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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY IV Vol. XXXVI. RUMORS STARTED BY BE N. Banegas, Si, on Sandy, Receives Report of Death of Son Which Is Evident ly False Other Rumors Nestor Banegas, Sr on the Sandy, yesterday phoned Mr. Hopkins of the Arizona Stores to see if he had heard anything of the death of his son, Nestor Banegas, who is now in the motor division of the anny but still on this side of the Atlantic. Upon inquiry it was found that Mr. Banegas .had received a paper from an anony mous source telling of the death of his son. Mr. Banegas was told that the re port was very likely untrue inasmuch as our Government notifies the par ent or nearest relative immediately if there is a casualty, in most cases send ing the notice the same day and never later than the second day. These messages to relatives have priority over everything that is cabled across. Our Government is very particular in this respect. The paper that Mr. Benagas receiv ed can hardly be accounted for unless it is an instrument of German propa ganda. It would be possible for a pa per to be secretely printed containing the deaths of different boys who are known to be in the service and sending such papers to' the parents in order to iurther carry out their campaign of "frightfulness." This is not probable, but possible, as it was possible for German agents to call at homes, where there were sons of mili tary age, at the beginnig of the war, telling the mothers of the "hor ors of the trenches." Mr. Benagas is going to send the paper in to Kingman and we can then see how the incident happened. Rumors have continually been start ed, with sinister purpose, since the be ginning of the war. Only recently the people here were told that two of the soldiers on the troop train were dead as a result of poisoned candy. An other report said that someone had put an obstruction on the track and wreck ed a troop train. These reports were undoubtedly started .by German sym pathizers. People should not heed re ports of any kind unless they come from authentic news sources. If you hear a report you should not pass it along unless you know it is true. If you report such propaganda to this newspaper you can not only find out if it is likely to be true in most cases, Taut also the rumor can be turned over to the proper authorities by this pa per in order that its source may be in vestigated. Investigation of rumors of this kind are a part of the work of our Government. MINES EXPLORATION CO. SHIPS $75 ORE I. C. Bateman this week received returns from a carload of ore from thU mines of the Mines Exploration company, in the Wallapai mountains, that gave results of $75 per ton. The shipment was made for the purpose of ascertaining the average value of the higher grade ore and the returns were pleasing to the management. There is an immense tonnage of ore in sight that will run better than $20 which is to be further developed. CHARLEB D. REPPY NEWSPAPER MAN, DIES IN LOS ANGELES Charles D. Reppy, one of the old time newspaper men of Arizona, died at his home in Eagle Rock, Los Ange les, on the 8th of this monthj at the age of 72 years. Since quitting the newspaper game Mr. Reppy was right-of-way man for the Southern Pacific railroad, and was in the employment of that company at the time of his death. He was a resident of Arizona many years, having published news papers at Tombstone and Florence during the early life of the territory, and had many friends throughout the new state. His death will be regret ted by a wide circle of friends and among the pioneers of Arizona. LEAVES FOR SCHOOL AT STATE NORMAL Gernice Hartz left Monday to attend the State Normal at Flagstaff. She will take up kindergarten work at the normal, but outside of her school work intends to continue her work in -journalism. Gemice will be miss ed by the force of the Miner-Min eral Wealth. BRITISH TANK GOING EAST AGAIN PASSES. THROUGH THIS CITY The British tank which passed through here several weeks ago en route to Los Angeles again passed through Kingman yesterday morning, going east. A great many Kingman people were notified by telephone of the tank's arrival and a large crowd was down to inspect this newly introduced and powerful implement of war. This tank has seen active service on the western front, though it is not bad ly battle-marked. - AT ST. GEORGE TO DISCUSS G00DR0ADS0NI3TH The people of southern Utah have called a convention of Arizona, Neva da and Utah people to meet at St. George, Utah, on the 13th day of Sep tember, 1918, for the purpose of get ting together on the improvement of Arrowhead Trail and its connecting highways. While Arizona has little place in the convention for the purpose set out, it is interesting to the people that other sections of the country are trying to build up their highways- Utah should have good roads. Its peo ple will find it to their enduring bene fit to build permanent roads into ev ery community and a trunk highway across the state. This is true of ev ery state in the Union, and we hope that an era of good road building will soon be upon us. TREASURY ANNOUNCES ITS NEW SILVER PRICE The Tederal Reserve Board of the U. S. Tieasury announced Thursday last tr-at it had virtually fixed the maximum price of silver at $1.01 per fine ounce and the export license for silver would be granted by the board only for essential civil or mili tary purposes, and on condition that the maximum price was not exceeded by the purchaser. This fixes the price of silver 'throughout the world, as the United States now controls the entire supply ot the metal and is exporting to the allies in Europe and to Asia and In dia. In the past three months the gov ernment has melted down and sent abroad mere than 100,000,000 silver dollars. The action of; the Federal Board was caused by the traders offering $1.05 ler silver and higher in some eases. The board also set the price for platinum at 1105 pel ounce, $135 per ounce for palladium, and $1775 for ir vidium. GRAND POW-WOW OF INDIANS AT NELSON A grand pow-wow to be held by the different tribes of Indians at Nelson, 60 miles to our eastward, has practi colly depopulated this town of Walla pai Indians. All are bound in that di rection by some means of conveyance, but with a determination to be on hand next Sunday morning when festivi ties commence. Several days will be spent in the ceremonial, but we are unable to as certain for what purpose the pow-wow has been called. BISBEE'NET IS OUT TO GRAB SLACKERS BISBEE, Ariz. Pool halls, restau rants, dance halls, theaters and other places in which crowds were gathered were raided Monday night in Bisbee and its suburbs, by posses of citizens acting under instructions of the Co chise county exemption board, and more than 200 men between the ages of 21 and 31 who were unable to pro duce registration cards taken to the city hall. There they were questioned. All but 29 were released. These win be investigated further. OSTRICH MEAT TO BE PUT ON MARKET T. A. Riordan, Foodf Administrator for Arizona, has given his consent for the killing of 800 ostriches for their meat. The birds are said to be irt ex cellent condition and the meat is to be sold at 15 cents per pound. The 800 birds will make 25,000 pounds of deli cious meat. These birds are situated on the big ostrich farm of J. E. Cogs del, near Phoenix. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, August 17, 1918. CAPTURED HUN TANK The tank seen In this French official photograph was captured by the French In the recent heavy fighting on the western front. The tank was de molished by the heavy French gunfire and It took these crafty Frenchmen twelve days of work under enemy fire to put It In order again. The photo graph shows the French crew which repaired the tank and which Is operating It with great results against the enemy. "SCOTTV" STEWART'S TEAM VS. "CHET" WARREN'S TEAM i AT BALL GROUNDS SUNDAY! One of the best games of the sea- son will be played Sunday when Chet . Warren's "pill-chasers" meet Scotty, Stewart's "sky-rockets' (up in the air) on the local ball grounds. Thej game is called for 2:30 p. m. and keen rivalry is in evidence as to who will be the "champs." The proceeds all go to the Red Cross and a large attendance is expected. The two teams are lined up ias toi-. lows: STEWART'S TEAM A. Bale, catcher; S. D. Stewart,' pitcher; Geo. A. Kent, first base; Floyd B. Chamberlain, short-stop; , Loren Marinez, second base; Phil j Smith, third base; Bob Jacobson, left ( field; F. N. Van Marter, right field; Oro Grunninger, center field. WARREN'S TEAM Roy Robinson, catcher; C. A. War ren, pitcher; Leo Robinson, first base; Tom Hayes, short stop; Don George, second base; Stanley George, third base; Hubert Smith, left field; Joe Steed, center field; R- B. Walker, right field. SUBS FOR BOTH TEAMS W. S. Thompson, M. G. Wagner, C. N. Nickel, J. H. Rosenberg, J. C. Hughes, Tom Devine,' C. W. Herndon. FUNERAL OF JAMES H. DAVIDSON HELD AUG. 9 AT OSHKOSH The Hon. James H. Davidson was buried at Oshkosh, Wis., August 9, at 3 p. m., with fitting ceremony. A special car attended :rom wasn- ington and the official representatives of the e-overnment were Senators Ramsdell, Jones and Lenroot and Con gressmen McLaughlin, Kennedy and Wilson. MRS. WILSON, WIDOW OF SOLDIER, ILL, SENT TO NEW MEX. The first actual demonstration of the Red Cross civilian relief was made in Kingman yesterday, when that body sent Mrs. Wilson, a soldier's widow, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Wilson came here some months . 4?w.v. tVif rtir onf line fipen strut!"- i: i ; w fw tn make a living for herself and children, wheny mines came in from that. proper she was-taken seriously ill and wished !ty a few days ago to attend to impor to be sent to her home there, where tant business and to obtain supplies she has friends and acquaintances. for his camp. He reports that the Kinsman has not had any of this rains of last week played havoc with work to do previous to this time, but when the time occurs its hearts, hands and treasury is open. REPORTS CATTLE IN GOOD CONDITION William Hunt came in from the Wil lows last Saturday and he reports that he made the trip through one of the wettest rains. that it was ever his pleasure to experience, rain falling in torrents upon him from Hackberry to Kingman. That he was wet, we will ever be able to testify, as he gave one the ap pearance of a drowned rat, but with it all he wore the smile of a pleased cowman, for these rains have made the country to our east like a meadow and this will assure cowmen of plenty of fat cattle for fall shipments. He returned, to his home the same day with a load of supplies. REPAIRED! BY FRENCH 'Horatio" Wanders Streets of Kingman But Conies Back Joe Carrow lasooed a Gila mon ster the other day on the Sandy road and said Gila monster show ing signs of "being friends" Joe brought it home with him. How ever, "bimeby," "Horatio" got that ticklish feeling in his feet and wandered off and for two days strolled the streets of King man. He liked his new boarding place though, and evidently came back for two days later he was found in the street in front of Carrow's house. Owing to his migratory spirit he was' put into captivity and last heard was waiting in George's market for "Rattlesnake Pete" to come over from Oatman and buy him. He's sure a pretty boy and about 14 inches long. DEAL HADE FOR THE BULKLEViELSH ESTATE I. C. Bateman has returned from San Francisco, where he made ar rangements for the taking over of the Bulkely-Welsh group of mines', south of the Standard Minerals property. The shaft will be drained of water and an engineer will make a; thorough ex amination ot the veins, the property looks fine so far as development has been carried on, and the veins have the earmarks of developing into big producers. HARRY F. WILLIAMS NOW MEMBER LOCAL EXEMPTION BOARD Harry F. Williams received a parch' ment this week signed by Secretary Baker officially notifying him of his appointment as a member of the local exemption board of Mohave county. Mr. Williams is filling the vacancy caused by the death of the -late Harry Underwood. STORM RAISED HAVOC AT BERKELY MINE T. J. Sparks, manager of the Berk- e V-eaar road, wnicn is being used in getting into the Berkely mine, and witt i, ins eiiiue luitc iiuu tu ue put uu road repair before he can get back to camp. The rains were terrific along the west side of the mountain and great holes were bored through the road at many points. SEARCHLIGHT FERRY IS IN COMMISSION Word comes "to us that the Search light feiry, via Cottonwood Island, is now open to travel. This ferry has been cut of commission for several months past, but mechanical repairs have recentlj been made and the ferry again opened to use of the public. The management informs us that there is a difference of but six miles to points on the Santa Fe railroad west of Needles, between this route and the route via Needles. SATURDAY AUGUST 24 REGISTRATION DAY FOR HEN 21 SINCE JUNE 5 Saturday, August 24, all men who have become 21 since June 5, 1918, will register at the office of the local exemption board at the courthouse Kingman. The office will be open from 7 a. m. until 9 p. m. on that date and anyone who knows of a young man who has reached the age of 21 since the date mentioned is requested to inform him of this registration day if he does not already know about it. SIX DENVER FIRHS ARE FOUND GUILTY OF FALSE STATEMENTS ON SUGAR For making false statements re garding the amount of sugar on hand, six Denver concerns were penalized Saturday by the United Food Admin istration for Colorado. The penalties in the six cases were inflicted follow ing hearings before Robert J. Grant, executive manager of the United "States Food Administration. Mrs. Dora K. Cohn, 322 Fifteenth street, had 500 pounds of sugar taken from her as a result of alleged mis statements to the food administration. Mrs. Cohn declares that she did not intend to violate any of the rulings, and that her error was due to misin formation. The New York Grocery store, 1807 Welton street, was deprived of 1200 pounds of sugar- Twenty-one hundred pounds of su gar was taken from J. Struck of the Chicago Lunch because of his failure to give the food administration offi cials proper information on the sugar supply he had on hand. A. Susman, a baker at Twenty fourth and Walnut streets, was de prived of 350 pounds of sugar for the same reasons. Max Eckstein, 6300 West Colfax, lost 200 pounds of sugar for a similar offense. The proprietors of the Silver Grill restaurant, Hazlitt and Tucker, 625 Seventeenth street, lost 500 pounds of sugar following a hearing before the food administration. GEORGE KIRKLAND OF TAX COMMISSION HERE THIS WEEK George Kirkland, of Phoenix, spent a couple of days here the first part of this week in the interest of the state tax commission, looking up county budgets. Mr. Kirkland is also asso ciated with H. R. Tritle, state director of the War Savings stamp campaign of the capital city, and conferred with the county chairman in the interest of this motter. Mohave county has passed into the rank of the counties of the first class and it seems to indicate that our coun ty will attain its" allottment before the end of this year has passed- Mr. Kirkland left Monday for the coast, where he will visit the other counties of the north. SHERIFF COHENOUR SEES RESULT OF STORM AT NEEDLES Sheriff Cohenour reports that while he was in Needles last Saturday, he saw the greatest fall of rain in that city that he has ever experienced dur ing his life time on the desert. Within a short time after the be ginning of the storm the rush of the waters was so great that it overran the sidewalks and places of business, leaving behind debris and deposits of mud to the depth of two feet. The entire city was strewn with boulders, cans and other refuse to such an extent that it is estimated that it will cost several thousand dol lars to have it cleared away. EARL CRONIN VISITS MOTHER IN KINGMAN Earl Cronin, who has recently been discharged from the United States Signal Service, arrived in Kingman last- Tuesday night and will remain here for some time visiting with his mother, Mrs. James W. Miller, whom he has not seen for many years. Mr- Cronin has been in the service for qiiitc s length of time, but was taken ill and after a period of time served in the hospital, was unable to make the required physical examina tion and as a result! was returned to civil life with the possibility that as soon as he has entirely recuperated that he will be recalled. No. 42 BREAD CARDS NAY POSSIBLY BE DONE AWAY WITH SOON If This Is Done People Will Be Put on Their Honor to Not Exceed 6 Pounds Per Individual Per Month There has been a rumor circulated in Mohave County that the restrictions on the use of flour were to be lifted. This is a false report. Though there a likelihood of a good crop this year we are expected to save against the possibilities of a failure another year and for the use of our allies. There is a possibility though of the bread cards being temporarily done away with for a period of say 30 days and the people being put on their hon or entirely in regard to keeping within the six pounds' per month allotted to each person. If this plan works satis factorily and there is no increase in the amount of flour sold the card would be permanently done away with. The date wilj be announced later. There has been a hardship worked on the Mohave County merchants in that California did not have bread cards and people from here, who. wished to do so, could send to Los Angeles and get flour without having the amount registered against their name." The food conservation author ities at Flagstaff took the matter up with the stores in Losj Angeles and with one exception, Jevne's, received no reply offering co-operation. The use of the bread cards has re sulted in a saving of over 40 peij cent of the normal consumption of flour in this county. It is expected that if the bread cards are eliminated the patriot ism of allj the people will keep any of them from overstepping their allow ance of 6 pounds of flour per individ ual per month. The sugar regulations remain the same, 2 pounds per person per month. People who are securing sugar for canning purposes and urged to put put their fruit up with as little sugar as possible and to wait until next win ter. when sugar will be more plentiful to properly sweeten it. SOME UNKNOWN PERSON TEARING DOWN PLACARDS Some unknown person or persons have been going about town tearing down the placards that have been post ed by the many candidates for office. A great many of these have been re moved even from places of business and as a result the business men and the candidates are on the lookout for these people and if they should be caught, in all probability, they will be prosecuted. MEXICANS ROB OLD COUPLE OF SAVINGS Three Mexican bandits robbed an old couple east of Phoenix a few eve nings ago of their life saving, amount ing to about $1500. The men went to the cabin of the old couple and asked for a drink of water. They thein seiz ed the old man and wife and a hired man and bound them and threatened them with all kinds of torture if they did not disclose the hiding place of their money. One of the men plunged a short bladed knife into the breast of the old man and the wife gave up the money rather than see him tor tured. They took the money and de camped. Officers are on their trail- LIVESTOCK EAT UMBRELLA TREES Some of the livestock on the King- Iman streets walked up Elmo Bolling er's front steps the other day while he was in Oatman and ate all the leaves on his umbrella trees. Mr. Bollinger has been nursing these trees along for three years and consequently feels very much put out about it. ANOTHER MURDER IN MARICOPA COUNTY Another murder was added to the list of homicides in Maricopa county, when Branceford Marshall shot and instantly killed his son-in-law, A. F. Newby, over a trivial cause on the morning of August 10. Marshall had a war garden arid some one had walk ed across it- Newby was accused of the offense and a quarrel ensued; the older man rushed to his house and pro cured a shotgun and began firing at the son-in-law, the charge entering his back and killing him. Marshall is it jail.