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r- MOHAVE COUNTY ilNER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY voi.xxxvn. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday August 9, 1919. No. 41. A 1 TO BATS WITH OATMAN HERE TOMORROW Tomorrow Oatman and Kingman cross bats again on the local diamond. Kingman has won two straight from Oatman now and want to pile up a third. Even at that it will be "fifty lifty as previously Kingman took the count three times at the hands of Oat man. The games between Oatman and Kingman have proven to be the most interesting of the year as it has been nip and tuck as to which team was .going to get the game. Oatman wants the local team to play them in Oatman on labor day, when they are planning a big cele bration, and the Kingman team is planning to go. Kingman is short their catcher, Jack Angell, but Bill Bonelli is expected in, so this will even it up a little. Oat man is coming over strong. The public is invited to come out tomorrow and see a good game. The game will be called at 3 p. m. An effort was made to bring the Flagstaff team to Kingman and it was' thought this, could be done. Later advices from the Flagstaff team, though, make this almost im possible and they made a mistake of $85 in figuring up what they would come here for, the last figure being over $200 for one game, and they cannot stay for two games. ARE NOW PROPOSED Senator Townsend, chairman of the Senate committee on Postoffices and Post Roads, has introduced a bill hav ing for its object the building of trunk line highways in the states that will connect with trunk line highways from other states, thus liinking up the roads and highways of the country. The bill provides that these lines shall comprise not less thantwo per cent nor more than five per .cent of the highways of each state and that in their building the aid of the federal government shall be given. On the roads that will have the heaviest travel the states shall be relieved en f tirely of construction and mainten ance, which will allow the state to build connecting roads, as well as the other necessary and convenient roads of the state as a whole. Take Ari zona as an example. Two east and west routes have been contemplated, one along the southern border and the other the National Old Trails Road. These two roads would be built by the general government without expense to the state and free of upkeep. All other roads would be built and main tained by the state and county gov ernments. This would be an immense relief to both, as it would allow of , the building of connecting roads on broader lines than has been planned. Mohave county would be relieved of the upkeep of either the road through Oatman or that by way of Yucca to Topock and east to Nelson, and all efforts would be consolidated on the building and upkeep of the roads rad iating out into our mining camps and farming sections. Even the north and south road from Utah to the con nection with the Border Highway would be built by the government. What greater or more lasting mon ument to our soldier boys could this government build than three or four magnificent highways from the At lantic to the Pacific and what could be done with millions of dollars that would bring greater results to the whole country. Millions of men, among them hundreds of thousands of soldier boys, could be employed in the building of these great roadways. The building of these great conciete orchard surfaced highways would do mo're toward the development of the vast undeveloped country in the west and southwest in one year than the present method of roadbuilding wjuld bring in the next "century. Let us have the roads, even if we have to be blind to the cost. GEt. FRANKLIN HERE ON BUSINESS G. R. Franklin spent several days here this week attending to the final details of the transfer of the Arizona Engineering Company and other af- affairs. Mr. Franklin is now running an automobile concern at Anaheim, Cal ifornia and doing well. He is associ-y- ated with G. M. Simpson of that place. WHO WANTS TO KILL ELK; STATE TO ISSUE LICENSE Who wants to hunt Elk between October 17 and 31st. Whoever does will have to speak quickly as but one hundred licenses will be granted. The fee for Arizona residents is $1(L and for non-residents is $20. State Game Warden Joe Pho chaska is receiving applications now. If more than one hundred applications are received, a draw ing will take place at the office of the"State Game Warden, Friday September 12. The reason for all of this is tr.at there seems to be 100 or more elk in the State of Arizona than thee ar accomodations for. - Miners at Oatman Given 50c Raise by Operators The past week has been a tense one at Oatman and at one time it was thought that there would be a walk out of the miners employed in the large mines. A demand of an in crease of fifty cents per day was made by the Western Federation of Miners on account of the increasing high costs of living and this increase was granted by the mine owners. At a meeting of the union last night it was decided that there would be no strike. Among the Miners Union of Oatman there are many cool heads who believe in doing things in the right way. The miner is essential to the operator and the operator is es sential to the miner. Neither one can live without the other. The greater number of miners have families in the camp and a strike would be a calamity to them. In this time of great industrial dis turbance in the United States every man should do a little thinking for E NEXT MONDAY NIGHT The entertainment to be given by D. C. Mclver the Y. M. C. A. man, will be held at the Elks Hall Monday night, August 11. Mclver was nine months overseas as an entertainer and will give such an entertainment as he gave the boys over there. Also he will give an ac count of his experiences in France and Germany. Mclver is said to be a good hum orist. There is no admission charge. TRANSFER OF THE ARIZONA ENGINEERING CO. COMPLHED The transfer of the Arizona En gineering Company to Brooks Dudley and Stewart Thompson was completed this week. A new corporation is being formed under the name Thompson-Dutiley Company and the assets of the Ari zona Engineering Company will he transferred to this new corporation. Before the company changed hands all of the old bills owed by the Ari zona Engineering Company were paid up, dollar for dollar, by G. R. Frank lin. Thompson and Dudley report that business is good and that already they have taken orders for better than S2.'i -000 worth of mining machinery. RANGES ARE BEST IN YEARS An enormmous amount of rain has fallen over this county during the past month, the east end oi the county getting as much as &ewn inches. While that amount has not reached Kingman, there has been an unusual rainfall. Cattlemen repoit that the feed on the ranges is the best, they have ever known, the griss every where being deep and rank. As this feed will mature before cold weather sets in the ranges are sure of plenty of feed until the next crop of feed comes in. All the big: rejarvoirs have been filled, although unfortunately many of them have gone out under the great water pressure. BASE BALL DANCE TONIGHT AT THE ODDFELLOWS HALL The Kingman baseball dance last Saturday night was a success, finan cially and otherwise. The team netted better than $50 after all expenses were paid, including the ice cream which was furnished free to the guests. The public response was commendable. Tonight the boys are planning to give another dance, without an ad vance sale of tickets however. Dancing will start at the Odd Fel lows Hall at about 9:30 and the ad mission is one dollar, the proceeds go-1 ing to the baseball club. Come out' and have a good time. Lots of goqd music. himself to the end that he would not only better himself, but would also im prove the condition of the employer. Employers are harassed as much if not more by high living costs and costs of supplies than is the ordinary workman, but he has to meet all dras tic demands to keep going until con ditions right themselves. On the oth er hand the workman should receive something above his ordinary day's expense, that in the years of employ ment he may lay by enough to keep him above want in his old age. Tonight, we understand the I. W. W. of the camp is to vote on a strike proposition, but it is not believed that anything vj'l come of it. Oatman is an ideal camp and it is too bad that wage or other differences can stop the big campaign of development that is going on. The few agitators there should be ditched and the workers get together for the common good of the camp as well as themselves. NEW HIGH SCHOOL AT MORENO IS 01 OF THE BESTJNJHIS STATE Plans have been completed and work is about to start on the new high school at Morenci, a plant which will give that community one of the most complete high schols in the Southwest. Particular attention is to be paid to vocational training, not alone because of the national popularity of the sub ject at this time, but for thereason that the large Mexican population of Morenci requires that type of train ing, in order to encourage the Mexican lad to remain in school after the law of the state permits him to go free. Comparatively few Mexicans get a high school training, as they do not desire a classical education, but if something can be offered in the trades it is believed that a much larger num ber will continue in school, to train themselves for better and more pro ductive citizens. A distinct novelty of the New Mor enci school is the automobile shop, this being connected and worked in con junction with the mach;ne shop, forge shop, foundry, wood shop and paint shop. Ample provision is made for the girls for the teaching of home economics, housekeeping, interior dec orating, etc., in the plan which provid es for actual practice, rather than teaching by sharts and diagrams. The new building has many inno vations. Inclines are used instead of stairways, thus reducing fatigue, sav ing time in the transfer of classes, eliminating accidents due to stair ways, and quick emptying of the building in case of fire. The building is to be air cooled as well as air heated; built-in wardrobes replace the old type, space-consuming dressing rooms. On the top floor of the building is an auditorium with inclined seats, and a stage that is to be used also as a gymnasium, thus permitting of the satisfactory staging of athletic ex hibitions and games. The plans call also for a circular sheet steel fire escape from the roof down, this be ing in spiral form around the chim ney of the heating plant. EX-SOLDIERS EXEMPT FROM TAXES FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER WAR County Assessor Ruggles gives out the information that no ex-soldier )f the world war, having less than $3, 000 worth of property, will be taxed for six months after the termination of the war. This includes the road and poll tax as well as others. Any ex-soldier who may have paid a tax of this kind may receive a re fund by applying to the county as sessor. A BABY GIRL A baby daughter was born to Mr and Mrs. Ralph N. Payne in King man Last Saturday. Marks Still Unconscious as Result of Altercation J. R. Marks lies unconscious at Oatman and W. L. Bates is confined in the county jail as the result of an ar gument at Oatman last Thursday. Marks is the secretary of the Cooks and Waiters Union at Oatman and Bates is a cook, who worked for the Mint Cafe a short time ago, having gotten into a fight with one of the waiters here at that time. The way we have the story is that Marks approached Bates and asked HOPI INDIAN SNAKE DANCE TO BE HELD AUGUST 19 to 25 The world famous snake dance of the I 'Hopi Indians will be .held this year between August 19 and August 25, and its advent is ot perennial in terest, not only to people of the south west, but to people from all over the tountry, who come each year to the Jittle villages on the Mopui reserva tion located 80 miles north of the San- Xa Fe railroad. The Blue and Drab Flute ceremon ies may be witnessed this year in the Villages of Orabi, Shumopovi and Shipaulovi, and the Snake-Antelope ceremonies in Mishongnovi and Wapi. In each of the five villages of the Hopi there are two Flute organiza tions, one known as the Cakwalenyal tr Blue Flute and theother as the Macilenya or Drab Flute. Their rites are very similar, and a description of None will suffice for both. The secret rites are not held m ki- Ivas, but in the chamber of a house V)f some leading member. Here the altar is erected, prayers are onered, and the sacred traditional songs are sung. On the ninth day there is a public performanc at a spring near the foot cf the mesa, and early in the ceremony the six directions' altar, with its accompanying charm liquid, is erected. At sunrise of the) 'ninth day a spectacular foot race from the plains to the village is held, and the winner places the prize on his field to insure special success for hisficrops. These ceremonies are elaborate pray- -ers for rain, and the whole idea of the ritual. A description of the performance at Mishongnovi, where part of the Snake Antelope ceremonies are being held -this year, is sufficient to give an idea of the whole ceremony. Four days after the close of the Niman celebration in the neighboring village of Shipaulovi, the chief priests of theAntelopef and Snake clans as semble in Michongnovi in a room at the home of the town's chief crier, where they manufacture bahos or prayer offerings and smoke together. The' next day at sunrise the crier an nounces the time for, the ceremonies from the housetop. Nine days after the ceremony the fii jt day of the ritual begins. At about 10 o'clock in the morning of the sec ond dav three or more priests, naked except for the lion cloth, each bearing a small packet ot tood on his Pack, a small snake whip, a crude digging stick and a bag ofl meal, start from the villatre in a northward direction. kScattering, they begin the hunt for rattlesnakes. As soon as a snake is found, either sleeping beneath a sage brush or crawling along in the sand, the priest 'halts, casts a pinch of sacred meal up on the reptile, and addresses a short prayer to it. Stooping over he waves his whin slowly in front of the snake's face, whereupon the snake begins slowly to uncoil. The Hopi priest .then swoones down upon it and drops Nthe snake in a buckskin bag. The ags containing the snakes are de posited in the Iciva in the village at the fend of the day's hunt. The three fol lowing days are devoted to the hunt to the three remaining points of the 'compass, and a general up until the f-ninth day occupies the various mem OATMAN TO GIVE BIG CELEBRATION ON LABOR DAY Oatman is planning on a big celebration Labor Day. The pro gram has not been entirely com pleted but here are some of the things planned. In the morning .there will be sports, including! tug of war be tween the employees of the United Eastern and Tom Reed with a cash prize of $150. Besides this there will be a pole fighting contest, a shoe lacing con test for the ladies, a relay race be tween Kingman, Oatman and Need les with a $60 cash prize, and races for the boys and girls. Later in the afternoon the box ing bouts will be put on. I him to join the Union. Bates said he had only $2.50 in 'his pocket but would give him the balance later. Marks went to the place where Bates was working and received a check for the balance. Then the argument was started and ended wjth Marks -being knocked unconscious, from which state he has not rallied. Bates' hearing will be had after the extent of Marks' injuries are known. It is thought Marks will recover. bers of the clan after the preliminary search. Early on the sixth day, as the morning star appears, the Snake priest, accompanied by a young man enters the khiva, where the priests Pare assembling. The Antelope priest likewise brings in a young maiden, one of the prettiest of the tribe. These two are led to the altar, where an earthen vessel containing growing -corn and melon vines is put in the hands of the Antelope girl. The young man of the Snake clan is given one lof the tiponis in one hand and a snake in the other. Songs of great antiquity are sung, holy watefl is sprinkled on the sand, invocations are sung to the yellow clouds of the north, the green clouds of the west, the red clouds of the south and the white clouds of the east. At the termination of tho eiehth Nsong the young couple are relieved. This ceremony is repeated on the Seventh and eighth days, with the 'glorious antelope race occuring on the latter day. At "noon of the ninth day a mys terious silence hangs over the village, 'apparently a silence of reverence and We. A large bowl is broueht into jthe Snake khiva and in it holy water is prepared. Sand is spread over the (floor, and the priests take their places facing the wall and surrounding the sanded area. Another priest, costumed as the war god, stands in the centre, with a bowl of holy water in front of him. Two or three of the priests proceed to a corner of the khiva, where the snakes are kept, and picking up the snake jars, put them in canvas sacks and take them to the Snake priests. The most solemn moment of the cer emony is at hand. Beginning a low chant, the priest reaches his hand into the sacks and draws out as many Jmakes as he can hold. He repeats this, until the sanded area is a wrig feling mass of reptiles. He then picks jfup the bowl of holy water, leaves the khiva, and deposits a part of it at the four trails leading out of the village. In the meantime the snakes are (Continued on Page 12) MONTANA TRIP A. A. Dutton wha has just returned from a trip to Montana, with his nephew, Fred Wheeler, is now in Flagstaff. They left here in June and made the trip overland to Montana, where Mr Dutton visited his sister. -'They re turned by way of Yellowstone and stopped at Denver, where they visited with Mr. Dutton's brother, Sam Dut ton, of the Albany Hotel. They expect to arrive in Kingman the early part of next week. VISITING HERE Mrs. P. L. Woodward, nee Frances Lovin, of Nashville, Tennessee, is vis iting with relatives here, having ar rived the first of this week. Sho will remain for some time before return ing to her home in the south. F. FULLER, ENGINEER, FIERALJT GLENDALE Fred Fuller, the engineer on the ill fated freight train that went off the tracks the other side of Hackberry last week, was found dead, buried un der the engine, Sunday morning. His body was not badly mangled as at first might be thought. Death came probably as a result of a blow received on his head as he jumped. The body was brought to Kingman to prepare) it for burial and was later taken to Glendale, California, where ' the funeral was held under the aus pices of the Masons. The deceased was a member of the Masonic Order, the B. P. O. E. and the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers and Firemen. When the body was brought to Kingman Exalted Ruler J. H. Knight and Secretary "J. S. Withers of the. R. P. O. E. took charce f the remains and a committee consisting of the fol lowing men took the body to Glendale where the funeral was held- Win S Wulsdn, father-in-law, E. B. Gilber, of the Masons at Needles, E. R. Hag gard, W. A. Hull, and G. A. Albrecht, of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Engineers. In addition there was a large dele gation from Kingman and Needles who attended the funeral. The deceased is survived by a wife, a small son and a father. shaftmahT back with bride Shatter Adams has resigned his commission as first lieutenant in the U. S. Army, and is back in Kingman, bringing with him a bride, formerly Gladys Nelson of" Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Adams will make their home here. Mr. Adams returning to the Santa Fe. Shatter Adams went up from the ranks gaining a commission of sec ond lieutenant and first lieutenant, and has an enviable reputation among the boys who were with him "over there." Kingman boys were with him claim he was one of the most respect ed and best liked officers they came in contact with. LAUNDRY INTERESTS Charlie Dutton has purchased an in terest in the Mohave Steam Laundry and will be actively engaged in that work from now on. J, H. Knight still holds a half in terest in the concern. Duton will have charge of the out side work and Knght will take care of things on the inside. In this y"ifT they hope to give even better service than heretofore. ""V- RUMOR THAI EASTERN IS TO TAKEJMR CATHERINE A report is current in Kingman that the United Eastern has been making an examination of the Catherine mine with a view to taking it over. The Catherine has been showing up won derfully under development after pick ing up the vem on the 100 and 200 levels and mining men believa it will be the next big thing in the county. JUDGE BOLLINGER GONE TO PRESGOTT v1 Judge E. Elmo Bollinger returned Monday from Nogales where he was called to hear some water cases and left again Wednesday for Prescott where he will hear some cases lasting over Monday. The Judge will be back in King man about Wednesday of next week. McKESSON RETURNS John F. McKesson returned to Kingman early this week from a years service with the U. S. Army. Mc Kesson was a mechanic in the avia tion department and was held at Rock well Field. He returned to his old position: at the Desert Power and Water Com pany's plant. j