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SATURDAY, MARCH 1. 1919.
PAGE SIX THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH. NEWS LETTER FROM H0LBR00K SECTION By JAME3 P. O'BRIEN, Aiit-Stcy. Chamber of Commerce. HOLBROOK, Ariz., Feb. 27 With literally billions of tons of coal within less than a hundred miles, the coal dealers of the town of Hol brook were for many of the coldest ' days this winter entirely out of that commodity. The word "billions" is liaorl arlviearllu' for n TT. S CfOVGm- inent geologist, Marius R. Campbell, (in Bulletin 431 of the U. S. Geologi cal Survey) is authority for the statement that in the Black Mesa coal field, on the Hopi Indian reser vation north of Holbrook, there is a total of upwards of 14,000,000,000 tons of coal. This, of course, cannot be ex ploited at present, but there is a coal .field close to the Apache Rail way which will doubtless be opened up within the next few months. The Apache Railway, which runs from Holbrook, 70 miles south, is now nearly completed and trains will be running on regular schedule in about a month. It was built prim arily to open up for exploitation what .is said to be the largest belt of standing timber in the United States, but it also runs close to this coal Uii .irVitxii tinn hithnrtn been un developed for want of transportation i facilities. .... ' A group of capitalists is now I figuring on opening up these coal de- J posits and their plans not only con template placing the best of the pro duct on the faiarket for fuel pur i Knf in1nrfo! tKfiT erection 01 an immense plan for generating electric power. As the, poorest of the coal what is" known as j"mine run" is good enough "for the power generating plant, it is figured that the cost of the electricity will be very low, second only to that gen crated by water power. It is expected that a ready market for this power, at a price which will pay a big percentage of profit on the investment, will be found in the different mining camps to the south and west, and also in the different communities along the line of the Apache railway clear to Holbrook. The big land prosperous camps of Globe and Miami could be reached with a transmission line about 75 miles in length. Clifton, to the south east, is also probably close enough to make it a commercial proposition to send a wire in there. The Department of the' Interior, in 1910, withdrew the most of this coal field from entry, but previous to that time there had been a number of uitinna rnneA ayA flifiar will flir- nish sufficient coal for the time being at least. The government bulletin 431 con tains a preliminary report by Dr. AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL For The Southwest It is no longer necessary for parents to send their children to far distant cities in order that they may secure the advantages of business training at An Accredited School The Mackay Business College of Los Angeles is FULLY ACCREDITED and graduates of this institution may secure the degree H. G. B. meaning Honor Graduate in Businessauthorized" by Congress. Secretarial Course Hundreds of positions are now open to ambitious young men and women who are qualified to handle the work of the Social or Business Private Secretary. Students taking this couse should be high School or College Graduates. Stenographic Course Thousands of stenographers are wanted at once. We accept students from the grades for this course. Our English Course is very thorough and many of our most successful graduates came to us from the sixth and seventh grades. Bookkeeping Every boy, girl, man and women should have a knowledge of bookkeeping, regardless of the business or profession they may ultimately follow. It is absolutely indispensible. Any man or woman who docs not do common labor will testify as to the truth of this (statement. Telegraphy For men and 'women, 17 to 35 who are anxious to earn a salary above the average from the very beginning of their service we recommend a RAILROAD CAREER with Telegraphy as the opening wedge. This profession offers many advantages over any other line ef work Easy to learn, pleasant, fascinating, short hours, minimum wage $120. Wonderful opportunities for study and self improvement, eight hour day, etc. The art of telegraphy is successfully taught in but five schools west of Chicago Operators are very scarce, and always will be under these conditions. Earning Expenses Students coming to us from distant points are given an opportunity to earn board, room and tution while attending school. This custom is followed in all "University Towns" and the Mackay Business College was the first to introduce the system in Los Angeles. WRITE TODAY FOR OUR FREE CATALOG MACKAY BUSINESS COLLEGES NINTH STREET-AT MAIN. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. 913 JAY STREET. FRESNO. CALIFORNIA. Founded by S. P. Railroad Company in 1907. - By JAMES K. LYNCH, r.nvirnnr Federal Reserve Bank, Tweitth federal Reserve District. Telegraphic reports of changes in the plan for financing the government have produced a teelmg of uncertainty in the minds of our citizens. We have positive assurance from Secretary Glass that a pop ular loan will be offered for subscription on April 21st, and that this will be "a salable loan," in other words, a loan that will be attractive to the investor whether in the form of certifi cates or bonds. Obviously, there are details which cannot yet be decided, and announcements which cannot be made until congress has legi- clata1 Let us not be confused nreliminarv discusssion, but by let us keep our minds fixed on fnct that our covernment the re- quires the uor.oy to complete the work it has undertaken. The attempted industrial revolt which collapsed in Seattle, owing to the firmness of the mayor, is evi dence that hun propaganda is still active. The "war" will not be over until the Huns have been given the bill and have begun paying. Then, and then only, will they realize defeat and con fess error. Herbert E. Gregory and Mariua R. rVmnlwH. which savs of the coal in the Black Mesa field: "Its quality is equal to if not better than that of vthe coal mined at Gallup." The In dians have 'been mining this coal for vdQM oa ftiotrt-naiufafl it wftTld the VGV- ernment , schools 'at Keams Canyon and Tuba are supplied from mines vclose-by. n v ISLAND OF FUTURE A new island was recently discov ered by Capt. W. F. Buckley while making' a cruise through the danger ous Chiperion islands 200 miles south of the Mexican coast. Captain Buck ley termed this coral reef the "Island of Future," as its possibilities had not been discovered. It is inhabited only by red crabs as big as turtles, weird and vicious birds, wild pigs and strange fish. ON THE WAY Mrs. Heckle: Is your Husband over seas? Mrs. Shekel (glancing at a wab bly man across the room): No, I should say about half-seas over. IT WILL BE A PIPE Nell: Is Harold working steadily? Bell: Yes, he told me last night he Jiad a contract for making seven ; thousand Egyptian rings and told me to watch his smoke. Fatality List Of All Yankees ' Totals 107,444 Deaths during the war in the American Expeditionary Forces and among troops in the United States from all causes, the war department announced, number ed 107,444. In the Expeditionary Forces the total was 72,951. Of these 20, 829 resulted from disease, 48, 768 from injuries received in bat tle and 3,354 from all other causes. Deaths from disease among the troops in United States totalled 32,737, and from other causes 1,756, giving a total for the troops in this country of 34,493. The figures for the American Expeditionary Forces cover the period from April 1, 1917 to February 16, 1919; those for the troops in the United States from April 1, 1917, to February 14, 1919. The figures show that the total deaths from disease exceeded the total battle casualties by more than 5,000. FLIER CHANGES PLANES IN MID-AIR The daring maneuver of jumping from one aeroplane to 'another, while in full flight, was recently accom plished by a lieutenant of aviation, and is pictured in the March Popular Mechanics Magazine. Climbing down to the. undercarriage of the machine in which he had left the ground as a passenger, he reached the horizontal bar of the landing chassis. Hanging to this, and executing acrobatic evo lutions, he waited the approach of a second ship flying at a lower level. As it came beneath him, he released his hold and dropped onto its top plane, landing at a point near the middle of the right wing. While, he had estimated the relative speeds of the two machines correctly and judg ed his distance without error, it still remained for him to obtain a firm hold, or possibly suffer the inconven ience of falling 5,000 feet. DARING LEAP SAVES MANY LIVES Leaping from his motorcycle into the fuslage of a runaway plane was the thrilling exploit of a dispatch rider at a western flying field, says the March Popular Mechanics Mag azine. The pilot of the plane was killed by a blow from the propeller as hei started his engine, and the riderless plane was going at a rate of sixty miles an hour, heading to ward a company of soldiers drilling, when its mad career was halted by the daring leap of the motorcylist. .MiiiiitmiHiinmiiiiiiiiimiiiiitinitr iifrTiiiiiniiittfriimiiiiutiHiiitnmfriiiiiiiitfiiniiiiiiiittfiiitiiiiiuiiiMiiiutiii iiHiitiiiiinintitiriiniintiTitiiinitiitiitiHtTiifii WHAT THE POILUS THINK-- (From "The Stars and Stripes." , J iiiimimmHiiiiMiiimiimimiMiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiniimNimmi!iimimmitmin I Of President Wilson j Of the Yanks .. f The German used to laugh at the The two greatest emotions felt by notes sent by President Wilson. They the Bodies in the course of the war djd not spare him their jokes or sar-1 mugt have been the ianding of the casms. In their heavy gayety the , , , .,.. Boches neglected to foresee one 's and then-that of the Ameri- thing: That ; the President, determin- cans .-C. Lenory, Mar. des Logii, fed to have his notes paid, would send armed to the teeth, two mil-, ffon coUecters.-Garnusseu, Cdt., of PhnQwirT I have often noticed that the names of great mep end in N. Note I fow,w.N iTncolN. sonN. And who was the greatest French genius of recent ages but NapoleoN ? Cpl. MonbarboN. We who have tougnt, suiierea ana i .- Co,., , ;;to grude for P Wilson. Isn't it he who. in a ereat measure, dis covered the famous machine for su spending hostilties? lSrt MntVii 1jrm Although smooth-shaven, President Wilson has the tenacity of the poilus. Uncle Sam can be proud of his nephew. N. B., Machine Gunner. The great triumph or rresiaent Wilson will prove to have been the enlisting of millions and pillions" of beings in the cause of the war in thoucrht and heart before enlisting ihem in actuality. Second Lt. N. It is to fertile ana generous Ameri ca that ten million French bo say statistics have owed their daily bread for more than a year. If, absorbed in Right and Justice, Presi dent Wilson is a great idealist, in the presence of the above figures it muse be admitted that he does not seem entirely' without interest in material considerations. Jen Dron. What do I think of him? I can't do any more than say my wife is expecting someone. If it's a boy well call him Wilson. Pvt. Dumon- dret. MUCH OIL IN FRUIT A new fruit, containing a large nercentaare of oil. has been discov ered in tka ragion of Torreon, Mexi co, and is Known by tne name oi chichopoxite. Experiments show that 25 per cent of its contents consist of oil of a great value in industrial pursuits, requiring a lubricant of high quality. It is proposed to introduce the cultivation of this fruit upon a large scale. HERE'S YOUR INCOME TAX AND AND HOW TO PAY IT (Compiled for the Convenience of Readers of The Miner.) INCOME TAX REPORTS ARE REQUIRED OF A single person whose gross incomes for the year 1918 was $1,000 or more must file a report. A married person whose gross income for the year 1918 was $2,000 or more must file a report. A single person is allowed a personal exemption of $1,000. A married person or head of family is allowed a per sonal exemption of $2,000. A married person not living with husband or wife is allowed a personal exemption of $1,000. An additional exemption of $200 is allowed for each child and eacK person (other than husband or wife), dependent upon and receiving his chief Six per cent on net income not over $4,000 (after deducting the exemption). This is normal tax. Twelve per cent on net income over $4,000 (after deducting the exemption; that is, first $4,000 is taxable at 6 per cent, and all over first $4,000 is taxable at 12 per cent). This is also normal tax. The surtax rate increases 1 per cent for each $2,000 Reports made on the basis of the calendar year must be filed on or before March 15, 1919, unless an extension of time is granted, as was the case last year. WHEN YOU HAVE TO PONY UP N THE TAX IS PAYABLE IN FOUR EQUAL INSTALLMENTS AS FOLLOWS: FIRST INSTALLMENT At SECOND INTALLMENT Fifteenth day of third .month thereafter. Persons Having SINGLEPERBON (Net income of $1,500) Net income .A $1,500 Personal exemption 1,000 Subject to normal tax..$ 500 At 6 per cent, or a tax of 30 SINGLE PERSON (Net income of $6,000) Net income 1 $6,000 Personal exemption ...... 1,000 Subject to normal tax....$5,000 Normal tax, $4,000, at 6 per cent 240 Normal tax, $1,000, at 12 per cent 120 Surtax 10 Tax to pay $ 370 "-. . , .. " " " "6" " " -- . we cannot but wonder what they would have done had it been a ques- on of defending their own native lani . Wil-lference and what scorn of danger the Americans went into battle say that these devils of men risked their lives as if they had a couple in re serve. Sgt. Verdelet. ine Americans auier irom me Frehch only in the color of their uni form. Let the coat be blue or khaki, the heart which beats beneath is the same. Cpl. Veddaus .(threa ci tations.) The American and Frenchman are brothers. Aren't they, as a matter of fact, the two sons of Justice and Liberty ? Raf f estin. When you are bound by friendship to American soldiers, when you have fought by their side, when you have experienced their generous fratern ity,' it takes a great effort to realiza the immensity of the ocean which separates geographically the two nations. Lt. Thome. Their morale has been magnificent. The war is a rosary of small and great; miseries, which they, like tha perfect philsophers they are, told over smiling. Marius Tribot, Fint Liuet. CL Pvt. We have often been side by side with the American. And I must state that, in spite of the intrigues and perils of war, not one of them has uttered, to my knowledge, one word of ill-humor not the slightest re crimination. To tell the truth, how ever, I must admit that I don't um derstand a word of their language. Margonais. L'tiiiiiitmuitiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiititniiiiniiiiHiHtiimnniiininiHiiiniu SlF YOU WANT YOUR! WORK DONE RIGHT I i go to the best equipped machine and I blacksmith shop in Arizona. Spring I work a specialty. Oxycetyllne Weld- I ins in connection. I J. C. MADDUX, Kingman. iitHMiuiiilliimmiiiilwHiimiliiniliimmiiimiHiiimtmiiiniiiniiiiiMliHiiing PERSONAL EXEMPTION THE TAX YOU PAY 1 per cent on the net income between $ 5,000 and $ 6,000 ' 2 per cent on the net income between 6,000 and 000 3 per cent on the net income between 8,000 and 10,000 4 per cent on the net income between 10,000 and 12,000 5 percent on the net income between 12,000 and 14,000 TIME AND PLACE FOR FILING YOUR REPORT time of filing Incomes as below would compute tax as follows: SOME EXAMPLES MARRIED PERSON NO CHILDREN (Net income of $2,500) Net income $2,500 Personal exemption 2,000 Subject to normal tax....? 500 At 6 per cent, or a tax of .. 30 (MARRIED PERSON NO i CHILDREN (Net income of $6,500) Net income . ." $6,600 Personal exemption 2,000 Subject to normal tax $4,500 Normal tax, $4,000, at 6 per cent 240 Normal tax, $500, at 12 per cent 60 Surtax 20 Tax to pay $ 320 AMERICANS REAR MODERN TOWN FOR THE REFUGEES A memento of the war, is a large date village, built by the American Red Cross near Pisa, Italy are shown in the March Popular Mechanics Magazine. The village has been built to provide homes for artisans and their families who fled from Venice during the war and since have not been in a position to return. The village will accommodate 2,000. Professional - directory LAW OFFICES OF William H. Holcomb Margaret E. Holcomb ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Citizen's Bank Building. Will practice In all State and Federal Courts Office Phone Blue 60 House Phone Blue 149 WM. C. TODT, M. D. OFFICE, BEALE STREET Between 4 th and 5th 'Streets Office Hours: And by 10 to 11 A. M. Appointment 2 to 4 P. M. Kingman, Arizona. ' C. W. Herndon ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Kingman, Arizona. If a husband and wife are living together whose gross income added exceed $2,000, each shall make a return, unless the 'income of both is in cluded in one report support from the taxpayer, if such dependent person is under 18 years of age or is incapable of self-support because mentally or physiciaily defective. t A husband and wife living together are entitled to bat one personal exemption of $2,000; and, in case they make separate returns, the personal ex-. emption of $2,000 may be taken by either or di vided between them. up to $100,000; in other words, on a net income between $98,000 and $100,000, the rate is 48 per cent. The surtax, formerly called additional tax, which is in addition-to the normal tax, is imposed at graduated rates upon the ENTJRE net mcome in excess of $5,000, as follows: Returns must be made to the collector for the dis trict in which is located the legal residence or principal place of business of the person making the report. THIRD INSTALLMENT Fifteenth day of sixth month thereafter. FOURTH INSTALLMENT Fifteenth day of ninth month thereafter. MARRIED PERSON TWO CHILDREN (Net income of $3,000) Net income $3,000 Personal exemption 2,400 Subject to normal tax $ 600 At 6 per cent, or tax of 36 MARRIED PERSON TWO CHILDREN (Net income of $7,500) Net income . $7,500 Personal exemption 2,400 Subject to normal tax ..$5,100 Normal tax, $4,000, at 6 per cent 240 Normal tax, $1A00, at 12 per cent . 132 Surtax 40 Tax to pay $ 412 A jc SI