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Bttte MOHAVE COUNTY MINER Library fis AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY . ' , V A f v A Yol. XXXVIII. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, December 20, 1919. No. 8. H1GHWAYC0MMISSI0N II 1$ WEEK LOOKING OVER ROADS This week the County Highway Pnmmissinnprs hnvp. been Tlilinir UP mileage in traveling over all parts of the county to get a line on the needs of the various roads for rebuilding, extension and rehabilitation, iney wpnt. to the south Dart bv way of Yucca, down the big Sandy, over in to the Hackberry country, tnrouga Chloride to the bridere site on the Col orado river and other points. They have made a circle of the roads from Kingman by way of Oatman to To pock and from Topock by way of Yuc ca back to Kingman. After viewing all the roads and assimilating the needs of the various sections they are about to incorporate their views in a complete report that will be given to the people of the county within the next Awo weeks. The showing that will be made by this commission and county engineer B. H. Haywood ought to convince the most skeptical of the necessity of the hnnd issuo for the maintenance, ex tension and rebuilding of the roads of the county. Mohave county is now in opsition to carry through any enter prise in the way of road building that she may undertake and it is to be hoped that the people will see their way clear to giving the county a big fund to work with. Good roads have been the salvation of the county, and eyen with the present half -built high ways we have been getting more ad vertising than any other county in the state. With real roads Mohave coun ts will nke first nlacft in the state and will get millions of benefit Let ua build roads during our lifetime and get some of the benefits and not al low the next generation to do it. They will have their hands full in carrying out the necessary exten sions. CLOSE CALL TO DEATH MEN CAPS EXPLODE '!! BURFORDS LEAVE HARVEY . HOM TO KANSAS Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bur ford were sorry to hear that they had decided to leave Kingman and move to the State of Kansas. They left Thursday morning. Mr. Burford has been with the Har vey House, system for several years and in eharee of the Kineman house for the past year following his re leasp from the service. Both he and Mrs. Burford have made many friends here to say noth incr nf nil thn Kimrman hearts cap tured by little Frances, who is just beginning to walk and talk. Aside from his other affiliations, "Burf" will be remembered as an Al ball player, who pulled Kingman out of many a bad hole last summer. The Burfords will go direct to Longton, Kansas with the possibility of Mr. Burford's later going into bus iness at Little Rock. ' 0 SHEEP TAX CAS! IS HEARD IHiS WEEK UNION I1 HIGH SCHOOL NOTES ftari Vf1n1n came within an ace of meeting his death this week when ap proximately 115 caps expioaea at mi feet. The caps along with some fuse had been set at the mouth of the tunnel, of the Utazona Mining Company prop erty, where Vidale was working, when ' a spark flew from a nearby fire catch ing the fuse. Vidale was coming out of the tunnel when he saw the fuse burning and attempted to stop its turning. Then the caps started off and only by a miracle the man escaped instant death as one cap could have finished him under the circumstances At it was he got off with a pepper ing of brass. Barney Ricca who was working 80 feet in was knocked down by the con cussion. Immediately after the ex plosion it is said the much surprised Vidale rushed back to where Ricca was working exclaiming ."Barney, I m Killed." , . , , A barrel of powder which was be ing thawed out close by did not ex plode or it might have been a sadder story. & EMBEMMENTCHARGE ii: SENIORS TO PUT ON PLAY TUESDAY NIGHT The Seniors of the Mohave County Union High School will step into the limelight next Tuesday night with a "Suitor to Suit Her." Just what this story is all about we do not know excepting what we can guess from the title. One of the star performers iff the caste when asked what the plot was said she couldn't tell so it must De a secret. Anyway here is the lineup: ., HAST Mr. Wrexton Brown ..............Himself "Just like, his fellowmen" Teddy Brown - - - Earl Parsons "His son, pursuing football at College Paul Chester - - George Claytor "Young Doctor Thompsdn - - - Clinton Maddux "The Browns miner Mrs. Wrexton Brown - Lillian Kause " Just like her fellowwomen" Nellie Brown - - - Baby Gates "Her daughter, a debutante Mrs. Chester - - - Ruth Long .. t..s oiator. nursuimr 111 health at home" Jane - - - " Helen Seeley The show will be held in the High School Auditorium with a limited seat sale, and a few reserved seats After the shew there will be a dance . !. r;v chnni Civm with no ex- tra charge and a twelve piece orches tra thrown in. E. W. WEE, RECOVERING IS OUT Of HOSPITAL DISMISSED WEDNESDAY Paul C. Thorne appearing before Judge Smith on a charge of embez zlement, had his preliminary hearing last Wednesday morning. It was brought out by the testi mony, that C. R. Van Matter the V:: witness and administra- tor of the Connors estate had given Thome a check to pay up the bills ,f the estate with the instructions, Van Marter testified, to put the bal .ance in the bank to be checked against by himself, (Van Marter) When a . i.-i, mnrWnl "no funds check came uovn. - - Van Marter swore to the felony WThe case was dismissed on account of the failure to prove the charge. BREAKS GLASS Hollis Caglo wrecked the plate glass window in the door of the clothing department of the Arizona Stores Company store last Wednesday noon. The door stuck a little and Cagle in his mad rush to get inside jabbed his fist through the window but strangely did not injure his hand. E W-Koppe who had an accident last week caused by the explosion of a gas tank and who was taken to Is Angeles to the hospital, is much bet jTknd bv this time is out of the hos pital, convalescing a the home to his grandmother. From iwhat report we could gain, me ij" - v tn r,;a right now and that the injuries to his head have all been taken care of This is rather a nappy . . ,.. whn was reported SV rumors around town and the people of Kingman wm - ""- " tarn that the injuries were not more severe. SISTER OF J. W. MORGAN DIED AT OAKLAND, CAL. Talk of the long arm of the law, well Mohave county needs that long arm to go there when it comes to the collection of some of its bills. This week Joseph H. Reber brought to Kingman James Smith, a sheepman, whose home is in Cedar City, Utah, to have a preliminary hearing on a charge of high misdemeanor in hav ing refused to pay the occupation tax or license on about 8,000 head of sheep that were brought into the state from Utah. Mr. Reber is the deputy sher iff at Littlefield and upon him has de volved the collection of the license tax. In the course of his duty he de manded collection from Smith, who re fused to come across. He was arrest ed and brought to Littlefield from the Wolf Hole country in northern Ari zona. It was expected that a justice of the peace would be found at Lit tlefield to take cognizance of the case, but he was absent and the prisoner voluntarily submitted to being taKen through the state of Nevada to King man, where the cause was presented to Justice of the Peace J. H. Smith, and by agreement was set for hear ing on the 29th of this month. Thp Hi stance traveled from the point of arrest to Kingman is close to 300 miles, the return trip being practically the same distance, al though Mr. Smith would have to go about 95 miles further to reach his home. The men making up the party wn Kdmund H. Rvan. attorney for , TitnVi Shpim Growers Association. of Cedar City, Utah; James Smith, of Cedar City; Jed Cox, ana jos. w. THn'n.o nf St. Georce. Utah, and Jos. eph H. Reber of Littlefield, Arizona. Mr. Prince recently had to pay aouui $1500 in license tax, but did it most onim,alv. Tt. is understood that the Utah Sheep Growers association pur pose fighting the law, dui even u. uy win they will lose, as the Arizona leg islature will soon be in' session and will correct any irregularities in the old act and" bring them immediately under its purview, and it is possible that in view of the stand taken by tha :i4;n. ctivV crrowers the act may be made more drastic. On the other hand the governor has me rigm. declare a quarantine against not only Utah sheep, but also against Utah cattle, which would be a calamity to the stockmen, as ahiuuu J"- "-" the haVen for all, the ranges of Utah being,ontirely denuded of grass, while Arizona range is knee deep in luxur ient feed. ., . It is not retaliatory measures that Arizona wants, but a just and protec tive law for its resident stockgrowers. ,,. ...i. i, not the slightest m- men wi.v " - ---- , -. cfat. . i. ; i.rt waitart or uie .aw leresi iu ws " -- .: . should be made to pay wukuu-b ..i f vi-inrino- their StOCk from baren ranges into good feed, and it is no more than ngnt a'"r". should be enacted that would protect the men who have gone into a country and spent their good time and money in building up reservoirs to also haw their ranges safeguarded from the ravages of hordes of hungry sheep. And again, the state and county needs the money. The High School is enjoying daily visits from two members of last years graduating class, Dorothy and Donald George. It seems like old times to have them mingling with our students body. At Friday morning assembly Don talked to the students on Univer sity life with 'particular attention to the Entrance Procedure, enrollment in classes, size of classes, etc. He also described the grounds and build ings of the University of California and how it all impressed a freshman. The students listening with much in terest to this address given by their last years schoolmate. At Monday morning assembly Dorothy will talk to the student body on the subject: A Girls Life at the University. We are glad to welcome back Mil dred Dimmick, a member of last years Sophomore class. Mildred is now attending the Northern Arizona Normal School' at Flagstaff. On Tuesday evening Dec. 23, he Senior Class of the High School will produce its play entitled: " ASuitor to Suit Her," in the auditorium ot tne Hiwh School. Inside information ad vises that the Christmas season will not be complete without seeing this Droduction. The High School Orches tra will furnish the music. The Sophomore Class is giving a Christmas Dance on a Saturday night to the students, alumni and friends of the student body. The Freshman Class has interested itsplf in "True Heart Susie" at Lang's Theater Dec. 29 and is handling the ticket sale for that picture. The Spanish Department of the High School has dramatized a play and will stage it for the student DOdy on Tuesday morning at assembly. Christmas parties will prevail throughout the Kingman schools on Tuesday afternoon. A program of en tertainment embodying the Christmas spirit will be the order of the after noon. a chinmonf nf ripw school desks was received this week to accomodate the constantly increasing enrollment or the Kingman Schools. tvio nmir ffvmnfisium is the most popular spot on the school grounds these evenings. The schools extend to an uieir stu dents, alumni, patrons and friends the heartiest Christmas Greetings. CARNIVAL AFFORDED GENERAL GOOD TINE The carnival and dance given by the Knights of Pythias lodge last Sat urday night was a big success both from a financial standpoint and a gen eral good time. Everything was there that goes with a carnival, confetti, squawkers, pad dle wheel, roily polly, fortune tellers, pop corn and hot dogs. The music was good and the elevation at the end of the hall helped it to carry down i the hall for the dancers. One feature of the dance was the square dance, at which Charlie Imus and Mr. Neil son fiddled while some of the older boys and girls treaded the light fan tastic. There was a cop and a jail and many respectable citizens were pinch-' ed on one pretext and another. About $170 over all expenses was realized for the K. of P. Band fund and the committee in charge deserve much credit for the way they handled the affair. 0 CONCERNINGTHECOAL CONSERVATION ORDER NEW FURNACE ADDS TO COMFORT OF THEATRE GOERS -- PLAN TO IMPROVE KINGMAN YARDS Henry Lang has his new furnace installed for heating of the theater and it is proving itself to be all that was expected of it. The furnace is an Acme Volcano, with a 40.000 cubic foot capacity. Considerable excavating had to be done but Mr. Lang feels amply repaid for the expense and work of installa tion, by the added comfort now af forded' his patrons. He now has one of the best heated show houses in the State. The following telegram to Mr. J. T. Maxey from I. L. Hibbard, Ass't Gen. Manager Santa Fe Coast Lines will be of interest to the public, giving in formation concerning the coal situation- , rv "The conservation order of Decem ber 8th, 1919 restricting the use of heat, light and power generated or produced from bituminous coal or coke was issued to make uniform in all parts of the country the restrictions which had already been adopted in ,-! nf thp country to save coal becomes normal it is vitally necessary that it be conserved in every :ui nnA own after nroduction reach es normal it will be necessary to con tinue to ocnserve coal because of the loss in production oi oenvcci. ...., j ti,:a.fivn million tons during the SAUU HUAliJ "" - . i i. it.,.-. cal strike. It is important uic- fore that the public exercise tne grav est caution in the consumption of coal, it being the desire to remove restric tions just as rapidly as possible. The conservation order of December 8th has been modified today to permit re sumption as conditions warrant of the supplying of heat, light and power -'.j v., W nrrlpr. Coal IS hOW being moved and will continue to be moved from the east i u - -- ,-fioe c Hip relative situ- large uuauww" -- . ofinn in the two sections permits. MMw - . j. . i.U0- The first increase in proaucuuii .. resulted from the termination of the strike of the coal miners has been in the east where already the bulk of the production was being obtained, conditions in the several regions dif fer and accordingly the order of Dec ember 8th will be modified and rec ommendation of the regional direc tors as their respective situations may permit. Regional Directors have been f-i a fvi-iw tn restore all tram service .removed or curtailed because of the strike situation, as soon as - general coal supply in .tneir res tive regions justifies in their judg- ment doing so, suDjeci. w .. . --r tions as may be ordered by the rail road administration in Washington. C.B. CRAVENSiiWILL RECIEVE SENTENCE SATURDAY DEC. 27 A week ago Tuesday C. B. Cravens gave himself up to Undersheriff Jam es Curtin at Nashville, Tennessee, and arrived in Kingman Tuesday of this week. Wednesday, in the Justice Court, he nleaded truiltv and waived nrelim- inary hearing and later plead guilty in tne superior uourt. inis morning in thp Rnnerinr fJonrt it dpvplnneri that the total amount embezzled was a little over $21,000.00, small thefts having started about two years prior to his leaving and up to the time of bis departure he had appropriated ap proximately $7,000.00. At the time of his leaving the county he was aware of the fact that he was to be relieved in the near future and fear inir disclosure, he took the balance and ran away. At the time of his giv ing himself up he had about 31100.UU in cash, and this amount alone with $5,000.00 in Liberty Bonds and real es tate at Chloride and Los Angeles, ag gregating in all about $11,000.00 will be turned over to the Arizona Central Bank to apply on the amount taken. The Bank bought his home from him and allowed the $3,000.00 paid, to go to Mrs. Cravens. Cravens will be sentenced Saturday December 27th. Incidents leading up to the time of Cravens giving himself up marked some of the cleverest work yet cred ited to the Sheriff's office of Mohave County. Ever since Cravens' disap pearance last summer, Undersheriff Curtin, who Handled the case, had been working on the theory that it would be an easier matter to get ("'voironc tn trivo himself UD than to catch him. Finally communication was established with hinuthrough the medium of a New York paper and a meeting was arranged at "Nashville, Mrs. Cravens accompanying the un dersheriff to that place. Cravens then met them at an appointed time at a Nashville hotel. SECURE MEMBERSHIP J. W. Morgan received word that death had taken his only sister, Mrs. aeam iu -nle of days & SAyers wis a resident of Oakland, and the funeral services of O.-fiTf w nlace the early part oTw-AsM, Morgan- unable to be present m u. Ws son Joe left Saturday evening .and returned immediately after the fun eral services. -mr A TVDT A ITC. fc ATVTR AS A vsurwrrvicua Edith L. Cagle was quietly married to Fred E. Baldes Saturday December 13th. The wedding took place at the J. VV" x TX.JJ i, Milt parsonage of Hev. i. n. iouu a. . o'clock P.M. The wedding came as a great surprise to their menus as u" plans were kept a secret. The bride is a popular young lady, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E .F .Cagle. rri, ..mini, pniinln have a host of friends in Kingman that wish them happiness. They will make their home in Ludlow, California. m, . o.u Pp rinniDanv has a force of surveyors at work Jn the Kfngman yards laying out tne cun-.-Movements the company has ; had m Siew for several years. This means the straightening out of the tracK and additional trackage for the pass r . i.! a tio nresent time, ;UhX,v,ii:;!ir eral hundred cars, ;- -"saw" past quite often, wbch -mj tates against tne .. - throughout the county, between 1 o " , f j xTi,nr, are he ne lengthened SdSS. may later become .j nf the d0UDie-ir". bjiv -- fsteing Installed on this road between Chicago and los ,-- .. . a The company is a ..", -- - 60-foot water, tank to provide an am- . . i ot this station. It pie water sufv . 4.v0 has already two immense water tanks. but at times these arc " " capacity owing to lack of water at convenient distances BABY DAUGHTER Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Houtz a baby daughter Tuesday morning December 16th. The little pri si,f Finn's .and mother and child are in good health. CALLED TO MONTANA BY DEATHJFJIS FATHER Riainp Tpmouth was called to Butte. Montana. Thursday by his father's death. Death came suddenly to tne elder Ternouth. Mr. Ternouth, who was past 70 years of age, was a pioneer mining man of the State of Montana. Tnonlls Tnriinn Room At The Hotel Beale Tnm Tipvinp has created what he I,-.. ov,pH thp "Indian Room" out of the old sample room at the Beale. This room is large enough and wen situated for the display ot Indian rugs, baskets and pottery. The rugs are already arranged and the baskets and pottery will soon be on display. In addition to this ne win put m n. mona Phonographs and records. Kingman people as well as guests are invited to visit the Indian room and bring their friends. -w FINE BEARSKIN IS ON DISPLAY A remarkably fine bear skin is on display at the Central Commercial Co.'s store this week. It is the property of George Miller and was purchased by him from Mrs. 1. I. Wplter. , . ... . Tho hpar. a larire ui, ""- , last September by T. G. Walter and year by year, - . . ii iirniniir f :took. George Ainswortn on --". At the time wauer "" " , "; were riding horseback, with the latter in the lead. The bear sprang at Ains-worth-and was sinking his teeth into the skirts of the saddle and clawing the horse when. Walter came up. The big animal turned to meet .the .new comer and as he came on "" ed him with a shot in the shoulder. -o- NATIONAL OLD TRAILS Last Tuesday evening W. P .Simp son, representig the National Old Trails Road, arrived in Kingman with the object of lining up memberships in the organization and alter a meet ing of the business men was nem Wednesday a committee consisting of M. G. Wagner, A. M. Macuuuee and Anson H. Smith visited the business houses and all those having the build ing of this great highway at heart and succeeded in oDtammg me signa tures of ninety-one. These member ships cost $5 each, the funds being used to defray the expenses of the organization offices at Kansas City and to keep alive the sentiment for the Old Trails in Washington. It may not be generally known, dus the National Old Trails Road has been adopted by the government as a pan of the military roads oi tne cuuin.ry and it is expected that this road will be one of the first created under the Townsend bills, now before congress. Mr. Simpson feels rather grateful to ,i tVin nonnip of Kingman for their """ r. . .,.. it - assistance in keeping me uhm the Old Trails Road before the peo ple along the line and for their gen erous response to his appeal for aid. Kingman and Mohave county on the other hand have greatly benefited by the routing of the road through north ern Arizona and tne Deneius wm sm -9- WAR SAVINGS STAMPS ARE RECEIVED BY POSTMASTER Tf a child lav in agony on your home street would you pass it by? Thous ands of babies are crying for food among the refugees of the Near East. TAKE TO HOSPITAL AT LOS ANGELES Ruth Casteel who had been suffer : ,,.;, n mastoid of the ear was taken to Los Angeles Tuesday morn ing to the California nospitai. ano- M. J. Blair and Lena jasteei accom panied her there. An operation was performed Thursday morning which tvp sncrpssful. Ruth suffered the same trouble a couple of years ago, and underwent an operation at that time. Thp lnral nostoffice has received a supply of War Savings Stamps to be niH in 1920. navable in 1925. They are in size and form exactly similar to those sold in 1919 ,but are red IB. color. - HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Thprp is no mace like Kingman ac- .nnriintr tn Don Georee. who travelled this wav immediately alter iinisning his exams at the University of Cali- fnynin Hp arrived here Sunday. Dorothy and Stan were not through until Tuesday and arrived nere wea-r nesday night They will remain unn til after the holidays.