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m . .1.1). MOHAVE COUNTS MINER Y AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY vol. xxxvn. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, June 14, 1919. No. 33. ; EH OVER NEW BRIDGE SITE AND HIGHWAY ROUTE Lieut. T. J. O'Connell, of the State engineering department, arrived Tues- day last from an inspection trip to the mouth of the Grand Canyon, where he located a site for the new highway bridge across the Colorado , river. He reports that an excellent site was obtained, the length of the bridge being estimated at something over 500 feet. Eight miles of heavy work wU be required to bring the highway to the bridge site, but the balance of the roadway from both Hackberry and Kingman will be easy of construction. The highway will al so have a takeoff from the main line .going into the Chloride section and on the south to Kingman or other points. Lieut. O'Connell was much impress ed with the importance of the highway and the possibility of opening up one of the greatest scenic routes in the state. With Thomas Devine he de jwrted Wednesday to the north part of the river, going in by way of .Needles, Las Vegas, Mbapa, St. Thom as and Grand Gulch. The route will be taken up through the Grand Gulch territory and will give that mine an outlet to the south that they have been wishing lor these many years. A lo cation for the road from the river to -a point in Grand Wash will be looked over and the road on through to the V Utah line will be located. The route from the man highway to the Utah line will probably be close to 160 miles. On the north side of the river considerable heavy work will have to bo done to keep the roadway out of the Washes and prevent its destruc tion during the seasons of torrential rains. In the main this roadway will be carried along the general course of the Grand Gulch and it is possible to get a splendid route. Lieut. O'Connell, who has charge of the locating of the bridge and high way, has just returned from service , in the National Army. He is a man of ability and Mohave county and the state is sure to get good results from his visit here. The biulding of a bridge across the Colorado river near the Grand Can yon and the construction of a high way to the north is one of the most important projects the roadbuilding departments of the State and county have in view. Our northern strip will be reached readily over this route and its possibility for development will be greatly increased. The country through which the road will run is beautiful in the extreme and thou sands of visitors will use the road in going both north and south. It will be the connecting link between the National Old Trails Road and the Lin coln and other northern highways.' For years it has been under consider ation, but not until the last few years ,"s could the importance be impressed up on our people to get them to act. " With the building of the highway will also come the irrigation of a large acreage of lands along the river near - the Grand Canyon, where important fruits and farm products could be bo raised almost every month of the year. MADE THEIR STAKE Dick Wick and Ernest Hall passed through Kingman Thursday last on their way to the coast from Texas, where they are said to have cleaned up a nice fortune in oil. Ernest Hall is just back from across the big pond, but Dick Wick Hall has been going some in the oil game and put a num ber of good schemes across. The Halls have been for years boosting the mining game in and around Wen den, Arizona, where their main scheme was the Glory Hole Mine. They are goers and entitled to win. . : STANDARD MINERALS The shaft on the Standard Minerals claim is going down rapidly and the ore appears to be holding its grade. This is the property on which a rich strike of ore was made about ten days ago. A contract was let on the prop erty and sinking will be carried to the 100 level. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH Sunday School at 10 A. M. Morning Service at 11 A. M. Duet by Mrs. Jacobson and Mrs. Parker. TWO FIRES DESTROY There were two fires in Oatman this week, each one burning two houses. The first fire broke out Monday, burning the homes of Thomas Kilker and Robert Hill. This fire originated in Kilker's home and is thought to have been started by children, who were playing "camping out." The second fire, Wednesday after noon, burned two houses down near the West Hotel. Its origin is not known. ARIZONA CROP REPORT FOR JUNE 1, 1919 The condition of wheat in Arizona June 1 was 95 per cent of a normal crop, according to the government crop report issued today by L. M. Harrison, Field Agent for the Bur eau of Crop Estimates. This fore casts a crop of about one million bush els, which is the same as the forecast of last month. Last year on June 1 the condition was 80 per cent, while the 5-year June average is 93. Cotton continues in very, good con dition. The acreage of Egyptian has been increased over that ot last year bv 20. Recent estimates place the acreage at 95,000. Maricopa leads with 91,000 acres, .final reports s, 000 acres and the remainder of the state 1,000 acres. The bulk of the short-staple cotton is grown in Yuma Cnnntv. the acreaere totaling: about 20.000. The condition of short-staple cotton is excellent. Oats acreage has been increased, about. 13o. Most of this crop is grown in the three counties of Coco nino, Navajo and Apache, ihe condi tion of the croD is renorted at 96 per cent, compared with 91 per cent June 1, 1918, and 93 per cent, uie lu-year average. Barley acreage shows a decline of about 7, due to the preference for wheat. The condition is placed at 97, whch compares with 85 per cent last year, and 94 per cent, the 10 year average. Alfalfa acreage is reported at 138, 000 this year, which compares with 125,000 acres last year. The condi tion of the crop is placed at 97, compared with 92 per cent last year, and 92 per cent, the 10-year average. Fruit crops generally are above the average. While there some damage from frost in the northern counties the condition of peaches is reported at 90; apples, 95; and pears, 89. Range pastures continue in very good condition, but rain is needed n some districts. The State condition is reported at 93 per cent. Last year tliP condition on June 1 was 75 per cent, while the 10-year June average is 87. flnntalounes are in excellent condi tion, being reported at 96 per cent. Notwithstanding the cool spring, the crop has made favorable progress and shipments are expected to start the last week n June. With the acreage twice as large as that of last year, a record crop is in prospect. Accord ing to R. G. Risser, Truck Crop Spec ialist of the Bureau of Crop Estima tes, an unusually large crop is ex pected in California. Imperial Val ley shipments started May 26 and will .nnfi'miii until onrlv in Julv. The San Joaquin Valley reports double the acreage of last year, ana wiui uie crop reported a week earlier than last year, it is probable that these melons will compete with the Arizona crop. Shipments from the San Joaquin Val ley are expected to start July 7. Watermelon acreage is estimated at about 700, which is the largest acre age ever planted in the State. The condition of the crop is reported at 96. United States conditions are report ed as follows: Winter wheat, 94.9 per cent; rve, 93.5; oats, 95.4; barley, 91.6; alfalfa, 96.9; all hay, 94.1; ap ples, 67.8; peaches, 75.1; pears, 66.3; beans, 87.2; cabbages, 88.5; onion, 92; watermelons, 82; cantaloupes, 80.4; and coton, 75.6. MANAGING 'BOSS JUNE Lane C. Gilliam, who formerly man aged the mines at Cedar, in this coun ty, is now the manager of the Boss mine, at Good Springs, Nevada. -, Mr. Gilliam is a well known mining en gineer and has a host of friends throughout the mining section of the west. AWA? LAST SUNDAY Last Monday morning, at the Pil grim mine, Frank O'Dea, one of the pioneers of this county passed away. Mr. O'Dea had been stricken with par alysis about a year ago and had been in a precaripus condition ever since. He was born in Canada on the 27th of June, 1854, but came to the United States in early boyhood, going west and casting his fortune in the mining country. He was employed in the big mills at Virginia City, Nevada, and worked in many of the large chlorin ation mills of the country. He was salivated at the old Waterman mill, at what is now Barstow, and since that time his health has not been ro bust. He and brother William own ed mining property in this county and operated the mines until a few years ago. It was at the home of his broth er that his death occurred. Frand O'Dea was a genial, whole souled fellow and his death mil be mourned by a -wide circle pf friends. The funeral took place from the Cath olic church n Kingman last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Father Hootsman con ducting the service. Many of the old time friends and acquaintances follow ed the remains to the grave, burial being made in Mountain View ceme tery. KILL WEEDS NOW AND I Setting a good example the Tarr, McComb and Ware Commercial Com pany and the Arizona Central B'uk, have had men removing the weeds from their properties the past week. Last year, as many of the citizens will remember, there was a general turnout for a couple of days and the town was cleaned of weeds from "gar ret to cellar." If the property owner would do the same this year, the town would not only be given a better appearance, but the weeds would be given another set back. Hay, fever is one of the results of the weeds around town and everything possible should be done to hamper their growth and their spreading. ON GOLD TRAILS ORE This morning Grant McKesson and Joe Marinez brought to this office a retort of gold bullion that they had recovered from three tons ofe ore that had been run through an arastra. The ore was from the Gold Trails mine, situated north of Little Mead ows. The retort weighed close to one pound and had a value of over $200. This shows that the Gold Trails is capable of producing very hign grade milling ore. The gentlemen have been leasing on the property the past six months and shipped high grade to the smelter. The lower grades will now be treated by amalgamation through an arastra. WILL REDEEM OLD ENVELOPES The post office department hd& made provision whereby, during the month of July, postmasters can re deem in stamps 3-cent envelopes, printed or unprinted if in good order, at their full cost value. Three cent stamps, however, are not redeemable but can be used for any purpose where stamps of larger denominations are required. Two-cent postal cards are also redeemable, but the Kingman post office has never issued any of this denomination, having at the time the law went into effect, a large sup puly of one cent cards on hand. GETS $10,000 WORTH OFJIBERN BONDS Levi Anderson was a "Millionaire for a day" Monday of this week when he received a note from an Illinois bank stating that they were enclosing $10,000 worth of Liberty Bonds at the request of one of their patrons. Levi accepted his fate and proceeded to enjoy the sensation of having wealth thrust upon him, only to be awaken ed from his dream the next day by ad vices that the bonds were sent to him, to be forwarded to Mrs. Anderson's mother. CAP EXPLODES AND LEFT EYE The pursuit of a Gila monster came near costing W. A. Davidson the loss of his left eye, at the Treasure Hill camp, last Monday. Mr. Davidson saw a monster going under a rock and set fire to some rubbish to smoke the reptile out, when giant caps that had been cached under the rock exploded, pieces of the cap striking him in the face and one piece injuring his eye. He came to town and had the wound dressed and it will probably be some time before he recovers the entire sight of his eye. DANCEAT0PENA1R PAVILION TO-NIGHT To-night the Thursday Afternoon Club will give their dance the pro ceeds of which will go to the Moun tain View Cemetery Association to help pay for the pipe line to the cem etery. The dance will be at the open air pavilion. Refreshments will be served and those who wish to come and do not wish to dance, are also welcome. y Ma chines standing outside the pavilion afford the onlookers a good place to watch the dancers. There will be a square dance or two for those of us who used to be fond of them, and a prize waltz. So come and bring your best girl for the prize waltz. Ice Cream and Cake will be served all the evening. James and McCormick will furnish the music. SALVATION ARMY SUBSCRIPTION $1,500 The Salvation Army subscription in this county totalled $1500, $800 more than the quota. The people of the county responded nobly, as is their custom. Also we should not overlook the good work of the boys who gave their time to sol iciting the subscriptions. George C. Thomas, W. P. (Casey) Jones and Thomas Hogan worked in Oatman and Jack McCuish, Paul Morton and Joe Prisk at Chloride. CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE CANNOT DRIVE CARS The sheriff's office has been noti fied that there is a state law prohibit ing children under sixteen yeai-s of age from driving a car in the State of Arizona. Starting Monday, June 16, this law will be enforced. CLAYPOOL William Claypool and son, of Need les, passed through Kingman yester day on their way home from Prescott, where they have been looking after some business matters. while driv ing over one of Yavapai county's boulevards they broke a hanger on their machine by coming into contact with a group of paving stones that had become loosed in the highway Dy an unruly storm about twenty; years ago. They managed to get into Selig man, where repairs were. isisIHal BOY SCOUT WEEK This week, June 8 to 14, was desig nated as boy scout week, and a nat ional campaign is on to raise a mil lion dollars to be used for boy scout work. All the money raised is in the form of associate memberships of $1.00 each. Mohave County's quota is 32 members. A committee has been formed to sign up the memberships for Mohave County composed of the following men: W. L. Linville, Chairman; Judge E. Elmo Bollinger, W. O. North, of Oat man, P. S. Virgin, of Chloride and H. H. Watkins, treasurer. The campaign has a twofold pur pose to raise the desired amount of money and also to interest adults in the boy scout movement throughout the nation. SEVERAL MORE BOYS Several more boys returned this week from service overseas. Bryan Mensch returned Monday night. Mensch left about a year ago and has been in France most of the time since. He will take his old pos ition with the Union Oil Company, it is undestood. Bob Morrow of Chloride, arrived home Tuesday from France. Jack Lee of Oatman also arrived home this week. Lee was in the 340th light artillery, 89th division and went into Germany after the aimis tice. Wesley Harris arrived honnt Wed nesday night. Harris was in t-'ran-c about a year. Word was received this weak that Melvin Carrow would sail for home the 15th of June. Oscar Moore came in last night af ter being gone over a year overseas. Moore was met by his mother at Kingman and later they proceeded to their home in Oatman. JOHN KENNEDY DIED LAST SUNDAY A. M. John J. Kennedy, a native son of the state of New York and aged about 68 years, died at the hospital in King man last Sunday morning. Deceased came to Mohave County about twenty years ago .with Asa W. LeBaron and engaged in mining. About a year ago his health failed and he was more or less of an invalid until his demise. He was' a likeable man and had many friends throughout the mining sec tion of the county. The funeral took place from the local undertaking par lors last Wednesday. It is understood that he leaves a number of relatives in New York City, but their addresses could not be learned. He was in moderate circum stances at the time of his death and and administrator will probably be appointed to look after the affairs of the estate. RICH ORE ON 350 LEVEL The crosscut from the west drift on the 350 level of the Tuckahoe mine, at Chloride, broke into a wonderfully rich shoot of ore, last week, samples of which are said to be as rich as the best ore of the old Nighthawk and similar in character. The Tuck ahoe people have been doing a large amount of work on the different levels with the view of picking up the rich lead, but up to last week nothing that they had opened would indicate that such a wonderful vein of ore existed in the property. The old ore had considerable of shippable grade, but the new body does not need assorting to make it of commercial value. While we have not seen any assays on this ore we are informed by men who know these ores when they sea them that the Tuckahoe will run. into the thousands of dollars to the ton. The Tuckahoe mine is in good hands and the property is being energeti cally exploited. TAKES OVER DIM M1NEAT CHLORIDE This week the Western Development company took over the Diana mines, at Chloride, and it is understood will at once begin their active develop ment. The property is one of the most important in the Chloride sec tion and we feel sure will soon be in the producing class. The deal was consummated through the efforts of T. J. Sparkes and J. H. Townsend. The company that is to operate the property is a San Francisco organi zation that is said to have considera ble treasury back of it. NOTHING TO BRAG OF The Albuquerque Journal is brag ing of the fact that a brave soldier has just organized an oil company and is disposing of stock in the con cern. At this late day it may take a brave man to peddle oil stock, but it is nothing to brag about. Facing the Hun on the firing line and facing the lambs at home are quite different. KINGMAN WILL PLAY ASHFORK TO-MORROW At what proved to be a practice game, Kingman beat Barstow last Sunday to the tune of 23 to 4. Barstow unfortunately was short some of her players, being especially crippled by not having a pitcher. The Kingman boys were looking better though and continued to play up on their toes through the game. Angell, the boy from the Standard Minerals, stepped into the game and redeemed himself on the poor show ing he made here two weeks ago. We say that Angell can sure hit, when he connects with the ball and he is show ing a disposition to connect with said ball. He also showed up good be hind the bat. The fans are anxious to see if he is getting- his batting eye back fast enough to go strong against a good pitcher. Burford also got his eye on the ball Sunday and cracked out some of the prettiest, cleanest hits of the game. Stan George strengthens the team materially. He is a good outfielder and is in practice. Also he is no slouch1 as an emergency pitcher. The boys cross bats with Ashfork to-morrow. We do not know just low strong the Ashfork team is but have heard that they beat Seligman with a score 8 to 7 and Seligman is re ported to have a good team. It is hoped that they are good and that they come in their full strength. A week from to-morrow Kingman will play at Oatman, and whether to morrow's game is a hard one or not it will further help to get the Kingman boys in shape to redeem themselves with the Oatman boys a week later. Following is a box score of the Kingman team: KINGMAN AB'R H SH PO A E Bale, rf. 5210001 Burford, c. 3 3 3 0 12 2 1 Robinson, lb. 5 2 2 0 9 2 1 Archibald, ss. 6 2 2 0 12 2 Hayes, 3b 4320212 George, cf 4211010 Angell, 2b, 6330220 George, If 5210101 Smith, p. , 3430030 Musser, cf. 2 0 10 0 0 0 43 23 19 1 27 13 8 Innings pitched by Smith 6, by S. George 3. Innings pitched by Massa 1, by Story 2, by Ryan 1. Home runs Burford, Hayes, Angell, Smith. 3 base hits, Archibald, Angell, Smith, Story. 2 base hits, Archibald, S. George. Double plays, King to King to Story. Struck out by Smith 9, George 3. Bases on balls off Smith 1, George 1. Hit by pitcher, Percell, Burford, Hayes. WINS CUPS IN L. A. TOURNAMENT W. B. Twitchell, of Phoenix, who is interested in Chloride property with Prof. F. C. Smith, was in Kingman Monday last. He had just returned from Los Angeles, where he won two trophys in the big shooting tourna ment, having been one of the first five high men. Mr. Twitchell predicts that Kingman will have a big bunch of shooters next year when the trap shooting tournament is pulled off. HESLA Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hesla, of Pres cott, who have been on the coast the past month, arrived in Kingman Thursday night by auto on their way home. They report having had a very pleasant trip, the drive across the desert being quite mild. POSTPONED The Eastern Star picnic that was dated for tomorrow has been post poned until next Friday. HARRY JUNGI IN WALTER REED HOSPT. Harry Jungi who was of the Motor Truck Transportation was severely injured in France by a truck accident. He arrived in New York sometime ago and was sent to the Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. His leg which had been broken and crushed was in the most serious condition had to be broken over last week in order to make it possible for him to use the limb as before. Mrs. Jungi has received word that he is geting along as nicely as can be expected.