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Vol. xxxvn.
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday June 28, 1919.
No. 35.
State Library
Considerable excitement was creat
ed in Oatman yesterday morning when
the news went abroad that the big
ore body had been entered on the
1400 level. This body 'is said to ear
ly the same high values as the ores
on the 665, and it is probable that it
will be found to be as extensive. The
company has been driving the -shaft
from the 1150 to the 1400 the past
few months and the miners of the
camp have been breathlessly awaiting
the cutting of the vein at the new
level. The Miner has been interested
in what might be brought to light in
the way of disappating the old theory
that values would not hold good below
the upper andestic flow", and so far
as'it relates to the mother lodo of the
camp it has been substantially dis
proves The development of the big ore
bodies at depth has established the
deep seating of the great vein system
of the Oatman camp and establishes
pcrmancy of ore bodies at any depth
to which mining may be profitably
carried on.
The State of Arizpna leads all the
states in the Union for enrollment in
vocational home economics. In the
Vocational Summary, the organ of the
Federal Board for Vocational Educa
tion, for the month of May, appeared
diagrams showing the standing of the
various states in the Union in en
rollment er population n vocational
agriculture, vocational home econom
ics, and the trades and industries for
the year ending June 30, 1918. Utah
leads the country in agriculture, and
Arizona is eighth ahead 'of agricul
tural states such as Nebraska, Kan
sas, Indiana, Wisconsin. In the
trades and industries Arizona s six
teenth, on the list, leading thirty-two
other states, among them California,
and such industrial states as New
York, New Hampshire and Maryland.
It is in the matter of home econom
ics that Arizona has outdid herself,
for in this particular branch she leads
all the states n the Union.
It is a matter of particular pride
to Prof. I.'Colodny, State Director of
Vocational Education, that he has
managed to win for . Arizona first
place in this great work. It was not
even expected that Arizona' would
rank anywhere with California or
Masachusets or New York, but act
ually she has had enrollment in her
class rooms per population a greatur
number than these states.
This year which Js just closing there
were enrolled 1293 students in voca
tional work. This is more than double
the number that was enrolled last
Judge Lockwood, Superior Judge of
Cochise County, accompanied by Mrs.
Lockwood passed through Kingman
Tuesday, on his way home from the
Judge Lockwood praised the work
of Sheriff Mahoney saying that Mo
have County is the cleanest county .of
the state insofar as the enforcement
of the laws are concerned.
T. E. Pollock spent Thursday in
Kingman on business, returning to
Flagstaff Thursday night. Mr. Pol
lock was accompanied by his young
son, Tom Pollock, Jr. I
Bob Roscoe left early in the week
for a fishing trip at Oak Creek, near
Flagstaff. Roscoe said before ha left
that he was a sure winner and would
come back with several of the wiley
little .denizens of the swift' water.
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Church Services 11 A. M.
This will be the last Sunday on
which there will be Sunday School and
Church Service during the summer.
Mohave School
Ma'am to Ride
Prescott Show
Frank Thompson, a cattle grower of
the Santa Maria country, has sent
word to the Frontier Day manage
ment at Prescott that he was bring
ing with him a Mohave county school
ma'am who would ride rings around
all their cowboys at the free-for-all
races. Tne young lady is a product
of Texas, but her training in a Mo
have county school has given her such
speed that nothing the Yavapains can
dig up will keep within roping dis
tance of her when she once gets go
ing on the half-mile track of the as
sociation. He also states that the
young lady is bringing her own poney
with her and after she sews up all
the riding prizes she will lope away
to her home in the Lone Star state.
At a meeting of civic and business
bodies at Phoenix, last Wednesday,
an organization was effected, having
the backing of Governor Campbell,
which has for its object the coordin
ation of alljrrigation and reclamation
project in the state, especially pro
jects that use flood waters and natu
ral streams of the state. Guy P.
Nevitt, of Phoenix, is the chairman.
The object of this commission is to
put before congress the possibility of
every irrigation project in the state,
especially that of damming the, Grand
Canyon of the Colorado. All these
projects are to be under government
regulation and are to harmonize 'with
the Newlands-Olmstead plan, under
which many of the large projects of
the country were completed. It is
blieved that from 1,500,000 to 2.000,
000 acres can be reclaimed. Mohave
county would be largely benefited if
the propositions in view are carnea
out. Thursday last the Lane bill,
which has for its object the appro
priation of $500,000,000 for reclama
tion work, was agreed to in the sen
ate and it is possible that it will be
come a law within a fev weeks.
R. A. Brundage reports the sale of
his confectionery store to Walter Cas
teel. The sale is for cash. Casteel
takes over the store on the 14th of
July and in the meantime Earl Cas
teel s "getting his hand in" around
the store, ready to take over the man
agement of it.
Brundage expects to go back to
western Texas for a couple of months
and Mrs. Brundage will spend the
next two mbnths'on thhe coast.
M. B. Dudley departed last even
ing to New York and other eastern
cities on important matters connected
with his mining operations in this
county. Mr. Dudley has been one of
the most active mining men who has
ever come to this county and in every
instance his investments have made
good. The first property to be taken
over was the Twjns, which today is
one of the most important mining
properties in the Wallapai mining
district. The other properties taken
over by him are the Buckeye and
Rural, in the Mineral Park section.
These properties are now being ex
ploited in a big way, it being the in
tention of this company that is to op
erate it to develop the mines to a
depth of several hundred feet below
the present level and then install a
large milling plant. Other properties
in the Mineral Park section are under
consideration and it is expected that
these will be taken over soon.
Associated with Mr. Dudley in his
mining operations are some of the
largest investors of the east.
J. H. Parks, -with the Watkins
Drug store, returned Sunday night
from a two weeks trip to the Texas
oil fields of Burkburnett and Wichita
Falls. v
Park says that the rigs are every
where and more going up daily.
Lieut. O'Connell and Thomas De
vine, who went to the north part of
the county on a highway location trip,
returned home last Tuesday. Mr. De
vine says they had a great time and
found what they went after. The
trip was made by automobile, going
by way of Needles, Las Vegas, St.
Thomas and the Grand Gulch mines,
about 600 miles, to the point on the
Colorado river opposjte the place
where the bridge site was selected.
The location of a road was carried
through to the Utah line, Lieut.
O'Connell finding conditions ideal for
the construction of a road along not
to exceed six per cent grades all the
way through. '"The road wjll pass
along the east side of Grand Wash,
around Mt. Trumbull, and down a
ridge into the low country to the
south of St. George. The road will
be through one of the most pictures
quo parts of the country and should
be much traveled, besides making an
outlet for that part of the state.
In making his location on the north
side of the Colorado Lieut. O'Connell
found that he could get down to the
bridge site without trouble and be
lieves he has found the most econom
ical route through our northern strip
that could be selected. Later on the
construction engineers will also look
out other routes and if a more feasible
grade can be obtained they will prob
ably accept it.
The building of this road into the
north will be of wonderful advantage
to Mohave county and to the state at
large, as it will bring what is now
a "terra incognito" into close com
munication with the outside world.
It is a wonderful country, up there,
and we know that as soon as it is
opened up by this great roadway vis
itors from all parts of the country
will drive in there. It is expected
that work will be commenced on the
road as soon as the weather moderates
enough to allow of the working of
men in the sun:
L. W. Pankherst was pipked up for
bootlegging the night of the 23rd be
tween Yucca and Topock, by Sheriff
Mahoney and Deputies Imus and Bly.
The arrest was made aboutf'3 a. .m.
The officers had been laying for
him and when they made the arrest
no booze was aboard. After a search
though, the bootleg was found cached
in a sand wash about three quarters
of a mile from the road, covered over
with brush.
Sheriff Mahoney says he believes
Pankherst bought the booze in Bakers
field or Vernon. It was low grade
stuff with not even a name.
W. O. Ruggles fell within the range
of Cupid's arrow last Tuesday night
when he and Mrs. Nora E. Jordan
were married at the Methodist par
sonage by Rev. T. H. Dodd.
It was thought by his friends that
Ruggles was a confirmed bachelor and
hence no little surprise at this rash
act. He is one of the best known
men in Mohave County having been
deputy assessor for years and elected
to the office of Assessor of Mohave
County last fall.
Mrs. Jordan is well known in King
man having lived here for several
years. She was at one time with the
Kingman Postoffice.
Casey Jones is in receipt of
considerable literature cencerning
the organization of the American
Legion. AH service men who are
interested can secure some of this
literature by communicating with
Jones at the County Treasurer's
Priscilla Wilde, who has spent the
last two weeks in Kingman, visiting
her father, F. A. Wilde, Jr., will leave
Sunday night for the coast, where she
will remain for a short time and then
go on to,New York.
Charles McCollough met a terrible
death in the Mossback shaft, last
Wednesday afternoon when he ftll
from the bucket that was bearing
him away from a round of holes that
had been touched off. McCollough
and his mining partners had put in
a round of holes in the bottom of the
shaft and one man had gone on top.
The two men remaining had spit all
the holes, pulled up the chain ladder
and got on the bucket and given the
firing signal. Apparently as they
got on the bucket they swerved it
from the skids and as they bumped
against the timbers McCollough was
thrown into the shaft. The other man
managed to grasp the ladder and
climbed to the 500 before the shots
went off. It is probable that Mc
Collough was rendered unconscious
by the fall and was killed by the big
The engineer felt the unusual pull
on the cable and stopped the bucket
a short distance above where the 'ac
cident occurred and men were soon
huried down the. shaft. 'They found
McCollough dead in the bottom and
the other man unhurt.
The body of the unfortunate man
was brought to Kingman and was
buried in the cemetery here. He
leaves a brother at Oatman and a
number of brothers and sisters at
Leadville, Colo., where he formerly
resided. i s
A peculiar incident in connection
with the accident is that McCollough
had been at work at the Mossback
only a day and a half and he was
then at work on his last shift, it be
jng at work on his last shift, it being
his intention to go to the Red Cloud
mine 'to work on the shaft contract
there. He had been working at the
Red Cloud a few days prior to going
to the Mossback and had picked into
a hole, in whjlch there was two sticks
of powder and two caps. The caps
e:ploded, blowing the powder into the
shaft, but not exploding it.
The campaign for associate mem
bers of the Boy Scouts in Mohave
County ended with a total of 48. The
quota for the county was 31, in mak
ing up the quota for the Nation of
Of these 27 were enrolled in King
man, 10 in Oatman and 11 in Chloride.
W. L. Linville was chairman for Mo
have County. k
More than 200 students are attend
ing the summer school at the North
ern Arizona Normal School at Flag-
l staff. This is the largest number
that has ever registered for the sum
mer term and indicates the growing
popularity of that institution. Flag
staff is an ideal place for a state
school, having a climate 'that is not
trying in summer or winter.
A geodetic corps will soon be in Mo
have county to establish bench marks
and to establish points on the high
mountains for heliograph work for
military purposes. The corps is now
in Yavapai county and has established
many important points from which
heliographing can be done. Some
years ago points were established in
this county between the Chemehuevis,
Wallapais and the Harcuver moun
tains in Yuma county. These points!
win De iurcner extenuea to ume in uic
Cerbats, Mount Wilson and Music
Sam Martin, as an illustration of
the superstition of the Wallapais, tells
the following story. He was at the
camp of the Indians near Hackberry,
a short time ago, and was told that
a rattlesnake had gotten into one of
the hogans. He asked the Indian why
he had not Jailed the reptile and was
told that it was not good luck to kill
the snake .at any hour other than at
sunup or sundown. The fellow had
watched the snake all night in fqar
and trembling, but his fear of this ill
luck that might come to him or his
tribe overweighed his desire to kill it,
and therefore he and wife and chil
dren watched its every' movement so
that it could do no harm, and at the
hour of sunup his snakeship was taken
outside and dispatched.
Charged Selling
Lemon Extract to
Wallapai Indian
. Yesterday Walter Fair, who con
ducts a little general store on South
Front street, was taken into custody
on a charge of selling lemon extract
to Indians. Fair U alleged to have
sold to one Roy Bender, a Wallapai
from Hackberry, a small bottle of the
fluid and to have shown him how to
mix it with near beer to make a good
drink. He is to have his preliminary
examination before Commissioner
Smith today.
During the past month many In
dians have been getting a big bun on
from the drinking of lemon and vanila
extracts and the officers have been
trying to get next to the men who
were peddling the stuff. Bender wasl
arrested Monday evening with a bot
tle of the elixer and a glorious jag,
and when he sobered up"he explained
how it was obtained. While the al
coholic beverage may not be as sooth
ing as whiskey, it has fully as great
a kick in it.
War-time prohibition wjll become
effective next Monday at midnight
without enactment. meanwhile'by Con
gress of ' additional legislation for its
Out of the maze of confusing de
velopments, this fact stood out clearly
with theldecisjon of the House Judi
ciary Committee, charged with the
duty of preparing and submitting en
forcement machinery, to report three
bills in one, each standing on its own'
legs, and capable of holding its own in
the event the others were made in
valid by Congress or the courts.
Chajrman Volstead of the commitee
declared Thursday night there was no
possibility of the passage of the joint
measure before July 1, but that there
existed ample means of enforcement
and ample penalties for violation of
the war-time act. The full and(ex
plicifdefinition of intoxicating liguors
any beverage or product containing
more than one-half of 1 per cent al
cohol set by the Bureau of Internal
Revenue left no doubt, he said, as to
how the courts would construe the law
or deal with offenders.
No atempt was made by prohibition
members of the committee to conceal
their satisfaction in having ordered
the three bills sent to the House so
as to prevent more than one fight.
Some members intimated that title
one, the war-time enforcement meas
ure, would still be unpassed when ac
tual war-time prohibition was declar
ed ended. It was pointed out by oth
ers that the law made it mandatory
on the President to say when demobil
ization was completed which would
T automatically permit saloons to re
sume operations until January
when constitutional prohibition
become effective.
Indians from all points of the com-
hpass, are uniting into jungman to
attend tne Die "jry" mat is to tase
Wace here on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ofi
UU1Y. ine iiuuaus luive uicae mem
orial services quite often, especially
atter a large numDer oi me triDe nave
died from disease or misfortunes have
overtaken the tribesmen. During the
pastyear many Indians have died from
influenza "and the tribe believe it to
be a propitious time to plead with the
iGreat Spirit to not further vent his
ill will upon this sorely tnea triDe oi
Deligates from all thd tribes with
in a radius of several hundred miles
will be in attendance and every effort
vis being made by those! in charge of
'the affair to bring every member of
the Wallapai tribe here on these dates.
"Doc" Cherry, who conducted the
Rexall Drug Store in Kingman for
the past few years, has gone to work
for H. H. Watkins. Doc is a good
chemist and will make one more ad
dition to the capable corps of drug
gists, now employed at that store.
Needles and Kingman Play
On Kingman Grounds
Needles Expected to
Bring Strong Team.
Pulling out of what looked like
sure defeat, Kingman beat the Oat
man baseball learn last Sunday by one
score, the game ending 13 to 12.
The Oatman boys had at the end
of the 6th a 12 to 2 lead over King
man. The first part of the seventh
when Kingman started a batting
rally and kept it up. Louie Knorr
pitched. a great ,gaine for Oatmaiv in
fact we believe he pitched the best
game he has pitched this season. His
slow ball was especially hard to hit.
It was hot at Oatman last Sunday,
to hot that many of the boys on both
teams still carry blisters where their
spikes burned through their shoes.
Howard Smith had an off day and
before the first inning wa3Nover he
knew that he couldn't "get anything v
on the ball." He. stayed in the box
through the second inning though and
then Archibald was put in. "Archie"
was wild but Oatman failed to hit
him to any great extent.
Near the end of the third, Archi
bald was knocked unconscious while
trying to put out a man at home and
soon after had to go out of the game.
Before he wentout he was put back
at short, fielded a ball, examined it
carefully and pitched it home before
it was known that he was still out of
his head: "Arch" thought he was
still pitching.
Burford then went into the pitchers
box and once again we were surprised
for it was soon evident that in addi
tion to being a catcher, an infielder.
an outfielder and a crackbatter, this
little ball player is a pitcher. He did
not have time to warm up but started
to pitch in the middle of the inning,
with two men on bases. He pitched
deliberately and was sure of himself.
When he fanned Venable, Oatman's
best batter n our opinion, the crowd
began to sit up and take notice.
Oatman already had what seemed
an overwhelming lead and added on a
few more before the seventh. The last
three innings were exciting as King
man gradually crept up, tied the score '
and then slipped over the score that
gave them the game.
The last half of the ninth was es
pecially uncertain. Oatman had one
man on bases and two outs when
Lucas clouted one out to' the left field
just outside of the, foul line.
There will be a return game with
Oatman on the Kingman grounds soon
after the Fourth.
Kingman and Needles will play in
Kingman to-morrow. Needles has
two teams and for to-morrow's game
will pick the best from each. It
ought to be a good, game.
Kingman will go to Prescott the
first to play the mornings of the 2nd
and 3rd at the Frontier Days Cele
Oat 32310300 012
King. 00200042 513
Ferra, ss 4100300
Schuck, 3b 5120303
Venable, lb 5110500
Klauer, c 5010 14 00
Lucas, rf1 32 0. 0001
Cook, cf 5210110
Clopton, 2b 5 2 10 14 1
Reed, If 4210000
Knorr, p 4100040
40 12 7 0 27 9 5
Bate, cf 5320010
Robinson, lb 5130820
Burford, 2b&p41101Sl
Archibald, ss&p 1 0 0 0 0 i 0
Hayes, 3b 4100200
S. George, lf,ss4330141
Angell, c 5230 10 20
D. George, rf 4120100
Smith, p'&cf 4100210
Jones, 2b 4010211
40 13 15 0 27 15 4
Hit by pitched ball, Ferra, Klaur,
Reed. Struck out by Smith 1, Bur
ford 7, Knorr 15. Bases oh balls
Archibald 2, Burford 5, Knorr 5.
2 base hits Venable, Klaur, S.
George, AngelL

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