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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
VU SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1919. Mohave County Miner 77te End o a Perecr Day DD v. Our mineral Wealth and Official Paper of Mohave County Issued Weekly by the MOHAVE PRINTING and PUBLISHING COMPANY 5JXS CounMfiX aVAr A1. 5"'!' Kinsman. - DAlfOW ? vi, w vuiiKress or .Mar. 1, 1879. ( AWanw tr M1":"4 " .... Editor and WftniM -'' - BemAWJBL ........, .. lIMee. wTdV Subscription rates IJ per y ear, "payable Tn advance. I I IJAAJE lil0 HUMAN DEMAND FOR SILVER PASS TWO A - ; v iV' ' " - i 'f -. a' .' i" - l- " ,. , , ! f i ' " !i , v . t 1 ' 1 - ' - ' I(V f ' t 1 " '' i l -' t! ' ' V1 ' '' '' ' " I i zzz r Some weeks ago the Miner called attention to the condition of silver throughout the world and the human interest attached to its coinage and use. In all the ages silver had been the coin of the people and today four-fifths of the peoples of the woild are using the white metal. For the past 100 years India has been called the "sink hole" for silver, every dollar that goes into that country disappearing from circulation almost immediately. The reason for this is the attempt of the British govern ment to put the country on a gold basis, paper money replacing the gold , as fast as possible. This paper money has not been taken kindly to by the people and as a result all hard coin lias been stored away for emer gency uses. The same is true of eastern Russia, China and Japan. Along the lines of our contention comes an article from the Mining and In dustrial Record of Denver, which we leproduce: "The human demand for metal money is the chief factor in the present advance in the market price ofsilver. In the past there has been concerted action in this country and across the Atlantic to make silver a debased metal. The demonetisation of silver was carefully engineered. During the war, when the Allies found that the millions upon millions of human beings in India and the Orient could only be kept contented with metal money for labor and goods sliipped, they arranged with Uncle Sam to ship about half a billion dollars' worth of silver into those Oriental countries in an effort to satisfy the peple there and keep the price of the white metal down. In the face of these heavq shipments the demand for ' silver lias increased and the price has soared. Among the better educated peoples, the government's "I. 0. U." on paper money is satisfactory. There is about $8,500,000,000 in gold cir culation in the world but this is small when we consider that interest on the world's war debts amounts to $8,400,000,000 annually. Before the war the paper money of France was 60,000,000,000 francs; now they have 39,000,000,000 francs outstanding. There is a like enormous inflation of the circulating medium in all of the European countries. The patriotic Frenchman docs not question the paper money of his government. But the hundreds of millions of inhabitants of China and India accept paper money only when forced to do so. In fact, they must have gold or silver. The practical depletion of the United States treasury of its silver reserve has resulted in the withdrawal from circulation of the silver certi ficates issued in lieu of the silver dollars on deposit in the treasury. Senator Smoot of Utah indicated the need of smaller bills when he asked that gold certificates be issued in lieu of the silver certificates which have disappeared. It would appear that a return of the "shin-plasters" in the United States is quite probable. The Far East, instead of being tempted by present silver prices to release some of its hoarded store of the white metal, is demanding more, for the peoples of India and China have been making money and the only savings banks in which they have confidence are family silver trinkets. Silver mining is on the boom in the Rocky Mountain country and old-time silver-producing properties are in great demand. Costs of labor anct supplies, coupled with heavy government taxes, are detrimental fac tors in silver production. If Uncle Sam wants to re-purchase silver to take the place of the $450,000,000 in the white metal shipped abroad, and which must be replaced, according to the terms of the Pittman law, it might be a very good idea forcongress to remove all taxes on silver pro duction and to remonetize the white metal to bring the price down to a parity with gold, The metal will never come back to our shores from China and India, Reduced to 'Absurdity (From Chicago Tribune) Restrict the amount a man may do in a workincr dav. slim-ton i An raise the wages. Result, more men employed ,more leisure, more pay; briefly labor's paradise. It is thus thousands of workers in the United States are reasoning today. The plan has been tried. Take the Moscow railway workshops for an example. The number of workmen pmnl- ed had increased in 1918 50 tip.. nr over the number employed in 1916. ine number of off days or holi days had increased from fi -nor pPnt over the total time to 39.5 per cent. wages had increased 300 per cent. There you have it mnrn mm em ployed, more leisure for thn wnA. and higher pay. The Moscow railway shop workers should be among the happiest and most prosperous in the woVld. But they are not. Why ? Because they, and the work ers in other Russian inHnstripo unrlov similar management, are producing so little that their increased wages are of no value to them. There is prac tically nothing of what is needed to make life endurable to be found in the market, and what thrn is mst cr. much that the purchase exhausts the wage. J? or example, in 1916 it took the labor of 0.44 men to produce each rail way car of the total annual output. In 1918 each railway car required the labor of 41.5 men. In other words whereas 1,192 men produced 2,709 cars in ,1916, in 1918 it took 1,772 men to produce 43 cars. Each man in 1916 had his share in the value of more than two cars; each man in 1918 had a share in the value of only about one-fortieth of a car. While his wage was nominally three tinips whnf ;f wi been, it was actually worth in purchas ing power onlv one-twenrv-sivth ite former value. The printing presses of Moscow can turn out roubles by the billion. Any wage can be paid that the workers uemanu. tiut the output of the print ing presses will be nothing but waste paper unless labor is producing the commodities to balance it. It will give value only as there is the actual wealth created by toil to give it value. And that is just as true in America. Russia has merely demonstrated the utter absurdity of the formula for a labor naradise rpstrnVtal m-n,it,v and increased nav. American workers complain that the dollar's purchasing power has been cut in half. They ask double wages to remedy the evil. But the true remedy is not in double wages, but double production. Assuredly, double wages will bring no relief if at the same time produc tion is reduced. inis lesson must hp ipnmpH v. I lapor. until it is learned its econo mies will rest on quicksands. CHLORIDE HOTEL DAVIS fB w i ?Jea?ant Plac? t0 Stey while in Chloride ? You will find it at the Hotel Davis, on main corner in Chloride. Best accomodations MADAM DAVIS, Prop. THE POWER OF WATER Senator Jones of Washington, told the Senate the other day, that the ultimate development of all the power available in navigable streams, would be equal to 780,000,000 tons of coal, representing a value of more than ?l,500,000,000-more coal than the country now actually consumes. At the same time the ultimate development would reclaim for navigation, more than 4,000 of the upper reaches of navigable streams, and besides developing power would develop systems of water transportation. Twenty-two states, most of them in the West and South, according to Senator Jones, need legislation to unlock their natural resources. The years of useless delay that have occurred in passing any helpful legislation along these lines, calls to mind the words of Theodore Burton, who when a mem ber of the Senate from Ohio said "I sometimes question whether there is any strong disposition for economy in governmental, state and municipal affairs. Sentiment in its favor is vague and unrecognized." As Mr. Bur ton spoke, he might have looked out upon the Potomac river, where ac cording to the Geological Survey, "four hundred or five hundred tons of coal are floating past Washington daily." Arrival and Departure of the Kingman Mails Effective Jan. II, MIS the following Schedule of Mails will be in operation: Mall Dispatched. TOB THB EAST Train 10 u A. M. Except Sunday 5 P. Iff. Train 2 1:45 p. v. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO CROW You will say so too when you see some of our laundry-work. . Garments left with ns urn di ed absolutely clean, thoroughly rinsed and the ironing pleases the most fastidious. Give us a trial. Goods called for and de lievered. Pickups and deliveries, Mon days, Weds., Thurs. & Sats. i Mohave Steam Laundry Phone Blue 84 Professional directory Train Train 7 roit THE THE INTERNATIONAL SPIRIT It is said that in Washington more than two thousand persons are studying the Spanish language, and it is estimated that an equally large number are studying French. The Berlitz School of Languages has been the principal headquarters for the great crop of Americans who aie be coming linguists. This chain of Schools extends around the globe and was established by that pioneer citizen of the world, M. D. Berlitz. To his deep vision may be traced the better understanding that has come to exist between people of different tongues, since ho has been convinced that if for no other than commercial purposes, it is necessary to include the qualification of a good education a knowledge of more than one lan guage. Washingtonians were inclined to be somewhat skeptical some years ago, when Mr. Berlitz and his associates persistently insisted that the South American and Central American countries could never be brought into sympathetic contact with the commercial and political inte rests of the United States until a large number of our people at home learned to talk and write in the home language of the people whose friend ly interest they desired to cultivate. But time vindicated that prophecy, with the result that today no one has the temerity to go either as a diplo mat or a consular or trade representative to countries in Central or South America without having first obtained at least a smattering of Spanish. Hackberry, Aris.' valentine, Ariz. , Nelson. Arts Oatman, Ariz. 12:08 Noon uiairaus, Aru 12:00 Noon Blackrange, Ariz. 12:00 Noon WEST :4S P. M. :4S P. If. 11:00 A. M. 11:00 A. If. 11:00 A. M. GoldroAd. Ariz. Little Meadows .S. Golconda, Ariz Mineral. AH Chloride, Ariz . Mineral Park. Ariz Signal, Ariz Except Sunday - 12:00 Noon 12:00 Noon ..11:00 A. M. 11:00 A. M. 11:00 A. M. . 11:00 A. M. dally dally dally dallv dally dally dally dally dally dally dally dally dally daily dally dally C. W. Herndon ATTOBNBY-AT-LAW Kinguan, Arizona.. . I ll Christmas Is Almost Here and this is just to remind you that if you have not yet ordered your turkev, duck, chicken or goose or rabbits, we will be glad to serve you. And now here's to a Merry Christinas. Drink hearty ! Kingman Meat Market Blue 4 i DRAFTING I MAPS, I UNDERGROUND SURVEYS I fMOHAVE ASSAY & ENGINEERING OfFtCE I New Modern Plant One Block East I Phone Blue 127 Arizona Central Bank I WAirfUSK SUMNER BEECHER ERIE KOHLER UNITED STAGES OFFICE: BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147 BONDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman 8:30 A. M. Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:00 P. M. KINGMAN WATER COMPANY SOLICITS YOUR WATER BUSINESS Pure Spring Water Trouble Man, Joe Chambers ' Red 20 Arizona-Butte Bought, Sold and Quoted Speciai;Reports on Request W.;W. ALLER & COMPANY 1301 First National, Pittsburg, Pa. .... i i ... , , , , . . t I Crystal f A.lfi t if m a nesday nd 4:00 P. M. Sunday Only. Sandy RouU, Owns, Arizona 4:30 P. If. WidnMilav ant 4AA E ir a..- ri a v ft nl wj VUI jr Mail Received 1 FBOK THB WEST :30 A. M. daily ' 11:10 A.. M. dally Train J Train 10 Train Train 7 Kingman Transfer Co. 1(C.B.CASSTTY,Ifc Haullnr and atorae. We are mre- pared to haul, more or elide any thine to any plaee at any tine. PHONE BLUE 111 TBOM THE BAST I Confectionery Store Home of the CACTUS CANDY. , Ice Cream, Cigars and Cigarettes. Let us make your party a success with our ice cream. From Tnnnnlr Arl From Yucca, From Hackberry From Valentine From Nelson From Oatman From Oldtralla :I0 A. M dallv 1 CIO A. M. dally 11:46 A. M. dally - 11:45 A. If. dally 6:S0 A. M. dally 1:1(1 A If. dally -. :I0 A. M. dally 11:0 A. If. dally u.vo a. M. dally Bxoevt Bandar From Qoldroad 11:00 A. M. daily From Oolconda . 5:00 P. If. dally ----- v.vv r, m, o&llr From Chloride 5:00 P. If. daiw From Mineral Park 5:00 p. if. dally From Signal 11:01 M. Wednes day and Saturdsv ! Vnim flanjtw ft .- .. f.-.rr";aVT.i"iT"" " -r MIISIINn DDnnilPTO r-..m..-. We are Smelters, Refiners and Buyers of Gold and Silier Ores, Concentrates. Oanide Products, Amalcim IJullion, Platinum, Batteiy Chips and Old Copper Plates' niGHCST CASH RATES PAID WILDBERG BROS. Established 11 Yean Offices 411-414 Pacific BIdg. Fourth and Market Sis. San Francisco ntntniimniii iniHiutnuin I 1 1 ""MMMOBtjivej IF YOU WANT YOUR WORK DONE RIGHT o to the best equipped maehlse aad blacksmith shop tn Arlaona. Marfai work a specialty. Oxycetyllne IrtJ Ine in connection. 7. e. auBBvx Peach Springs ' Trading Post HTTAUAX XHSIAir BXSSBVAROV a M. CARPKNTER, Staple Qroeerlee, Lunch Goods, 80ft Drinks. Fmlt, Clears, Tobaeoo, Red Crown Gasoline, Zerollne OB. PXACH 8PRING8, ARIZ. a Carpenter work.; Alterations, Repairs, Cement and Concrete work Albrecht Anderson CONTRACTOR & BUILDER Anderson Apts. Phone Black 62. fe V X V ? " "wy u eaivraay owy. 1