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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER
VXD H OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY V m T r N voi.xxxvn. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, October 4, 1919. No. 49". AGED LADY WANDERS HAN IHINKI IT IS MCKEESPORT, PA Mrs. Sarah Crawford, a lady past the 80 year mark, and her mind some what dimmed by age, got off the train in Kingman early this week thinking she had reached her destination, Mc Keesport, Penn. She had been put on the' train at Glendale, by her relatives, with a ;l-n(- fn PittaKiirer. FTpr brother, it seems, resides in Gllendale, Cal., and is 71 years of age. When wired by the .Sheriff's office he advised to either send her on t6 her destination or back to Glendale. At McKeesport, it seems lives a niece, who will taice care of the old lady. At first it was planned to have Mrs. Atwater, who is here in the interests of the Florence Crittenton Home, of Phoenix, and who helped to care for her while here, take her back, but later it was decided that the better plan and least expensive was buying her a Pullman ticket, giving her enough money to pay for ner meais en route (she had only six dollars when she arrived here) and wiring tihead to Chicago and Pittsburg for the officers there to see that she was taken care of while changing cars. In addition to this note was pinned on her tick et giving particulars. The old lady will be looked after by the porter and officers en route and will reach her destination in good shape without ' ddubt. The money Collected by the ladies for the purpose will be used to defray 4iu ovmncoo nf Pullman, meals en route, fare from Pittsburg to McKees port and the expenses incurred by the officers in Pittsburg and Chicago in caring for her. If there is any left after all expen ses are paid it will ,be disposed of by the people of Kingman for some char itable use. Mrs. Crawford was started on her journey last night on No. 2, by Un dersheriff Curtin and Deputy Imus, who gave "Mr. Porter" a good sized tip to help him remember to take good care of her. arebInhSto the superior court R. E. Reynolds and L. J. Smith, the two boys who were apprehended a few days ago on the charge of steal ing $124 from the Harvey House, ap peared before Judge Smith last Satur day. They were bound over to the Su perior Court with bail fixed at $500 each, which was not furnished. Their case will come up during the next jury session. NO JUDGEMENT ENTERED FAVOR OF PLAINTIFF HIGH GRADE SPECK FOR THE PRESCOTT FAIR Fair Commissioner A. M. MacDuffee succeeded in getting together a fine collection of specimens for the North ern Arizona State'Vair, to be held this month at Prescott. The specimens were all high grade and were a very pretty bunch. They were all fagged and shipped to Pres cott this week. Mr. MacDuffee will go down about the 14th to arrange the display. - Anyone having extra fine specimens should communicate with Mr. Mac Duffee before he leaves. DR. inwiES N FROM SIBERIA TAX RATES OF ARIZONA COUNTIES ARE VIEWED In a recent issue of the Miner the statement was made that in a suit be tween Henry Lovin and S. A. Tyler, on the one side, and the Cerbat Cop per company on the, other, a judg ment was entered in favor of the plaintiffs. The fact of the matter was that the court held tne f matter j 'abeyance pending the filing of an amended answer and there will be fur ther hearing of the cause later on. The cause was before Judge Jones), of the Superior Court of dcouin coun ty, .sitting for Judge Bollinger Thursday Afternoon The following interesting letter was received this week by Judge Carl G. Krook from Dr. Bucher who is with the American Red Cross in biberia. It is dated August 28th. T)par .Tudcre: Observe the place where 1 am at. Tf ,- -ihnnt 200 miles east of Irkutsk, and not very ,far from Lake Baikal. I came down from Irkutsk, a few days ago to establish a Red Cross, Hospi tal here. This particular place hap pens to have the honor of being he home of our U. S. Army, whatever there is of it in Siberia, and believe me it is good to be among them. I am living at the camp in a tent, and to have the privilege of presenting my stomach three times a day with real American food from Colonel Morrow's tnhlo is onlv a dream that can be dreamed in Siberia after having gone throe the other channels where tooa finnfc n i enrt-. nf swill fashion. I have found that a man's disposition has its seat in his stomach; conse quently my improvement along the lines of geniality can be traced to this source. So you see my present state of being a part of the Army in far away Siberia gives me another an gle to view ltfe. 1 have been in. many Army camps but none to compare in cleanliness and beauty of this one. Imagine an army camp at tiagstaii among the pines,' imagine a little fur ther and have a large river close by, and a town of 20,000 with an tne coloring of Russia in its present tur moil of civil war. There is so much that I want to tell, and so little that I can for we have a censor who has a duty to perform, and I guess I shall have to wait jintil 1 get pacK to re late the wonders of this most wonder ful country. It scarcely seems possible Ithat it is only ten weeks since I waved good bye to you and Betty on the docks at San Francisco, with Japan, nonoiuiu, Vladivostok ,and then 2000 miles in the interior of Siberia and all that '1 v.nim coon tnnkps me feel that it is ten years. Over here one wonders where God has gone. The utter hope lessness is broken by the spark from our gallant little army and I am so proud to be Here with them, under their wing while our Red Cross Hos- pital goes on its mission trying w show these people our American ideas of life. You never realize it until you travel how fortunate the baby is that ! v.:c -f.Vot KronMi nf air in the sums i" "-- i ... United States, and if his intelligence is normal he will continue to nil nis lungs with its air of freedom, and not prowl into other corners of? the world only to find stinks of oppres- DlVli, I ..... 1 I will take a chance on this letter i getting to you. i nuve wnwai -oi init -is linrprtaintv Drevails I'll take advantage of this and wish you and Joe a Merry Uhnstmas . The one thing I am getting out of this experience isr-it is the biggest lesson t have ever naa. Yours, BUCHER. V. A. Wood, secretary of the state tax commission has compiled an in teresting comparison of the tax rates of the several counties of Arizona. Yavapai, with 34 cents, had the lowest county rate this year ,and the high est was Navajo with $1.63. The table of county comparisons is as follows: " County . Hate Yavapai $-34 Pinal 365843 Gila 4154 Cochise 44 Mnrir.ona J. 73 Pima 74 Greenlee , Mohave 1-03 Santa Cruz 1.1728 Coconino - 1.182 Yuma 1-225 Graham 1-28 Apache 1-36 Navaio 1-63 State of Arizona 60 Each one of the rates above has the 60 cent state tax added to it, of VUUltlV, In audition to this most of the larg er counties have other taxes. In Mar icopa County, for instance, some oi the localities have a water tax, a drainage district tax and a school dis trict bond tax, bring their tax rate up over the two dollar mark. Compared with the smaller coun ties, it wil be noted that Mohave County is getting off light. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS INITIATE THIRTY-THREE ' Western Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias initiated 33 new members last Saturday night. The affair was one' of the best the lodge has ever'held. Grand Chancellor Commander, J. L. Mullen, of Jerome, Grand Vice-Chan- i cellor J. A. Gilbert, of Chloride; Grand Prelate G. Hoff, of Tucson; Grand Master at Arms C. W. Nash, of Hay- den were present and conducted the ceremonies in connection with the in itiation. Afterwards a banquet was served in the banquet room of the Odd Fellows Hall. There were a good many out of I town, members from Chloride and Needles, a good many of the Needles boys being unable to get here on ac count of the storm. This initiation of so large a class speaks well for the officers of the lodge. They have done some excell ent work the past few months in bringing the Knights of Pythias Lodge up to its present membership. Chancellor Commander Ted Carter has promised the members and their friends a 'treat in the form of a ven ison barbecque, if he is lucky enough this year and he probably will be as Te,d generally brings in his buck. FUNERAL OF C. P: HUNT ' HELD LAST TUESDAY i The funeral of C. R. Hunt was held from Van Marter's undertaking par lors Tuesday afternoon of this week. The deceased was well known Id Mohave county having come here sev eral years ago, before coming nere having been a deputy sheriff of Co chise county. He was a miner- and lived at Yucca previously to his com ing to the uounty r arm at a.ingma;i about three months ago. He was about 48 years of age. Death came last Sunday after a lin gering illness covering several months. arizonaTs seen by A NAT. PUBLICATION KING ALBERT AT OCT. 17 LITTLE CHILD KILLED CHLORIDE SATURDAY WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 After .yis- itino- nitiptoon cities on a tour that will carry them to the Pacific coast,- King Albert and yueen jMizaoet.i oi Belgium will arrive in wisningwn October 24 to be the guests of the President and Mrs. Wilson at the White House. . . The royal party which arrived n New York yesterday will visit Boston Sunday, the state department u nounced. It will go from there to Niagara Falls, arriving Monday. The party then will proceed to Buffalo the same day and will visit the following cities in the order and on tne aaiej? named: SnnHno. October 10: Portland, 12; San Francisco, 14; El Portal (Yosem- ite Valley), ,15; Los Angeies, xo; Grand Canyon, 17; Albuquerque, N. M., 18; Kansas City, 19; Omaha, zu; St. Louis, 21. GREAT RAIN STORM DOES MUCH DAMAGE The storm that ended last Saturday night was one of the greatest in ttie histnrv of the county, 2.65 inches of rain having fallen in the 24 hours. During the month 4.70 mpnes icu, w -o4- ContsmhAr in the history of the county'that showed more than a trace. Roads were torn up and the whole country deluged. Below town the rail road was cut in seven places, iymg up the trains for more than 24 hours. ao ran hank full for hours and even the level country was a sheet of water. This storm was general, u washouts extending far into Califor nia, and east of. Flagstaff. BOYS WARNED TO STOP PRACTICE OF RIDING FREIGHTCARS One of the saddest accidents of the year occurred last Saturday afternoon at Chloride when the little three year old daughter of R. O. French was run over by a truck. Mr. French and his brother-in-law were examining a truck when the lit tle girl, unknown to either of the men, climbed up on a rear wheel. The truck was backed and the child feu off and was caught under the wheel. Tho fnnpral was held Sunday from the residence in Chloride, the Knights of Pythias, of which lodge Mr.vrrencn was a member, rendering all the as sistance possible. ROAD BOND ELECTION -TO BE CALLED. SOON CARR RETURNS HOME The first meeting of the Womans Club held Thursday October 3rd in the wr.timi;af. (Thnrch Parlors was well at- . . 1 J. ....tokln Ttolil. tended ana most ciijujcu. ... wjuut-u .... A xi. vT-i.on ti j w Harr returned a few gates were ",4 he Arizona District ra uuya &" - T?oXte 14th1 and 15th as fol- has been some time looking after his !"" "" ' IUW3. - - Miss Blanche Parsons, Mrs. W. U Iinville and Mrs. Wm. Todt. The club voted twenty-five dollars for tne endowment fund for travelling ex penses of the state President. They also voted to invite me """ " zona District Federation to meet at Kingman in October 1920. After a brief outline of the years work had been presented by the presi dent, refreshments were served. Dur ing this time Mrs. Atwater of Tucson talked to the assembled women about the Florence Critenden Home in Arizona. i .j -offlA interests. "Uie ex pects to leave tomorrow or the next day for Nevada, where he and asso ciates have an immense land and cat tle holding. Mr. Carr and associates have built up one of the largest stock farms in northern Arizona ana are ex tending their activities to other sec tion of the country. ST. MARY'S CHURCH Sunday, October 5th. Mass will be said at 10:3Q A M. Rosary and Benediction at 7:30 P. M. DANCE TONIGHT AT CHLORIDE A dance will be given tonight by ., iriirhts of Pvthias at Chloride. While this is not under the auspices of the Knights of rytmas as a iuu, ones giving it are all members of this lodge. Everyone is invited to go to Chloride tonight and nave a. b"" f,-mo n miests of the K.P.s. There is no admission charge. Dancing starts at 8 o'clock. - LADD3SAID The Ladies Aid Society will meet in the parlors of St. John's Church on wnooinv. October 8. at 2:30 p. ni. Everybody cordially invited, especial ly strangers. GOOD WINDOW m, Pontml Commercial Company had one of the best windows this week that it has had for some time, it is a displayof rifles and hunting sup plies with a background of a woods scene. Tho stuffed animals were loaned This week Anson H. Smith has cir culated a petition that will bevpre contvl fn thi. hoard of supervisors 'Mnndsiv next reauestine that body to call an election of the taxpayers to vote on an issue of $300,000 bonds lor the building of roads and bridges in the county and another bond issue of $80,000 for a county hospital and iarm buildings. These petitions have been universally signed by large and small twnavors 'alike. Only three men in tfc .niint.v to whom the petitions were presented refused to sign, and these refused for personal reasons. The re cent storms that camea out many ui the roads throughout the county am plify the necessity ot gooa roaas more than any argument that could ba offered. Roads amply protected from storm waters are a necessity, and roads that can be travelel over in any and all kinds of weather should be built to all points in Mohave coun ty. To meet Mohave county's bond is sue the general government will add siKftnnn for the vear 1920, which will make possible the building of i;eal highways between, important points. When the year 1921 rolls around we expect to see many of the important roads of the county a reality. Following is an excerpt from a re cent issue of the magazine, "Adven ture." Arizona. "This hieh-sneed description of our great desert state gives a general idea of what one can expect wno goes there. Mr. Harriman will gladly give specific answers to any and all, if- only they win asK denniie questions. Question: "Kindly send me infor mation about Arizona. Is it a great cattle raising state? How about the hunting1 and lumbering?" G. W. K., Ft. Logan, Colorado. Answer, by Mr. Harriman: Ari zona had 204,000 inhabitants in 1910, has 112,920 square miles of land sur face, one hundred of water, divided into fourteen counties, is commonly called The Place God Forgot, or else God's Dumping Ground and The Devil's Pasture. Has many thousands r.t onroK nf desert land, alkili till you can't rest, about 30,000 Indians, 1,200 Chinks and half as many japs; is a crront cattle state, with almost one miiiinn Vionrl assessed last year. Is about the highest mineralized state in thp union, with gold, silver, copper, tungsten, manganese, lead, quicksil ver, molybdenite, gypsum, etc., iu great deposits. , Raises the finest cattie-imag;naoie and the best class of men. Is a land ...v. tho Muff won't work worth a cuss, but any man with the real stuff can always get a hearing ana a neip ing hand. It has some fine timber land in the Tonto Basin, inHhe Kai bab Forest of dpconino County, in the j : n.fti,Mf4 TClofrcfnff nnH other mountains tuvunu 6v - places. It is a state where they hate a four-flusher and love a reai e i where they take a man for what he is, not what his father was. It abourids in cactus, rocKrf, side winders, chuckwallas and coyotes. Tf ?o a stato where more lungers have come staggering and gone out well and strong tnan any ouier I. Tt holds some of the toughest propositions that ever flipped a six- gun and tnousanas oi me uc-uc-..-.j lo.ir.aiiiiii'Tio- citizens on earth. t has developed some of the best mm now living, from a gosn-aangeu ji.. couraging start. I don't know- how they do it, but Arizonans, have .vay of tapping the best there ts in a man and making that part grow fastest. Arizona has one of the greatest ir rigation projects ever built. The n.....if Ham hns turnea tnousauus of acres of raw desert into veritable gardens that are making their own ers rich. It has tne Desi p" forest in the world at Holbrook, the grandest scenic marvel in the urana Canyon, the oldest ruins in the pre historic cliff dwellings and the Casa Grande. It abounds in game, such as deer, wild turkeys, quail, grouse, rab bits, etc. Along the border re many wild bogs called the javelinas, pro nounced havaleennas. Also, plenty oi Mexican bandits. Up in the Apache National roresi arc trout streams wnerc " """ Complaint has been made by offi cers of the' Santa Fe of the practice of small boys riding freight trains through theKingman yards and to a point about one mile east of town, where they jump off and walk back. This practice must be discontinued if these boys wish to avoid arrest. Parents, of course, are not aware that their small sons are taking des perate chances in riding on bumpers and on top of moving freight trains, but nevertheless they should look into the matter and see that the practice is stopped. Sooner or later some of the little fellows are sure to either lose their lives or be maimed by falling beneath the train. O REPRESENTIVE OF THE . FLORENCE CRITTENTON ' , HOME ERE THIS WEEK Nellie B. Atwater was in Kingman this week in the interests of the Flor ence Crittenton Mission of Phoenix. This is one of many of the Critten ton homes in the United States, which cares for unfortunate girls. The work of this .institution is a worthy one and commends the respect and support of the people of Arizona. A Florence Crittenton Circle has been organized in Kingman and Mrs. Atwater left today for Oatman where she will endeavor to organize a cir cle, likewise, and will later g oto Chlo ride. ' She will not do any collecting m Kingman for the Florence Crittenton Home this trip. 9 HIGH SCHOOL! STUDENT BODY NOW PERFECTED MARRIED grow big and ferocious OPENS OFFICES ON BEALE STREET from John Kravania. Ruth R. Russell of Kingman and John Piper of Yucca were quietly married Tuesday, evening at . The wedding took place at Rev. T. H Dodd's Parsonage. The young couple left this week for Needles where they will make their home for the present. Puth Russell is well known in King man, and a popular young lady whose many friends wisn tnem nappmeas, ST. JOHN'S CHURCH Sunday Schol 10 AM. Mnrnimr Service 11 A. M. Subject: "The Fire Divine." Evening Service: "Americaniza tion Day." Visitors are cordially welcomed. J B. Lammers, the contractor, has leas'ed'the office building facing Beale Street in the Central uommerciai Company Building and will fit it up for general ottices. Mr. Lamers expects later to arrange facilities for drafting work in this office. This is one of the best office rooms in Kingman being conveniently locat ed and well lighted. ALTAR SOCIETY Them will be a meetinjr of the Ladies of the Altar' Society at the Catholic Church Parsonage on Mon day evening at 7:30. All are kindly requested to be present. The Executive Committee of the High School Student Body has per fected the organization of that body and their machinery is running smoothly at the end of the third week. A self governing committee, composed of two members, a Doy ana a gin iwm each class, making a total of eight members has been appointea Dy me ny...f;rn .nmmittj. The duty of this self governing committee as de fined by the constitution is to auu all rules and regulations as set forth in the .constitution. It is particularly concerned with the conduct and order nt fho student body. The personnel of the self governing committee is as followsi i ' ! Freshman. Class Representatives: t Howard Hennessey and Lucille Cham bers. Sophomore Class Representatives: Glen Goodwin and Edith Carrow. Junior Class Representatives: Wal ter Jones and Virginia Horner. Senior Class Representatives: Earl Pnpcnn: arA Clara Bonelli. Floyd W. Farley, Principal ot tne 4th St School, has volunteered his services toward organizing a School Orchestra. A number oi stuaenta have already signified their intention to join this organization. This will be a valuable addition to the school activities and will be of much service to the community at large. Football is now holding sway in the im nf cchnnl snorts. The bovs are taking to the game eagerly and some , promising timber is showing itheii. Athletic Director John S. Allen, of the High School faculty is in charge and Capt. Gibson is assisting in tne wors outs. Several games are planned for the football season. -- TOHN MrCORMICK TAKES NEW JOB Tnhw McfJnrmiek. who has been in charge of the hardware department of the Arizona Stores company, ior tne past two years or more, has accepted n nnsition on the road with the Man- cnn.nnrmecmn-Kvan uomnanv. oi r,1. Paso, Texas, a wholesale hardware concern. Mi- Mpnormick's territory will COV- ot- tho State of Arizona and he will bo on the road practically all of the time. Mr. and Mrs. McuormicK wm leave here about the 15th of this month for El Paso.