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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1919.
PAGE FOUR THE MOHAVE COUNTY.MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTB. NEWS LETIER F By JAMES F. O'BRIEN (Asst.-Sccty. Holbrook Chamber of Commerce). PAMLFO, WHO BROUGHT SUIT AGAINST BANKERS IS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY Samuel C. Pandolfo, who recently brought suit against sixty-three Arizona bankers, claiming that his! reputation had been damaged to ani amount approximaiea ai ?iuu,uw SOLDIER SETTLEMENT ttt nnrtnr A..:.. 17aU O frtvi. fidence that the vicinity of Holbrook and asked for that amount and the will soon be proven one of the great further sum ot $i)UU,uw as punitive oil-producing centers of the United damage, has been indicted by the States which was born of the fav- federal Grand Jury at Chicago, to- orable reports of many geologists of excellent, suuiuing mat uic gcuiygi cal formation and surface indications are similar to those of the Penn sylvania, Kansas, Texas and Okla- noma neias nas oeen greatly mcreua' gcther with thirteen of his associates in a fake motor company, ii is al leged in the indictment that Gon dolfo and associates had organized a company at St. Cloud, Minn., that Uho imr value of the shares was ed during the Dast two weeks. placed at ?5, but that these shares This increased confidence has loi-were piacea on tne marxet a. j.u u lowed the arrival here of several oil onerators who have been unusually successful in the older oil fields, as ihn nrptnnse that $5 of the money would go into a worKing capital ana the other $5 would go into immediate well as in bringing in good producers use of the company. It is alleged in in what were at the time wildcat (the indictment tnat more man y fields. ,000,000 was fraudulently obtained by Bv their acts, rather than bv words, i these men in this way. The company these men show their own confidence not only did not do what it repre and are spending liberally the money i sented it would do, but that it only of themselves and associates in tying i assembled a few trucks and tractors up prospective oil lands, and are pre-1 and has on hand nothing of value, paring to spend much more in the 'Fifty thousand people were victimiz development of the same. ed by the deal. Not the least significant of the, It was the doings of this fake acts of some of these men is the fact , company that caused a Texas banker that immediately on their arrival they hunted up the owners of particular patented and located lands and se to warn the bankers of Arizona against Pandolfo and the letter of the banker was spread upon the minutes cured control of same, without even J of a 'meeting of the Arizona Banker's taking a look at the ground. This i Association last year and letters sent proves, even if it were not later i out to the various banks, warning acknowledged, that their geologists thejn of this man's activities. Fan and scouts had been here first and'dolfo, to make himself appear good picked out these lands after making i in the eyes of the public started this a thorough examination of the Hoi-' big suit against the bankers, but brook field, without making them-1 the government could not be blinded selves or their nrincinals known, That the principals are still secur ing control of more prospective oil land is one .reason they have little to say even at this time. They have no desire to pay boom prices for leases, and these particular gentle men are offering no stock in their companies for sale to the .general public they will have nothing to sell until, they strike oil in the wells. One of the late arrivals in the Hol brook field is Bob Adams. There are oil operators who are better known through the newspapers, but there are not so many whose stamp of approval on an oil field carries more weight among the men who know. At one time it is said, that Mr, Adams had 167 strings of tools working, which would indicate that he is not in the lightweight class as an oil operator. His associates have had more front page space, but it is his advice that is generally followed. Almost .straight from the train which brought him to Holbrook on his first visit, Mr. Adams, went to John .Flanigan, secured a lease on his ranch and, put up a respectable sum inxcash i to, be forfeited in case he is not .drilling in the next fifty days. He and.his head driller, J. A. Morri son, have since brought their fami lies and are evidently here to stay. The Flanigan ranch is, less than two miles', fr6mi.towrt' and on it5 a well for water' was sunk' to a depth of 250 feet. A good flow of water was struck and a thin scurn, of oi is always in evidence, on, top of it. This oil has been examined by a number of competent chemists and pronounced to be of excellent quality, Among other lands which tMr.i Adams has since leased is the Scorse ranch, northwest of..townwher,botl oil.and gas have been' in evidence for some time. C. S. Fertig, a prominent capitalist of Colorado Springs, was with Mr. Adams here for a few daysjand is said to have tied up considerable ground-which he '-will' soon develop. Evidently Mr. Fertig intends to profit by a mistake of judgment which he made regarding the Wyoming field. He was ,the, first man approached i for financial assistance by Berne Hop kins .when that young man was try ing to raise a few dollars for the first Jest well of the Midwest Uompanyj - The Wyoming field was at that time, in ,a less favorable position than 'the Holhrook field is today, as ituhad not received the endorsement of so many geologists and did not have hree wells actually drilling, Mr. Fertig considered it too long a shot and turned Hopkins down. The latter then interested Werner Z. Reed and Q. H. Shoup, now governor of Colorado, and the world knows of the millions that have since been made by sill of them. In addition to the favorable im pression of the oil possibilities-, Mr. Fertig has an eye on another of Hol brook's resources which he is figur ing on going into later. The Adamana Oil Company, which was the first to start drilling in this field, has put on a third shift and from this time on there will be no cessation of activities, night or day until the oil sands are reached. The Adamana well was spotted by Col. J. A. Puffinburg, a well known geologist, formerly with the Standard Oil, who says, jn-his report: " I also find another sand ""laying from 1600 to 1800 feet deep. This should be a producing sand for oil and gas, and when you ,get this sand you may well. expect the results you are drilling for." Good progress is being made on the well of the Hopi Oil Co., which is being sunk by State Senator Mayf ield, of South Carolina, and associates on, a,8ite selected by Prof. C. E. Major, fpjt some time chief geologist with the United Verde Copper Company. The Apache Oil Company has spudded in its first well on its ground Bouth of Holbrook and they expect to-be but little behind their neigh bors in reaching the oil sands. The rig for the first well of the Holbrook Oil Company, of which Geo. D. Meiklejohn, former lieutenant-governor of Nebraska, is president, is now on the way to the site two miles from the Hopi well. Drilling will begin very shortly. & Pint time back of a creeping: baragre February 21. bv it and have acted. The men are all under arrest in Chicago and will have their hearing Soon. The in dictment contains eight counts and it is, probable that there will be many more before the government con cludes its case. LOSSES TO AMERICANS TAKEN UP BY MEXICO Advices from Mexico indicate that the Mexican (legislature has under consideration the claims of- Ameri can citizens sustained in the vari ous raids of Mexican bandits on their estates both in Mexico and the United States. These claims have been passed upon by the indemnity commissfon. of the Carranza govern ment. More than 40,000 claims ag gregating $250,000,000 have been filed with the commission by both Mexicans and foreigners covering the whole period of the revolution, dating from tne uprising in Cananea, Sonora, about teiit years ago. It is probable that the eongress of Mexico will also be called upon to take action on the demands of the Yil men for a less drastic law cov ering the production rand sale of oil in the republic.At the present time theft laws of ,,Mexico covering the oil fields amounts to practical confisca tion. -I"r "Soldier Settlement Work in Ari zona" was the subject of an inter esting address by Mr. Andrew Kim ball at the University of Arizona dur ing "Farmers' Meet" last week. Mr. Kimball told of the Secretary of the Interior Franklin Lane's message to congress, urging the importance of preparing for the return of soldiers and sailors by developing a wide pro gram for the reclamation and em ployment of unused land. All Eng lish speaking countries of the world have laws providing for discharged soldiers and their families, for the wounded, and for other who have been in the service of their country. In Canada, they not only keep the re turning soldiers on the land, but they aid and encourage them in increased production, and, where needed, agri cultural credit is granted on the rec ommendation of community advisory boards. The soldier is entitled to 160 acres government land, and he may take up two additional quarter sec tions. The board may loan him $2500, payment of the principal reaching over a period of 20 years at 5 per cent interest. Settlement and cul tivation are needed to obtain free holder's right. Australia, with only one-twentieth of our population, has provided $200,000,000 for her return ed soldiers, who will number less than one-tenth of those who will return to the Unied States. On this basis our appropriation for such work as a na tion should be four billion dollars. There is more to do, however, than provide the land. The plan is that the states should provide the land and the nation should furnish the funds to equip the soldier settlers. The railways have taken the initia tive in this work in the western and southwestern states. In November the work in Arizona was started by Mr. Andrew Kimball, agricultural agent of the Railroad Administration under the supervision of the Arizona Eastern R. R., and Mr. C. L. Sea graves, of the Santa R. R., in charge of the southwestern division. A cen tral committee was formed, consisting of a representative from each county, an executive committee of five with president and secretary, having head quarters in the land office at Phoenix. The member of the central committee from each county is the chairman of a county committee of five to be call ed by him, their first duty being to tabulate all available land in their counties and report to the General Secretary who will make a report to Secretary Lane when all returns are secured. So far all but three coun ties in the state have reported. Letters and applications from re turned soldiers are being received PROCLAMATION OF ARBOR DAY (By The Governor of Arizona) WTTRRRAS. It. is nvovided hv la that the Governor shall annually by Proclamation set aside a certain day to be known and observed as Arbor Day; WHEREAS, It is fitting that the love of Nature inherent in all of us should find expression in the plant ing of trees, shrubs and vines, in the adornment of public and private grounds and the ornamentation and beautification of the environments of our schools and colleges, private and public; NOW, THEREFORE, In con formity with the provisions of Para graphs 2837-2840, Chapter XX of the Revised Statutes of Arizona, Civil Code, I, Thomas E. Campbell, Gov ernor of Arizona, do hereby desig nate and set apart Friday the 7th day of February, 1919, as Arbor Day, to ho nVisorvpH in the Counties of Co- Uhise, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Mari copa, Tima, Jfinai, aanta uruz ana Yuma; and similarly I hereby desig nate and set apart Friday, the fourth day of April, 1919, as Arbor Day for due observance in the Counties of Apache, Coconino, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai. T m'Air f !, anoint, nf tTio trrnflt. in view ui uic W.1....5 v. w. b,.r world conflict and the turning of our thoughts from blood i and iron to those things in life which make for culture and the cultivation of the esthetic, Arbor Day of 1919, is en dowed with special significance. I would therefore recommend a general observance of Arbor Day and that not alone the pupils in our schools but those of older years participate in exercises and the planting of trees, shrubs, vines and flowers to the end that the various communi ties of the state will be made more beautiful places in which to live. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arizona to be affixed. (GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA) I Done at Phoenix, the Capitol, this 31st day of January, 1919. THOMAS E. CAMPBELL, Governor of Arizona. Attest: Mit Simms, Secretary of State. By R. E. McGillen, Asst.-Secy. In Frozen Dog "Better quit laughing at that fel low." "He's a poor shot at billiards." "Mebbe so, but that's Pizen Pete, and he's an all-fired good shot with a gun." Kansas City Journal. daily by Mr. Alfred C. Sieboth, Sec retary Soldier Settlement Committee, Land Office, Capital Building, Phoe nix, who is keeping a register of applicants. Everyone Likes Pictures ana there are always opportuni ties for making them. Pictures of the interesting events and familiar scenes, about hejhome; snap shots made during the vacation 'days of on the hunting, fishing or boating" trips, all possess a strong appeal, and may be easily secured 'with the Cartridge Pretno o w Let us show you how easy it is to make pictures with a Premo. H. H. WATKINS MOHAVE LUMBER COMPANY KINGMAN, ARIZONA TERRA COTTA CHIMNEYS RIVERSIDE CEMENT BLACK ROCK SASH AND DOORS WALL BOARD SCHUMACKER NAILS SEWERPIPE FIREBRICK PLASTER' LIME A Large Stock of Oregon and Arizona Pine Constantly on Hand. Also Fire Wood in Large or Small Quantities. PROMPT SERVICE PHONE BLUE 230 EXPERT ADVICE TO EI Collector Franklin has been inform ed by the department at Washing ton that the Internal Revenue Bur eau is arranEincr to furnish for the benefit of income taxpayers in every city and town in the country, a free advisory service by trained collectors, agents, inspectors and deputies. At the offices of collectors and their deputies, and at other central points, tree miormation ana advice with respect to filing returns under the new revenue bill may be had up to the final date for filing such returns. Banks, trust companies and simi lar responsible institutions have al ways co-operated in furnishing au thentic income tax information, and have generously offered to serve the government and taxpayers in this re spect again this year. Our local banks have already signified their intention of helping you in this re spect. It is the aim of the bureau to bring its agencies as close as possible to every person and to make available in every official form all necessary information regarding the require ments of the law. The bureau wel comes aid from every responsible SALT LAKE MAN HERE LI IS G. O. Perkins, of Salt .Lake City, is visiting in Kingman, being a guest of Gus S. Holmes. Mr. Perkins is the financial agent of Mr. Holmes, hav ing looked after his property interest in Salt Lake for many years. He is here to look over the Hackberry mine and the big new mill and also to con ferwith Mr. Holmes on important busipess matters." He is much pleased with the country and especially, with the Hackberry mine and its possi bilities for ore production. agency in its effort to enlighten the people on tax matters. Every taxpayer is assured that the action of the government will be based entirely on the tax laws and regulations ana the facts in his case. No other influence is allowed to enter into internal revenue mat ters and the statement of any firm or individual that they are in a posi tion to exert special influence with internal revenue officers is wholly without foundation. Painstaking and open-minded consideration is given in every case, regardless of whether the taxpayer appears in person or by attorney. EGGS AND BUTTER ARE CHEAPER The wholesalers are starting to loosen up somewhat and that means a better price to you EGGS are now 60c dz. BUTTER is 60c pound r As fast as the price is reduced to us we lower the price to you. KINGMAN MEAT MARKET 5 JPHONEBLUE4 ' i" $ J iiiiiitimmmni iiiii immimmni imt minimi n mini mum mil imi iimnimmmiinn hih mi hi mi MMimimmmwuimiiim mi Mrs. Chas. Wilkins -:- Prop. THE LOCUST ROOMS $3.00 Per Week" 50c and 75c : : : Per Night : : : Cor. Beale & 3d Sts. Kingman Peach Springs Trailing Post Hualpai Indian Reservation E. H. CARPENTER, Prop. Staple Groceries, Lunch Goods Soft Drinks, Fruit, Cigars Tobacco, Red Crown Gaso line, Zeroline Oil Peach Springs Ariz. L. H. FOSTER s CIVIL ENGINEER U. S. Mineral Surveyor Patent and Underground Surveys Kingman, Arizona. "the HighWay Garage" (Located where you can't miss us we see you come and go) WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS We want it badly enough to do the very best work possible in order to keep your patronage -and besides we KNOW HOW. TRY US. BEECHER GARAGE Phone Green 19 Free air and water-; Kingman, Arizona GIVE THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE FEBRUARY 10 -17 UNITED DRIVE FOR RELIEF IN THE NEAR EAST Armenian, Syrian and Jewish Charities ' ARIZONA'S QUOTA $150,000 President Wilson Calls on the Nation to SAVE 12,000,000 People From Starvation Contractors and Builders Small jobs or large ones receive the same prompt and careful attention. GRUNINGER 8C SON Phone Blue 175 Kingman, Arizona T ) 'I . X fc -V r