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SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1920.
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUtt MNBUL WEALTH. PAOHFXTI 1f 1000,000 LAND DEAL CLOSED BY S J. COTTON CO The largest single holding of culti vated land in the Salt River valley changed hands Thursday night, when the Southwest Cotton company pur chased tha(town of Marinette and nearly 8000 acres of adjacent land -from R. P. Davie of this city. The total consideration was $1,000,000. Rumors have been current here for -a month that the big Davie tract was to be sold, but the deal was not def initely closed until midnight Thurs day, when officials of the Southwest Cotton company signed the papers at the office of the Phoenix Title and Trust company. "We purchased the Marinette pro ject because of the large acreage, be cause it can be handled economically in conjunction with our Litchfield op erations, and because of the adaptabil ity of the land to Pima cotton," Rob ert C. Metzler, secretary and treasur er of the Southwest Cotton company, said yesterday afternoon. "This giv es us a total acreage in the Salt River valley of about 40,000 acres, of which 35,000 are under cultivation. To Develop Property "The development of the Davie .property will go forward as rapidly as possible, and we will probably con struct at the town of Marinette a new gw for the coming ginning season. The entire town will be laid out anew and modern dwellings will be con structed for our employes. "Options have been secured on many pieces of land adjoining this .property and some can logically be purchased and made a part of the .project proper. Those pieces falling in this class will probably be pur chased and developed very soon." The Marinette property now owned by the Southwest Cotton company lies about the town of Marinette, some 14 miles northwest of Phoenix, on the Santa Fe, the railroad going through the tract, thus assuring am ple transportation facilities. The property consists of more than 7500 acres, of which 6000 are in cotton. Overcome Difficulties The property is virtually an inde pendent project in itself, its water supply being pumped from drilled wells on the property, the lift vary ing from 30 to more than 100 feet, according to location. The wells are distributed, over the entire holdings, and tap the Agua Fria basin. In cer tain seasons considerable water is al so taken from the Agua Fria by grav ity by the Marinette canal, and waste water also is obtained at times from the Water Users' canal north of Peoria, being siphoned under the New River. ' Mr. Davie has held the Marinette property about 12 or 13 years, it is understood, and has received much credit for the way im .which he has developed the, big project in the face of difficulties. Cultivation has been carried on under the individual leas ing system. The Marinette propertyis but eight miles from the Litchfield properties of the Southwest Cotton company, though hitherto not connected. The announcement that the town of Mar inette would be laid out anew was considered last night as presaging an- i'1. ., oanhs-Morsc ' Engine with Bosch Magneto Greater Engine Value OVER 250,0:0 formers bought the "Z" engine. They know it is power ful, dependable nnd practically fool-proof truly 0 great en gine. 5 But now Ce announce the one addition which could possibly improve the "Z" per formance Bosch high tension, oscillating magneto ignition. 5 So let us show ;?ou in detail this greater engine value. 5 Our service to $ou is remarkably" complete ond wo ore assisted by a nearby Bosch Service Station. 5 Prices 1 M H. P. $75.00 3 H. P. $125.00 6 H. P. $200.00. A11F.O.B. Factory. THOMPSON-DUDLEY MACHINERY CO. Kingman, Arizona. SMALL DEMAND IN STATE FOR MEXICO CATTLE DOUGLAS, May 12. During the past two weeks several thwsand head of i.altlo have been crossed from Mexico at this port and tho stock is now in nearby pastures awaiting the appearance of purchasers. Cliff Rob ertson purchased 1200 head of Mexi can cattle 10 days ago and brought them to pastures on this side of the line. The Gabulondos brought across 1500 head yesterday and today Stew art Hunt crossed 800. Smaller lots have crossed to the United States during the past two weeks. Mr. Hunt stated today that there seemed to be no demand for these cattle and cave as a reason Hint in the northern states, where these cat- ue were generally desirable for pas turing, there is an absence of grass. He said that in the Sulphur Springs valley there is abundance of errass. but that not all the pastures and wat er ana on that account grass is not available for cattle. However, he said, that the cattle could be cared, for and that buyers would eventually come and take them. He also said that in Mexico, near the Douglas port of entryj there is probably 15,000 head nf rnt.tle u4ilfl, will Ua wiucnl to this country when th'ere is a chance 10 sea tnem. 6 Conversational Perils. "Do you believe in reincarnation?" "I'm glad you mentioned that!" ex claimed Senator Sorghum. "Then you "have views on the sub ject?" "Nothing decided. But it's one of the few topics a can can bring up nowadays without starting a danger ous political argument."; Washington Star. A Publicity Seeker "Do you suppose Senator Snort worthy will have a niche in the hall of fame?" "I doubt if a niche would suit him," "Yes?" "What he wants is a raised plat form extending at least ten feet from the wall." Birmingham Age-Herald. other "model town on the desert," as the town of Litchfield is a model one in nearly every way. Marinette is considered to have greater possibili ties from a commercial viewpoint than Litchfield, thmigh the latter is regarded as full of promise in becom ing a tourist center. If FRANKLIN'S LEFT CHEEK SWOLLEN, THE W.S.S.JTMINE Go to your safety deposit box and look over your 1919 War Savings stamps and peer carefully at the pic ture of Benjamin Franklin. If there is a swelling on the left cheek of the venerable exponent of thrift so that he looks as if he had a toothache, your stamp is a counterfeit. Because of the discovery of a clever counterfeit, warning to examine 1919 War Savings stamps presented for re demption has been broadcasted to all postmasters on the Pacific coast by the postoffice department, according to C. O. Case, state chairman of the war loan organization. Printed from a steel plate on a good grade of paper, the counterfeit stamp shows the following defects: Left cheek of Franklin has a pro nounced swelling. Lower one of twof left dots below the portrait is comparatively indis tinct. Vertical opening between the lines in the lower left part of the numeral "2" in "1924" is closed. The chief of the United States sec ret service at Washington has sent specimens of the counterfeit to secret service operatives throughout the country, Postoffices in metropolitan centers have been instructed to select an employe of known exceptional abil ities to acquaint himself with the characteristics of the counterfeit and to examine carefully ay stamps of the 1919 series presented for redemption, says those registered before January 1, 1920, as the counterfeit was issued after that date. The 1920 series of War Savings stamps is not affected, as they are an entirely different issue, carmine in color and carrying a reproduction of a portrait of George Washington. o His Prestige Gone '"Rattlesnake Bill' is strangejy al tered. What's the trouble ? " "Bill says if he had known what was before him when he went into the movies he would have stuck to train robbing and kept his self-respect. In the old days no man ever talked to him the way the director does and liv ed to tell -the tale." Birmingham Age-Herald. MINER WANT ADS ARE BUSI NESS WINNERS GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW GIN Consolidated Arizona Smelting Company Humboldt, Arizona. Purchasers of Gold, Silver and Copper Ores and Concentrates MechanicdSapling Plant Write us for Terms and Conditions, giving approxi mate analysis of ore or concentrates, or sending small average sample of same. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS Consolidated Arizona Smelting Company Humboldt, Arizona. GREENBERG & HUMPHREY EFF1CENCY ENGINEERS Drafting, Blue Printing, Topographic Mapping Mine Examinations, Mine Surveying, Mine Reports, Mine Geology, Mill Design, Mill Operation, Oil Flotation, Cyaniding. David X Greenberg Frank A. Humphrey P. O. Box 553, Kingman, Arizona. Workmen started in on Tuesday of last week, excavating for the base ment of the new ginning plant to be erected by the Attaway-Phelps Co., on ground north of the railway track on the street west of Main, Phoenix. This plant will be of a different pattern from the one used last year It will have ,1 a capacity of the ordi nary 16-gin plant, and will enable Attaway-Phelps to gin double the amount of cotton handled by the plant in use last year. ft WHAT THE NEAR EAST ACCOMPLISHED IN YEAR WORKERS SENT TO THE NEAR EAST. 112 Physicians, Surgeons & Nurses. 172 Orphanage & General relief workers. 59 Mechanics, industrial experts & engineers. 20 Bacteriologists & Agriculturists. 19 Teachers. 20 Administrators. 34 Secretaries. 46 Army Officers. SUPPLIES PROVIDED 15 shiploads of supplies from Amer ica including food, clothing, hospital equipment, medical and surgical sup plies, farm implements and machin ery, farm seeds, etc. 7,000 tons of flour furnished each month. RELIBF BRANCHES OPERATING 54 Relief stations. 196 Orphanages sheltering 48,975 children. 44 Hospitals treating 148,728 monthly. 16 Homes for women rescued from Moslem harems. PRROVIDING EMPLOYMENT Industrial plants providing employ ment for 87,291 native workers who are thus aided to become self-supporting and to produce needed articles. 0 Taking the Sting Oat NEW 100,000 HOTEL WILL BE BUILT CASA GRANDE, Ariz., May 10. R. C. Cameron, for ten years in the hotel business at points on the Union Pacific railroad, has spent the past week here on business relating to the construction of a hotel, the cost of which will total S100.000. Mr. W. A, Barnhill, who has been working with Mr. Cameron on this hotel pro ject, states that he has received or ders to prepare the incorporation na- pers for the hotel company which has oeen iormed. The site selected for the hotel is located on the corner of Ash and South Florence street, in smith f!n an Grande, the site being donated by J Geo. W. Burgess. The Unfortunate Commutes j Too late! .The saddest words in all our tongue. , Disheveled and weary, the' stoat suburbanite sank gasping on a seat in the railway station, and glared at the rear end of the train he had just miss ed. 1. To him came the pompous, fussy, station-master. "Were you trying to catch that! train, sir 7" he asked. The panting would-be passenget eyed him balefully for a second before ho hissed in reply: "Oh, no! I merely wished to chas(J it out of the station!" Houston Post. .MINER WANT ADK3. BRING RESULTS "It seems to me," said the old fashioned man, "that $75 is a lot of money to pajr for a ready made suit of clothes." "Perhaps it is," replied the pur chaser, "but the salesmanj , -made the transaction as painless for me as pos sible." "How so?" "He told me the same suit would probably cost $100 next year." Bir mingham Ace-Herald. ' mingham Age-Herald. Pay Your Electric Bill Electricity is to be sold essential ly for cash. We have o choice in the matter. Bills will be rendered by mail or Messenger as near the first f each month as practicable. Payment for current used is to. be made prior to the tenth of the month following its consump tion. Failure to receive a bill does not relieve your responsi bility. la the event payment is not made promptly service may be discon tinued. If discontinued a recon necting charge is made. If you have overlooked payment of back bills, pay them row. Desert Power & Water Comp'y Diamond Squeegee 1 reaa TIRES 1 B "f EN who make tire buying BHHHBMII for you in passenger car service. aCMSMv. ) Brawn & Robinson Kingman Arizona