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SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1920.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
COTTON IN EGYPT
During the recent inspection tour of
the Imperial Valley cotton growers
over the Salt River Valley under the
'auspices of the Maricopa Farm Bur
eau, K. D. McMicken, who has just
returned from a special trip over the
cottonjlands of Egypt, gave a most
interesting address on the cotton
practices of the Egyptians. Some of
the items of interest and worth have
been taken from this address and
brief comparisons made with Arizona
practices by R. S. Hawkins, Assistant
Agronomist of the University of Ari
zona, who, with Dean Working, ac
companied the cotton growers over
"Arizona is not the only place on
the map that raises long staple cot
ton. Wo must not forget that we are
relatively new at raising this type of
cotton and that we can well afford to
take some lessons from Egypt's hund
red years of experience in growing
long staple cotton and apply them to
our own conditions. This year Egypt
has, two million acres of long staple
cotton, which is about ten times as
much as Arizona has. Although the
soil of the Nile valley is very fertile,
a three-year rotation, with cotton
grown wie year out of the three, is
consistently followed. Arizona must
in time fall in line with Egypt's lead
in this respect.
'In the main the irrigation practic
es of Egypt tally pretty closely with
the best practices in the Salt River
Valley. They too dwarf the cotton in
the early stages by holding off the
water in order to force more fruiting
instead of vegetative growth. After
blooming,, their irrigations are light
but numerous enough to keep the cot
ton growing steadily, eleven or twelve
irrigations being put on in a season
with a total of 3.6 acre feet on an
"Sandy soils are not considered
good cotton soils in Egypt, and cotton
is seldom planted on anything but
heavy clay soils that are extremely
hard to 'handle, but produce cotton in
abundance. A dozen seeds or so are
planted in a place, so that the young
plants can,,' force their way through
this sorbof a Wl. In the ordinary
year our iiejKiy soils, especially in the
Santa Cuz galley do not produce as
, much , cotton1 as' those with considera
ble san"din?them simply because they
do not "warm up" early enough in the
spring, and the young plants do not
Program for Week Endlngv July 23rd
SATTJRDAY, JULY 24
MARY MILES MINTER
"Ann of the Green Gables"
Mutt & Jeff
"THE SPEED MANIAC"
TBEENDS AND ENEMIES"
MONDAY, JUI.Y 26.
PRICES 28 & 65e.
TUESDAY, JT71Y 27
""The Manhattan Knight"
THE SOUTH SEAS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28.
Remodelling a Husband"
"SNUB" POLLARD COMEDY
THURSDAY, JULY 29.
M VIOLET HEMING
2 Part Sennett Comedy
FBXOES 88 ft 850
7RXDAY, JULY 30.
"THE SILENT AVENGER"
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make a business of growing much un
til well along into the summer.
"The Egyptians look with much
disfavor upon a cotton plant that
grows to be higher than three to three
and one-half feet. Their aim is to
grow a short, bushy plant with very
little vegetative growth and an abun
dance j of fruiting branches.
Many of our Arizona fields of cot
ton look as though they were being
grown for ensilage instead of foi cot
ton. True, it is hard to hold down the
rank growth on some of our more fer
tile soils, but by proper irrigation,
thinning)('and spacing, much can be
done to keep the cotton within bounds.
"Cotton is picked very clean in
Egypt when compared with the Ari
zona practice. Our labor system un
doubtedly is largely responsible for
this condition. Cotton pickers in the
Nile valley get 50 cents per day since
the war. In this country a laborer is
paid according to the number oi
pounds of cotton and dirt that he can
get together. Heretofore our cotton
has not been discriminated against to
any extent on account of the dirt, but
if the dissatisfaction that comes from
the cotton mills of the eastern part of
this country is any criterion, we may
well expect it. j
"That the cotton growers of Egypt
know how to grow cotton is proven by
the fact that in spite of the terrible
ravages of the pink boll worm, which
is very bad in Egypt, they are able to
produce mdre lint per acre than we
have been producing in Auzona. In
1918 the average production c-f lint in
the Nile valley was 366 pounds per
acre, while that in Arizona ran
around 250 pounds.
One Hundred Per Cent
By Carolyn Weils.
The men are very learned, and the
men are very wise;
Of course, there isn't very much es
capes their eagle cye3!
Anditheir per cent of .ignorance is
probably quite small ,
But the women have them beaten for
tho women know it all!
There was a young lady named Jessup,
Whose sole aim in life was to dress
up But her numerous beaux
Were afraid to propeaux
"It's the price of her heaux," they
The Focal Point
First Movie Director Why on
earth was Jenkins arrested?
Second Movie Director The Inter
nal Revenue Department found him
making a "still" in his studio.
A comedy drama, a story of an orphan
girl who had been sent to an old couple
inl place of a boy and she leads them
a merry chase. The mistress of the
house is very hard and crusty, she for
bids Ann from .going to a picnic. Ann
having never been out to a social gath
ering in her life, steals, out through a
window, with ice cream and cake upper
most in her mind. Whens he comes up
on what she thinks is a-sick kitten, but
erally is a skunk and then she wonders
why everybody is running away.
Here we have a favorite in another good
on,e-, f all the swift moving, heart
stirring hair raising, fascinating things
you ever saw. this heads the list. In
this you will see the work of a man,
Wnn la nnaQoaaorl nnt -... - i ..
who throws into his work an enthus
iasm mat amounts to genius. Here are
some of the most daring feats of skill
based on a story of keenest human in
terest with a charming love theme. Al
so a Coedyart production, that is bound
Douglas Fairbanks made this picture
put from Holbrook and has as part of
h's support the Hopi Indians, this is
the first time that anyone has been able
to get this tribe of Indians to perform
before the camera. It took a long time
and patience to accomplish this but
Doug and his welcome smile finally
overcame their prejudice. This picture
is the best ever produced by "Dour"
and has many surprises in store for
you. By all means do not miss it.
A exc,"n&. thrilling mystery story
with athletic Geo. Walsh in the titles
roI6. He in a spirit of adventure meets
a Kvell known medium, who tells him
about the girl he will marry when tho
police appear upon the scene, he climbs
up the fire escape and enters anothtr
room, where he finds af)beautiful sirl
standing horrified beside the body of a
man. The police enter this room and
then the play starts. Also a ecenic of
the South Seas by Martin Johnson.
Dorothy Gish in a comedy drama di
rected by her sister, Lillian Qlsh, in
one of the funniest pictures ever made.
She married a "gay dog" to make him
a one woman man. But he broke his
leash and went trotting around with a
pretty manicure lady and a bold bad
beauty, with a black bag, and that is
where Dorothy gets in her work and
now, at her slightest word, he sits right'
up and says. "Woof". Don't mlss it.
Also a slapstick comedy by "Snub" Pol
The novel by David Graham Phillips of
college and political life. Love un
worthily bestowed js the motif of 'The
Cost". This strong picture enjoyed a
big patronage at CfraumanVMIlllon Dol
lar Theatre at Los Angeles and was
judged by the critics as being one of
the best photoplays of the season. The
acting is all that It should be and the
settings are most elaborate. Tiffany's
fine Jewelry store being used as the
background of one of the Miin,.i
Also a two part Sennett slapstick, which
will hiake ybu ache from laughing.
A story of romance and the glamor of
beautiful girls. A fascinating comedy
drama of Lombard! In a Fifth Ave
dressmaking establishment, where so
ciety comes after their silken creations
Yet he couldn't sew, but he had a world
of dreams, until he found that his bus
iness is nearly ruined and then he was
awakened from his dreams by his able
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- of 'that thrilling' serial.
unsiHiuiii ana ne comes to himself. A
THE MULLET FISHERIES
Developing a profitable fishing in
dustry, and marketing ocean fcod fish
from a brine-pickled pool of constant
ly varying salinity and water levels,
far below the level of the oceans and
in the midst of a blazing desert, is
an accomplishment of man that is
worthy of attention. This newest of
American fisheries, which has recent
ly commanded the attention of both
state and federal scientists, is in the.
Salton Sea of southern California,
where the industry has grown up un
der some of the most adverse and ex
traordinary conditions existing in any
The iSalton Sea is one of the wosl
mysterious of all the world's inland
brine pools. With its surface at this
writing 257 ft. below ocean level, and
its waters at times approaching six
fold the salinity of sea water, it has
often been termed the Dead Sea of
America. It is the lowest hmlv nf
water on the face of the western hem
isphere, and the lowest on earth with
the exception of the Dead Sea of Pal
estine. Little is known of the fish life of
the Salton Sea prior to the las! break
in the Colorado River dykes. It is
definitely known, however, that at
the, time the sea was something like
six times as salty as ocean water, and
this fact alone would have precluded
the possibility of fish living in its
waters. In 1905, the river overflowed
its banks, cutting two channel to the
Salton Sea which are now known as
the Ne wand Alamo rivers. The
flood carried 160,000,000 cu- ft. of
water which it emptied into the Sal
ton Sea, freshening the water,ra:sing
its level, and greatly extending its
Several years after the flooding of
the Salton Sea the salt water mullet,
a desirable food fish, of the identical
cursions to the Gulf of California for
nia, and other Pacific waters from
Monterey southward, made its ap
pearance ir, the sea. Two theories
are advanced by scientists to account
for the occurrence of the fish. The
first is that they had swum from the
Gulf of California into the fresh wa
ters of the Colorado River, and were
carried down into the. Salton Sea by
the flood. This theory, however does
not seem acceptable, inasmuch as the
fishermen declare- there is no authen
tic record of the salt-water mullet
swimming- up into the fresh water
of streams. The second theory, and
the more plausible one, is that the
Salton Sea was stocked with fish by
the white pelicans. These great birds
The other day an Indianapolis law
yer took one of his wornen clients 'out
to lunch. He, being discreet, decided
to say nothing about the event to his
wife. But the tattling friend who al
ways learns of such affairs told wifey
instead, and that evening he was duly
scolded for this misdemeanor.
"But you sometimes go out to lunch
with men who are our friends," pro1
tested her husband, "and I ddn't ob
ject. I can't see why you should ob
ject. Now, what is the difference be
tween you going and my going in
"Why, the difference is in the bill,"
smiled the wife. "One way you save
it and the other you pay it." Indian
"CENTER" OF BRITISH EMPIRE
Unpretentious Dwelling In London
House the Real Rulers of Great
Commonwealth of Nations,
For 200 years a severely plain and
unpretentious three-story brick dwell
ing has become widely known through,
out the world as Britain's central 'of
fice of the diplomatic service. "No.
10 Downing street" refers ito one of
London's historic houses on the so
called "street of power," which nestles
close to the confines of Whitehall.
There have dwelt therein celebrities,
such as Walpole, Pitt, Chatham, Can
ning, Disraeli and Gladstone. In all,
no fewer than fifty ministers have
Sir George Downing, after whom
the thoroughfare is named, was the
son of a London barrister, a nephew
of Governor 'Wlnthrop of Massachu
setts colony, and a graduate of Har
vard, who obtained the house asa
gift from Charles n as a reward for
unusual service performed by htm
while he was representing his country
In Holland. He had emigrated to
America'- at the age of fourteen and
when he left Harvard, In 1646, a youth
of twenty-one, he became an Itinerant
preacher in theWesl Indies. Shortly
'afterward he returned to England and
became a chaplain in Colonel Okey's
regiment As a faithful Puritan, who
later In life assured Charles II that he
saw the error of his ways due to the
principles Imbibed during his stay in
New England, he shortly afterward en
rolled under Cromwell as a scout mas
ter. After Downlng's death, when the
lease1 on the building lapsed 'to the
crown, the property was given to the
Hanoverian minister, Count Bothma,
by George n, and, when the count died,
was tendered to Walpole, who accept
ed' it on condition that the house should,
forever remain the residence of Brit-
OFJHE SALTON SEA
inhabit the sea by tens of thousands,
rearing their young on the several
volcanic islands, and making daily ex
cursions to the Gul fof California for
their food. Isolated mountain lakes
are known to have been thus stocked
with trout, and probably the fish of
the Salton Sea were carried there in
the same manner.
In a short time a considerable col
ony of fishermen began to appear on
the shores of the Salton .Sea. Exper
iments by several large packing
plants at Los Angeles with the can
ning of mullet also met with a high
degree of success. Due to the terri
fic summer heat of the Salton basin,
the temperatures often going as high
as 125 deg., the fish are iced aboard
the fishing boats as soon as they are
taken from the water. The fisher
men work in canopytopped boats, and
in the water as much as possible for
the purpose of keeping cool. The fish
are landed on Mullet Island, where the
receding of the sea has made possible
the building of a motor r6ad connect
ing it with the land. They are then
trucked to Niland, on the Southern
Pacific line, for shipment to the can
ning plants and markets.
Just what the future of the Salton
Sea fishing industry will be, no one
can say until an accurate water sur
vey and analysis of 'tho water is made
from samples taken from various por
tions of the lake and extending over
aNperiod of years. At present, the
sea has a maximum ' depth of about
45 ft, and it is already well known
that the salinity varies at different
depths as well as in different locali
ties according to the distance from
sources of fresh-water supply. If the
Salton Sea should evr again attain
the degree of salinity that it possess
ed prior to the flood of 1905, it is
probable that the fishing industry
would be automatically terminated by
the perishing of the fish. The fisher
men and old residents about the sea,
however scoff at the idea that the
sea will ever go dry, or even recede
to the point of increasing the salinity
beyond the endurance of the fish.
They believe that the water is now
holding its own against evaporation
losses. Last year the sea receded 4
1-2 ft., and then without any aparent
reason rose again 2 ft. With the con-
stantly increasing irrigation area of
the Imperial Valley and the develop
ment of additional irrigation projects
along the Colorado River, an ever-increasing
volume of over-flow water
will be drained intjo the Salton Sea to J
freshen its waters and maintain its,
STATE FAIR OCT. 14
Prescott, July 24.r-The Eighth an
nual Northern Arizona State Fair,
will be held at Prescott October 14,
15 and 16th. The officials of the As
sociation expect to make this year's
fair the mos successful from every
'standpoint that has ever been held.
Hj D. Aitken well known through
out the State of Arizona succeeds R.
N. Fredericks, as the president of the
Association. Owing to the pressure
of personal affairs Fredericks, who
has. served the fair faithfully since its
inception, will be unable to give his
time as president for this year, al
though his support and co-operation
will be with the1 fair from startTo
finish.The other officials are: A.
A. Johns, vice-president; Frank G.
Brown, treasurer; 'g7u. Sparkes7se
retary and J. M. Barrett, assistant
secretary. The county vice-presidents
are: Apache countv. Frprl t
Colter; Coconino, Lou Charlebois; Mo
have, A. M. MacDuffee; Navajo, Ed.
Sawyer; Yavapai, W. W. Midgley.
The Boards of Supervisors of the five
northern counties comprise the Exe
cutive committee of the Association.
Iri all departments of the fair work,
progress will be developed this year.
The nature of the Northern Arizona
State Fair is purely educational, the
stimulation and encouragement of ef
ficiency and excellence in the products
oi xMortnern Arizona being the prime
purpose of the Association. This fair
has grown from a "baby" tent fair
into one of the leading institutions
of the State, with permanent 'build
ings in whic to house the wonderful
agriculture, horticultural, livestock,
mining, art, educational, culinary and
needle work from the northern tier of
Eggs Is Eggs
"What became of the scheme to
stamp the date on eggs before they
were put into cold storage," asked the
old Fogy. "I .haven't seen a stamped
egg in 'five years."
' "No," replied the Grouch. "The ink
fades six or seven years after it is
stamped on an egg." Cincinnati En
"When he was courting me,
coo to me 'for hours."
17 "I never dreamed he'd holler at
me.!' Detroit Free Press.
MANAGED DRAGON BY WIRE
Opera House Manager Had Unique
Idea for the Direction of Impor.
tant Stage "Property."
Our Chinese friends would be inter
ested to learn of the way "foreign dev
ils" control dragons.
In one of the operas produced at the
Metropolitan Opera house in New
York the Inside of the dragon, which is
made of canvas and papier-mache, con
sists of two small boys, who are sup
posed to guide the beast's movements
In accordance with the music. They
are rarely equal to doing that correct
ly, even after rehearsal. A recent per
formance Is stated to have been given
without a single stage rehearsal, since
no time could be found for the prepa
ration of the opera. It was, therefore,
more than ever necessary to have the
occupants of the dragon's inside kept
up to their business. The stage mana
ger decided to Install a telephone in
the beast It connected with' the opera
house switchboard. On one end was
the, stage manager, and at the other
were two receivers strapped to the
heads of the two boys, who received
from moment to moment directions as
to what they should do. The dragon
under the circumstances covered him
self with glory.
Speaking of "burdensome" names,
Stray Stories tells of one Arthur Pep
per of Liverpool, England, 'who. be
stowed upon his Infant daughter a
name that comprised every letter In
the alphabet, running from Anna to
It fieemS surprising that the names
of Dickens' characters, odd though
they were, should be found In real life;
(or It was from life that many of
them were taken. Some, as Is known,
were copied from the names of signs
over business places ; but that was not
the novelist's only source of selection.
John Forster, his biographer, found
among his papers a carefully drawn
list of names, with the sources from
which he obtained them. Some of the
names are too extravagant for any
thing but reality: Jolly Stick, Bill
Marigold. George Muzzle, William
Why, Robert Gospel, Bobbin Scrubban,
Sarah Goldsacks, Catherine Two, So
phia Doomsday, Rosetta Dust and
Sally Gimblett Youth's Companion.
MINER WANT ADDS. BRING
We want property to
Rent-Lease or Sell
Furnished houses, are in great demand. List
them with us at once. We have the tenants.
If you have a Farm or Cattle Ranch to sell. see
The Kingman Realty Syndicate
' H. C. NEWELL - - - Agent
Phone Blue 78 Telephone BJdg.
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,BT . - 'Mohave Co. Distributors' J
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE
, ON FORECLOSURE.
JOHN BOYLE, Plaintiff.
AGNES H. SMITH and ANSON H.
Under and, by virtue of an order of
sale and decree of foreclosure and sale,
issued out of the Superior Court of the
County of Mohave, State of Arizona, on
the 16th day of July, A. D. 1920, in the
above entitled action, wherein JOHN
BOYLE, the' above named plaintiff, ob
tained a Decree of Foreclosure and sale
against ANSON H. SMITH and AGNES
H. SMITH, defendants, on the 82nd day
oi April, A. D. 1920 for the pufltSrf
$3941.67, in United States gold colnjlie
sides Interest and costs, which said de
cree was. on the 2nd day oi April, A. u.
1920 rendered in said action, I am com
manded to sell all that certain iand,
property and premises, situate, lyinz
and being In the County of Mohave,
State of Arizona, and described as fol
The northwest (N. W.) quarter JA-4)
of the northeast (N. E.) quarter (1-4)
of Section twenty-five (25), Township
twenty-one (21) north, range seventeen
(17) west, i less two (2) acres in the
northeast (N. E.) corner of said tract;
Also the south half (1-2) of the north
east (N. E.) quarter (1-4) of Section
twenty-five (25), township twenty-one
(21) north. Range seventeen (17) west,
less two (2) acres near the middle of
the northern line of the southeast (S.
E.) quarter (1-4) of the northeast (N.
E.) quarter (1-4) of said above describ
ed section, fronting on. Ford Street,
Also south half (1-2) of Section twenty-five
(25) Township twenty-one (11)
north. Range seventeen (17) west, G. &
S. R. M., said tracts of land contain
ing a total of four hunderd thirty six
together with all and singular the tene
ments, hereditaments and appurtenances
thereunto belonging, or in anywise ap
pertaining. Public notice is hereby given that on
the 9Jh day of August, A. D. 1920, at
10 o'clock A. M. of that day. in front
of the court house door of the County
of Mohave, I (will, in obedience to said
order of sale bod decree of .foreclosure
and sale, sell the above described prop
erty, or so much thereof as may be nec
essary to satisfy 'said judgment, with
interest and costs, eta, to the highest
and best bidder for cash.
Dated July 16, 1920.
W. P. MAHONEY,
By JAMES CURTIN,..
1st Insertion July 17 .
Last Insertion Aug. 6.
FORD G. RAGE
J. A. Tarr, Prop.
GOODXEAR TIRES "
Springs for all cars.
Bearings lor all cars.
Service for all cars.
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