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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNT Vol. XXXVII. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, November 9, 1918. No. 2. ELECTION OF GGVENOR INDICATED WLOSE NEW GERMAN ANTI-TANK RIFLE VICTORY BOYS AND VICTORY 6IRLS BUSY SEEMS RUNNING 2ND n a i t " hl ttwdRjfr , r"V x Jsf 6ffrBBpfjrf jTftjrBSSMUJS". fc y g &&j$5ti$&&fr&T09&tiKE-mf J3 Whether Campbell or Colter is el ected, neither will cairy a very large majoritj . The Phoenix Republican gave out the statement last night that with 22 precincts to hear from (ten o'f them in Mohave county) Campbell hdd a lead of 334. The Republican State Cen tral Committee gave out about the same figures. Upon the time of going to press" we could not get a statement out of the Democratic Central Committee later than the one pf night before last when Colter claimed the .state by 150 majority. With probably four or five ,hUndred votes out'm the 22 missing precincts, either candidate is liable to lead on the final count. It isprobable. that itjwill take the official count to def initely decide the 'election. OATMAN HARD HIT BY INFLUENZA Oatman has been hard hit bv in fluenza this week. There are now about 260 cases there and 15 deaths have been reported to date. The hospital is accomodating about 60 or the patients with the other 200 being taken care as best they can throughout the town. Needless to say Oatman people are being taxed to their utmost in caring for their people and they are respond ing nobly. Dr. Petty has been working night and day and now Dr. Schulman has come to his. assistance from Phoenix. Two ladies came down from Flagstaff to help with the nursing and two trained nurses are expected soon from Phoenix. Health officer Jack Shank says they expect to reach their crest in a day or so. Mr. Shank also made the statement that when the epidemic subsides as it will before long, if Xingman is in need to call on them. This certainly shows a fine spirit in OatmanJ.j Following we gtve a full, and com-. 3lete list up to last evening at 9 o'clock p. m. v November 2, Baby Varmontes; Nov ember 3, Tom Connor, Percy (Thomp son) Tniebody; November 4, William GrizzelU William Proctor, Louis Grav estead, Antonio Ramira; November 5, Dolores 'Frostana; November, 8, Juan Varmontes, Walter Peterson, Bert Peterson, Roy Stickler. YISITS WALNUT CREEK MINES Dr. H..P. Barton, of the Walnut Creek mines, was a visitor from Los Angeles last Monday. His trip to the county was primarily to look over the mines and arrange for the future de velopment. Governor Bamberger has given of ficial recognition to a commission, composed of prominent men in Utah, to take charge of a movement having lor its object a big irrigation scheme for southern Utah, the water to be taken from the Colorado 'river. The project will be put up to the federal .government and W. R. Wallace, of. Salt Lake City, as president of the or ganization, will go to Washington to take the matter up with Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane. The lands in southeastern Nevada, south ern Utah and Northern Arizona will come under the project. Arizona would be the most directly benefitted. In line with this subject Arizona should get busy and give aid to the project, as it will mean not only the irrigation of millions of acres of lands, but also the development of hundreds of thousands of horsepower at a mini mum of cost. The Colorado river is capable of furnishing water and horsepower to all the territory tra versed by it and the people should be given the benefit of it. FROM CRANK OF TRUCK 'Sheldon Schultz, truck driver for the Arizona Molybdenite Company at Homme's Camp, suffered severe lacer ations of the face and left leg last Wednesday, while attempting to crank up the company's large freight truck at that place. ' The original crank for the car had been lost and an improvised one made of pipe substituted for it, but it seems that the mechanics had failed to per fect it so that it would disengage im mediately upon the starting of the en gine. This imperfection resulted in the young man being carried about sever al times and causing the injuries as enumerated above. WILL US COLORADO j Photo of the real anti-tank rifle u blown up before retreading. TWELVE HEN CALLED TO LEAVE NEXT TOESDAY The latest call from the Selective Service Department, which is offici ally known as CALL A-1533-G sends notices to the following men com manding them to report for entrain ment to Kellyfield, San Antonio, Texas on next Tuesday, ' November 12th, 1918: Thomas J. Putnam, King man; Clarence L. Corwall, Sandy; Isi dore Padillo, Kingman; J. V. Peter man, Oatman; Roy Piper,, Yucca; Claud V. Dillon, Kingman; John E. Lillis, Oatman; Andrew (J. Walker, Kingman; Will L. Walthall, Chloride; Erik Oscar Bowman, Kingman; A. E. Neal, Kingman. tf 1 . j CHARLES. GREEN DIES' i . rlfEIIONIA IN 'TRANCE 'A recient l lefrer Hd' 'MGteorgp B. Ayers from her nephew Edwin Ayers brings the sadw$J-d of the death of Charles Green from pneumonia "Somewhere in "France." The letter follows that the young man was being transported to the front lines, when stricken. After being taken from the train and to the hospital he i lived but a short time. Young Green will be well remem bered to all of Kingman's people as one of the partners of Ayers and Green, who originated the Kingman Vulcanizing Works here. He was a fine young man. One of those, who, filling a gap between the Hun and our homes, lost his life. "He who lays down his life that others may live in peace and safety is truly great." THREE RIBS BROKEN Thos. McNeely had the misfortune Thursday to exeperience a minor ac cident, which broke three of his ribs. As he was riding in an automobile, the machine struck a chuck hole, pre cipitating him to the roof of the car and falling he broke three of the small ribs of his right side. Doctor White dressed the fractures and- Mr. Mc Neely is able to be about, although the injury is quite painful. MESSY DEFEATS TOM PULUUH TOR SHERIFF I i John Hennessy defeated Tom Pul- liam for sheriff of Coconino county by a small margin. Mr. Pulliam is well known in this county and his many friends were pulling for him. The vote was very close, Hennessy receiv ing 956 and Pulliam 799, with several precincts to hear from. EDWIN AYERS DIED IN SAN FRANCISCO Edwin Ayers, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Ayers, died at his home in San Francisco Wednesday last. Ed win Ayers was bom in Cerbat about 35 years ago and resided in this coun ty until he reached his majority. He moved with his parents to San Fran cisco about fifteen years ago, where he engaged in business. He was a fine fellow and his old time friends in this county will mourn his loss. He leaves one sister and other relatives. sed by the Germans, It is mounted o DEMOCRATIC TICKET ELECTED IN COUNTY Returns in so far Indicate Republi cans Constable for Kingman Pre cinct and rest of Ticket Democratic. The election in Mohave county last Tuesday was one of the quietest af fairs in many years, this being due principally to the health conditions and also to the fact that many ofthe candidates conducted their campaign on tb"e "still hunt" order. The re turns have been slow in coming in.' from the Outside camps where no wire can reach them. So far about Iff of uic ou j;i eciucut., (lave uecu tei.uuieu partially. These precincts poll about 80 per cent of the total vote of the county. ' It is expected that the vote will reach close to 1500, about 60,perJ cent of the registered vote. The fol lowing" is the totals on the various contested offices, so far as received: Congress Hayden ,. 421 Maddock .. '..... i 302 Governor , ' ' Colter 808 Campbell -..... 481 Sec State Sims D 502 Kay R 196 Auditor Boyce 423 Fairfield R , 187 Treasurer Ross D 419 Jones R 193 Attorney General Jones D j 428 . Benshimol R ...'. . 212 Supt. Schools Case D 416 Matthews R 211 Corporation Com. Johnson D 406 Compton, R ( 188 Mine Inspetor Bolin D 399 White R , 193 State Senator , Herndon, D unapposed House Rep. Waters, D ...' 668 Shea, R v... 547 Sheriff Mahoney, D - 807 Cohenour, R 432 Clerk Supr. Court Teale, D unopposed Supervisors Ayers, D 736 MacDuffee, D 685 Knight, R 585 Treasurer Hubbs. D 576 Ver Mehr, R 160 Recorder Bartholomew, D unopposed Countv Attorney Stewart, D 643 Armour, R 479 Assessor, Ruggles and County Supt. Mrs. Lassell, dems., unopposed. The inequalities in the votes on the 'various candidates is caused by lack of returns on these offices, the im portant offices being reported by friends of the candidates, while on the others no source of return could be had until the canvass of the votes by the supervisors next week.,, J. H. Smith was elected Justice of the Peace in Kingman precinct ana o H. Miller was elected constable. Mr, Smith was unopposed but Mr. Miller made the race on the republican ticKet and won out. This precinct is one of the largest in the United States, tak ing in Wallapai Springs, Frisco, Stockton Hill, Golconda, Cerbat and all the intervening country. The pre cinct covers about 780 miles of terri- n a railway track which they have Influenza rad on . indianreservation So terrible has the influenza be come on the San Carlos Indian agency that it is impossible to build coffins in which to bury them.The Indians are in fear of the disease, as much so as of the smallpox, and it is possibly this that has caused many to do things that brought on the disease instead of avoiding it. On the Navajo reserva tion influenza has cauwjl many deaths. It would seem that mortality, is greater from this disease among the dark races than among the white, but possibly on account of greater precau J wuua vcuig vu-n-cii vy iuc vvuibvo -r ? YAVAPAI MIXfS POLITICS IN GENERAL ELECTION Many people in this county are in terested in the political affairs of our neighboring county of Yavapai, wherefore vvafate, feiving the result of the election 6n'SoineftfAtHe county offices. Warren Davis, republican, defeated Johnny Robinson for sheriff by sever al hundred votes. Johns and Hicks, democrats, have been elected to ' the state senate, and the entire assembly ticket of the democrats has gone through. " I The vote on the, countyt attorney be tween Jones, democfat;''ahd Clark, re publican, is close, Clark leading by nearly 100 votes. The outjside camps may upset this lead. For recorder, McSwiggan, demo icratic incumbent, is leading Bowers, republican by a small margin. Albert Jones, C. C. Stukey, demo crats, are probably elected supervis- GATHERING CATTLE "J. W. Guinn came in from the Fran cis Creek section a few days ago and reports that he had crossed the Aquar ius range in a snow storm. He also reports that 800 'head of cattle had been gathered on the Cofer ranch and 'that these will be taken to the Clay Springs ranch of the Clay Springs cattle company to be later shipped to the company's ranch at Sunshine, Colorado. CENE STINSON PASSED AWAY AT MOJAVE Gene Stinpson passed away at Mojave the first of this week, death resulting from influenza. His remains were taken to the old home in Kansas for burial. He leaves a wife and a small child, a sister here, Mrs. Otho Skaggs, and a number of brothers and sisters residing in the bunllower state to mourn his demise, fThe young man was a resident of Kingman for a year or more having been employed by the Santa Fe here as warehouseman and later entered the enigne service as a fireman, which vocation he was following at the time of his death. He was a kindly young fellow and numbered his friends by the persons whom he knew. May his last rest be a pleasant one. O O tory, running from Wallapai Springs on the east to below Frisco mines on the west, to Drake on the south and Todd Basin on the north. American boys anf girls are being given an opportunity to really do something to help the "boys over! there" by enrolling as Victory Boys and Victory Girls. They are showing their spirit and desire to serve by the way they aie enthusiastically joining the "earn and give" division of the United War Work Campaign. Each one who pledges to earn and give $5.00 knows that he or she is. to furnish comforts for one soldier for fjve weeks. Each wHl be given a button and window banner, and may pay the money in installments, the entire amount by March 1st, 1918. ' Kingman boys and girls are demon strating that they can, go "over the top" as well as the old "folks. If the' boys and girls in the other towns and districts do as well, Mohave County will be in the lead The Victory Girls are organized with Miss Margaret Lewis as County Executive assisted in Kingman by Miss Mary L. Mosher. Teams composed of two girls in each, are canvassing the town for recruits from the girls between the ages of ten and twenty. The teams are com posed of the following: Thelma Clack and Mabel Carrow, Dorothy George and Ruth Long, Edith Carrow and Lulu Goodwin, Ruby Gates and Lo dema Cook, Betty Parker and Mar jorie Foster, Rachael Wilkins and Oral Knowles. The Victory Girls of the Southern Department of the United .War Work Campaign have challenged the Vic tory boys, saying that they will make their quota first. Who will be in the lead in Mohave County? Thirty girls are pledged, in Kingman. The Victory Boys met in the Citi zen's Bank November 7 to perfect their organization and make plans for their campaign. Rev. T. H. Dodd chairman of their organization and Don George secre tary. The executive committee is compos ed of Earl Parspns, Leland Gaddiss, Don George, Glen Goodwin and Robert Van Marter. The publicity committee is made up of Edwin Ware, Ralph Ware, Howard Hennessey, Fred Hjlty, juinott Amunason ana mea. Kivers. C. J. Walters vrilf Tie the" treasurer. f Another, meeting of the Victory Boys'will be held November llto 1:30 P. M. , , . In the meantime they are busy get ting as many boys as possible to pledge themselves to earn and give $5 each to the United War Work Cam paign Fund?. They say .thesis not a chance in the world of the girls beat; ing them with more subscriptions RETURN DELAYED J. H. Rosenbe'rg"'waskerf' sick with influenza and his return from Milwaukee has been delayed. He expects to leave for Kingman within a few days. , GETS CAPTAINCY G. R. Franklin appeared before the military examining board at Phoenix this week and after his examination was recommended for a captaincy. He is now awaiting government orders. UNITED WAR WORK COMPAIGN STARTS TO-DAY AND ENDS WEEK FROM MONDAY The United War Work Campaign startsto-day, in Mohave County in stead of Monday as first planned, and closes a week from Monday. Follow ing the plan of the Fourth Liberty Loan which worked out so success fully, there will be no solicitation of funds for the first three days. Mohave ounty demonstrated in the last loan that her people no not need to be urged by solicitation to do their part in war work and it is believed there will be no disappointment in this campaign for funds for the societies which are doing so much for the com fort of the boys in France, the Y. M. C. A., the K. of C, Y. W. C. A. Jewish Welfare Society, Salvation Army, War Camp Community Service and the American Library Association. Unlike the Liberty Loan, this is purely a matter of giving and along with the Red Cross campaign, which comes after the first of the year, af fords the only opportunity for giving not giving as the boys who have giv en on the battlefield but giving as we can to make the lives of the boys over there a little more cheerful, to help these societies in their efforts to supply the spirit of home, the boys have left behind. The subscriptions will be taken dur ing the first three days of the cam paign at any of the banks of Mohave County, to-day or Monday. Can you bring or send yours? Buttons will be supplied to those Kingman seems to be passing through its second stage or the influ enza epidemic. After the -hospital was nearly closed of patients the epi demic broke out afresh day before yesterday and up to last night there were 16 new cases in the hospital. In addition to this there are several cases throughout the town, about ten being in the Mexican quarter.. Kingman is" in good shape' to han dle these cases excepting the hospital is short of workers, especially in the diet .kitchen. The womea -who have Unselfishly given their time to hi9 work are in some cases sick 'them-' selves. , a Can anyone spare any of; their time? Think twice because anyone of us may be the next to have to depend on the hospital to "pull us through." Everyone should continue with their spraying twice a day and avoid as much as possible coming in. contact with people with colds. The patients now in the hospital are, 1 Mrs. Jennie Rippey 2 C. H. Spencer 3 Robert Maxwell 4 John Murphy ' 5 Hal Bedinger , 6, Mrs. Frank Van Marter 7 Helen Newton ' j, 8 Alta Baskerville 9 Ray Van Marter 10 J. A. Tarr 11 Mrs. C. R. Milne 12 Baby Milne i 14 Mrs. Don Smith 15 Newton Goodwin , , 16 Walter Arthur ; THE CITIZENS RANK INCREASES CAPITALIZATION The Citizens Bank has increased its capitalization from $100,000 to $150, 000. Tjiis is due to the fact that ano ther branch, is being .opened in 'Wil- Jiarus .next Monday, thus giving them four banks, one at Kingman, one at Oat'mah, one' at Flagstaff and one at Williams." - . ' st The Tiew bank 'building .is pattern ed somewhat after the building at Kingman, being made of pressed brick with terra cotta trimmings. "F. C Scoville will be: the manager of the- new branch. , , t , TOM CONNORS ..,!"' BURIED YESTERDAY . Tom Connors, one of. Mohave Coun-r ty old time residents and -prospectors', was buried at the Mountain View Cemetery yesterdajV4Hider-th6,SSs'p'r' es of the local lodge of Moose, num bers" of old friends and fellow lodge -men following the remains to their last resting place, Connors was one of the list of thirteen claimed as toll by the influenza at Oatman this past week. j He was' one of the residents of this big and broad southwest and it might be said, that he was as big' and broad as the country that he has' left. Many friends here will miss his kind ly face. making donations and a banner will also be given to put in the window, the same as in the Liberty Loan. The first ten states to make their quotas will have their names placed on one of the huts which are so con structed that they move along with the boys and provide comforts for the boys wherever they are. It is need less to say that the boys from Ari zona will be filled with pride if they see the name "Arizona" on one of these huts. Mohave County will do her share in helping the state to be one of the first ones over the top. The fact that the war seems to be nearing its conclusion need have no effect on your donation for this cause as the money is needed whether the war is over soon or not. The boys could not be brought home at once on. account of transportation difficulties for one reason and because a good many of them will be needed for polic ing Germany, settling the Russian government problem etc. Then too the war is not over yet. The quota for Mohave County is $6,500 but owing to the fact greater needs have arisen since the budgets were made up, each county is asked to raise '50 more than this amount if possible. The quota however is the basis upon which it will be decided what names of states will go on the huts and it is hoped Mohave County will be able to wire headquarters that her quota has been subscribed, early in the week. rr"