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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER V- AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER.OF MOHAVE COUNTY Voixxxvn. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday July 5, 1919 No. 36. h tffjhC3i( o K k. w TO SURVEY MOHAVE COUNTY ROAD LINES Lieut Thomas E. O'Connel, of the State engineering staff, is in King man arranging for the work that is to be done by the state on the Mohave county roads this fall. He informed the Miner that a corps of engineers were expected here within a short time to survey out the route recently established from the main Old Trails Road to the Utah line. It is probable that there will be two corps in the field, as the route from the Colorado river northerly will be close to 100 mi,les in length and the route from near Anteras will be about 0 miles. While the south end of the route of fers little engineering difficulties the northern end mil entail considerable time in getting the roadway over the most available grades. Near the river on both ends of the road there -will be considerable of a grade to get to the bridge site, but when built it will be well worth the extra expense incurred. The north and south road will be one of the big feeders to the National Old Trails Road, and mil do much to develop the northern strip. Lieut O'Connell also stated that a big force would be put to work on the .road over the mountain to Oatman, This will embrace the fraction of road between Gold Road and Oatman and the other section between the valley and the new road. This work will make the trip between Kingman and Oatman in an hour or less. Trucks are now making the round trip be tween the two points every day and these big freight carriers will be able to cut several hours off ther time, as well as increasing the loads. The building of the two roads and bridge will entail the expenditure of about $350,000, the entire out lay be ing within the county. A large force of men and macliines will be kept at work all fall and winter and the road should be in shape to take care of all travel by the early part of spring. TELEGlpilME OVER WEDNESDAY The strike of telegraphers, which began June 11 was called off at noon Wednesday by S. J. Konenkamp, pres ident of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America. President Konen kamp, who returned from Washing ton this morning, called off the strike after he had conferred with other of ficials of the union. Confirming a report from New York that Percy Thomas, deputy in ternational president of the Commer cial Telegraphers' Union of America, had announced the calling off of the strike of commercial telegraphers, L. I Marshall, who has been in charge of the strike west of Denver, stated that he had received no details from higher officials. TO BE$T0aRH STREAMS WITH THREE - M1LLI0NG A M E FISH Of great interest to the sportsmen of this viciinity and other sections of the state is the stocking and restock ing of the streams and lakes of the state with game fish by the state game warden, Joe V. Prochaska. Three million young fish have been ordered from the federal hatcheries to be planted in Arizona waters, in cluding such varities as black bass, rainbow trout, salmon trout, mountain trout, Eastern brook trout, speckled trout, and many other varieties. Starting after the Frontier Days celebration at Prescott, the state game warden will make a trip of in spection, covering the trout streams and lakes in the northern part of the state, looking over the fishing condi tions and getting the arrangements made to have the small fish planted as soon as they arrive. Oak Creek is to be closed for a year as the fishing has been so good as lo attract so many fishermen that the stream has been in danger of being fished out. It will be reopened July 1, 1920. Other fishing places will be closed if the same conditions are found to exist; particularly streams in the Gra ham mountains, those in the Catalinas having already been closed. TWO MORE BOOZE Two men charged with bootlegging fell into the toils of Sheriff Mahoney's net this week, Paul Krznarich and Kenneth Mathews. Krznarich was arrested last Satur day night by Sheriff Mahoney and Deputy Bly on the Yucca road. He had 19 pints of booze on board. At his hearing before Judge Smith Wed nesday morning he was bound over to the Superior Court on a $250 cash bond which he furnished. His Over land car was held pending the action of the Superior Court. Mathews was taken up Monday night at about 11:30 on the Yucca road. He had five cases of liquor aboard and was bound for Prescott. At his hearing Wednesday "morning Judge Smith bound him over to the Superior Court on $400 bail which was not furnished. The car he was driv ing was also held. Advices received Thursday by Sheriff Mahoney from the Department of Justice were that Mathews was also wanted by the au thorities on a Federal charge. L. W. Pankhurst who was taken in to custody last week had his hearing before Judge Smith Wednesday morn ing and was bound over to the Su perior Court on $400 bail which was not furnished. Sheriff Mahoney has all of the roads of the county well guarded. There are guards day and night on the Searchlight road, the Oatman road and the Yucca Topock road. The booze runners chances for slipping through are nearly nil. 0 U. S. TREASURY ORDERS HINTS TO PAY MARKET PRICE SILVER IN BULLION The Secretary of the U. S. Treasury has ordered all mints to pay the mar ket price for all silver contained in the gold bullion that may be deposited at the mint. The mints have been paying but $1 per ounce, especially since the Pittman act went into ef fect and since silver went above that price mining operators have lost many thousands of dollars by reason of not getting the market for the silver con tained in the bullion. The fact that the treasury is paying the market for ths silver and the further fact that the government will be in the market for silver bullion will have a decided bullish effect on the silver market. Silver should be stabilized, the gov ernment coining it the same as offer ings of gold. The necessity for coin is growing every day in our govern ment life, as well as in the commercial interests. With the coinage of silver on a parity with gold all the great nations of the world would be forced to take similar action or lose their silver as well as gold. FLYS IN FOR FEW MINUTES VISIT Lieut. Worthington flew down on Kingman yesterday morning, unan nounced. He came up from Prescott in one hour and 48 minutes and after taking on gas and oil was soon on his way to San Diego. , This flyer, like the others who have come before him, was "loud in his praise of the Kingman landing field. DEMPSEY WINS EARLY Dempsey in winning the world's heavyweight championship yesterday gave Williard the knockout punch much earner than was generally ex pected, though Dempsey went into the ring the favorite. In the first round he floored the champion 5 times, the gong saving Williard the last time. From that on it was a certainty that Williard was beaten. HEAVY RAINS Heavy rains have been prevalent east of Seligman and this way as far as Hackberry this week. At Hack berry Tuesday there was XVs inches of rain and Wednesday 8-10 inches. The wash down through Hackberry left a pile of sand a foot and a half deep in places. DROWNED Word was received in Kingman Thursday that the section foreman's son at Topock had been drowned in the Colorado River.. Details of the drowning are lacking. Wallapai Three-Day Pow-Wow Ends This Morning .With Sacrificial Burning of Council House The lights from hundreds of fires brightened the hillsides and canyon east of Kingman the past several nights, where fully a thousand Indians from all parts of the country had as sembled to pay tribute to their dead and to exorcise the devil. Mohavcs, Yumas, Apache-Mohaves, Supais, Mo quis, and a sprinkling of Maricopas were there to join in the big doings. All day long from Monday to Thurs day strings of wagons laden with sup plies and horse feed and topped by men, women and children littered the roads to the Mecca of the tribes at Kingman. Wednesday evening the practice for the hjg dance that was to put the evil one out of commission was carried on and Thursday night and last night the feast of terpsc chore, if such it could be called, was it its hight. All night long the danc ers in relays kept up the good work. As morning dawned the council house was fired and burned to the ground, thus removing any possibility of the evil genus of the tribe from return LOSES AT PRESCOn Kingman grabbed one of the games at Prescott and lost one. The first game, Wednesday morning was lost by a score of 7 to 5, on a muddy field. The game the next day was King man's with a score of 4 to 1 which gave Kingman a littKi the b-sat of5c for the two games, having lost with a margin of two runs and won with a margin of 3 runs. Kingman went to Prescott feeling a little leary as all the dope that came from that neck of the woods said that the Prescott Fort Whipple team was the fastest in the state. Mat ters were not helped any by Burford, Stanley George and Archibald not be ing able to go, so the team had to be built up at the last moment by some outside players. Ray Robinson got two two baggers in the first game and Tommy Hayes got a home run in the second game. With the three boys who were not able to go n the game we believe Kingman would have made as good if not a better showing than they did. As it was the scores indicate that both games were real baseball, and that Kingman was well represented by the team it sent. There will be no game here to morrow. Probably a game will be scheduled with Oatman on the King man grounds next Sunday. Below is the box score of the first Prescott-Kjngman game. The score for the second game had not reached us when this paper went to press. WHIPPLE POS AB R H A E O Stewart 3 4 2 3 0 2 9 Smith 5 5 2 2 2 10 Yates 8 5 12 0 0 0 Moore 2 4 2 2 2 2 14 Peary 4 4 0 110 1 Kelly 6 4 0 0 3 0 3 Sapp 14 0 1110 Mahoney 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 Gallagher 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 7 11 8 6 27 Umpires: Bauer and Zimmer. KINGMAN POS AB R H O A E Bale 7 5 0 1 1 .0 0 Fulweilder 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 Robinson 3 4 1 2, 2 0 0 Mensor 5 4 2 2' 2 0 0 Cook 6 4 0' 0 0 4 1 Hayes 8 4 0 0 ' 2 0 0 Angell 2 4 1 1 15 2 0 George 9 4 10 0 0 0 Clark 7 1 ,0 1 0 0 Smith 13 0 0 0 12 Totals 37 5 7 24 7 3 Two base hits Whipple: Stewart, Smith, Moore 2. Kingman: Robin son 2. ' Kingman batted and ran around the bases last Sunday in the game with Needles to the tune of 26 to 2. The Needles boys were short of players is the reason for the uneven score but even at that it was not such a bad game from the spectators standpoint. Kingman cut down her errors to 2 and as a matter of fact batted better than at any time heretofore. Robin son rapped out two home runs and all the boys handled the stick in good shape. ing and renewing his death dealing trade. During the dance one after another of the tribal orators told the virtues of the departed tribesmen and women and the assembled multitude howled and groaned their regrets. And as the Indian dancers fell out of ,the dancing ranks the women would lay their heads on the shoulders of the man and weep briny tears down the poor fellow's palpitating bosom. While the custom of having "Big Crys" is fast going out of vogue among the Indians, occasions where many have died from some epidemic disease has been the means of calling them together to talk over the situ ation and to perform some rite that would propitiate the anger of the Great Spirit Last winter saw the death of many of the members of the Indian tribes and some action had to be taken to ward off future evil. Today the tribesmen from out of town are slowly wending their home ward way, satisfied that they had performed their duty to the Diety. K. P. I LAST TUESDAY NIGHT Last Tuesday night the Knights of Pythias held a public installation of officers. The regular installation program of the Grand Lodge was used, Grand Vice Chancellor, J. A. Gilbert, installing the officers. The installation exercises went through in a fine maimsr, after which a short musical program was put on, partici pated in by Dorothy Smith, W. L. Noll, Gus Rofinot, Mrs. J. R. Thomp son, Gladys St. Charles, Lear Staten and Emma Martinez. An orchestra consisting of a violin played by Madame Barefoot, cornet by Noll, Trombone by Jimmie Curtin with Mrs. Thompson at the piano, played for the installation exercises. Later refreshments were served in the banquet room, after which there was dancing in the hall below. The whole affair went off in good style and all present enjoyed them selves. The Knights of Pythias Lodge is taking on new life in Mohave Coun ty, some twenty or thirty new mem bers having been initiated in the past few months, with several more now being given the second degree. The officers installed were: Ted Carter, Chancellor Commander; Lear Staten, Vice-Chancellor: T. H. Dodd, Prelate; Philip Smith, Master of Work; Bryan Hilty, Master at Arms; J. H. Smith, K. R. & S. & M. F.; J. C. Maddux, Master of Exchequer; Wm. Caudle, Inner Guard; J. N. Murphy, Outer Guard. MARICOPA COUNTY OFFICERS ASK SUPERVISORS FOR RAISE Maricopa county officers must have more pay on which to support their families is the report of the clerk cf the board of that county to the county Dads. County officers and ochers in the employ of cities, counties and states, have been hard hit by the high cost of living and have had no relief. It is now up to the supervisors of that county to make some provisions for 'those employes at their meeting noxt Monday. The Miner has always believed in municipal corporations paying their employes as good a wage as they would receive in other employments, but our legislators, in their unbounded wisdom has seen otherwise.' If jou were an individual employing men to look after affairs as large as that of Mohave County you would never think of offering him the salary paid the board of supervisors, the treasurer, recorder, assessor, sheriff, county at torney, and their clerks and assis tants. We believe that the supervis ors have the power to relieve any situation in which they believe an of ficer or clerk is getting less than liv ing wage. tf WRONG MAN A few weeks ago it was reported that a Mexican by the name of Gomez had been drowned in the Colorado River at Topock. It has since been learned that it was not Gomez but Mendez that was drowned at that time. NSTALIATION AT Perhaps the best event of the cele bration at Oatman yesterday was the ball game between Oatman and Need les. This game proved to be profes sional ball and the game closed in the ninth with a score of 1 to 0 in favor of Oatman. The day was cooler than usual and the boys on both teams were on their toes. It made one of the prettiest games for the fans that has been play ed in Mohave County for many a day. Battery for Oatman was Knorr and Venable, for Needles Thompson and Ward. Knorr got 17 strike outs and Thompson 8. Bases on balls by Knorr 1, by Thompson 1. Three base hit by Carerra of Oatman. Stolen bases by Needles 11, Oatman 4. Shortly after the game the boxing matches were held. In the prelimi nary six round bout Mathews knocked out "The Sailor Kid" and then fouled him, losing the decision. The battle royal, in which four white boys and a black one from Needles, participated, ended in a draw. In the main event Parker got the decision in the 5th when Goodwin be came sick and could not continue. The heat or something Goodwin had eaten was the cause, it is said. At night a dance was held at the Star Theater. Kingman people who attended the dance all say they had a fine time. COMPLETE PLANS FOR FIRST STATE CAUCUS OF AMERICAN LE6I0N Preparations for the first state cau cus of the American Legion in Ari zona to be held in Tucson on July 11 and 12 are taking definite shape. The temporary state executive committee has met with a most hearty co-opera tion by the Tucson post and by the entire city. A special fare of a fare and a third for the round trip to Tuc son has been announced by the rail roads for those who will attend the convention, and the hotels of Tucson have assured the state executive com mittee that a greatly reduced rate will be put into effect for those attending the conference. The fact that each and every man who has seen service in the great war will have full privilege of the floor is making a hit with ex-service men throughout the state. At least one speaker of national prominence will be present and the entire progcan is alive from beginning to end NEW OATMAN EATING HOUSES Since the last visit of the Miner reporter to Oatman four new eating place have sprung up, which indicates to our mind that the caterer, at least, believes in the prosperity of the town. High wages has made it possible for the eating houses to live, although the costs of meals have not appreciably increased, considering the way food stuffs have balooned. GEORGE MORGAN PASSES THROUGH George Morgan passed through Kingman early this week on his way to the coast to be mustered out of the service. He will join his wife in San Francisco as soon as he receives his discharge. Mrs. Morgan is still working in the Naval Department! MARRIED J. S. Sharpe returned Friday from the coast bringing with him a bride, formerly Loraine Dickerson, of Los Angeles. After the wedding in Los Angeles, they went to Balboa Beach on their honeymoon. VISITING IN OATMAN Mrs. Edna J. Ash, of Duluth, Minn., is visiting with her sister, Mrs.F. F. Adams, in Oatman. : NOTICE TO SERVICE MEN Monday night at. 8:00. o'clock there will be a meeting of returned soldiers at the Court House to take up the matter of forming a Post of American Legion from Mohave County. All Soldiers, ISailors and Marines are expected to be in the Line. . E COURT MAKES DECISION IN BIGJAX CASES The supreme court of Arizona has just handed down its opinion in the appeal of the Inspiration Copper com pany to that tribunal from a ruling of the superior court of Gila county and the state tax commission. The supreme court holds that the assess ment as levied by the state tax com mission on certain property which comes under its purview is final, there being no appeal. The mines of the Inspiration company in 1917 had been assessed by the state commission at $74,168,808. The company paid under protest over $600,000 and brought suit for its recovery. In the trial before Judge Shute, in the Gila county su perior court, about $18,000,000 was cut out of the assessment, but the su preme court held that the lower court could not act in the matter. The fact that the state tax commis sion as finally adjudicated has final purisdiction in all cases arising from tax matters and the assessing of tan gible and intangible values, is one of the most important that has been tried in our courts in years. The making of the tax commission a court of final resort does not appeal to the people, as it lodges too great power in that tribunal. But that is the law, we believe, and it should be remedied at the first possible moment. The state of Arizona is fast drifting into a paternalistic government, which must be corrected or we will have such a blow up from the taxpayers that will make the politicians in thd alfalfa fields sit up and take notice. STEPHENSACOOITTEO' IN FLAGSTAFE COURT Bud Stephens, who killed Frank Miller at Prescott more than a year ago, was acquited by a jury at Flag staff last Thursday. Young Stephens had been convicted vof the crime by a Prescott jury and had been sentenced to 09 years in the pen, but appealed the case, securing a reversal and a new trial. Prescott people who knew all details of the crime were brought up to a pitch that might have resulted in lynch law but time has glozed over the gory part of the killing, although it is Inot probable that the" Stephens' bunch will be welcomed with open arms when they return to their home near the Mile High City. Joseph Stephens, the father who it is alleged sicked the boy on, will be tried at Flagstaff for his part in the crime, unless the Yavapai county offi cers believe that it would be 'useless to try him in the face of the acquittal of the son. The boy was defended by. a number of Los Angeles attorneys, Stephens being financially able to pay thousands of dollars to secure the re lease of the son. STATE SCHOOL LANDS IN FOREST RESERVES TO BE HOMESTEADED Action of greatest importance to the state was taken by the state land board at their meeting yesterday in the governor's office. At the sugges tion of the forest service, the board voted to relinquish to the federal gov ernment all state school lands within the various forest reserves that are suitable for agriculture, so as to allow the government to have them entered upon and improved as homesteads. The total amount of land to be re linquished is 6,322 acres located in six different forest reserves, and is at present administered by the forest service and not by the state land de partment. In leu of the land to be relinquish ed, the state will receive an equal amount of land outside the reserves which will be rented by the state land department and will bring in as large if not a larger income than under the present arrangement "This action of the land board," said Governor Campbell, "will result in the settlement of the land relin quished by homesteaders, which means more homes and more popula tion for the state"