SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1919
He Has Had His Day
Mohave County Miner
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
Official (Paper of Mohave County
Issued Weekly by the
MOHAVE PRINTING and PUBLISHING COMPANY
Entered as second-class matter at the postofflce at Kingman,
Mohave County. Arliona. under Act of Congress of Mar. 1, 1879.
W. e. BAKOB ..- . Hdltor and Manager
abbob x. mm - Mining Editor
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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
WHY THE WEST IS INTERESTED IN COPPER
Inasmuch as prosperity in the west is so closely identified with pros
perous conditions in its basic industries suh fas mining, lumbering, etc.,
the following review of copper mining situation by the Arizona Chapter
of the American Mining Congress, is of particular interest at this time.
The average cost of copper produced in Arizona during 1918 is es
timated to be 17.1 cents per pound after crediting gold and silver values,
deducting operating expenses, depreciation, taxes, and making proper
allowance for ore depletion.
The production of refined copper in U. S. from both domestic and
foreign ores for 1918 was 2,489,480,000 pounds, including 564,480,000
pounds imported in ore, matte, blister, scrap and alloys. Copper export
ed was '728,553,000 pounds, leaving a balance for home consumption of
During 1915, 1916, and 1917, the United States average yearly con
sumption of copper was 1,263,238,000 pounds. Assuming the same
amount of copper was consumed during 1918, there is shown an increase
over consumption for the year of 497,689,000 pounds which, if added to
525,000,000 pounds of refined copper, blister and material in process of
refining on hand January 1, 1918, we start the year 1919 with a stock
of copper metal amounting to 1,022,689,000 pounds.
Exportation of copper to The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and
Austria-Hungary ceased in 1914. The United Kingdom, France and
Italy were the only countries in Europe receiving copper from the U. S.
in 1918. Until 1915 copper was going to all of the countries of Europe
from the U. S. at rate of 900,000,000 pounds a year since which time,
according to returns of Department of Commerce, Europe has received
copper from the U. S. at average rate of 782,332,255 pounds a year,
which figures show exports of metal to Europe have fallen for period
of 1916, 1917 and 1918, to the? extent of 117,667,745 pounds a year. Our
trade being cut off from The Netherlands, Germany and Austria-Hungary
for 3 years, it would be but fair to assume the immediate require
ments of these countries would be that amount of copper Svhich during
the last 3 years they were unable to purchase from us, amounting to
450,000,000 pounds a year,' which would help materially to determine our
Stocks of copper in U. S. and material in process of refining at be
ginning of each year, and high and low price of Lake Copper in New York
for each year from 1911 follow: .
Pounds High L
1911 368,022,186 14.37 12.20
1912 308,263,944 17.80 14.15
1913 397,569,767 17.75 (14.50
1914 336,175,213 15.50 11.30
1915 376,708,072 23.00 13.00
191'6 356,429,666 35.00 23.00
.1917 552,000,000 36.00 23.00
1918 525,000,000 26.00 23.f0
1919 1,022,689,000 , 23.00 14.50
The World's production of copper in 1918 was 3,115,819,840 pounds,
'stated in long tons was as follows: Africa, 30,614; Australasia 33,303;
"Bolivia 3,937; Canada 51,860; Cuba 12,142; Chili 84,493; Germany 39,388;
Japan 94,286; Mexico 74,336; Peru 44,094; Russia 4,922; Spain and Por
tugal 40,352; United States 859,332; Varipus 24,605. From this the
importance of copper industry in U. S. can be seen.
Arizona's production of copper in 1918 was one-third of entire U.
S. including imports. According to metal statistics Arizona produced as
much copper in 1918 as Michigan, Utah and Montana combined, which is
equal to one-fourth the copper production of the World.
THE SURRENDER OF THE GERMANS
There was never a reasonable doubt that thhe Germans would sign
the peace treaty, for there was nothing else for them to do. That is,
there was nothing else they could do that would not leave them in worse
shape. The conditions, onerous as they are, and justly onerous, could
have been made much more severe and doubtless'would have been made
more severe if the allies had been compelled to resort again to force.
The latest concessions begged by Germany were not material. The
declaration of responsibility for the war, though fought against by the
Germans, was perhaps not very offensive to German sensibility but it
was quite important to the allies as justifying the severity of the terms
In a sense, it was an academic matter for. both. The demand for
the extradition and triaj of the former emperor and other German
'notables, though humiliating to Germany, hardly less academic. One
main purpose will be served by it, to confirm Germany's responsibility
for the war.
Human foresight is weak, a fact that has been more deeply impress
ed within the last half dozen years. Almost every guess has been a bad
one. The most capable statesman and financiers have reasoned and pre
dicted as badly as the men who have whittled the while they discussed
world affairs about the rural grocery. One cannot say now what strange
things may not happen within the next half dozen years, but nothing
could be stranger than that Germany should revert, to imperialism.
The concessions which had already been made to Germany in the re
vised treaty were liberal beyond the approval of the allied and asociated
powers the Silesian plebiscite, the readjustment of the Saar Basin,, a
modification of the former provision for the control of German trade, a
.fixed sum for reparation, an increase by 100 per cent of the standing
army and a softening of the terms of German's isolation before it shduld
again be admitted to the society of nations. Phoenix Republican.
AMERICA TO CONTROL SILVER
Up to this time a few London brokers have controlled the world's
silver price. Ray Baker, director of the5U. S .Mint, backed by the Pitt
man Dollar Silver Bill knocked the London plan to bits by a clever offi
cial control of the silver minimum. Now comes the announcement that
a great TRIUMVIRATE composed of the Anaconda Company, the Amer
icon and the U .S. Smelting companies wjll be organized under the Webb
Law to handle all silver exports and to protect American silver produc
ers from foreign domination and price control.
Up Among the Birdmen and a Good Deal More Safe
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Miss Helen Dowe, an artist on the staff of
Denver Times ahd prominent In Denver art circles, has accepted a position
as lookout for the forest service and will spend fne summer on Devil's Head,
mountain, It will be her duty to re-v
port forest fires In the surrounding
area of 7,000 square miles, which In
cludes Pikes peak.
Miss Dowe Is the first woman
lookout to be chosen for this im
portant work in the 'Colorado-Wyoming
district. Theodore Shoemaker,
supervisor of the Pike National forest,
followed the lead of California for
estry officials In choosing a woman
for the place.
Miss Dowe's duties have already
begun. She will spend the days between daylight and dark in la ten-foot
square observatory at the top of the mountain, which is 9,348 feet (high. The
lookout station is inclosed in glass, so that she can sweep the forests in every
direction with a high-powered telescope.
The summit of Devil's Head mountain is rocky, and the last 150 feet of
ascent must be made by ladder. It will be necessary to bring up supplies to
the cabin where Miss Dowe will live by pack mules for a distance of one and
a half miles. 1
Miss Nina St. John of Ottawa, Kan., with whom Miss Dowe spent several
summers, will be with the Denver girl during the season. They will have a
comfortable cabin several hundred feet below the lookout station.
The Devil's Head region will be patronized largely by tourists during
the summer, according to plans of the forest service, and the responsibility
of the fire guard will be thereby enhanced.
The two girls should have a Joyous summer, provided they are congenial.
They will live In a new world which has many strange beauties all its own.
Arrival and Departure
of the Kingman Mails
Effective Jan. 13, 1919 the following
Schedule of Malls -will be In eperatlon:
POX THE SAST
11 A. ,M.
Excent Sunday 5 P. M.
Train 2 6:45 P. M.
Train 9 , 6:45 P.
Train 7 I 6:45 P.
Hackberry, Ariz 11:00 A.
Valentine, Ariz 11:00 A.
Nelson. Ariz 11:00 A.
Oatman, Ariz 12:00 Noon
Old trails. Aril ...12:00 Noon
Blackrange, Ariz 12:00 Noon
Goldroad, Ariz. 12:00 Noon
Little Meadows 12:00 Noon
Golconda, Ariz 11:00 A. M.
Mineral, Ariz 11:00 A. M.
Chloride, Ariz 11:00 A. M.
Mineral Park, Ariz .... 11:00 A. M.
Signal, Ariz 4:30 P. M. Wed
nesday and 4:00 P. M. Sunday Only.
Sandy Route, Owens, Arizona 4:S0
P. M. Wednesday and 4:00 P. M. Sun
PXOM THE WEST
Train 2 6:30 A. M. dally
Train 10 r i 11:45 A. M. dally
'PXOM THE EAST
Train 9 6:30 A. M. daily
Train 7 6:30 A. M. dally
From Topock. Ariz .... 11:45 A. M. daily
From Yucca 11:45 A. M. daily
From Hackberry 6:30 A. M. dally
From Valentine 6:30 A. M. daily
From Nelson 6:30 A. M. daily
From Oatman 11:00 A. M. daily
From Oldtralls ll.oo A. uu.. aauy
From Goldroad . 11:00 A. M. daily
From Little Meadows..ll:00 A. M. dally
From Golconda 6:00 f. M. aauy
From Mineral, 6:00 P. M. daily
From Chloride 6:00 P. M. dally
From Mineral Park .... 6:00 P. M, daily
From Signal 12:00 M. Wednes
day and Saturday onlv.
I From Sandy Route (Owens, Ariz) .
16.VV ill., vy euiicButiy ttllU 0HlUIUHjr vutjr.
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Citizens Bank Building
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the "little Indian" will eat too
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It's so pleasant he'll even
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Also in 25c and 10c sixes
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We have for immediate delivery (three and five
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and be assured of the best '
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cluded in your household -equipment. The Arizona Stores Com
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will gladly give full particulars and inform you as 'to their
easy terms of purchase.
Desert Power & Water Co.
Kingman - Chloride
OIL! OIL!! OIL!!!
The TEXAS fields are proving big
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land for only J5 per acre. Wire de
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BLACK BROS. '
cHtsnaa and Banger Tessa,
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A clean, mild Virginia Tobacco In
plugs, or sliced ready to rub. Made
expressly for us." Sent by mall, any
where, 15 oz. $1.20, postpaid.
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110 IT. Snrlnir St.. Annies.
Kinpan Transfer Co.
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Hauling and storage. We are pre
pared to haul, more or sl(de any
thing to any place at any tine.
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New Modern Plant
Phone Blue 127
One Block East
Arizona Central Bank
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