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1U1J MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1920.
Mohave County Miner
Our Mineral Wealth
Official Paptr of Mohave County
lasued Weekly by the
MOHAVE PRINTING end PUBLISHING COMPANY
Entered a necond-class matter at the postofflce at Kingman,
Mohave County, Arliona. under Act of Congress of Mar. 1, 1879.
f. . SAXOS . Editor and Manager
MOM M. MOTH . Mlnlnj Editor
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WHAT IS CORRUPT PRACTICE?
One of the things that a court is being called upon to interpret s the
corrupt practices act of Wisconsin. This act indicates that any measure
that a candidate unlawfully uses against his opponent, whether it be
money or misinformation is in line for prosecution under the law. It
appears that the opponent of Congressman Volstead, who put a crimp in
the famous productions of Milwaukee, urged against the congressman and
stated as a fact that he was an athiest. Volstead is now contesting the
nomination of his opponent in the courts and the judge ruled thai if
Volstead can prove to the satisfaction of his honor that he is not an
athiest that he will find in his favor. If the court takes this action it
will be the first time in the history of the country that such a decision
was ever entered in a court of justice. Volstead, it will be remembered,
was a candidate for reelection to congress and his opponent was Rev. 0.
J. Kvale, a Lutheran minister of the Non-Partisan League persuasion,
who campaigned rather forcefully against the republican candidate and
the party. Despite the fact that he was of the anti-everything wing
of the party he secured the majority of the republican votes, but failed to
take notice of the corrup't practices act in so doing.
PILING IT ONTO PUBLIC UTILITIES
In the course of an address on "the cost of money and the credit of
public utilities," Mr. 0. B. Willcox, an investment broker, called atten
tion to the fact that the business conditions which have made it diffi
cult to obtain new capital for new industries, has resulted' in unprece
dented demands for Utility service. It is so much easier to pass the load
to the electric or gas plant, or the power station, than it is to bother wpth
the problems of labor, fuel and equipment; the production cost is'simply
passed dn to the consumer, and in the end it represents only a trifling ad
dition' to the dost of living relative to increases in the cost of other
Everyone must have noticed that the individual gas or steam en
gine has almost disappeared from machine shops, printing offices and
small manufacturingplants, and the central power station in cities has
grown jn popular use. This all looks like good business for the utility
men, but Mr. Willcox calls attention to the methods of regulating utili
ties. "It is a matter of record," he says, "that under regulation utility
rates have not been increased in proportion to costs of operation; they
have no't been increased within measurable distance of the point at which
the same service could be obtained by other means; they have not been
increased as rapidly as the costs of operation have increased; and in con
sequence net earnings applicable to interest and dividends have shrunken,
and the market value of utility securities has declined out of proportion
to the decline of securities in unregulated industries; this in time of un
precedented industrial activity, of unprecedented shortage of the products
of industry, of unprecedented demand for all kinds of utility service and
of large profits in practically every branch of American enterprise ex
cepting only the regulated industries." j
Mr. Willcox believes that local Ownership of the utilities will create
a closer interest in the affairs of the companies. "Local stockholders,
who are also customers," he says, "will examine utility problems from
both points of view and help in their solution. Every utility should dis
tribute its stocks in the territory served, but no utility can afford to
offer its securities to its employees and customers unless they are sound
and protected by fair margins of earnings against danger of the passing
of the dividends or default in interest payments."
DITCHED BY THE COURT
The bill against the recognition of the cause of suffrage, which was
intended to .hold up the action of the various states in the passage of
the 19th amendment to the constitution giving the right of suffrage to
women, and which was filed in the federal court in New York a few
months ago was dismissed on motion of U. S. Attorney A. Mitchell Pal
mer, the court holding that it had no jurisdiction over the various legis
latures of the states of the Union. This is a distinct victory for the suff
rage cause, as; it clearly indicates the action that will be taken later by
the U. & supreme court. Practically the same action was taken in the
matter of the 18th amendment by the supreme court of the United States
when it was brought before that body on constitutional grounds..
THE NEW WATER POWER ACT
The Government is ready to do business under the new water power
act, and the Commission to administer' the act will be composed of the
Secretaries of War, Interior and Agriculture. The new law is said to
be satisfactory to the investment public and to the "conservationists."
A statement from the Forestry Service at Washington comments on the
power situation as it confronts the country. "Until fuel began to ad
vance' says' the statement, "steam power was going down. With the
advance in coal, which has doubled in price in the last five years, the
opposite result was brought" about and every further increase in the
cost of coal will put up the price of steam. Since the bill passed the
Senate there' have been applications prepared for the development of
500,000 horse power." Under good business conditions, the same authori
'ty estimates, that 5,000,000 horse power from water willlbe added to the
present output in the next five years.
In every part of the country there are water powers that are unused
either because the legislation in force prevented, or because of some con
dition that made steam'power cheaper and more feasible. Most of these
conditions detrimental to water power development have been remedied
and it is high time for the different sections of the country to investigate
most thoroughly, with the advantages of the new legislation in mind,
the natural water powers in their different regions, that are capable of
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BUILDING CONCRETE CULVERT
Plan Outlined to Do Away With Con-
struction of Forms Remedy
Instead of going to the trouble and
expense of making forms for the con
crete culverts. If the ditch Is temporar
ily filled with earth and tamped, these
may be made with no forms at all.
One such culvert was made several
years ago that has withstood time, and
frequent use and Is still without any
The Illustration shows how this type
of culvert or bridge Is constructed,
writes Dale It. Van Horn In Missouri
and Kansas Farmer. If a piece of
land is to be drained, this may be
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How Culvert Is Constructed.
built first and the ditch dug afterward.
If an old ditch is to be bridged, the
fill may be made for the time being
and later removed. The concrete is
mixed In the right proportions and
laid on the rounding surface to the
proper thickness, and with suitable re
enforclng. Trenches should be dug
at either side to make a good footing
to hold tho culvert rigid and to take
the weight of loads passing over It.
Many concrete bridges fall to stand
the test of high waters. If the foot
ing Is too shallow, they undermine
Why Tin House Is Probable.
The sound-proof telephone booth Is
n rarity, but It has been discovered
that any booth can be made absolutely
sound proof If It is lined with tin.
The new Idea Is applicable In other
places where It Is desirable to exclude
needless sounds, says the Golden Age.
One or two layers of tin or aluminum
In partitions or between floors are
equally effective In shutting out the
noise of the neighbor's daughter's
piano or the music of the ragtime
phonograph in the flat above. Family,
quarrels can bo conducted without
risk of the neighbors' listening, the
dog can bark to his heart's content
and the head of the house can Indulge
In a man's prerogative of relieving
himself with unseemly vocal sounds.
The tin-lined houso would be fire
proof or fire resisting. If the tin
manufacturers can be waked up to
the new field for sale of their prod
ucts and the architects roused to the
desirability of getting inexpensive
sound-proof effects, the era of the tin
house may become a reality.
lamb, veal or
pork chops are
able as a meat
for either breakfast or dinner-
are of first quality. That is the kind
you will buy from us, and they will
be properly cut You never take a
chance on the quality when you pur
chase meat of any kind from us.
KINGMAN MEAT MARKET
I. M. GEORGE, Prop. Phone Blue 4
How to Clean Varnished Paper.
Many kitchens and bathrooms are
papered in varnished paper. When
soiled this paper can be cleaned and
made to 'look like new If this method
Is followed: To half a bucketful of
water add two tablespoonfuls m
monia. Wash the walls down ivith
this. Then take half a bucketful of
clear water and add half a table
spoonful of turpentine. Wash the
walls a second time with this, and
afterward wipe them as dry as pos
sible. You will find that the paper
has a brilliant polish and looks like
"An actress in preparing herself for
the stage reverses all the usual rules
"She paints first and draws after
ward." Baltimore American.
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All Markets Listed or Unlisted
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CHLORIDE HOTEL D VIS
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it at the Hotel Davis, on main comer in Chloride. Beat accomodations.
MADAM DAVIS, Prop.
Remedy for Undermining.
during a flood, and either crumble or i'l
are made unsafe. A simple remedy
for this Is to provide a shallow wall
running across the upstream side of
the opening, and a part qt the bridge.
This should extend to the bottom of
the side walls and should pot be over
five or six Inches above the low "wa
ter level. This checks any tendency
toward undermining and prevents,
debris from wedging In the bridge.
C. W. Herndon
"Did you punish the lad who, drew
the disrespectful picture of you?"
"Certainly not," replied the teach
er. "Why should I deliberately of
fend a young manjwho is likely to
attain wealth and influence aa a
comic supplement artist?" Washing
Orders Taken for
Cat Flowers, Wreaths, Etc
Granite and Marble
PHONE BLUE 81
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OFFICE: BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147
BONDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS
Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman ' 8:30 A. M.
Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:01 P. M.
KINGMAN WATER COMPANY
SOLICITS YOUR WATER BUSINESS
Pure Spring Water
Trouble Man, Joe Chambers Red 20
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