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SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1920.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER , NO OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
The following article was written
by R. S. Adams, who is casting his
first vote this year. It is an appeal
to young men to use the vote:
To the American citizen, the vote
isflfr badge of power. It is the one
point where absolute equality pre
vails. It marks the difference be
tween democracy and autocracy. It
notices of every citizen a limited mon
arch and his own master. He cannot
be Coerced in its exercise, or deprived
of its privilege.
Voters in masses are led along cer
tain i predetermined lines laid out by
ambitious and aggressive masters of
politics, who, in turn, are guided in
a large measure, by the vaguely ex
pressed sentiments of the very masses
they seek td control. As an indivi
dual of the mass, therefore it be
hooves the voter to study men and
measures, and so be prepared to cast
an intelligent vote at any election.
As the vote confers a distinct and
precious privilege, so it evolves sac
red duties which may not be slighted
by any honest citizen. Not only
should the issues be carefully studied
beforehand and opinions formed, but
nothing should be allowed to interfere
with the act of voting.
The forces of evil in politics are al
ways alert, always skilled and untir
ing in manipulation and "getting out
the vote." That element does not
grudge the necessary time and always
knows just who and what they want
tqjotefor. The several units are or
gflSTSfoj and work with a single pur
pose. Against these is arrayed the great
majority, among whom are the indif
ferent, the selfish ,and the careless
voters, so absorbed with their parts
in the game of life, that their public
dirty is hopelessly submerged. Nob
only do these foolish people failto
vote, but they persistently declineto
take active part in any movement for
the public good. With utter indiffer
ence some say, "Who cares? Let
George do it." Others hide behind
thAremark, "One vote will not affect'
theesult why should I bother?" or
"My candidate is sure of election any
way, and my vote would only increase
his majority. It! .isn't worth while."
And so many a good man has gone
down to defeat because so many of. his
friends thought him sure to win.
The Sign of No
"That dog of mine is very intelli
gent," said the sweet young thing.
"I have no doubt of it," replied the
"I was singing just now, and I ask
ed Fido if he liked the song, and he
wagged his tail."
"But did he wag it up and down
or from side to side?"
"Why, from side to side, of course."
"Well, I should say that denoted
that he meant he-was not pleased."
wfDidn't old man Dabney marry a
very young wife?"
"Not so young. I believe she is
"Ah! Then he hasn't so much
rnqney as we thought."
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Every worthy cause contested at
the polls should win, not by a narrow
margin, but by such grand majorities
as will evidence the spirit of the vot
ers in an overwhelming chorus of ap
proval. The obligation to vote on
these questions is not less imperative
for policies approved at the polls may
be of world-wide importance. Con
sciously or unconsciously, we are all
vitally interested in such results and
by intelligent voting, every citizen be
comes an active integer in the great
This year of our Lord, Nineteen
Hundred and Twenty, will be noted
for the number and gravity of ques
tions which must be arbitrated at the
ballot box. Greatest of these, wilL.be
the selection of a President for the
ensuing term. In this struggle, it
will not be the man but what , he
stands for, which will determine the
choice. The bonds which once made
us Democrats or Republicans, or what
not, have lost much of their force. We
favor this or that policy, because it
appeals to us, not because it is a party
measure. The barnacles are drop
ping1 out slowly but surely and new
men, with up-to-date notions are tak
ing their places. Public vision is
clearer. The political horizon is wid
er. Election results, then may be ex
pected, to voice public opinion, freed
from much of inherited prejudice and
reaching out fairly to the truth.
Political parties are essential to
democratic government. Their lead
ers are strong and aggressive men,
and capable organizers. Announcing
certain definite policies, they appeal
to the voters for support. The latter
may choose between the offerings if
they differ widely, and vote accord
ingly. These may be the visions of a
dreamer, rosetinted by hope, but hope
ful visions are quite harmless and
possibly may lead to some good.
If you are loyal to your country and
anxious to see the good in public af
fairs prevail, it is the imperative
duty of every citizen to take an ac
tive part, at least to the extent) of
voting at every election ,and including
like action on the party of the Lady
Contingents in each case.
A, full vote will certainly express
the will of the majority, and the larg
er the intelligent vote, the more cer
tain will be the success of the more
honorable side of the dontest.
"Yes, mum," sniveled the Panhaii'I-
ler, "there was a time when I rode in
my own carriage."
"My, what a comedown1." sympa
thized the Kind-Hearted Woman.
"And how long has it been since you
rode in your own carriage?"
"Just 45 years, mum," replied the
Panhandler, as he pocketed the prof
fered dime. "I was a baby then."
"A woman can't learn to throw a
baseball straight," remarked Mr. Raf
ferty as he paused to observe some
"No," said Mr. Dolan; "no. more
than she can a flatiron or a Wove lid
or a rolling pin. And isn't it the wise
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TROPIC BEEVES DEVELOPED
FROM ZEBU CATTIE
One of the difficulties" confronting
the agriculturist in tropical countries
where, otherwise, nature is prodigal
in her gifts, is the acclimatization of
products native of more temperate
The tropics are not kind to the do
mestic cattle of Europe and Xoilh
America. Conditions of soil, atmos
phere ,and climate that make for max
imum development of all anu.ial and
vegetable stock indigenous to equat
orial latitudes, exact a constant and
merciless toll upon import nl breeds
o fcattle raised under the trop c sun.
With a population of come J.OOO,
000, Venezuela has long needed a sol
ution of this economic pioblein, an'!
that solution now appears to have
been found in the resu.t3 tnat have
attended experiments upon a compre
hensive scale undertaken by Gen
Juan Vicente Gomez, president of the
The haciendas about Mararay haw
been the scene of his experiments in
the crosing of the African zebu with
European and American cattle of tho
breeds referred to. It is not to br
doubted that the extraordinary suc
cessful results attained by him will
prove to be of lasting benefit f
science and so, to the cattle and dairy
The cross-breeding of African zebus
and domestic cows with other domes
tic stock, produces a new type of cat
tle which yields not only more milk,
but a milk with a much higher cream
content, so that it yields much richer
butter, cheese ,and other dairy pro
ducts. While this net result is one
that has proved most gratifying, it is
still subordinate to the larger motive
that dictated the general's experi
ments. That was to evolve a type of
cow1 that would resist infection, dis
ease, and epidemics, peculiar to the
tropics, that have so long operated
against the cattle industry, not only
in Venezuela, but in other Spanish
American countries. General Gomez
claims that the new hybrid more than
fulfills this expectation.
Still another manifestation of the
success of the experiments is to be
found at the great combination
and by-products plant at Puerta Ca
bello, which is operated by English ca
pital, but under American technical
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direction. Here the bulls, cows, and
calves aie dispatched, in times of
large demand, at the rate of 600 head
a clay. Cattle diseases had long re
duced the intake at the Puerta Ca
j bella plant, while the relatively poor
I development of the older domestic
I -tock under disadvantageous climatic
i conditions ha:l' caused the final beef
i product to be inferior in quality to
I that of cattle killed and dressed in
the packing centers of the United
States. But with the introduction of
the African zebu into the Venezuelan
cattle industry and the development
of the new hybrid, both the intake"
I -tit Puerta Cabello, and the output of
beef and hides, both increasingly ex
ported to England, France, and Italy,
has undergone swift improvement in
Lboth quantity and quality. Vast
shipments were made from Puerta
Cabello during the war to the allied
armies, and the soldier forces in Eu
rope enjoyed the benefit of the sudden
betterment of Venezuelan beef pro
duction that followed General Gomez'
The Way It's Done
For many months he had been eat
ing free suppers at her father's ex
pense and the fair Mabel thought it
time he got a move on. One even
ing as they sat together in the parlor
she carried out her little scheme.
"Oh, how funny!" she cried sudden
ly, as she, turned over the pages of
the evening paper.
"What is it?" he asked.
"Why, here's an advertisement in
which it says, 'No reasonable offer re
"What's odd about that?" asked the
young man in surprise
"Oh, nothing," she leplied coyly,
trying to raise a blush, "but those are
my sentiments exactly."
TJjree weeks later the invitations.
A Small Guess'
"What is this hoi polloi?" ,
"I think it is something you get in
a Hungarian restaurant. Louisville
Answered the Definition
"Quite a good epigram that," said
the tramp who had been convicted for
"What did he say?" asked the"
tramp's pal. f
"Seven days. I once atked a par- j
son what an epigram was, and be i
said: "It's a short sentence that
sounds light, but gives you plenty to
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HAS EYE ONLY FOR DEFECTS
Chronic "Knocker" Blind to Any Good
Qualities Prominent In Either
Friend or Enemy.
The knocker Is a common wild an
imal you have all met. He Is known
by the loud noise which he makes all
the time, which sounds like the strokes
of a hammer on an anvil. I never
knew of a place which did not have
at least one confirmed knocker. One
Is enough to go around.
The knocker seems to be afraid of
dying from shame if he should ever
be caught saying something good about
a person. He knocks the folks he
works with. If you mention a good
tiling about a man, he is always ready
with his "Yes, but" and then he
starts In with a long string of defects
to offset the good qualities. I
This animal has very keen eyes
when he is looking for defects, but for
good qualities he Is stone blind. In
nine cases out of ten he Is envious or
jealous, and when one has a feeling of
Inferiority, it Is much easier to "run
down" other people than to lift one's
Many men do It who do not mean
to do the harm they cause, but It Is a
habit they ensily get into, and It not
only does harm to other people, but It
robs a man himself of the pleasure he
might get out of the good things In
An astronomer had been looking'
through a telescope at the sun for sev
eral hours one day, when someone said
to him, "What a fine day we have had."
"I really hadn't noticed it," he an
swered, "I've been looking for the
spots in the sun."
A man mfsses all the good things
when he Is on the outlook for spots.
H. E. Luccock in "Five Minute Shop
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A boy and his father had occasion
to get their own tea ready, and
thought the easiest prepared meal
would be boiled eggs.
The eggs were put on to boil and
forgotten until the boy suddenly re
membered them, and made the remark
that he was afraid they would be
"Never mind," said the father.
"Let the cold water tap run on them."
After a while he asked if they were
"Yes," replied the lad. "They are
"Well, take them back and say your
father wanted duck eggs." London
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