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MOHAVE COUNTY MINER
OUR MINERAL WEALTH
OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COXJK1Y
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, April 24, 1920.
ONE OF THE WEST'S
i Another pioneer is gone; another
blazer of desert traite has passed the
Divide. Judge William G. Blakely,
a 49er, and one of the, best known men
of the state, passed to his eternal
home early last Monday' morning.
William G. Blakely was born in the
little town of Kortwright, Delaware
county, New York, on the 29th day of
August, 1829. He followed the pro
cession of gold seekers to California
in 1849, taking up his residence at
Sonora, where he discovered the Eu
reka mine, which since that time has
been a great producer of gold. Id
1861 he and family removed to Car
son City, Nevada, where he' entered
upon the practice of law. In Califor
nia he was ordained a minister of the
Methodist church and while not fol
lowing the "ministry as a profession
he entered largely into religious' af
fairs in the Sagebrush state He was
appointed superintendent of schools
for the state and did much to .organize'
the public school system 'tof that
sparsely settled country. Later he re
moved to Pioche and in 1871 came to
Mohave county in company of the late
8. G. Patterson, taking up his resi
dence at .Cerhat. During his long
residence in Mohave County he had
held;many offices of trusty, 8inpng
Which was that of district 'attorney,
probate judge,' county judge arid rep
resentative in the state legislature.
All of the positions he filled with
ability and credit,
Judge William G. Blakely is known
to every person residing in this ,coun-"
ty and among 'them will be a 'feeling
of sorrow over his demise. He was a
sympathetic, whole-souled man, quick
to respond to the appeals' of all in
need. His homd was eyer open to an
and his hospitality was proverbial. He
passed to the great beyond full of
years and honor, and the world is bet
ter off because of his having lived in
The funeral was held from the M. E.
church' last .Thursday1 'afternoon .and
that spacious edifice was filled to the
doors with a throng of sympathetic
mourners. The longest line of auto
mobiles ever seen at a funeral in King
Man followed the, remains to the
graveyard at the crown of Wallapai
There is left to mourn the demise of
"this grand old man one son, Ross H.
Blakely, and several -grandchildren,
1 "besides a sister living in the east.
YOUNG PEOPLE QUIET-
. LY HARRIED TUESDAY
Fern Elliott and Alwyn J.(St. Char
les were quietly united in marriage
Tuesday evening at the Methodist
- Parsonage, Rev. T. H. Dodd officiat
ing. The witnesses were Gladys St.
Charles and Leland Gaddis and only a
few friends were present.
iSpecial arrangements had been
made at the Hualapai Grill -where a
delicious wedding supper was enjoy
ed. The couple left the following day
for the Katherine mirte where Alwyn
"has a contract with the Company
which will expire within a month, af
ter which they expect to leave for San
Francisco where they will make their
Both young people are well known
here, ""Jimmy" having lived here all
his life, excepting that part spent
with the U. S. forces in France and
"Fern" having made her home at
Their large number of friends ex
tend best wishes for many yeafs of
The officers of the Mountain View
'Cemetery Association wish to inform
all persons contemplating improve
ments' on any lots, graves or stones,
that before such work can be under
taken it will be necessary to confer
with the Association officers. This
is not an arbitrary ruling but is made
because of a desire to have all such
work uniform so far as possible.
The Cemetery Association also an
nounces through these columns that at
a recent meeting It was voted to ex
tend membership so that any person
accepted by the Board "of Governors,
and paying annual dues of f iye dollars
may become a member. . f. ,
You Are Invited
To Attend the Fire Ball Jub
ilee at Oatnian, May 1st.
Oatman is planning the biggest day
in years ,for May 1st. The celebra
tion will start in -the morning and last
well Into the night. There will be all
kinds of attractions, including two
baseball games, one in" the morning
and one in the afternoon, Kingman
playing in the afternoon.
At night there will be a big dance,
Come and help Oatman celebrate.
KEEF E AS MANAGER
- Frank Keefe for .the past.year man
ager of the Arizona Stores Company
left .Thursday for Flagstaff where he
willassume his duties -as general mer
chandise manasrerfor all of tha Bahhit
Brothers Stores 'and trading posts
s,ucceeaing iarry yuinian. quintan
willnow devote his attentions to the
automobile end of the business en
tirelywith headquarters a: Phoenix.
Keefe is a live wireand knows the
mercantile game to an 'exteni that he
is bejuhd to make good. .
xne new manager ror the Arizona
Stores' Company is L. J Parker.
Parker has been with the Kingman
store for several years and will un
doutyedly pilot (the store; through one
of the best periods of business it has
yet enjoyed. -'
LARG NUMBER OF
The Childs Welfare Conference con
ducted at the High School this week
by Miss Nydia Acker,'connected with
the University of Arizona Extension
work, wasa big, success. There were
112 children examined ranging in
ages from 4 weeks, Jo 8 years, by Doc
tors Tilton, Tout' and Stark. The
mothers showed much interest in the
examinations and. were given helpful
advice by the uTrecTorst- 'tira Kath
erine Teale, Mrs. R. B. Walker and
Mrs. Chambers assisted the doctors.
At the meeting Wednesday night in
the high school auditorium, the large
crowd which attended listened to in
teresting talks by Dr. Todt, George
B. 'Ayers, Mrs. iC. A. Warren and
Miss Acker. Misses Spicer and
Shriver entertained with vocal solos.
Not to be overlooked in the three
days conference were the exhibits.
The kitchen laboratory was fitted up
with all kinds of household conven
iences including electrical and other
devices to make the housewife's work
easier. In another room were ex-
hibts of dietaries for children of dif
ferent ages, baby carts, clothing charts
right and wrong kinds of nursing bot
tles and feeding apparatus, artificial
foods and a complete layette. Fully
500 women from all parts of the coun
ty visited these exhibits.
This conference in addition to im
mediate results has brought the pub
lic in closer touch, with the extension
work of the university. Information
on almost any subject may be had for
the asking from this department and
poultry experts, stock experts and hor
ticulture experts will come to a com
munity without charge if requested
by the citizens.
Miss Acker will leave for Oatman
to-day where she will arrange to con
duct a similar conference at the hos
pital there Tuesday and' Wednesday
of next week at the request of Dr.
CHLORIDE K. P.
The Chloride Knights of Pythias
Club will celebrate, on Saturday May
8, 920, with a dance, which is ex
pected to be one of the most enjoyable
affairs of the season.
From indications, it seems that all
K. P.s as well as their friends are
planning to take in the entertainment
of that evening as well as to visit with
their friends of our neighboring camp.
OF ARIZONA STORES
HERE NEXT WEDNESDAY
The Ellison-White Chautauqua wil
open in Kingman next week April 28
and continue for 5 days with an en
tertainment in the afternoon at 3:30
and one at 7:45 in the evening each
day. i -i' v.1'
The program will consist of musi
cal numbers and lectures but mostly
given over to music, we understand.
Those who have paid for season
tickets and to whom were issued re
ceipts, should exchange these receipts
at once for tickets at the Citizens
Bank. The receipts will not be ac
cepted for admission.
A lecture event of unusual interest
is scheduled in the coming of Dr.
Chas. S. Price with his illustrated
story "Hunting Big Game in Alaska'.
Dr. Price is credited with having the
finest big game pictures ever brought
from the Northland and his lecture is
one of intense interest and filled
throughout with spafkling humor.
Other lectures of prominence are:
Joel W. Eastman who brings a worth
while reconstruction lecture, "The Un
folding of Democracy"; Marion Ballou
Fisk, noted cartoonist-lecturer of Chi
cago, and M. Pirie Beyea, first vol
unteer American Red Cross Nurse,
who has a sterling lecture of vital im
portance on community health prob
lems. -, i-i
An entertainment attraction which
varies from the regular line of Chau
tauqua events is scheduled in the com
ing of Ruby Page Ferguson, with her
splendid interpretation of the com
edy, "Green Stockings". Miss Fer
guson is Head, of the Department of
Oratory at the Women's College of
Alabama and is a dramatic reader
The music gives promise of a high
ly enjoyable week for Western music
lovers.' Josephine Martino, prominent
New York soprano, protege of Enrico
Caruso, is coming on the last night in
a song recital with the gtearns-Gregg
concert company. Miss Martino is
an Edison artist and her records will
soon bq on sale throughout the world,
ine Macuregor Singers, opening
day musical company, bring two pro
grams of real music and genuine en
tertainment. Vawter MacGregor,
who heads the company, is a Scotch
baritone .and entertainer of exception
al ability. On the second day comes
the Fenwick NewelJ Concert Com
pany, featuring Fenwick Newell, the
splendid tenor, who has just returned
from concertizing in New Zealand.
The musical climax of the week
comes on the third daw in the appear
ance of the Overseas Orchestra, an
organization of eight talented and
charming young ladies who won name
and fame overseas as A. E. F. enter
tainers. The fourth day brings The
Regniers, often called "the ' biggest
two-people company on the platform.
They are musical entertainers with
two programs of exceptional variety.
The closing day brings the Stearns
Gregg Concert Company in two full
concerts. This excellent company
features the great musical classics,
while Fay Epperson adds a delight
ful note of entertainment with her
clever child impersonations and her
whistling solos. In the evening Miss
Martino appears in several groups of
splendid soprano solos.
An examination for the position of
clerk (male or female) in the post of
fice will be held in this city on April
Applicants must be citizens of the
United States between the ages of 18
and 45 years on the date of the ex
amination. Applicants must be physically sound
and male applicants must be not less
than 5 feet 4 inches in height in bare
feet and weigh not less than 125
pounds without overcoat or hat.
For application blanks and further
information relative to this examina
tion address local Secretary, Board of
U. S. Civil Service Examiners, King
Age and height and weight require
ments are waived in the case of hon
orably discharged soldiers, sailors
MAY THE 6TH
The last regular meeting ft the
Thursday Afternoon Club for the cur
rent year will be held on Thursday,
May 6th, at which time a report of
the convention of the State Federa
tion will be given.
AT OATMAN MAY 1
Things are coming along in go'od
shape with the Kingman baseball
New uniforms have been ordered
and the grandstand is being worked
over to better accomodate the crowds.
This year ladies and men alike will
be charged admission. Kingman will
open the season at Oatman next Sat
urday, May 1 and the following Sun
day Oatman will play in Kingman.
The week following that, May 16,
Needles will play here.
The boys have been out for practice
every night this week and are show
ing good form. though Manager Pat
terson will not be able to whip aTgood
team into shape for two or three
weeks at least and we must not ex
pect too much for the opening game
at vatman Saturday. The George
boys, and a ball player they are bring
ing from Berkeley with them will be J
here for the game on'the 9th.
Price will stay here we understand
and Gerald Simpson will probably be
seen in the line-up this year as well
as Ray Robinson, Louie Knorr, Abie
Bale, Tommy Hayes and some new
Before the season is far along
though, watch us go.
OATMAN MAY 19
At the request of the Postmaster
General of the United States Civil
Service Commission has announced an
examination to be held at Kingman,
Arizona on May 19, 19,20, for the posi
tion of postmaster at Oatman, Ariz.
This office has an annual compensa
tion of $1900.
To beffeligible for this examination
an application must be a citizen of the
United States, must actually reside
within the delivery of the office and
have so resided at the time the present
Applicants must have reached their
twenty-first but not their sixty-fifth
birthday on the date of the examina
tion. Application Form 22411 and full in
formation concerning the require
ments of the examination may be
secured from the postmaster at tha
place of vacancy or from the Civil
Service Commission, Washington, D.
C, in time to arrange for the exam
ination of the applicant.
HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Last night at the High School Audi
torium one of the best musical pro
grams of the year was given under
the direction of the High School' Or
chestra. The program consisted of
orchestra numbers, Glee Club num
bers, instrumental and vocal numbers?
readings and a "One Act Comedy".
The closing number rendered by the
orchestra and Glee Club was the state
anthem "Arizona", adopted by the
The program was well balanced, the.
readings and the. comedy, breaking
up the otherwise strictly musical
evening. The orchestra and glee
club are to be commended as this was
their first attempt at a public pro
gram,' and they acquitted themselves
in a splendid manner. Ruth Long as
reader, endeared herself to the au
dience by her numbers and the comedy
was put across as tho played by vet
Orchestra selection. Piano Solo,'
Edith Carrow; vocal solo, Ruth Long;
Glee Club selection. Piano Solo,
Helen Chambers; reading, Ruth Long;
Orchestra selection. Vocal solo, Miss
Shriver; piano Solo, Mabel Carrow;
Orchestra selection. Reading, Ruth
Lang; vocal solo, Miss Shriver; piano
duet, Loula Goodwin and Edith Car
row. Orchestra selection. One Act
Comedyby "Uncle Dick", Leon Har
ris, Kyra Salsman, Ruby Gates and
George Claytor; "Arizona" by the
We wish to escpress our sincere
thanks for and appreciation of the
sympathy and kindness extended to us
in our recent bereavement.
April 22nd, 1920.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross H. Blakely.
DAN MURPHY DIES
Dan Murphy died at the county hos
pital last Thursday night, death be
ing due to a general breaking down
of the system, on account of old ajre.
Mr. Murphy came to Mohave County'
with the Atlantic and Pacific rail
road, in the early eighties and for
many years lived at Peach Springs.
The past several years he was a res
ident of Hackberry. He was a genial
old fellow and had many friends
among his associates. He was born
in Boston and is supposed to have
REPORT OF HIGHWAY
THIS WEEKS PAPER
Thsi week the Miner is carrying the
report of the county highway Commis
sion, with its new apportionment of
the funds that will be provided by the
bond issue that will be voted uponat
the election, in June. This apportion
ment will more readily meet the views
of the people than the one submitted
a month ago. The commission took
the view that moneys should be ap
propriated on the roads' that will re
ceive federal aid, which aid would not
be forthcoming was there no county
or state funds laid aside for. these I
roaa improvements, mere must oe
cooperation of both county arid'statd
to meet federal aid appropriations,
otherwise we get no money fr6m the'
general government. And aga&vtht'
roads must be built under federal road,
building standards. To meet all these(
requirements the highway commission
believed it best to modify its former
partition of the proposed rbad funds'
to secure this important aid. .
The commission also provided funds
to meet the bridge building demand,
so that a crossing of the Colorado
river will be effected near Pierce Fori
ry. With this bridge in commission it
Will' be but a short time until -the
necessary roadway is under construc
tion to the Utah line. Taken-altogeth-er
the highway commission has done,
excellent work and it is now up tc
the people to approve the bond issue,
so that work on the roads will be in
full swing as soon as conditions are
favorable to getting the best results.
AHOTHER CLASS INITIAT
ED BY miAN SISTERS
Last Saturday evening a class of
seven received the Pythian Sister de
gree and were later treated to re
freshmnts, a banquet having been pre
pared by -the committee for their en
tertainment The class consisted of five Knights
and two ladies, and they together with
all present report an enjoyable even-
v.YChe', Lodge report that a large num
ber stilt await initiation.
TO FORM HOOVER
, J. A. Burgess was 'a Kingman
visitor this week and in the course of
conversation with R. S. Billings talk
ed of the organization of a Hoover
club here .
Mining men throuout tho country
are enthusiastic over HooVeV- for Pres
ident and a club will probably be form
There will be a meeting called some
time during th$ coming week to for
mulate the plans for such an organiza
tion. The day has not yet been set
but will probably be announced in
some manner during the week.
HERE ON BUSINESS
Craig Pottinger, editor of the Lead
er at Flagstaff, and F. W. Mcintosh
who is working on a special edition
of that paper were Kingman visitors
They are getting out a special edi
tion for the four northern counties of
the state and are getting good sup
port w,e understand.
There will be a dance to-night as
usual at the Rosctree. Jimmy James
and Bourquin will furnish the music.
LANDED BY THE
Sheriff Mahoney added one more
scalp to his belt this week when three
young men were apprehended here
with a stolen car, one of them being
wanted on a warrant from San Fran
cisco. The prisoners, Arthur Langden, alias
Buck Shannen, H. R. Holmen, and Ed.
Lambert have waived extradition and
are now waiting officers from Cali
fornia where prosecution will be press
ed by the Southern California Auto
mobile Club. The young men are
probably about 26 or 2? years of age.
They were notified by Deputy Imus
and Miller when they first arrived
here Monday as suspicious' looking'
characters. After they had been here
a short time thinking that "everything
went" in a small town they started to
show a little speed on the corners.
Imus signalled for them to stop, which
they did. As he started to step on the
running' board, one of the boys said
something to the 'driver and the car
shot forward, making a getaway by
driving in a roundabout way to Bould
er Springs where they hid out until
nightfall. At this-time the officers
did not know of theeharge against the
fugitives. , !-'
'Sheriff Mahoney'etrong his deputies
out to cut off'thehN'getaway in every
direction and then' Deputies Imus and
Miller ''did sentry duty, at a narrow
point in the road just below town,
working upon the theory that the men
werehiding out and would try to come
backto Kingman under cover of dark
ness. It proved they 'were right in
ther contention and early in the'even
ngx they landed their men.
Then it was found thejf Were wanted
In Los , Angeles for stealing a Jordon
car and Buck Hannen was also wanted
on a warrant at San'TTrancisco.. .., ..
A Los Angeles paper in giving an
account of the incident said in part:-
"The three alleged thieve9'were nab
bed inan automobile which haa figured
in a series of shooting affrays, thefts
and arrests of automobile thieves.
"Sheriff Mahoney widely known
Arizona officer and enemy of auto
mobile thieves, took the trio into cus
tody and added three names to the
long list of alleged automobile thieves
he) Jias captured for the authorities fn
every state of the country. He is
known as the "Boulder" for the trans
continental auto thieves.
"Leonard, Holman and Shannon
worked in a garage near Sevdnth
street and Garland avenue in which
several mechanics have previously
been employjejd, only to turn auto
thief, steal cars left in the establish
ment and later be arrested in the autos
on charges of grand larceny. Thej
garage is considered by the police as
a "hoodoo" for auto thieves."
BY ALTAR SOCIETY
The 9th Annual May Day Dance
given by the Catholic Ladies of- the
Altar Society promises to be a grand
success, and will be somewhat differ
ent from those of the past as it is
their first to be given in the Odd Fel
lows Hall, and without the usual sup
per, good music will be provided by
Gruninger, Burke and Thomas. Ev
Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.
W. Thomas had the misfortune of
breaking her left arm Monday at the
High School building. While playing
Alice was blind folded and walked off
of the platform of the steps on the
east side of the building. She was
immediately put under the Doctor's
There will be a dance to-night at
Oatman given by Bob Hill. Grunin
ger, Thomas and Staller. Two thou
sand shares of Adams stock will be
given to the two best dancers on the
Harry Price k'pent a few days in
Kingman this wk. An effort is be
ing made to ge
Price to locate, here
and play ball.
le is now lined up
with the Standari
Ml team which has
cleaned up ever
ng around Phoenix.