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Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, November 9, 1918.
No. 2.
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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
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 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
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.
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.
'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.
Photo of the real anti-tank rifle u
blown up before retreading.
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
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'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
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.
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, 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
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:
Hayden ,. 421
Maddock .. '..... i 302
Governor , ' '
Colter 808
Campbell -..... 481
Sec State
Sims D 502
Kay R 196
Boyce 423
Fairfield R , 187
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
Mahoney, D - 807
Cohenour, R 432
Clerk Supr. Court
Teale, D unopposed
Ayers, D 736
MacDuffee, D 685
Knight, R 585
Hubbs. D 576
Ver Mehr, R 160
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
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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
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-
"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,
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.
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
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
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. ,
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.
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
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 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, 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.

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