of the storm has disappearel. The
Division Bureau of Nursing supplied
every available nurse and akl at its
command, then called on laywomen to
fill up the gaps in the army of helpers
to care for the thousands of sufferers.
Chapters in all afflicted districts have
handled the situation in a splendid
manner and 'the Red Cross has again
lived up to its real ideal.
"Will you please get me another
bucket of water?" asked a woman of
an officer who had knocked over her
scrubbing water in a London Hospital
"Madam I am an officer!" he haught
ily replied. "Ah I humbly beg your
pardon" answered the scrub woman
"I am only a Duchess!"
Christmas seals will be omitted by
the Red Cross this year, and in the
place of the fund raised by the associ
ation in this manner to combat tuber
culosis it will appropriate $2,500,000
to aid the National Tuberculosis As
sociation and its allied organizations.
The Red Cross Roll Call will be sup
ported by all these organizations and
each Red Cross member will be award
ed ten seals enclosed in a folder which
contains educational mattpr rocrnrHino.
I the white plague.
Miner Want Ads Bring Results. Try.
Miner Want Ads Bring Results. Try.
History states that Napoleon
lost the battle of Waterloo because
his marshall came up behind time.'
Doubtless his watch was slow
Let us fix yours
C. B. JOHNSON
Kinpan Water Co.
Telephone Black 101
your water comes to
you through a METER.
DON'T let it waste
through the faucet just
because it is WATER.
"The Highway Garage"
The "Boss" has just returned from a vacation and
feels equal to anything so feel assured that your
troubles will receive a renewed attention.
GASOLINE, Lubricating OILS, ACCESSORIES
Phone Green 19. Free air and water, Kingman, Ariz
use wastf ul carbon lamps. USE THE ECO-
NOMICAL MAZDA LAMPS.
The tour of the "Livestock Squad"
which had been arranged by the Agri
cultural Extension Service of the Col
lege of Agriculture at the University,
and which was to have .served the
range cattlemen of Southwestern Ari
zona, has been postponed to a later
date, due to the danger of spreading
the influenza at public meetings.
Mrs. Chas. Wilkins -:- Prop.
TH-E LOCUST ROOMS
?3.00 Per Week 50c and 75c
: : : Per Night : : :
' Cor. Beale & 3d Sts. Kingman
ROBERT S. BILLINGS
E. Elmo Bollinger
Citizens Bank Bldg.
KINGMAN. - - ARIZONA
'light the kitchen fire to broil, fry, or toast
-DO IT AT THE TABLE WITH ELEC
TRIC GRILL AND TOASTER ,
worry about wash and ironing days SAVE
A DAY A WEEK WITH ELECTRIC
WASHER AND IRON.
DELAY BUYING YOUR
Using electricity means real Economy, Effi
ciency, Comfort, and. Convenience and
more time for war work-
DESERT POWER & WATER CO.
Kingman - - Chloride