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wltllll Vol. XXXVII. GOES OVER THE TOP United War Work Campaign receives Oversubscription here-Arizona first State in the Union to Make Quota. The United War Work Campaign went over the top in Mohave county in the usual excellent style despite the fact that the influenza epidemic was at its zenith in most places through cut the county. The total amount subscribed was approximately $6500 or about $1300 over the quota. . Allen E. Ware- chairman; for Mo have countv in speaking of the drive xsaid, "I wish to heartily thank the committees for their unstinted cooper ation and the people of Mohave county for the cheerful wanner in which they gave for this great work. Mohave county lived up to her 'reputation in sprite of the large amount of sickness inmiicrnniil-. Tii pnuntv." 1 Arizona was the first state in the ( Union to make its quota ana at the last report had the second highest oversubscription in the United States. Of course Arizona will get her name on two of the honor huts which will follow the Army of Invasion into Germany. Each of the first twelve State Chairman Norman Carmichael' honor. The nation as a whole made its quota. County Chairman Allen Ware re ceived the following telegram from State Chairman Norman Carmichal, congratulating M&have county: Allen E. Ware, county Chairman of Kingman, Ariz. r "I have just received the campaign results and hasten to congratulate you and your committees upon the splendid showing made by your county aa evidence not only of the efficiency of your organization and the mag nificient effoi-ts of its members-, but also of the generous response of your people. Such' individual enthusiasm and cooperative effort throughout, the state has resulted in placing Arizona -among the very first states of the Un ion in point of accomplishment and nas won for her two honor huts. The people of Arizona have certainly made it evident to our boys over there that they' take a lively interest in their welfare and are ready to support them to the limit unti they return home. For them I thank you NORMAN CARMICHAEL. Chairman State Campaign Committee DENOUNCES LIBERTY BONDS- NOW FACES GRAVE CHARGE Alleging that they had made dis iloyal remarks about our government and had denounced the war loans, Uni ted States Deputy Marshal Fred C. Weage, of Phoenix, Wednesday last took into custody J. M. Russell and A. W. Kellogg, of Chloride. Mr Russell was formerly postmaster at Chloride and was removed from that office on the ground that he was not loyal to the government, in that he had spoken against the liberty loans as graft. The men were taken before United States Commissioner Anson H. Smith and bound over for hearing in the sum of $5,000 bail. The hearing will come up in Kingman Monday morning. A number of witnesses have been sub poenaed from Chloride for the hear ing. The complaint against Kellogg al leges that in the month of August, 1918, he made the following remarks in the presence of witnesses: "After the war is over every bond will be repudiated; they will never pay the interest on them let alone the principal. The idea of any one sit ting in Washington and telling me what to put in my coffee. The Ger man people are the best people that ever came to this country: they are the best people it has today and have done more for it than anyone else. Russell is alleged to have said, and at a time when he was postmaster at Chloride: "Liberty Bonds are absolutely rot ten graft We have no business being in the war." RED CROSS DONATIONS Since last reported the following donations have been received by Mo have county chapter, A. R. C. Nov. 1 J. Vassar (Candy Sale $1.50 Nov. 4 W. A. Fraser 10.00 Nov. 7 Jean L. Prewett 1.00 Nov. 8 Sal masks to travelers 1.50 Nov. 9 Standards Minerals Co., boarding house 17.72 Nov. 20 Mrs. A. A. Dutton 3.00 Total $34.72 OFFICIAL COUNTY RETURNS This week on another page the Miner is giving the official returns of the vote cast on the 5th of this month for county officers. Next week the complete returns will be published, in cluding that of the state and precinct officers and proposed laws. The yote on th'e amendments as officially 'can vassed by the state will also be given. MOHAVE COUNTY OUR MAP SHOWING TJWT:'U.IRUlM"H'jqiWt!i HI ' 'I IHW Ml II. ' In depicting the changes in ownership of teritory the sections printed in solid black represent withdrawn ter ritory from German control, those crass lines thus ttt were formerly of Austria-Hungary,., those, in. dagonal shading thus I 1 I have been surrendered by Russia, Dash lines thus -.-.-.-.-..-.- indicate the present boundary A OFT State of Arizona. Executive Department The President of the United States has, in accordance with the National Custom, designated the twenty-eighth day of November as a day of thanks giving and prayer. As the President has pointed out, never in this generation has the day been really significant. This Nation entered upon its great task with all the courage of a solemn purpose. None of us dared to hope for such a speedy termination of our task.' In every home that has the Service Flag, whether the star be one of blue or gold, Thanksgiving will have a mean ing that it never possessed before. We approach this Thanksgiving Day safe in the knowledge that the great est gifts of God, Liberty and Justice, still prevail on earth. Therefore, I, Geo. W. P. Hunt, Gov ernor o fthe State of Arizona, do pro claim Thursday, November twenty eighth, nineteen eighteen, Thanks giving Day in the State of Arizona, and ask that the day be observed as a holiday in accordance with our nat ional traditions. In Witness Whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arizona to be affixed. Dated at Phoenix, the Capitol, this 19th day of November, A. D. 1918. (Seal) (Sgd) GEO. W. P. HUNT, Attest: Governor of Arizona. (Sgd) SIDNEY P. OSBORNE, Secretary of Arizona. WELL KNOWN PROSPECTOR DIES Marion Derrick, one of the best known prospectors of this county, died suddenly of heart disease at the hos pital in Kingman last Saturday. Mr. Derrick was born 66 years ago in Alabama and came to the west in early manhood. He prospected over a large territory and was quite suc cessful, but like all the old time pros pectors, he was easily separated from his money. For the past fifteen years he has been prospecting in the Blue T..-J i-:. i-..i. i :.. :n muge mountains, uuu uecuuuug " went to the hospital, where he was stricken. He was a likable old fellow and his death marks the passing of another of the men who blazed the trails for the present generation. DR. WHITE RETURNS, DR. TODT REMAINS Dr. T. R. White, lately commission ed lieutenant in the U. S. Army ar rived home Friday night after having reported to headquarters and resign ing his commission to be recommis sioned later should the necessity ar ise. Dr. Todt, who has been doing such good work with influenza patients in Mohave county, will remain here for the time being at least. The doctor expects his family to arrive in King man this evening. BEER AND THE NEWSPAPERS We note a heading in one of the metropolitan dailies, "Beer pays For Paper." Well, why shouldn't it? Papers have been paying for beer for many years, and turn about is but fair play. AIND MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, November 23, 1918 CHANGE Of NATIONALITIES Of EUROPE HIJWimWBWl.l'l" JI.I...H ji i im mwi j i7--'-" i lr-1lVV-1fMIL-it"'r1T'?Tfl--r:iiiiHlT i Secretary McAdoo Quits Resigns All Positions A Washington dispatch of last evening states that Secretary of Treasury William G. McAdoo re signed. A Mr. Hines, one of the large shareholders of the Santa Fe railroad, has been appointed director general in his place, but no intimation has been given of I wno win succeed to the position of Secretary of the Treasury. Mr.' McAdoo has been ond of the important members of President Wilson's cabinet and his loss will be seriously felt by him and the country at large. SEMI-OFFICIAL COUNT HAKES CAMPBELL GOV The semi-official count of returns from the late election as compiled at Phoenix shows that every democrat on the state ticket was elected by large majorities with exception of Fred Colter, who was defeated by a pleurality of 340 votes by Thomas E. CampbelL The majorities by counties is as follows: Campbell Colter Apache 119 Cochise . 788 Coconino 68 Gila 759 Graham 430 Greenlee 373 Maricopa 2802 Mohave . . 372 Navajo 32 Pima 623 Pinal 90 Santa Cruz 74 Yavapai ..v 25 Yuma 321. 3608 3268 The various amendments and pro positions on the ballot with the ex ception (of the compensation law ap pear to have been carried. The anti-gambling amendment and the anti-vaccination laws had a close shave, but they have been carried by a few hundred majority. The legislative i districting bill has carried by about 4,000. The bill reviving capital punishment has been carried by approximately 8,0j00 majority. The heavy vote in favor of this bill was undoubtedly caused by the increase of horrible murders throughout the state in the past several months, bringing force ably to the attention of the voters the necessity of some deterrant force to prevent the taking of life. Under the new law, which is a res toration of the contract system, the state and counties can contract road and other work. Under the present law all work of a municipal character must be done bv day's pay. The land bills, which give the state land commission the right to lease a greater acreage of land and providing for the sale of the school and other lands, were caried. Under the terms of the bills the state may sell or lease large tracts of land to cattlemen or others. The old law only allowed cat tlemen -to lease a section, which was of really no benefit to cattlemen, as the usual section would not feed more than four or five head of cattle. While the new law will not impede homesteading it will enable cattlemen to make permanent improvements on the leased lands with safety. It is improbable that a contest will grow out of the governorship contest, the democrats prefering to allow the official count to stand. MOHAVE COUNTY C. N. NICKELL PASSED AWAY THIS MOHNING Hearts of Kingman people were bowed down this morning by the un timely death of our beloved and es teemed citizen, C. N. Nickell. Death came unexpectedly at about 5 a. m. Mr. Nickell suffered an at tack of influenza several days ago and this later developed into pneumonia. He was seemingly on the road to re covery when suddenly a turn for the worse was taken and in a short time jife had passed. Charles Nickell was highly esteem ed by all who knew' him. An excell ent citizen and a man of sterling char acter, he made friends readily. It seems but yesterday that "Charlie" as he was known to his friends, in his cheerful manner was greeting us on the streets of Kingman. Now he is gone but in our memories he lives. The deceased was a native of Mis souri having been born there October 2, 32 years ago. He was in the mer cantile business there and later m Ok lahoma, coming to Kingman about 8 years ago, where he has since been en gaged in .business. Funeral arrangements have not yet been definitely made. Relatives in California and in the east have been communicated with and final plans will not be made until they are heard from. ILL WITH GRIPPE. W. W. Lewis, of the Rico mines, has been laid up the past ten days with an attack of grippe. He is reported to be slowly recovering. CAMPBELL IS ELECTED GOVERNOR Late returns from the election of November 5th would indicate without doubt that Thomas E. Campbell was elected governor of Arizona The ma jority will not be large, but it will leave little doubt in the minds of the people and will be such that there will not again be the long drawn out legal battle for the title. Governorships in Arizona come high, but evidently candidates want them and are willing to pay the price. The cost of the contest two years ago was estimated to be over $60,000 and some one had to meet these costs. TAKE CRAZY MAN INTO CUSTODY Last Sunday a crazy man entered one of the rooms in the Citizens bank building and kept up a racket for a number of hours. Early in the even ing some iboys heard the noise and went into the room to investigate. As soon as they made a light the fellow rushed at them and they beat a re treat. The matter was reported to officer George Adams, who placed the fellow under arrest. So far the of ficers are unable to learn the man's name, but he was an inmate of an asy lum in Iowa for several years and re cently got away. RETURNS TO KINGMAN. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Cleveland, of Buffalo, New York, who have been visiting on the coast, aie again in Kingman and will remain for the win ter. Mr. Cleveland is heavily inter ested in the Rico mines and will help in the work of financing and development. MINER BELIEVED INFLUENZA I A complete report from the Health Officer at Oatman up to last evening shows a total loss in Oatman from in fluenza of t enty-f ive. The total list is as follows: Percy Truebady William Proctor Louis Gravestead Lorenzo Ramirez Thomas Connor William Grizzell Juan Varmontes Baby Varmontes Dolores Prostana Walter Peterson Roy Strickler J. A. Peterson ' ManueUGuerra H. B. Howell Clifton Worth Carl Proestel, Ed. Wilson Mrs. Ben Wanberg George OJson Pete Fazera Miss Clara Reed George Elkins Charles Johns v Baby Carroll Edgar Sharp The first death in Oatman occurred on November 2nd and the last report ed yesterday morning at 6:28 a. m. The last was that of Attorney Edgar Sharp, who has been lingering for several days in the verge of the shad ow and while his death was expected, his many friends had hoped against hope for his recovery. Among the list we see the names of many of Oatman's respected titizens and in consequence we will say that sad will be the pall o'erhanging Oat man for many months to come, with true grief of friends and relatives for those who have passed on to the great beyond at the call of 'the grim reaper through his agent the Spanish Influ enza. A statistical resume of the situation shows that 373 cases or 46.7 of the camp's entire population has under gone its wear and tear and out of this total 25 cases have been lost, a percentage of 6.5 of the total num ber of cases. The outlook, however, is very good, no new cases having been reported yesterday and it is nw thought that the epidemic has run its course. PICKED INTO HISSED HOLE CHARLES S. BAILEY INJURED Charles S. Bailey, a well known miner, was seriously injured by pick ing into a missed hole in the bottom of the Berkeley shaft, 25 miles east of Yucca, last Tuesday morning. The ex plosion was of such force that it fill ed his body with small particles of rock and one large piece had been driven deep into the flesh and muscles of his thigh. Another small piece of rock was forced upward toward the abdominal cavity, while others skin ned up face and body. Dr. Todt was called to the mine and made the trip in three hours. He re lieved the injured man as much as it was possible, and the following day he was taken into Yucca and sent to the hospital in Los Angeles ,where he will have the rock taken from the most vital part of his anatomy. Bail ey had been suffering from pleurisy, and the malady accentuated his in jury. If the wounds do not become infected the injured man will soon be back on the job. WILL DRILL WELLS SALT RIVER VALLEY A Los Angeles firm has been awarded a contract for the drilling of 30 wells in the Salt River valley ir rigation district. The wells are to provide additional water for the far mers during the dry season and safe guard the farms from drouth- Thirty more wells are to be drilled in the valley as soon as the present contract is completed and the other wells lo cated. MAKES BUSINESS TRD? TO CAPITAL Judge George A. Shea returned a few days ago from Phoenix, where he looked after business affairs for sev eral days. Judge Shea is to be con gratulated on his recovery from a sey ere case of influenza with which he was laid up for ten days prior to his visit to Phoenix. MOHAVE COUNTY WOMAN DEAD A letter was this week received from Mrs. W. P. Eshom, who is in Los Angeles, which conveys the news of the death of her sister, Mrs. Louis Chauvel, at Long Beach, California, on the 12th of this month. Mrs. Chau vel will be remembered as Myr,tle Bowman, bhe was born in this ,cpun ty 26 years ago, at Cienega Ranch. She leaves a mother, brother and sis ter, besides a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss. No. 4. INFLUENZA SEEMS ON E Influenza in Kingman is decidedly on the wane, leports of the past few days showing very few cases have de eloped during the past week, although it is possible that up to the pres ent time in the neighborhood of from one-third to one-half of our popula- tion have suffered from its attacks. And well we might feel thankful that it touched lightly here, allowing that a number of cases have been stricken with attacks of the more ser ious variety, the greatest part of even these have recovered and are now fast recuperating their strength. Since last week's report three besides C. N. Nickell, who passed away this morn ing have succumbed to the effects of the epidemic. These were Teng Wah, a chmese laundryman of Kingman, Paul Smelaneck, a miner of the Rico Mine and Joe Milne, a fourteen year old son of Mrs. Milne of Stockton Hill. They passed away Saturday and Sun day and all have 'been placed to rest in the Mountain View Cemetery. Teng Wah has been a resident of Kingman for a number of years con ducting a laundry on the west end of Beale street. He took down .with in fluenza, but got out too early and tak ing cold, was thrown into pneumonia and rapidly passed away, all efforts to save his life proving futile. Smalneck was brought down from the Rico Mine suffering- from the ef fects of "flu" and developed rapidly into a case of pneumonia, from the ef fects of which he was unable to rally. Joe Milne was brought .down from Stockton Hill with other members of his family, but constant care and all efforts to save him, yielded no fruit. This family was one of the hardest hit of all, losing two members, Mrs. C. H. Smith, who died' last week and the young boy mentioned above. Today there is but two patients left in the special hospital and it is pro bable that if it continues as now in dicated, it will be closed very shortly and Kingman will once more resume its normal stride in the business life. RETURNS FROM COAST ' George W. Mark returned a few days ago from a business trip to San Francis. He reports) that city very quiet on account of the prevalence of influenza. LONG DISTANCE TRAVELED BY MOHAVE COUNTY BALLOTS Possibly no other county in the state, or for that matter in the United States, has so remote voting precincts as has Mohave. Moccasin and Short Creek, in the north part of the coun ty and Keohan's ranch in the south part. To reach Keohans ranch ballots are shipped out by way o fCalifornia to Cadiz, (thence easterly to Bouse, and over the narrow guage railroad to Swansea, thence to the ranch by mes senger, a total distance of more than 300 miles. The ballots, to reach Moc casin or Short Creek have to go by way of Ludlow, California, over the Salt Lake to Modena, thence by stege to St. George and by messenger to the precincts, a distance of abbut 800 miles. Returning the ballots have to make the same distance to reach the county seat. Mono county, California, had the distinction of being the most isolated county in the United States from the state capital, but it's precincts were close in to the county seat. RALPH GODBE DIES IN SALT LAKE Ralph Godbe, one of the well known Godbe family of Salt Lake City, died in that city of pneumonia the 29th of last month. Mr. Godbe was well known throughout Utah and Nevada, where he had been engaged in mil. ing. At the time of his death he was assistant superintendent of the Chief Consolidated, at Pioche. He was a fine fellow and leaves a large circle of mourning friends among the mining men of the Mormon city. RETURNS FROM THE COAST John P. Lefler, the well known mine superintendent, returned a few days ago from the Pacific coast, where he had been attending to business af fairs and taking treatment for his health. Mr. Lefler has been superin tendent of the Arizona Southwestern Copper company the past several years and is one of the best liked man agers in the county. RETURNS TO IDAHO W. P. Richard and sister Miss Clara departed to Boise, Idaho, last Thurs day.' While bringing in a truck load of personal property Mr. Richards un fortunately fell from the truck and sustained the fracture of several ribs. Mr. and Miss Richards are brother and sister o fthe late Dan S. Richards.