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flinte Tflsnayer'n Association MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND State Library -agk OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY Vol. xxxvn. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, May 31, 1919. BOULDER CANYON DAM WILL RAISE WATER 400 FEET Government Engineers Complete Work of Map ing out Country at Mouth of Virgin. , That a dam in the Boulder Canyon of the Colorado rive will be a reality inthe near future is guaranteed by eneineers of the trnvernment who nw closing- up the work of bench marking me country lor miles around the mouth of the Virgin river. These men have been months in the canyon and have selected a site about seven miles below Bonelli ferry, where they have found an ideal spot for a dam that will empound water to a hight of four hundred feet above the present level of the stream. Their survey at first indicated that the little town o St. Thomas, Nevada, would be fifty feet under water, but it was afterward found that an error of seventy1; feet had been made in the estimate of the liver level, which would leave the town high and dry. ' When completed this dam would make a lake thirty-four miles wide at the mouth of the Virgin river and would reach as far past as Pierrp Verrv. npnr thp Hnnpfin mnrh. ATnip water would be empounded than is field Dy the Koosevelt dam. As the "water would be almost free of silt this lake woud be one of the most wonder fu bodies of water in the state and would carry good sized boats. As it would reach seven miles up Detrital valley, towards White Hills and hi reached by a good automobile road, it would be one of the most' attractive resorts in the country as well. At the present timeGillette, the man who made millions through the sale of safety razors, associated with other large interests, has a permit to build n dam in Rnnlder nnnvon and has al ready taken soundings at a point close to me mourn 01 vegas wasn. inese engineers have been working on the project the last year and it is under stood' that the work was soon to be put under way. The projectors con templated the mining of the massive cliffs that border the canyon and shoot them into the stream, making the dam as high as they pleased, the walls running up more than a thou sand feet on each side the river. The water for power was to be taken out through a tunnel driven through the rocky walls at an arm of the canyon and carried down to a site selected CROIX DE GUERRE IS COMING TO JESS FEARS Jess Fears, who returned about two months ago from France has been notified that he has been forwarded a Croix de Guerre, awarded him by the French government The letter says: ' WAR DEPARTMENT The Adjutant General's Office Washington, April 3, 1919. Mr. Jess T. Fears Hackberry, Arizona. Dear Sir: v There is forwarded herewith hv resristered mail, a Croix dp fine-re with uut Star, Citation Certificate and translation of the same, awarded to you by the French Government. It is requested that you furnish this office with a receipt for the Croiz de Guerre and Citation. Vey truly yours, P. C. HARRIS, The Adjutant General. DRAWS LARGE FINE AND JAIL SENTENCE SOLDIERS SAILORS -f- 4-Vi JTfilrtrm-rit ef fha yyAWOI -S-i bl(U UbTVIVMIllilV S. iV-l-f llVMb.l This power is intended to be used throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. Another company composed of Gold field, Tonopah, Nevada, and Califor nia men has had in view another dam proposition farther down the Black Canyon, where power was to be gen erated to carry into the Goldfield and Tonopah country. These men are said to be well backed up with funds. vIt would appear the government is about to be in position to put these latter projects out of commission! as the project for the conservation of the flood waters of the Colorado river must be taken as a whole, a long string of dams reaching to the Wind river country of Wyoming. With the flood waters of the Colorado river con troled and immense power projects in stalled this country would take first place among the big counties of the state. Asked to Go to Siberia Dr. J. H. Petty received a letter from the American Red Cross asking him if he could go to Siberia for the organization. He feels that he can not accept the offer on account of his family, as it does not carry any pay with it. DAY A BIG SUCCESS Soldiers and sailors dav in Kintr. man Friday was a big success, every one present havini? a erood'time. Thp program committee of the Citizen's Committee, C. J. Walters, T. H. Dodd and W. L. Linville are to he rnn-rat- ulated on their cood work The day started off with a parade starting from the Courthouse headed o me oand atter which the return ed soldiers, sailors and marines marched. Then came the High School Cadets and the machines. The parade marched around town after which the soldiers were picked up in machines and all proceeded to the cemetery where the exercises were held. There were eighty machines lined up at the Mountain View Cemetery. The ceremonv at thp craves iras n very pretty one. Commander Phil amitn, ot the Livil War veterans, first read the opening ritual of the grand army followed by the invoca tion bv Rev. Thos. Dodd. Then all sang the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee". After this the salute was fir ed. Judge Bollinger then introduced the speaker of the day Judge Frank 0. Smith of Prescott. who delivered a stirring address. The graves were then decorated after which the closim? ritual of the Grand Army was read. Then all join ed in "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and Booth's All American Band, of Need les closed the exercises by playing the "Star Spangled Banner." J. H. Smith was amiointed bv the Committee to decorate the graves at the' old cemetery. In the afternoon came the ball game and at seven o'clorfc thp snldfprs and sailors were banqueted at the Odd Fel lows Hall. For blocks could be heard the eighty male voices as they sang several popular songs. Judge Smith again spoke to the boys at the ban quet. At 7:30 was a band concert and later in the evening dancing at the Open Air Pavilian brought to end a "perfect day". Elmer Sweeney, who was, arrested by Deputy Sheriff William MarWe. last week, was taken before Judge Bol linger last Monday morning and en tered a plea of oruiltv of hrmtlpc-yino- and was fined $300 and three months in jail, faweeney has been conduct ing a ferry between Needles and thp Arizona side of the river and probably convoyed more liquor into Arizona since the dry season came on than all the others combined and up to the present time escaped the clutches of the law. He undoubtedly made a pile of money from the operation of his ferry in conjunction with his other ac tivities, but we do not beljeve he was able to make much of a saving, al though it is known that hp was not n lusher himself. He was a hardwork ing fellow in the taking care of his ferry business and if he had mnfintJ himself strictly to that business should nave made a succes of it. Bait it is probable that he had too many friends in the business of bootleccini- and mj drawn more or less into it himself. OATMAN GETS KINGMAN FOR THE THIRD TIME Last Sunday Kingman Team Beat Needles With Score 6 to 2. No. 31". SELLS OVERRIPE HOG, LANDS HAN IN JAIL LEON GOMEZ, COWBOY Leon Gomez, a brother-in-law of Frank Sota, the well known sheepman, was drowned in a slough in the Mo have vallev last Wednesday, while. riding after cattle. It is thought that me man in running some cattle from the river bottom attemnted to ernsa a slough that he thought was fordable and went into a deep hole. Horse and rider disappeared and up to this time the bodies of man and beast havp not been found. Gomez was married to a sister of Soto about a year ago. EXAMINATION FOR CIVIL SERVICE An examination for the nositinn of clerk in the post office will be held in this city on June 28, 1919. Applicants must be citizens nf Hip United States between the ages of 18 and 45 years on the date of the exam ination. Applicants must be nhvsicallv sound and male applicants must be not less man o teewi inches in height in bare feet and weitrh not less than iss pounds without overcoat or hat. BILL RETURNS FROM EAST WITH JIZED SOUVENIR C. B. Bell arrived vesterdav evening from an extended triD to the east nmt we understand that practically all matters connected with his big mining operations have been closed up. Mr. Bell has been in charge of the Middle Golconda mines since the property was taken over by the company and has done wonderful work for the money expended. He is to have charge of the operations of the new company, and it is more than probable that this work will soon be under way. One of the prized possessions that Mr. Bell brought back with him is a letter from the Belgian snldiprs that were touring the Unted States in be half of the Liberty and Victory loans. Mr. Bell was in Milwaukee and saw to it that the bovs had all the smnkes they wanted as well as other good things, which the boys appreciated by a testimonial letter signed by all the Belgians. This letter has a sketch of a Belgian smoking a big cigar. Kingman was again defeated by Oatnian yesterday afternoon. The score of 10 to 7 was near the evening up point several times during the last few innings. Twice Kingman had three men on bases while the batter fanned the air and u-ent nut tj. Kingman boys did not lack strong hearts as they fought hard ' all the vav r.nrnnrrh -fn. 1. t Siri. i 11 " c inu-i pan. What they needed mostly was some oatiers and tewer errors. The boys who fought hard in a losing game de serve credit. That makes good base ball even with defeat. Abie Bale who has been hitting in hard luck came back yesterday and was a strong card. The Kingman team will be streng thened when all the men get back. Stan. George, who came in last night iii oe a Dig asset to the team. He has been playing all spring in fast company at tferkeley. Archibald will be back with the team and Bill Bon elli wijl soon be through with the rcundup. Oatman was crippled without -Jerra. He was replaced with Schneider. Ful weiler, the pitcher from Los Angeles, played a strong game. Besides his pitching, his head Work pulled Oat man out of many a tiVht nin0 Lucas played right field in excellent shape, getting everything that came his way. Most all of the Oatman boys played a good game. The biggest crowd was present at the game yes terday that has gotten out the last two years. Baseball interest is run ning high. KINGMAN AB R H SH PO A E Bale, cf 4220001 Burford, c. 4 0 0 0 9 n 1 Robinson, lb. 4 0 2 0 S n i Clark, cf. 4 0 10 0 0 1 Angell, If. 3 0 0O1O1 Metcalfe, If. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hayes, 3b. 5 2 10 2 3 2 Marinez, 2b. 4 10 0 2 3 2 Jones, ss. 4 2 10 4 12 Smith, p. 4000041 John Melli, of Chloride, plead guilty to the sale of an uninspected hog and was fined in the sum of $100 and also given a 30 day jail sentence by Judge Bollinger in the superior court, last Monday. The reason for the apparent severity of the sentence was the fact that Melli's hog had been drowned in a swill barrel and had been dead for some hours before it was offered for sale. The purchasers believing that the hog had been killed was about to make sale of the meat when he was in formed of the time state of affairs bv Deputy Sheriff Hoffman, whn w been watching the proceedings. It is cases of this kind where public inspec tion of meats is a necessity and safe guards public health and safety. SEVERAL MOHAVE COUNTY BOVS BACK CAME HOME TOO SOON MEETS HOTRECEPTION La3t Monday Vincinte Bnmnn was held to answer to. thp sunerinr pnnrt on a, charge of assault with a dead ly weapon. Bompa 'is the follow who stabbed Antonio Bateries at the Kins man section house one day last week, when Bateries arrived home unexpec tedly and found Bompa in a room with his wife. The quarrel between the men resulted in Bompa stabbing Bat eries through the muscles of the back. Bateries is now out of danirer. henre the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Bompa will be tried at the next jury term of the court, unless he concludes to plead e-uiltv to the charge This was the case reported in our last issue, where the wife was asked whose fault it was and who stated that it was the husband's, as he had no business coming home at that time of uay. MEMBERS OE 1919 GRADUATING CLASS REDUCES WATER RATES Total 38 7 7 0 27 9 10 3 base hits. Robinson. 2 hase nits. Robinson, Bale, Clark. Struck out by Smith 7, Clark 2. Innings pitched by wane . isase on balls, Smith 1. OATMAN AB R H SH PO A V. Carrera, If. 3 0 10 0 0 0 Shuck, 3b. 4 10 0 0 12 Venable, lb. 5 2 10 7 2 0 Knorr, 2b. 5 3 10 2 12 Schneider, ss. 5210201 Fulweiler, P. 5120201 Seamon, c. 5 0 0 0 14 2 0 Lucas, rf. - 4 110 2 0 0 Smith, rf. 4010000 The News Was Almost Too Much For Him One of our citizens in the south east quarter of town rushed madly to the phone last Tuesday morning and called Sheriff Mahoney that he might bo hurried to a certain garage on the eastern part of South Front Street and look into the strange actions of a young man there, who was seen to be rushing madly to and fro in his place of business excitedly waving a yellow slip of paper. Investigation of the affair brought forth an ex planation of the seeming misconduct. The young man was no other than Jas per N. Brewer of the Mohave Garage and the yellow slip of paper had brought word to him of the arrival of a nine pound boy at a Los Angeles Hospital. Mother and child are. doing well and the proud father is fast improving. The state rroration mmmK;m has just isued .. order directed to the Mesa Land and Water company, an auxiliary of the Tom Reed, requir ing that comrjanv to at mr -d,., its water rates to 108 miu. that there will be a net return not toj -,---. vu,vuv per annum, ne net re turn last year was $10,995.75. The Tom Reed owns a great part of the land upon which Oatman is built and leases have been given to the employ es at a fair rental, but the business property has been IpukpH nt o -i, high rental, but nothing like the ren tals asked by the other property own ersi While water service may be high for the investment of the com pany, yet the lisrht and nnur -o ,, less than in Kingman. The lighting and power for the town is owned by the company, the Tom Reed being the first company to take power in that section and the amount purchased cov ering the distribution for the town ADDS MEN'S GRILL Taylor's Cafe has made the addi tion of a men's grijl at their place of business on Fourth Street. The new room is one in which men may smoke and talk over business matters if thev wish. A line, nt cigars is being put in for the con venience of customers. Total 42 10 8 0 27 5 5 Two base hits. Knorr. Schneider Struck out by Fulweiler 13. Bases on balls off Fulweiler 4 Last Sundav Kincrman heat Nepdles with a score of 6 to 2. The Needles team was much faster than the one that played here a few weeks ago and the game was good all the way through. Tommy Clark pitched the the first seven innings of the game and held un well, strilrinc nut 11 mm Smith finished the game geting three striKe outs. KINGMAN AB R H SH PO A E Bale, cf, 3b. 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 Burford, c. 2 1 0 0 15 2 1 Robinson, lb. 3 0 116 0 0 Hayes, 3b. 3 0 116 0 0 Clark, t.. cf. J 4 3 3 0 0 3 0 Marinez, 2b. 4 0 0 13 0 1 Jones, ss. 4 0 10 2 11 Metcalfe, If. 3 10 0 0 0 0 smith, rf., p. 4 0 10 0 0 0 32 6 7 2 27 7 5 Stolen bases, Ball, Burford, Jones, Metcalfe. Three base hits, Clark 2, Robinson. Struck out by Clark 11, Smith 3. Innings pitched by Clark 7, Smith 2. NEEDLES AB R H SH PO A E Hoffinoto, ss. 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 W. Claypool. 2b. 4 0 2 0 0 O 0 H. Thompson, rf. 4000000 Clark, cf. 4010000 Klauer, c . 4 0 l o i 'o o G. Thompson, If. 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 In the litle class that Graduated from the Mohave County High School a week ago Friday night, it should be remembered that there were sev eral boys who would have iieen in the graduating class had they not given up their school work to go into the fight for their country. The names of these boys were Jimmie St Charles, Tommy Devine, Howard Smith and George Falder. Billy Carr and Donald Harris would have graduated last year had they mey not gone into the service. loo much credit cannot be given the high shcool boy who gave up the best couple of years of his life to enter the service. Many of them throughout the country, behind their classes as mey will be, will not go back. They should all be urged to and if they need help in this respect our people and our country should help them. The sacrifices of the war were enough, let alone going through life not so prepared as thev micht have been. OATMAN T(HAVE BASEBALL DANCE The Oatman Baseball Club will have another benefit dance the 7th of June. The ladies will put up box luncheons which will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. EASTERN STAR 1ST ANNUAL PICNIC Kingman Chapter No. 17 Order Eastern Star invites all Masons and their friends to be nresent at its first Annual Picnic at Jimmy Curtain's swimming pool on Sundav afternoon June 15th. Cars will leave "Odd Fel lows Hall, Kingman at 4 P. M. ST. JOHNS CHURCH Sunday gchool 10 A. M. Morning Service 11 A. M. Music. Solo by Mrs. Jacobson. Day by day brings back to America and their homes our boys who have seen service in France. This week witnessed the arrival in Kingman of Quincy Crain, James R. Graham, Jim my St. Charles, Pete Vukoye, Loren Rofinot, Earl Joder and Earl Cas- teel. Quincy Crane arrived Saturday, Jimmy Graham arrived Sunday, Pete Vukoye Monday, Jimmy St. Charles Tuesday, Loren Rofinot and Earl oaer Wednesday, and Earl Casteel Friday. James Graham saw considerable service in France, having gone from Kingman soon after the declaration of war. Jimmy St. Charles possibly saw more service than any of the boys go ing from Mohave County. Ho -. listed when but sixteen years of age hi me amornia National Guards, which was mereed into thp nntinnni army. He was selected with a number of others for special duty in France and went over early in thp vkii- iqih He has a record of havitic mno nm- the top fully a dozen times, was wounded twice and suffered from gas. He was one of the many who went into Germany as the army of occupa tion . He looks like a fighter and his experience appears to have furnished a few gray locks of hair, although Tip is but eighteen. Loren Rofinot was riven a lieuten ancy and was in much of thp suim places that the American armv occu pied during the latter days of the war. Pete Vukoye was in the Argonne and St. Mihiel fights and helped to make the Hun holler enough. Pete says that he saw one of the greatest sights in the Argonns that it comes to the province of man to see. A rift in the big woods disclosed to him from 200,000 to 300,000 men inarching in battle array into the firiit. with mv- riads of battle planes and sausage baloons filling the sky and the plains ahead of the marching squadrons lined with tanks. It was a sight that came to few in the big battles "over there." Earl Joder also paid his respects to the Hun. He was one of the last of the bunch of Mohave boys to leave, but he was not delayed in getting to the front once he started Hunward. Earl Casteel was in the air service and put in many months in the train ing camp's of Eneland and helned to make some of the fellows who served , meir countries at me iront possible. Quincy Craine was in many of the big battles from the first to the last of the American entry until the Hun laid down. He was at Chateau Thierry, the Argonne and St. "Mihiel and saw much of the hardest fighting of the American campaign. Mohave county is proud of its sol dier sons and their names will ever be green in the memory of our people. BASEBALL BENEFIT DANCE LAST WED. The Baseball" Benefit dance given last Wednesday netted the club near ly a hundred dollars including the money received for the pig that wa3 auctioned off. Speakinsr of Dies he was some nio after Mrs. Robinson got through "working him over". He was scrub bed within an inch of his life and then came to the party "all dolled up" with a big ribbon and everything. His new owner is Tommy Devine. The dance was gotten up on short notice and that accounts for the com paratively small crowd pi-feat. DOES BUSINESS IN KINGMAN J. Claypool, lb 4 1 2 0 11 0 0 Ford, 3b. 4 0 10 0 11 Graney, p. 3010121 35 2 9 0 24 11 4 Stolen bases, J. Claypool, Ford. Three base hits, Klauer, G. Thompson tWO, J. ClaVDOol. Double nlnv TTof. finoto to W. Claypool to J. Claypool. Struck out by Graney 6. Time of game 1.55. Umpire, Rivers. Scorer, Rosenberg. Mr. and Mrs. John Kav came over from Mineral Park Thursday last to attend to important mining business and remained over to take in the Memorial Day services. .j A BOY Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Brewer Monday May 26th an eight pound baby boy. Mother and child are do ing nicely. . ANOTHER BOY Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Fan cher a baby boy Monday May 27, 1919. Mother and child are c-ettini- along nicely.