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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COtKlY Vol. XXXVIII. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, January 31, 1920. No. 14. FIELD SPUDDED IN WELL LAST SUNDAY The Chloride-Kerwin oil field start led active development last Sunday with the spudding in of the first well. Mrs, John Musser who attended the .spudding in was kind enough to write the occurence as she saw it. She "wrote: "The 'Spudding In' of the first well, was a great success. A perfect day, an enthusiastic crowd and everything went off without a hitch. The machinery is of substantial make and size, with a capacity of 2000 ft. The man in charge knows his bus iness and everything points to success. Just now, water is hauled by team .from a little lake in the river bottom. A well is being dug near the lake and ' a. pumping plant will be installed, to .pump the water to the top of the mesa, to the site of the well, about 1000 yards distant. The camp is near the lake, with an abundance of wood and water handy. It is an ideal spot just now. The first car to arrive was that of Al Jagerson and associates, from Chloride, the second, was the only car from Kingman, which oversight on the part of Kingman is to be regret ted. Mr. and Mrs. John Musser and "their son George, accompanied by May and Mattie Wilkins and Leonard .Neal motored from Kingman, by way of Chloride to the oil-fields, reach-' ing there about 10:45 A. M. a dis tance of 61.2 miles. Other cars arriving, the parking lane was soon filled with cars of all makes and sizes, from Fords to Chal mers. A party coming from Searchlight, .Nevada, was composed of Mr. and Mrs. Cashman and family, Mrs. B. R. fitromer, Mrs. Ruth Hatfield, Mrs, F. W. Guservelle, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crofts, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Walsh, Mr. C. L. Mahn, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Brem mer, Mrs. Allen Knolls, Miss Norman Jenkins, Wm. Kerwin and P. W,. Say ies. Among those from Chloride were Mr. and Mrs. Sterling, Mrs. Hodges, Mr. Perdoo from Elkhart Mine, Chlo ride, Mr. n&ton, President of the Chlo-jide-Kerwin Oil and Gas Co., Mr. Cor bit, Mrs. Duncan, Mrs. Clark, Mrs.' Davis, Messrs. J. L. Weimer, Ray mond Hall, Prof. Kimmel, of the Chlo ride Public School.Messrs. J. Ausen Jius, Hugh Wilson! Herb Hayward, Chas. Fauth, Mr. and Mrs. Dick .French, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Suther land, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Lauzon, Mr. and Mrs. Sage. After lunch the crowd assembled at the site of the well, machinery in per fect order. Mr. Eaton stepped -forward and gave a short address, intro ducing Mrs. Duncan, who broke a bot tle on the drill, splashing it's contents, said to be the 'Desert Rats Whiskey Substitute', (Beef, Iron and Wine), over all, saying, 'I christen you, Buena Fortuna and may you bring us, all that your name implies.' The engine was started, the drill dropped with a thud. After the pre liminary argument with the gas, the machinery settled into its rythmic chant and the 'spudding in' was done. The big drill bored its way three feet deep in the half hour we watched. This venture deserves the support of the community. Its purpose is three-fold, to develop oil is its main .issue, but on the side, tests will be made for placer conditions and Ihe water supply measured, in regard to irrigating the" lands along the river. Three gas blow-holes have been en countered and the oil seepages have been found. The formation resembles very strongly some of the specimens exhibited here, that have been brought from Texas and New Mexico." . a MARSHALL HARRIS TO ENTER SCHOOL Marshall Harris will leave to-day for Mare Island after spending a couple of weeks in Kingman. Harris js in charge of the X-Ray laboratory at Mare Island, which, last year did more X-Ray work than any hospital on the coast. Harris expects to quit his work at Marc Island in July or August and start to medical school, probably at Stanford, where he will specialize in Roentenology and Internal Medicine. As an X-Ray expert he is recognized around San Francisco and out of school hours he will not only be able to pay his expenses, doing this work, but will make a good salary. ANYONE MISSED IN THE CENSUS? Phyllis Smith, census taker for the Kingman district, asks any person who has been missed to please let her know at once as she has about fin ished the Kingman census. Word may be left at the Miner Office. STATE SOFT. OF HEALTH URGES PHYSICIANS TO REPORT THEIR CASES A' letter from Dr. George E. Good rich, State Superintendent of Public Health, 'to the County Superintendent of Health, states that death certifi cates from various counties of the state show that physicians are very culpable in their neglect of the law governing the reporting of communi cable diseases, especially of influenza and pneumonia. He wishes to im press upon the physicians of this coun ty the necessity of reporting promptly to the County Health Officer any cas es of contagious or infectious diseases coming to 'their knowledge, so that he may in turn report them promptly to the State health authorities. The County Health Officer hopes that the physicains of Mohave County will take notice of this and use due diligence in the prompt reporting of all such cases. LITERARY DEPARTMENT THURSDAYAFTERNOON CLUB The event of the year for the Lit erary Department of the Thursday Afternoon Club was the meeting held on Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. C. A. Warren. Rev. T. H. Dodd conducted the class, the subject, stud ied being Tolstoy. Rev. Dodd gave a short introduction on modern Russian literature, then a sketch of the life of Tolstoy, followed by brief com ments on several of his books. He analyzed in particular Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and "Anne Karenina" in cluding appreciations of two of his heroines. Being thoroughly versed on the works of this eminent Russial auth or, Rev. Dodd presented his subject in such a manner as to bring to the class vivid pictures of Tolstoy as a man and an idea of the scope of his influence and the importance of his work as a writer. To those who 'heard Rev. Dodd's presentation, Tolstoy will hereafter be a living personality instead of a mere name. Expressions of appreciation from this Department of the Club are due Rev. Dodd for an evening, both delightful and instructive, and to Mrs. Warren for her part in arranging the program. RETURNS FROM COAST H. J. Dubin returned Wednesday a business trip to the coast. WJiile there he purchased law books and oth er things for the office which he will open in the George Building in. the near future. AT PHOENIX Supervisor A. M. MacDuffee is in Phoenix wher he attended a good roads meeting at Thursday and then Stayed over Friday to attend the Per shing celebration. ft LADIES AID The business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society will be held in the Social Hall of the Church on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. l'4th. ' All members are requested to be present. "NEW ARRIVALS" Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Graves of Hack berry are the proud possessors of a ten pound boy born Wednesday after noon. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cofer have a brand new baby girl, born this week. Born this week to Mr. Und Mrs. Jack Porter an 8 pound baby girl. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Joder Friday night, an 8 pound baby girl. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH Sunday School 10:00 A. M. Morning Service 11:00 A". M. Evening Service 7:30 P. M. Ladies Aid Society on Wednesday at 2:30 P. M. T. H. DODD. GOVERNOR CAMPBELL ASKED TO PUT GOOD ROADS The committee from the Arizona Good Roads Association has asked Governor Campbell to pub the ques tion of good roadsin his call for a special session of 'the legislature. Just what action the Governor will take is not yet known. In speaking of the matter the Phoenix Republican has this to say: "We are not yet sure what the gov ernor will do about including in his call for ap. extraordinary session of the legislature, recommendations for remedial highway legislation. We share, we think, with the governor and nearly all other Arizonans the distaste of the extraordinary sessions of the past their futility, their waste and their political plays. We agree that legislatures should be called into extraordinary sessions only on the most urgent business, and that they should be limited to that business. The ratification or consideration of the Susan B. Anthony amendment is urgent business, but for which there would now be no call for a special session. But there is other urgent business, something that will mean much more to Arizonans than the ex tension of votes to women, now living in non-suffrage states. That is good roads. Our road legislation is in bad shape and was left there, thanks to the partisan political play in the last regular session. We find ourselves hemmed in, handicapped, for lack of funds and unable to make use of our natural resources, of which we have a wealth, in road building. Those de fects in our highway legislation will WALLAPAI OIL CO. ' ELECTDIRECTORS The stockholders of the Wallapai Oil Company held their regular annual meeting last .Thursday night at the court house in Kingman. The follow ing directors were elected: Thomas Devine, H. J. Dubin, John Ware, A. Agrell and Sumner Beecher. Follow ing the stockholders meeting the di rectors met and elected Tom Devine, president; John Ware, vice-president and H. J. Dubin, Secretary-treasurer. The country in the vicinity of the Wallapai Oil Company's holdings in New Mexico, is taking on life this spring. A few miles south of there a couple of wells are reported at a depth of from 800 to 1500 feet, produc ing a valuable lubricating oil. E OF THE 0. 8; NAVY Howard N. Smith, chief yoeman, U. S. Navy addressed the students' of,the High School Thursday afternoon. His subject was the Navy, the different kinds of guns used and the different kinds of ships. Thursday night he showed late pic tures of the Navy in action. These lectures and pictures are not only in teresting but instructive for both young and old. Mr. Smith wishes to thank the High School Principle, W. L. Linville, Post master Metcalfe and Henry Lang for their kind co-operation. KINGMAN JO HAVE A BOWLING ALLEY i The vacant building, formerly occu pied by the Kingman Mercantile Com pany, has been leased for the purpose of putting in a bowling alley and a shooting gallery. The place will be strictly up-to-date and will be ruirin such a manner that ladies will feel themselves welcome as well as men. HERE ON MINING BUSINESS W. R. Ramsdell, of Tucson, was in Mohave County this week on mining business. Mr. Ramsdell says that he intends to be a candidate for the U. S. Senate on the democratic ticket this year if the people of the state favor his candidacy. He will visit Mohave County in about six weeks if he de cides to become a candidate. QUESTION IN CALL cost this county alone, several hundred thousand dollars in our permanent highway program. The same addi tional cost will be attached to pro grams that may be undertaken in all the other counties. State highway building can be carried on under our present law only by resorting to ex pedients. The state good roads association composed of foremost citizens of both parties, without any thought of party advantage, but with an intense inter est in permanent highway construc tion have asked the governor to in clude in his call, recommendations for such remedial legislation as may be necessary to enable the counties and the state to carry on the work .with the greatest efficiency at the least cost. We believe that the governor will yet give this request the consideration it deserves; that he will grant it and will so frame his recommendations as to safeguard the state against politi cal play and against the loitering of the legislators to the great expense of the people. As we understand it, the good roads association has not asked the gover nor to recommend the working out of a highway code, or otherwise throw open wide the gate to highway legisla tion, but to provide for curing the pal pable defects of the laws which are now a brake upon highway construc tion and add so much to the expense of it; which contributes so much to the waste of the money of the tax payers. BODY OLPIONEER FOUND ON RANCH A body found a week ago last Fri day on the Keech ranch has been iden- tified as that of Charles Saunders. He had been dead probably a week. The deceased who is an old timer in Mohave county was about seventy years of age. Cause of his death is unknown,' but probably due to infir mities of old age. Saunders will be remembered by the old timers as the man who created quite a stir in the early days by shipping a burro across the Atlantic Ocean. ATTENTION iPYTHIAN SISTERS Mrs. Louise Summers, of Prescott, Grand Chief Pythian Sisters, Domain of Arizona, will be in Kingman Satur day, February 7th., for the purpose of instituting a Temple of Pythian Sis ters. , Mrs. Summers will talk at Odd Fel lows Hall in the afternoon at 2 o'clock explaining the fundamental principles of the order and will organize a Tem ple in the evening at 7 o'clock sharp. Ail ladies entitled to and desiring to affiliate with the order please be in attendance. LIVESTOCK AND RANGES ARIZONA AND NEW. HEX. Unusually favorable weather for livestock of all kinds prevailed during the week, according to reports to the Weather Bureau. Outside of a few warm light showers that did much to remove snow from lower altitudes there was no precipitation. Tele graphic reports from regular cattle region stations indicate the departure of snow fro mall ranges except in the vicinity of Grand Canyon where two inches remained on the ground. Only patches were reported in the vicinity of Flagstaff. Both cattle and sheep are reported in good condition in the north-central counties where feed and water are plentiful. Some shrinkage of stock is reported on the northeast ern plateau, owing doubtless to the weather, but the range continues good. Owing to increased cultivation some what less than the usual number of cattle are being fatened in the Salt River Valley. Their feed consists mainly of silage and cotton by-products. Lambing is progressing favor ably in the desert sections, abundance of feed and the good condition of ewes being largely accountable for unusu ally small losses. -- "FRENCH LEAVE" Postmaster Metcalfe received word this week that a young man who en listed for the navy from here in Oct ober has taken "French leave" and the authorities are after him. The young man's name is James Charles Smith and his age is 19 years. SECRETARY OE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH SAY REGISTER THE BABY Birth Registration is exceedingly important. Frequently the payment oi large sums of money depend upon the birth certificate. Often the eligi bility of a man or woman to impor tant places will depend upon the date of their birth. Arizona makes it a misdemeanor for a physician or mid wife to "neglect or refuse" to file a proper certificate within five days. A list of the babies whose births were registered in this county during the month of December, 1919, is given herewith. Parents should insist upon their child receiving this protection. If any name is omitted, it should be forwarded without delay. Parents desiring certified copies of their baby's birth registration can secure same from the Secretary of the State Board of Health, Phoenix, Arizona. The fee is 50 cents. Births Registered in Mohave County. December 1919. KINGMAN DISTRICT Houtz, girl. Parents: John A. and Myra Morey Houtz. Padilla, Raymond, boy. Parents: Herbert and Maggie Banegas Padilla. Robinson, Barbara J., girl. Parents: Ray B. Robinson and Marjoric R. Meade Robinson. ' OATMAN DISTRICT Galasso, Anatolia, girl. Parents: Vincenso and Erena Decenso Galasso. Sweetland, Renore, girL Parents: Kenneth L. and Clara Withington Sweetland. Winsett, boy. Parents: W. B. and Marguerite Withington Winsett PEACH SPRING SDISTRICT Orgain, james C, boy. Parents: Roy D. and Leona Bloomer Orgain. SIGNAL DISTRICT Olea, Ynnocente ft, boy. "Parents: Ysidore and Madelene June Halleck Olea. THOUGHT INSANE IS TAKEN OFF TRAIN Tuesday evening the sheriff's of fice was notified by the conductor on No. 9 that an insane Chinaman was on board. Meeting the train they found the oriental, who was found to be a Korean, and locked him up. At first it was thought he was insane but later, as he showed improvement, they came to the conclusion that he had been suffering from some drug. He will be turned loose to-day. MRS. HARRIS RETURNS TO COAST Mrs. Florence St. Charles Harris re turned to California Sunday night She will pay a short visit to her fath er Kean St. Charles, former proprie tor of Our Mineral Wealth, and later go on to "join her husband, William Harris, at his home near Modesto. The young people of Kingman will miss Florence as she has grown up with many of them, and they will wish her happiness as she embarks on mar ried life. CLUB MEETING The Thursday Afternoon Club will hold its next regular meeting Thurs day, Feb. 5th in the M. E. Church parlors. Following is the program: Arizona Bong Club Quartette. Paper: "Government Penal Insti tutions and Schools of Arizona" Miss Cora Lampson. Speaker: Mr. C. W. Herndon. Subject: "Some Things Arizona Needs". Piano Solo: Mrs. C. L. Lewis. SICK IN L. A. Allen E. Ware, who accompanied his brother, Charles Ware, of Chlo ride, to the city last week, where the latter underwent an operation, is de tained in the city himself with a cold. He is at the California hospital where he will probably be detained most of next week at least. Charles Ware successfully under went his operation and is getting along nicely. CHECKS OVER ROOKS CASE IS DISMISSED Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Hartley returned to Los Angeles after Mr. Hartley had finished checking over the books of the treasurer's office where it had been claimed a shortage existed. The charge which had been preferred against Mr. Hartley was dismissed by Judge Smith upon recommendation of L. B. Christy, state examiner, as tho discovery of certain mistakes on the books explained the shortage which the state examiner had thought exist ed. Mr. Hartley will go back to his work at Los Angeles where he is employed as auditor for a large concern. con ciiscis FOR LAST SUNDAY A large number of shooters turned out last Sunday morning at the trap of the Kingman Gun Club, among them several recruits new to the game of breaking the clays. Below is pub lished the scores made by the different shooters: GUN' CLUB SCORE 1 Thos. Devine 20. J'. H. Rosenberg 19. Paul Morton 15. , .' ' John McKesson 17. J. M: Gates 20. Thos. Devine, Jr. 19. H. H. Watkins 23. I . E. J. Hoerst 8. ! . Joe Steed 20. C. A. Patterson 11. Geo. Loreditsch 10. Henry E. Lang. Jesse S. Hulet 20. D. Fridel 11. H. L. Hoskins 17. W. L. Robinson Chas. Granger 10. J. N. Brewer 16. A great deal of interest was dis played and a larger attendance prom ised for next Sunday's shoot. DISTRIBUTE BOOKS . FORJME HEN The Librarian of the University of Arizona has just received word from the War Service Branch of the Amer ican Library Association that it has been decided to distribute to the var ious states the surplus war service books, a collection of approximately 200,000 volumes. These books will be sent to the library commissions and other agencies in each state for distribution to hospitals, sanatoria, or other institutions for the benefit of ex-service men. One-half of these books will be dis tributed tothe states and territorities ot the United States in proportion to the number of men from, each state in service during the war; and the other half as the need of the service men in each state shall appear. One of the factors to be considered in the apportionment of the second half will be the number of books in the libraries of each state in proportion to its. pop ulation. The books will be given to the state with the understanding that they may be used either as a part of loan or traveling library collection, or placed permanently with communities or or ganizations in accordance with the following suggestions: (1) That the War Service aspect of the origin of the books be kept in view in using them, and that spe cial consideration be given to indi vidual and group requests from the ex-service men. (2) That books shall be given or. lent only to institutions that will cir culate them free of charge, and that will make them readily accessible to the public at reasonably ferquent in tervals. The quota of books which has been allotted to the state of Arizona con sists of about nine hundred volumes which are now on the way. A gift of two hundred books has already been received from the El Paso branch of the American Library Association War Service. Miss Lutrell, the University Librar ian, has been officially designated to handle the distribution of these books for Arizona, and all requests for such volumes should be sent to her. T. E. Pollock, who has been ill with pneumonia at his home at Flagstaff, is reported much better. However he has not yet been able to leave his home to attend to business matters.