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, '?& $ IP MOHAVE COUNTY MINER w AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY W&tt t h V - i "-A K' SK a. Vol. XXXVII. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, February 1, 1919. No. 14. LARGE DELEGATION FROM MOHAVE CO. - AT Convention Was a Most Important One; 200 Dele gates Attend Throughout the State. One of the most important gather ings of good roads enthusiasts ever held in the state convened at Phoenix last Monday. There were more than 200 delegates besides many visitors at the conference. From Mohave County twenty men and women made the -trip to the capital city1 by auto mobile. Thosewho appearedns dele gates were: A. E. Ware, J. H. Ware, a G. Krook, M. G. Wagner, W. K. Ridenour, R. H. Carr, C. J. Walters, J. H. Hopkins, R. H. Haywood, H. H. Watkins, A. M. MacDuffee. C. W. Herndon, Mrs. J. T. Watkins,- S. T. Elliott, Jno. Mulligan, J. H. 'Knight and Martin Hamilton. At th meeting the address of wel come was made by Judge 11. L. Sloan. Dwight B. Heard, president of the State Highways Association, presided over the gathering. Other speakers addressed the meeting dar ing the day. Governor Campbell mentioned the fact that there was not one first-class road in the state and that the necessity for a system of good roads was apparent. Ihe convention organized and ap pointed the following committees: ohat mfl mfwyomfwypowowow wooo Commitie on Credentials Apache county, E. R. Whiting; Coconino county, Ed. Hamilton; Cochise county, J. C. Adams; Gila county, J. T. Devens; Greenlee county, Pickens Anderson; Maricopa county, E. E. Hackett; Mohave county, John Flanagan; Pima county, J. Breck Richardson; Pinal county, H. R. Bland; Santa" Cruz" 'county, G. H. Fredler; Yavapai county, R. C. Lane; Yuma county, Wm. C. Lacy. Committee on Resolutions Apache county, W. H. Gibbons; Co conino county, H. E. Campbell; Cochise county, Geo. H. Kelly; Gila county, G. W. Shute; Graham county, Andrew Kimball; Greenlee county, Lamar Cobb; Maricopa county, Dr. A, J. Chandler; Mohave county, Al lan E. Ware; Navajo county, L. E. Oarrou; Pima county, Allan B. Jay nes; Pinal county, Bracey Curtis; (Continued on Page Eight.) TO START OPERATIONS Nat Goodwin Dead Nat C. Goodwin, author, actor and national celebrity, passed away yesterday in New York City. Death was due to a gen eral breakdown in health. Goodwin was just about to embark on his sixth voyage of matrimony with Georgia Gard ner of Los Angeles, who is play ing in the company in which Goodwin was starring at the time of his death. PLAN TO DISBAND WATERS INTRODUCES BILL THAT WOULD RESTRICT BLASTING 300,000MONTHLY OATHAN AMALGAMATED This week George Babbitt, Charles Prochnow and Fred Hensing of 'Flagstaff, were out to the mines of -the Oatman Amalgamated in com pany of a mining engineer, having in view the starting of operations on that property. It is expected that work will be resumed within the month on an extensive scale. The company has been newly financed and will be able to meet every1 pos sible obstacle. The mines of the Oatman Amal gamated are situated just west of nniiwinri onH north of Oatman. where it is believed the big veins and dikes cross. Good ore has been found in this ground and the mines indicate something big may be opened. JACK PORTER RETURNS HOME WITH A BRIDE Jack Porter returned Monday night from El Paso, Texas, and with him brought a bride. . We were (informed when xar. Porter left that (he was 'going to look over the oil fields but it seems "the truth was not in him," that is, not all the truth. Mrs. Porter was formerly Mrs. May Bowdoin, of San Antonio, where she followed the profession of a trained nurse for several years. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Friedley. She met Mr. Porter in El Paso and shortly after they were married they started for Kingman. The home-comers were met at the tnnf Mniutov nitrVif. hv friends with the usual assortment of tin cans and confetti, after which the assemblage went to the Rose Tree and indulged in refreshments at Mr. Porter's ex pense. e, BORN YESTERDAY Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Prosser are the proud parents of an eight and a half pound baby boy, who arrived yesterday afternoon. , The mother and boy are getting "along nicely. Representative Waters of this county, has introduced in the legisla ture a proposed bill, known as house Viill 19 matinc it a misdemeanor for any foreman or manager of a. mine, to Rink a shaft or do any blasting unless an electric fuse is used tO ex plode the charges. While in some in stances such a law wouia ue gooo. there is no provision for the miner who is working upon his own prop erty to do his blasting in his own IT- u....i. ........l. a., a nn AlAAfl way. ne must jiuiwiiaoc ui cittwi- cal devise for his own use or come within the nurview of the criminal Jaw of the state. It is not possible that this bin win become a law, but as a precautionary measure a netition has been nreDared in Kingman and other Mohavej County towns, asking that tni law be amended to not appiy to smaii mine operators. YOUNG PEOPLE HARRIED IN KINGMAN LAST NIGHT Miss Lee Hinch and Donald Hawkins were quietly married last v;.Vit nf the nnrsonacre of the Metho dist Church, Rev. Dodd performing the ceremony, ieo muiiigan was uei, man and Jessie Marinez acted as bride's maid. The wedding took place at 8:20 and the couple left for a short wed ding trip on the Coast on No. 9. Both young people are well known in Kingman, the bride being the daughter of Mrs. George I. Sargent.. She has been with the telephone company here for some time. Donald Hawkins is a son of Mrs. J. R. Hawkins and is employed as baggage man at the Santa Fe depot. TVo trniincr ennnle Will make thelX home at the Wright Apartments when they return. , rtnnnrai Mnrph. rhipf of staff, in formed the senate military committee last Monday that shipping arrange ments had been maae oy wmen ovj,-j 000 men might be transported home imnnthlv and that all of the American 'Expeditionary Force would be re turned home and demooiuzea wiwun six months. How many Americans win be neio abroad in the Army of Occupation is tr ho determined hv President Wil- ison, General March stated, but more Americans already nave been desig nated for return home than oritrinal- ly proposed by Marshal Foch. He indicated tnat ten divisions nau ueen suggested as Americas contribution to tne 'Army oi uccuuauun. 785,000 Men in U. S. Camps i TVioi-a on still nhont 785.000 men in camp in the United States and all ..trill ho demnhili7.ed within a month .vnf tVinco retained for "overhead" 4..t.r nannml lWamh added. TTlT to poon last Saturday, he said 104,000 men had arrived irom overseas. Discussing demobilization plans, generally, with the committee, Gdn- keral March said retention of an American standing Army oi ovu.uuu was proposed. "We don't ever expect to reduce below 500.000 men if we can help it," he said. I Tnnnaire sufficient tO trailSDOrt 00,000 men monthly will be avail able, he explained, tnrougn snips al lotted by the allies, combined with German passenger tonnage, and the negotiations practically are com pleted. ... l,OUD,UUU lanKS OUH overseas witii nVinnf l.fiOO.OOO Americans istill overseas, the chief-of-staff said shinning capacity oi oyy,vw IMPORTANT KINGMAN SCHOOL TRUSTEES ADDITIONAL NAMES ARE ADDED TO COMMUTE ON' ARMENIAN' RELIEF E.L. FOR PEACE CONGRESS .1 . riofiainn to send a committee to Paris to place before the Peace Con- fn information showinET SteDS needed to protect American interests in Mexico was reached at a meeting in New York yesterday of the execu tive committee ot tne iNationai na sociation for the Protection of Amer ican Rights in Mexico. i tj. - M.vty.nfl fhnf Vnwnrn Tj. It WU3 umwumcu u,uv v...--- - Doheny of Los Angeles, head of the Mexican Petroleum Corporation, will be a member of the committee. The others have not yet been named, but they will represent agricultural, cattle, mining, smelting, manufactur ing and banking interests. A BOY monthly should make it possible to ireturn and demobilize an wiuuu oia. imonths. "If tne presiaent agrees iu '" ten divisions, or whatever number1 nf tne Armv of Occupation," he said, .a o moiro it in less time. From !... Umnninrf Cleneral Pershiner was instructed to return men as fast as .limning wac availAhle." ,..,,...(, -.- ----- i Several senators saiu mey iwu i re ceived many complaints because diyi oinno -urniin haH "seen loner service overseas apparently were to be the ilast sent nome. This policy, General March said, was strictly in accordance with mili tary plans to hold experienced men in the Army of Occupation. "SI" PERKINS PASSED . THROUGH HERE MONDAY Lieut. ''Si" Perkins passed through Kingman Monday on his way to Phoe nix, where it is understood he will take a position with the Standard Oil Company. .lent- fertrins nas nnen ui un'4Uv- itor in flying at a Florida aviation field, and is an expert aviawr. , He will probably find time to visit ,his many friends in Mohave County before very long. K Tnio woelr nne nf the. teachers of hthe Kingman schools, and a parent pt one oi tne pupns naa an encount er which resulted in tne teacner swearine- out a warrant (for the ar- Test of the parent. The parent pieaoeu not guiny, anu the case was set at 10 o'clock Mon day morning, before Justice Smith. For different reasons we have not gone into detail, the principal one being that we have not had a state ment from either of the ladies them selves. If testimony in the Justices r"Viii has anv heannfir UDOn the larger issues back of the case, our readers will be told oi it later.- The school trustees met yesterday affemnnn tn ennsidfir the resifima- tions of this teacher and another teacher, but have not as yet accepted them. The trustees inform US that they are going to the bottom of this mat ter, as wen as any otner manure yzi- C.nf fn tlia situation at hand. The 4w.f4.AAc. alert aiirroest that the DeO- ple feel free to come to them and present any liuormaiion wiai mis" i n.r luannir nnon the case. I nave iy Mw..ft r , , kThey are not going to pass judge ment, or taKe action until uiey vc all the information avaname. We are glad the trustees are tak ing this attitude, as the schools are i..i tliinn. n "nmmiimtv cannot af- kford to be disinterested in. They are fundamental to the civilization of the United States thev make the difference between dark Kussia, ana ka country such as ours. Now, we suggest to the people oi 'Kingman, that instead of repeating the rumors of this affair, that if you have "any facts upon the sub ject vou take them to the trustees. a full statement, r.oncernincr the mat- 4 a will Vie made hv the trustees lat- Iver, and this paper will give you the facts, when tnev are Known iu ue facts, as this is too imnortant a mat ter to trust to hearsay. The committee On relief for the AmYioninns nnri Jews is oiitlininir- its plans for the campaign, February 10 to 17. In addition to the appointments made last week, Chairman Warren iannounces that H. L. Horner has been made chairman of the solicita tion committee; I. M. George has heen delegated to solicit from the Jodges; Thomas H. Dood from the phurches and vrol. W. L. unvMie to carry on tne worK in tne scnoois. . JIMMY ST. CHARLES NOW IN" GERMANY - An Open Letter to People of Mohave Jimmy St. Charles writes from Dierdorf. Germany, under date of JDecember 31. "Dear Don: Well am back to my company at last, and am sure glad. We have a new captain, he is O. K. so everything goes alright. Met R. S.' Adams here yester day, he is a lieutenant of Co. E. 128th Infantry. He said H. S. was a sargent. Well, I am a private yet, but I have been through the fight on four differ ent fronts, -and over the top abbut a dozen times, f o have "a litftle bit to my credit, including five or six boches, and I didn't hide back of the lines. You cannot buy a thing1 here in Germany, because they have not enough for themselves. It rains here nearly every day, but as we have a stove it is not half as bad as France. There, we slept in barns with cows, here we sleep in a house, .although it is on the floor. Excuse change of paper but it is all I have. Have not had any letters for about three months, so do not know what is happen ing in Arizona or California." Pvt. A. J. ST. CHARLES, Coj F. 128th Inf. Am. Ex. Force, France, " A. P. O. 734. THREE MOHAVE COUNTY BOYS ARRIVE HONE B. J. Carlin, Harry J. Lewis and Archie Chamberlain, all Mohave County boys arrived JJrom France this week. All three belonged to the 125th heavy artillery and left for Franca early last fall, arriving in Liverpool October 7. After a very short stay in England during which time they spent a couple of days at a rest camp established on the old Oliver Crom well estate, they left f or France. Tliov A1A nnt ret a rhanre at thfl front but J would have, had the war lasted -tnree weeics longer. They say the mud was a fright, sometimes being knee-deep. They saw lots of German prisoners. One of tne .Doys tens oi an instance wuero one of the duskv members of a col ored regiment after having been prodded by the remarics oi a uermaa prisoner for some time lost his pa tience and ran him through with his bayonet. At the Chateau La Grange, where they were stattioned, most of the time while in France, the country around was a grape growing com munity. There were twelve German prisoners working on this particular nloAA artrl trie numer of the nlacA gave each one of them their food and clothing and six cents a nay, aiso turning over 25 cents a day to the French government for ech prisoner worked. The prevelent spirit among these prisoners was that if they lost now they would win later. Tobacco was the hardest thing to get, the boys say, along with sweets and pastry. After the muddy country they went through in France, the boys said 'old Mohave County looked good . to them. changeIFInagement at local harvey house Announcement was received in Kingman this week of the arrival of i,A,r of tVie Vinmo of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Davidson of Los Angeles. Mrs. Davidson is a daughter oi mra. Thomas McGraw of Kingman. The little fellow weighs seven and a-nau. pounds. VISITS OIL FIELD . Jack Porter stopped at Holbrook ,on his way home from El Paso. He says there are four wells drilling there now and that four more will start in the near future. , The Adamana is down between 300 and 400 feet and working three shifts a day. They are averaging about 12 feet a day. . - NOTICE TO RED CROSS KNITTERS The last shipment of knitted arti cles will be sent on February 6th. Ladies having sweaters or socks please leave them at the Citizens Bank not later than 11 A. M., Feb. 5th (Thursday.) ARRIVE HERE Lieutenant L. A. Smith, who for the past six months has been act ing as instructor at Fort Hancock and who was recently released from the service, arrived in Kingman Thursday nicrht. He will make his home here. Lieut. Smith was formerly from Oatman and after enlistment entered the officer's training camp and received his commission, but un fortunately, did not get across. He was accompanied by his father, r v QmitVi who it. is understood, will be connected with the Arizona Engineering Company here. MAD DOG BITES WINSLOW CHILDREN Six children were bitten by a u:a j of window last week and i i . nnnf rw T.ns Ancp.le.s for Iinavo ueeu own. ,"" . ., j ifcreatm'ent by the 'Pastaer method. This 13 tna lirsx case uj. um w i .. ;, i'.mo nlthonch manv K.UUWU 1" .nA-v, - ;o - doge have shown rabbles in Nevada and other .states to tne uuim. " fV.o cfofoo inira are SUDDOSed to have been innoculated with the virus ,by rabid coyotes and an effort is being made to exterminate weac u-mals. The children were isuiia uurrauc, Ernest Dunn, Meridith Morgan, Na than and Virginia Bly and a young ,son of Mr. Caldwell. Caldwell was also bitten by the dog wnne trying ,to save hi son. POSTPONED Owing to so much illness among the members, the Thursday Afternoon Club postponed the meeting it was to have held today. The date of the next meeting will be announced later. A, . " - i nrnv.aire flniintv soldiers and sail ors are coming back from the war the same boys, whom we sent away with a smile and a tear, and a tignt- : 1,a Viwiat with a lot Of : hnira sneeches. mUSIC and ij ' U--A.1.4. H..W. I and with that lovpu imiku" ""' "; . ----- ,...u:-v, ,m must, remember best or an ,... nrnmisdS now a nost ui gHiK r . .. .. 1 i-i. il.nf lmatti. if they d oniy get mai. j"-. iiT-ii 4.I.A.. komn'f o-ot him vet. n..f Hon -matte, him hunt hlS hole, lout -. T. ZZ 1.11 WUa,. and we'll all agree tnav ucu uu. v.. -a,, mnre Tn all seriousness, our 4very own boys are beginning to come back from training tompa "" " overseas. 'Some of them are finding their old positions, out some aic , and many oi mem are "i"5f i. .... it i.Ua-a Ii- Tin rlmiht that within a very few months our industrial ,.. iiriii evreed anything iiiuanciib i w. . 'i i.fnfnni anH that it Will ' v v. Ail ii returned soldiers la- ,iiosuiu cm wv- .--- -- .. . ibor; also, there is smau uuuut u ithe Federal government is going to 1 . . i..x:A f f Aia came worK out a boiuuuu "" ," ui T?aAam hiorhwav.s Wlllv be uruuicin. j.-i-v.. ". rf- - . built, public buildings erected, lanos 'M r' .r i j f..f,wl fni- vre-claimed ana iarm& sw"i .' soldiers but an mis vaiieo -". And our greatest need will be for the immediate present, rnuwiuji " is necessary for each community to take care of its own returned soldiers and the United States Employment Agent urges every possible employer of labor within the county to consider v,;0 oe his individual responsibility Land find work wherever possible. But it must be useiui wors. vve a -Ait Violioire that iohs should be iAruotei fnr the sole, numose of of fering employment to tnese iwye. out fan appeal is made to consider the sit uation careiuny, anu io cummuiutaic iwith this office promptly whenever imvn am uranron. nv r.nii kh.iiu lukgu. 11 returned soldiers and sailors who idesim emnlovment are urcred to .register with tne agency manager in ,the office oi tne Arizona wnuai Bank. Just one thine more, we do not 'consider the returned American cAldiai- a mental or nhvsiral defective and have no desire to pauperize him, 'neither do we wish to offer, nor will ,he accept, charity. We do hold, how ever, that he is entitled to our earn est help m getting back to useful oc- oiinofinn in Aivil life. Atld in COn- clusion, we offer without hysteria, the thnmrht. that men. who have foiicht. ,or what is the same thing in effect, ,oftered to fight, and come oacs nome to work and can find no worK we say that men like that are apt to get wrong ideas and give heed to those glib-tongued, waiting agitators, who are against all government. J. H. ROSENBERG. HAGHINE INSTALLED ON COPPER PROPERTY J. P. Sweeney has installed a com pressor and engine at his mines, east pf the windmill, in the Aquarius range, and expects to have work on j.'u.n. jAn rimnA iinnpriwa, uv iuo ivrst of the week. The plant has been housed in and quarters ior m mc i mi a 1 !n Ana nmo1 Trt erected, ine tunuei ia ui6 tan a big vein that snows eviuenw -e u oJ .ATiner in the OUtcrOD at oi gum "" "ff . . . "n-A, a point below the water level. The r ii. -.a to mnaf nimmis. vein on tne butiw i r- ing and we believe tnat nepm wm bring in a big copper property. The mines are situatea auuui. -v .Vv east of Kingman. E. M. RABB DIED AT TONOPAH JAN. 16 n it taV.w fnrmorlv sunerinten- ,dent of the Gold road and the Tom ,Reed mines, died at louuyau, - vada, on tne iom 01 juuumj ; fluenza. Wr. itaoD was oujjcix tendent of a Victor, Colorado mine. at the time of nis aeam anu f . . 'I'nnnTiun .111 iL Wl&lf .." stricken with the fatab disease. Dur ing his residence m jmmayc j t. a eintendent of the Ten- nesse and Gold Road mines for the United States smelting, neiuiius Mining Company, going from thise properties to the Tom Reed. SIX-MONTHS-t)LD 'OATMAN BABY DEAD C. R. Van Marter was called to Oatman Thursday to conduct the funeral of .little Edgar Uigntower, the six-moriths-old son of John T. Hightower. , ... . The little lad had been ailing for some time and one morning this week he was found dead in his baby buggy. Death was supposed to have been caused by strangulation. He was buried in the cemetery at Oatman. FRED BLODGETT ON WAY TO KEARNEY Fred Blodgett passed through Kingman Friday on his way to Camp Kearney where he will receive .his .discharge. Blodgett was accompanied by the wife he recently married in England. ' After Mr. Blodgett receives his discharge, he and Mrs. Blodgett will come to Kingman, where they will make their home. A change in management of the local Harvey House takes place to day, J. G. Burford succeeding Frank Mur. ' Mr. and Mrs. Mur will leave for GalluD. New Mexico, Monday, where ;Mr. Mur will take charge of the Harvey House. The uaiiup nouse, the newest and one of the largest Harvey nouses oi inis envision, ii 'AAiiirmod with oiiest rooms, dininir mom InnAh .Aiinter. larce lohhv and tall other improvements of the later jiarvey nouses. a i It is needless to say tnat lung man will miss Mr. and Mrs. Mur from the community as they have made any friends here during the past years. v Mr. Burford, the new manager, was recently mustered out of the irmy at f?amn Piinston Previous to his entering the service he was with the Harvey House at Needles. -- DESERT POWER AND WATER COMPANY ELECTS OFFICERS Hon. W. L. Peters, president of the Riverside National Bank, Riverside, Calif., and a director of the Desert Power and Water Company, was in Kingman Friday of last week in at tendance at the annual stocmioiaers and director's meeting. The officers who have, been In control oi tne com pany's affairs for some years past were unanimously re-eiecteu. ceu neth W. Davidson, of Oshkosh, Wis., was an addition to the board of di rectors, which is now composed of Mr. F. A. Wilde, Mr. Robert W. Wilde, Mr. F. A. Wilde, Jr., Mr. W. L. Peters, Mr. W. A. Richardson and K. W. Davidson. -- KEMBlf BACr AFTER 20 IN II. S. NAVY L. S. Kemble arrived in Kingman Thursday after twenty month's ser vice in the navy. During this time Kemble was lo cated at the submarine base at San Fedro. He will reenter the employ of C. A. Patterson. THREE ARRESTS Last night "Dusty" Rhodes and Doody were arrested by the hei-iff's office, followed this morning by John Kravania. All three were charged with being intoxicated, and are arraigned today at 2 o'clock before Judge Smith. .j. D. W. QiUmh'a "Qretvteit Thlaff 1 Life," February 31.