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I'llli .MCIIAVE CO I NTY MIN1-.R AM) .I'i: MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1920.
Mohave County Miner
Our mineral wealth
Official Paper of Mohave County
Issued Weekly by the
MOHAVE PRINTING and PUBLISHING COMPANY
Entered as second-class matter at the postofftce at Kingman,
Mohav County, Arlrona, under Act of Congress of Mar. 1, IK 79.
W. a. DAMON Editor and Manager
AJTIOV K. BWTH Minlnr Editor
Subscription rates 12 per year, payable In advance
THAT TOWN OF BOSTON
A man named Ponzi lives in Boston. He surely never got that name
wished on him anywhere near Boston harbor. Ponzi was long-headed
enough to plant large sums of money in different European countries,
and after he had established his banking connections abroad he began
to deal in foreign exchange. American dollars are of full value. These
he converted into depreciated foreign currency. Then by switching his
credits from one country to another he finally worked out the problem so
that the money that he had' dealt in abroad for himself and customers
finally got back to the United States through a clever process of manipu
lating worth par. Ponzi agreed to pay fifty per cent profit to his inves
tors for the use of their money for three months. The surprising part
of the performance developed by an investigation was the apparent proof
that Ponzi was making good. At the same time he cleared up several
million dollars for himself in a few months.
About a dozen years ago the United States Government wished to
float a big bond issue. Everyone was invited to bid and a Boston man
was the lowest bidder. The astonished bankers of the country found
that the Bostortian had no other capital invested in the bond enterprise
beyond the two cent stamp which he had used to mail his bid to Wash
ington. Nevertheless the lowest bidder got the job, and almost before
the Government could notify him to that effect the big ba.nking houses
got behind the Boston "postage stamp bid." The result was that the
far-sighted Bostonian made a lot of money.
MAYBE FOLKS HAVE ALL THEIR CLOTHES
Many of the textile mills of the country have been running on a
short-week schedule; while some have closed down entirely for indefinite
periods. The mills say that there is a lack of orders. The Government's
figures show that there was a drop in wool consumption of nearly 17,
000,000 pounds from the average for the six months of 1920.
WAR IS NOT OVER FOR THESE
While a lot of people are forgetting all about the war there are
still approximately 17,625 War Risk patients in the Government hospi
tals. The Government has decided to convert two of the national homes,
for volunteer soldiers into sanitoriums -for the exclusive treatment of
tuberculosis and another one of the homes into a sanitarium for the ex
clusive treatment of mental cases. These institutions are more neces
sary because of the condition of ex-soldiers, most of whom have suf
fered from shell shock and poisonous gases. These patients who have
become disabled by reason of their military or naval service are pro
vided for under the War Risk act.
THREE AUTOS TO EVERY MILE
The Federal Bureau of Public Roads shows that there were 7,665,-
446 motor vehicles of all types registered in the United States during
the calendar year of 1919, an increase of 23 per cent over the previous
year. License and registration fees alone last year amounted to 64,
700,00, and practically all this sum was devoted to road maintenance and
construction. The highway officials estimate that there are 2,475,000
miles of highway in the country, and a simple long division problem
shows that there are three cars to every mile of highway. Alabama,
Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Da
kota and Wyoming have one car or less for every mile nd a half of their
roads. But Rhode Island brings up the average by producing more than
twenty cars to the mile. Massachusetts has thirteen and two-tenths cars
to the mile and New Jersey's average is only slightly less. California
has seven and eight-tenths cars to the mile.
HOME STUDIES IN FINANCE
While the prices of so-called "necessities" have appreciably increas
ed, all the official statements on finance given out at Washington show
that mortgage security prices have gone down to such a point that the
investment opportunities were never better than now. Good securities
bearing high rates of interest are apparently interesting people all over
the country, and the era of "spending" is giving way to a period of in
vestment. The old-time advice to people to invest in their local public
service institutions seems to be proving interesting to many people, and
the "home ownership" policy of owning th enterprises that serve the
public is taking root.
are not ripe for such a move and it would be foolish for the people of
this end of the country will find the law ample to provide the means,
an election for the creation of a new county so easy that any Tom, Dick
or Harry might impose a heavy expense on the people in an effort to
bring about an election to vote on the subject. When the time comes
for the creation of a new country in our northern "strip" the people of
this end of the country will find the present ample to provide the means.
Mohave county is large, but the population is sparse and it would be a
crime to impose a county government on the people of that section, and
that is in line with what people who are pushing the county division
movement are trying to put upon the people. Counties have been creat
ed with the view of giving sufficient property to each of these political
divisions without regard to accessability of the county seat and therefore
many voters may resent conditions and vote for the proposed law with
out regard to what it will bring them, but calm view of the situation
will cause wiser counsel to prevail. Apache and Navajo counties were
badly placed, but the desire to give each, a part of the railroad tax
caused the people" to split a long drawn out territory lengthwise, leaving
the Navajo reservation occupying the greater part of the north half of
each county subdivision. But this condition will in no measure cause
the people, to try to divide the counties as it would give none of them
sufficient property to carry the load of county officialdom successfully.
Let the fellows who want new counties confine their fights to their
own preserves and not take in the whole state to engage in their battles.
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KINGMAN MEAT MARKET
ARIZONA COTTON CROP
Although the local staple cotton
crop is three or four weeks late, of
ficials of the Arizona American
Egyptian Cotton Growers' Associa
tion, said Saturday, that plants were
fruiting rapidly and heavily. The
movement of the regular crop, not
volunteer, would be under way by
September 15th, it was estimated,
with a probable yield of 72,000 bales.
Last year's crop wa sabout 300,000
bales less than the forecast for thn
year. On an average price of $1 a
pound throughout the season, the
value of the 1920 crop, as forecast
would be $36,000,000.
MINER WANT ADS ARE BUSI
"Baby carriages? Yes, sir! We
have just received a new lot silk
lined, silver trim, genuine leather
hoods, running-gear nickel-plated,
hand-made basket-work bodiesl for
ninety-eight dollars only. Your first
child, I presume?"
"Oh! You'll find a good,. 'service
able go-cart in the basement special
Chinese railroad firms are buying
locomotives in large numbers accord
ing to a representative of the Amer
ican Locomotive Company. United
MINER WANT ADS ARE BUSI
C. W. Herndon
Orders Taken for
Cat Flowers, Wreaths, Etc.
Granite and Marble
PHONE BLUE 81
OFFICE: BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147
BONDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS
Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman 8:30 A. M.
Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:00 P. M.
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One of the measures, that is to go upon the ballot at the forth
coming election in Novembjer is a proposition for the division of any
county that inclines to start a new county government. While we are
not inclined to question the motive of the people at the head of the move
ment we still feel that there is not a county in the State of Arizona that
should be rent in twain, because of the added taxation that such a condi
tion would impose. Counties should only be divided when the interests
of the people of one part of the county are opposed to the interests of
the other part, or that a hardship is imposed on people by compelling
thm to travel long distances to the county seat. We take it that our
northern strip will some day take on new county honors, but conditions
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