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r n i PAGE TWO THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1919 ' , and OUR MINERAL WEALTH Official Paper of Mohave County Issued AVcekly by the MOHAVE, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY. Untercil as second-class matter at the postotflco at Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, under Act of CongrcSs of Mar. 1, 1S79. vr. a. DAMON AMBON H. SMITH Editor and Manager Mining Editor Subscription rates $3 per ear. payable In advance. NOTHING DOING THE Utah legislature has appointed four of jts membersas a committee to meet at Phoenix with a like committee of the Arizona legislature to discuss a proposition of the sale of qur "northern strip" to the Mormon state. So far as Arizona "is" con cerned there will be nothing doing. Even if Arizona should agiee to the sale it is questionable if such a project could be carried out. The state of Arizona was formed in 1863 and its boun daries established. After the establishment of these boundaries we do not believe that any change coul(J be made in them, ex cept to form a new state out of a portion of it. The Utahns have a trade in view, giving to Arizona San Juan county,' Utah .acouny full fledged and with a complete county government in operation. But San Juan county is one of the poorest of the counties of -the state and so far removed from the balance "of Arizona that it could not even be presented to us as a gift. , On the other hand our north ern strip is one of the richest sections of the state, not only in minerals but in forests and well grassed areas. It is the winter home of thousands of head of Utah sheep and cattle and at the present time large number of homesteaders are farming several thousands of acres of rich lands. Some day it will have a county government of its own and be able to take care of its own interests to a grear extenf than if attached to Washington county, Utah, and handled as a dependency of that county. Not one of the people residing in the "strip" want to be attached to Utah and the people of Mohave and Coconino counties will fight to the end against any proposal to take it from them. The assumption that the Grand Canyon of the Colorado offers an impassable barrier between northern and southern Mohave county is all nonsense. The Grand Canyon opens out at the mouth of the Grand Wash and the river flows for a considerable distance through open territory. It' is at the mouth of the Gyand Canyon that a bridge is to be built under a law just introduced in the state senate by. Senator Herndon of this county, and which would unite the two parts of the county. At the present time, there are two ferries carrying passengers across the Colorado river and travel through the country has in no wise been held up by the fact that there is a river to cioss. We don't want any more territory, but we are going to keep what we have. IMMIGRATION " THE committee on Immigration in the House of Representatives, is considering radical changes in the immigration laws. No body appears to be at all sure that Europeans, or Asiatics, will wish to burden the affairs of the United States by adding their presence to our population in large numbers. Nevertheless, it ia certain that the country has about all it can undertake to do if it provides the right kind of employment. for the returning soldiers, and keeps the rust off the wheels of industry.v It is estimated that 3,000,000 men were idle in the United States before the selec tive draft was put into operation. If tKis estimate is even ap proximately correct then the return of the soldiers to civil life will mean a great deal of unemployment .unless measures are devised to put the speed belt on industry.s . The argWent seems to favor checking immigration; 'and the further suggestion is popular that the government should provide & vast amount of public construction. The carrying out of Secretary Lane's land development plans are regarded as im portant in1 thatjhey suggest a way by which soldiers can secure a real home and a piece f land, if they win apply themselves to the task. . RECONSTRUCTION PREMIER LOYD GEORGE: We must have reconstruction when we have the lessons of the war fresh in our minds. We must reconstruct when the national limbs are supple with endeavor and before they become stiff with respose and slumber, and you must reconstruct when you see you have behind you the great spit of patriotism and sacrific which has been raised from the depths of human nature in every house and every breast in this land. You must reconstruct when you have got behind you the momentum of victory to carry you thrpugh to an even greater triumph. That is why the whole field of national enterprise, of national endeavor and national resource and of material well-being is being examined carefully with a view to immediate action, before that great spirit grows cold in the frigid atmosphere of self-interest. Let us have it when the nation is riding the chariot of a high purpose ere it 'comes down to the dusty road. That is the time-to reconstruct that iB the time to build; when there is fraternity throughout the land. MUST CA&E FOR SOLDIERS HUNDREDS of thousands of soldiers and sailors returning to their homes after the war will find places they left occupied and jobs scarce. Families and relatives should make plans to make places for the home-coming men and women who have worn Uncle Sam's uniform. Private co-operation and state and nation must do their utmost to care for discharged forces if we would not swell the ranks of discontent. -y Apublic sentiment must be aroused, to see that they are given at least as good a place in the social' structure as they left. Sound industrial conditions and a good business basis will do more o make this possible than anything else. Conflicting Thoughts U r TTr i rTTm 37 1 1 1 . mill v - A k LmLmvi-.A fet wrti'$ik ill nIsST i nr.zumM usum 1 H bti-MI iruca LJU , - OVER THE T6P" TO BEET COFFEY, FBOH AN OlD FRIEND. "Uncle Sam" blew his bugle, the hills heard the sound, And echoed It on, for five hundred miles 'round,, The boja from the mines and the camps without 'fear, Promptly stood at attention, and each answered "Here," Then a wild bucking broncho was brought to a stop.v So quick. "Coffey" nearly went "Over the Top." He loved these great hills, wneie the wild heifers roam! ' The sweet purple sage, he so long had called homo. But like "Isrlal Putnam," of historic fame, nie left those red cattle right out In the rain, Put his spurs to his broncho which caused him to hop'. And started for Kingman, and "Over" the Top." The silver-spurred boot were soon cast away, The splendidbroad Stetson, went into the hay, ' His bright red "bandanner," his lariat so true, Are as dear to his, heart as the "Red, "White and Blue," Those picturesque chaps caused a moist tear to drop, But Bert Is determined on "Over the Top." .9 Then Presto! like magic the cowboy Is gone, And we see a brave soldier in trim uniform, " Bring his hand td his head in a splendid salute, TUen he steps on the train and from there to the boat. Throws a kiss to the Goddess, for he loes her a lot, And waits upon orders for "Over the Top." He is in the first trenches it all seems so strange. To lie in a hole and not out on the range; He thinks of his broncho, his wild happy life. Even pictures the girl who may yet be his wife. Then he thinks" of the Kmperor, "the murdering sot," Md wait upon orders for "Over the, Top." ' The night -wind bring crys from mothers and maids, The groans of the dying, and poor starving babes, , I Then a wild cowboy yell, and hell started to pop. As he leads, his .brave comrades right "Over the Top." The Crown Prince crys "Hlmmll, I see stars mit stripes," "Och, Papa the atitos, let us run for our lifes," But the vEmperor sees, in a strange mistlc manner, A bright figured flag-, It's that old red "Bandanner," Then he throws up his hinds, and aban dens all hope, When ne sees that wild' cow-boy's long lariat rope. The great cannons roar, the sky Is all red, Liquid fire, Mustard Gas, his comrades fall dead: The boy now a man with face set and grim, Is chasing the German right into Berlin,' He kept right on evlng. till the Captain yelled, "Stop," The Armstlce signed, "We Are Over the Top." Now Kingman In gratitude, gives the glad hand, To s.11 of her sons from the great sage-brush land. Who offered their lives that the world, without fear, Might enjoy 'the same peace, that God gives us out here, And on "The Great Book," there will not be a blot, On the names of our boys who went "Over the Top." (Minnie J. Hardy, San Diego, Calif., January 1, 1119.) AMERICANS TO EXPLOIT TYROLEAN WATER POWER - A syndicate of Americans have been investigating the water power possibilities of the Alpine -region of Austria and have decided to install a great power plant on-one of the rivers rushing down from the Tyrolian Alps. The company is being organized wih a capitalization of $41,322,000. , , , , The water powers of the old world have not been used advantageously, the power being taken direct from the rivers without conversion into electric power. All along the banks of swift running streams are to be found water wheels turning flour mills and other classes of machinery, but little attempt is maae to onug it long distances into the cities for power and light The new organiza tion contemplates the transmission of power to many points where it will be 'used for the driving of machinery and the establishment of many man ufactories ANTIMONY IN TRANSVAAL A new body of antimony is re ported to have been opened up near vvt; ot'voi- in fha district of the - -- ;.-;. . . AAn rt j-. . n.uiuai'i w., .- -- . $3,uuuiuuu; Wyoming, ?bio,uuu; uoio- Sf nvS(1orn 0id fields, Transvaal, 0 SPEND LARGE SUMS ' ON NATIONAL ROADS About $300,000,000 will be put into road building this year, according to estimates by experts of the Depart ment of Agriculture, submitted to the Division of Public Works and Con struction Development of the Depart ment of Labor. It is estimated that about half this amount will' go to labor. The $300,000,000 of. construction estimated will not be sufficient to make up deferred war construction, it is believed, for normally the amount spent on roads in the United States is not far below $300,000,000 and dur ing war times road building came almost to a stop in many localities." Estimates prepared fftr the follow ing states are considered accurate within 1 or 2 per cent, according to officials of the Department of Agri culture: Maine. $1,500,000: Rhode Island, $90,000; Connecticut, $4,000,- j 000; New York, $12,000,000; New Hampshire, $i7i,uuu; KentucKy, $i, 500,000; Alabama, $1,000,000; West Virginia, $16,000,000; Illinois, $9,000, 000; Iowa, $15,574,000; Louisiana, $4,674,000; Texas, $20,000,000; Ne braska, $1,657,089.07; North Dakota, 'rado. $3,900,000: California, $20,000 000; Arizona, $900,000; Nevada, $1, 146,849.80; Idaho, $1,000,000. New Jersev, Maryland, and Mon tana are expected to make consider- aoie expenuuures vn ruaus urns jcai. The Victory come in April. Liberty Loan Electricity The phrase "electricity is in its infancy," has.no meaning to this generation. For us, today, electricity is fullgrown, a mighty and obedient servant, operating our factories, carrying us swiftly to our destination, lighting our streets and our homes; in a thousand ways making life easier, pleasanter,,more profitable. Cheapest Power for Mines Greatest Household Conveni-' ence- The One -Service an Economical Family Cannot Afford' to Be Without. Oeserjl Power & Water Co. Kingman Chloride SMILES" REPARTEE Tillie Clinger says that the reason she didn't last long as ladies' teller at the bank was because when Mrs. Pomperosity accused her of impertin ence she told her to go chase herself. t. s., STANDING ROOM (By P. Reich. Co. 3, U. S. N. New Haven, Conn.) Instructor If an. officer and a aollor are passengers on a boat should the sailor stand and salute when the officer Is In view? Bookie Y-yes, sir, unless It's a canoe. REASSURING HER "I see they are going to tax talk ing machines." "Well, mv dear, that probably won't affect you, and if it does I'll cheerfully pay the tax." ouisvine Courier-Journal.) .UiUUI.MiH The-gaunt and famished the lean and weary, the sick and wounded they hold their outstretched, empty hands toward us and beg for help- We, of all the people, are in a position to help them. Let us remember this on February 10-17- CUPID AND CUPIDITY a cMlveaton widow saw tne lat est proposal sno has received was from a Houston insurance agent who said he had loved her. ever since bar first husband stun? the company for 910,000, Galveston News. , VERSATILE "Maid, very good needle-woman, and fond of animals, to valet gentle man." Ac, in London Times. DIDN'T DO SO BADLY Se Have you ever loved and lost? ' She Oh, no; the Jury awarded me 97,000 damages. Badley Bugle. As She is Writ Card in restaurant: "Small steak, 20 cents, Extra small steak, 25 cents." Advertisement in noultry journal: "Plymouth Rock hens ready to lay J $1.25 each." Our Dumb Animate. AT THE DEPOT "Good-oy, dad, don't fall to write, even if it's only a check. Widow. DQ YOU KNOW? T '.' i ? VThe Philippine islands are steadily gaining in the production of raw sugar. From crops of 345,077 short tons in 1913 and of 408,339 tons in 1914, the crop of 1917 advanced to 425,566 tons. The analysis of cane and beet sugar as precisely the same when they are pure--12 parts carbon, 22 parts hydrogen and 11 parts oxygen. The salmon spawning season in Alaska is ended. The collection of sockeye salmon eggs for the Afognak station totaled 54,681,000. All fuel conservation regulations excepting in the use of gas have been revoked, effective January 10, , by order of the U. S. Fuel Administration. The forest area of Brazil is esti mated at 1,500,000 square miles, or about 48 per .cent of the total area of the country. v The Isle of Pines promises to be come an important producer of iron, copper and other ores, as 11 mines have been located. . The first tenement house in New! York City was built in 1933 It was a fourrstory building and stood in what is now Corlears Park. Want, to know how to dodge the high-cotUof-clothes? Easyf Keep your new garments new and make your old ones do. And here's where you'll find our Mail Order Service a big help! For the parcel post brings to your very door the F.'-Thomas Paris ian Qyeing and Cleaning Works of San Francisco. Sq, why run the rik of having your work done by "back-room" cleaners when you can send it to the most complete and modernly equipped establishment of its kind in America? Here you are tare of fast-color dyes superior workmanship and lowest possible prices. Today ment -write our Mail Order Depart- ! list and expert advice your cleaning and dyeing is. Write now i ment tor price BzQBpHslsBfi&CW V your cleanmg and dyeing p2pv5Mb2V VjHVTIvSSSa problems. Write now! fflyjTOMMyKTfrp Seeing the Whirl Sarah She says she's going, to travel hundreds of miles on her honey moon. Jane That's easy for 'er; 'er chap runs a merry-go-round. London Tit-Bits. GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE February 10-17 As the 'ore is found to be valuable, a mininir company is now carrying e-n smelting operations on the spot wiir MONTE WILLIS STANDARD AUTO STAGE OFFICE: BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147 , BONDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman 8:30 A. M. Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:00 P. M. ' m ' 1 KINGMAN WATER COMPANY SOLICITS Y OUR WATER BUSINESS Pure Spring Water Trouble Manf Joe Chambers Black 101 v v Those who give most have most felt. No man ever died poor because of that which he "gave away. Your chance to prove this will come February 10-17. il ti S r h X- .