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Vt Kingman last Sunday the Wild
cats suddenly regained their batting
eye and tflok the st game of ,the
Williams-Kingnian series by a score
of 26 to 6.
Before the last man was out Wil
liams had completely used" up three
pitchers and the gong which can only
count Kingman runs had a severe sore
throat. ,
"Hook" Smith pitched seven in
nings for Kingman, and he repeated
his previous, performance by using ex
cellent judgment, plenty speed and
excellent control. The Wildcats have
a battery in Smith and Price that is
far superior to any seen around these
parts, and both boys deserve every
commendation for their excellent
work. The Wildcats played better
ball in the field than against Flag
staff, in spite of the fact they were
-well ahead during the entire game.
McKesson pitched the eighth and
ninth innings for Kingman, and held
Williams helpless in both sessions.
After Williams had been retired
ninlpss in the first inninfirs. the Wild?
cats opened up on Tipton, the Wijr
Hams pitcher, and after nicking nin
for several home runs, three sacker
and singles the inning and game was
over, for the Wilcats had accumulated
six hits and nine runs.
The balance of the game was a rep
etition of fine batting, steady pitch
ing and fast field work on the part of
the home team.
With the Wildcat swatters hitting
like fury, the fans of Kingman can
look with confidence to winning a
good majority of the remaining gam-
In spite, of the fact that after the
first inning was over Williams was a'
beaten club, they worked every min
ute, and the fans nd playdrs of King
man are of, one opinion that the Wil
liams players 'are generous winners
and good losers. Kingman has yet to
meet better sportsmen.
J. Montgomery,
Bullivan, cf
Proctor, c
Sellman, 3b
Dooner, ss
McDougal, lb
L. Montgomery,
Cole, rf
Tipton, p
If 4 0
2b 2
38 6 11 24
8 8
6 3
2 3'3
Bale, 2b
S. George, rf
Robinson, lb
Pric.e, c
Hayes, 3b
Knorr, If
McMillan, cf v ,
Hammerslough, ss
Smith, p
41 25 22 27 13 6
Home runs, McMillan, (2), Robin
son, Hammerslough, Knorr, Bale,
Proctor; three base hits, Hammer
slough, Donner, Cole; 2 base hits,
Hayes, George, McMillan.
To-morrow Kingman and San Ber
(Continued on Page 12)
George B. Ayers, chairman of the
Mohave County board of supervisors,
arrived from Douglas this morning,
coming in by way of Colton. He re
ports that the meeting was one of the
most important ever held in the State
and that the assessment of property
was put on a more equitable basis, the
irrigated lands coming in for their
just share of the upkeep of the gov
ernment. Equalization of the burden
was made more proportionate and the
State will now get a better view of
the whole matter of taxation. While
mines show an enormous decrease in
taxable wealth other wealth produc
ing interests have increased to a far
greater extent than during any one
year since statehood.
The other members who went from
Mohave county to the meeting will ar
rive in Kingman this evening. ;
i ' ' 'it;
Lunim mno HUHMOI
A number of merchants and busi
ness men of Wickenburg entered into
a boycott of the Miner, published at
that place with the intention of put
ting it out of business. The Miner
proprietor came back at the principal
in the boycott with a suit for damage
and the superior court of the county
has just upheld 'the contention of the
newspaper. In a recent issue the
editor makes the statement that he is
considering the advisability of tak
ing like action against all the signa
tories to the boycott document. Of
course it is a truism of law that a
conspiracy to destroy the business of
anyone is unlawful and the newspaper
can surely recover for any losses sus
tained by reason of the boycott. Un
der the Lever act this action would be
upheld, without doubt.
The non-partisan league, which rep
resents itself as the political organi
zation of the State Federation of
Labor, but which organization has
"been denounced by Samuel Gompers,
met in Tucson last Saturday and
again Monday last t Tucson and en
dorsed the following candidates for
nomination on the democratic ticket:
United States senate A. A. Worsely;
congressman, Carl Hayden; governor,
Mulford Winsor; secretary of state,
Charles de Sales Wheeler; state treas
urer, R. E. Earhart; auditor, Pete
Much; attorney general, Wiley E.
Jones; Tax commissioner, C. M. Zan
der; corporation commissioner, L. F.
Vaughn; superintendent of public in
struction, A. C. Peterson; state mine J
inspector, Tom C. Foster; judge of
the supreme court, A. G. McAlister.
One of the most peculiar proposi
jtions put forth by this organization
Is that should these candidates be de
feated in the primaries the new party
will then select republicans to be vot
ed for at the general election, unless
the republican candidate is rabidly
against their policies. The feature
is an attempt to force on the demo
cratic voters of the state a set of men
who may be distasteful to the rank
and file of that party m advance of the
primaries and it certainly will meet
with considerable hostility from he
old line party men. Had these men
awaited the result of the primaries
and then selected the men the parties
put forth there would be some evi
dence of good faith on their part, but
to threaten the democratic party with
destruction should the party refuse to
be bound by their nominations can
meet with only the severest condem
nation. These men are not democrats
or republicans. They are putting
forth a party of their own, but seek
first to intimidate the old parties into
the nomination of men that this small
coterie of men select. It is not even
left to the rank and file of the party
to which these men belong, but to a
small gathering brought together by
the exegencies of the occasion. Can
they put it over, is the question that
men of the old parties are asking
each other.
On the 15th of August all locomo
tives in passenger service will have
to make longer runs, although there
will be a replacement of engineers.
The run of each pasenger locomotive
will be from Needles to Los Angeles,
the change of engineers being the
same as at present From Needles
the engines will be put through to
Winslow. The cause of this new de
parture is the lack of motive power.
Much saving can be had in the use
of locomotives over big stretches of
track and some time may also be sav
ed. The experiment will be watched
with much interest by other railroad
George M. Adams and Lillian Hoag
were married in Kingman Thursday
evening by Justice J. H. Smith.
They left the following morning on
an eastbound train for a wedding trip.
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, July 31, 1920.
I IN L. A.
The funeral of William Eshom was
held at Los Angeles last Monday af
ternoon, many Mohave county people
attending the rites at which were laid
to rest the remains of their old friend.
Mrs. Eshom was able to leave the
hospital and attend the funeral,
though her face is still in bandages
and will be for some time to come no,
She told .the story of how the acci
dent occurred. Mr. Eshom, Mrs, F.
A. Wood and herself were driving
along Harvard at about 8:30 in the
evening ,Mr. Eshom sitting in the
rear seat and she and Mrs. Wood sit
ting in the front. When she came to
10th, she slowed up to see if any ve
hicle was coming along the street
and noticing the street car more than
half way up the block she stepped on
the throttle with the idea of getting
across before the car reached them.
However she had, not reckoned how
fast the car was coming as it was af
terwards brought out at the inquest
that it was moving at 35 to 40 miles
an hour. The car caught the back of
the machine and hurled it across the
street where the top of a water main
was torn off and the water began to
flow. Mr. Eshom's head was hanging
down and the water running over.
Bleeding badly about, the face, Mrs.
Eshom went to the aid or her hus
band, being afraid he would drown. ;
The car ran more than half a block
further before it could be stopped and
when it did the conductor and some of
the passengers came back to help
them. The motorman never bothered
They were rushed to the receiving
hospital but Mr. Eshom had been hurt
eyond recovery, it was found.
Araicniii WORK
Dr. Mary L. Neff spent a few days
in Kingman this last week in the in
terests of an Americanization pro
gram, which is statewide.
Americanization of foreign lan
guage peoples and their training into
the citizen of their adopted country is
the theory that is being advanced by
those in charge of the work. While
we may not be up on the methods to
be employed we at least believe that
aliens should be given an insight into
Americanism through education, and
American ideals exemplified to such
an extent that these people will ab
sorb the American governmental
But the object of education among
the uneducated alien class is to be
commended, no matter in what form
it comes. And also the education of
the large American born population
might interest the workers to some
extent. The examinations of service
men in the late war has demonstrated
that education did not take well with
even our own people and a concerted
effort should be made to put them on
a higher plane.
In Mohave county a strong effort
is being made to bring the education
of the alien under the purview of the
state committee on Americanization
work in Arizona and a committee will
be appointed to carry on the work.
This state organization is officered
by John D. Loper, as chairman; Dr.
Mary L. Neff, vice chairman; Prof.
John R. Murdock second vice chair
man; H. B. Wilkerson, treasurer; Mrs.
Greigg Scott, secretary, all of Phoe
nix. There are a few members of
the organization at large outside of
Phoenix, and the local auxiliary will
be composed of local people under the
direction of the state organization.
Of course, it will be understood, that
Mohavd County is not in the stress
that the border counties of Arizona
are in because we have a small alien
population, and the larger part of this
population, aside from the Mexicon
element that is employed on the rail
road and which js not permanently
situated, is rather well versed in the
language and ideals of the American.
There are no negroes, only one or two
Japs and less than 50 Chinese in Mo
have county. The Chinese children
are attending school, as are the Mex
ican and the others, so that-only the
adults are in need of the good offices
of the organization. The Organiza
tion for this county is to be under the
supervision of J. H. Rosenberg, who
expects to bring together a perfected
board to look carefully after the mat
ter sometime this fall, especially after
the opening of the- public schools.
A'-'' . . I
v : - --
The action of Frank A. Garbutt
against the Schuylkill Mining com
pany for a receivership for that cor
poration, was set yesterday for this
morning. The receivership is asked
for because of the fact that a minor
ity of shareholders are attempting to
hold up" a sale of the property, or at
least a large block of the stock and
in this way hinder the future opera
tions of the company. Garbutt has,
been putting up the dough for devel
opment until he now has a large sia
ed mortgage on the holdings of the
company. This mortgage is being
foreclosed, but while this is being
carried on a payment is coming due
on the options held by the company
on adjoining ground and to safeguard
this and make safe the company hold
ings Mr. Garbutt-is asking the court
for a receivership.
It is too bad that the affairs of this
company have drifted into this tangle
and for the good of mining in this
county we hope that an amicable set
tlement will soon be made. The prop
erty of the company is among the
highest class in the county. It holds
the old Tennessee mines and the
Schuylkill estate. The mines are said
to have about 100,000 tons of avail
able ore that carries high values in
gold, silver and lead, as well as rath
er good values in zinc. With proper
management the property should be
readily put on a production basis.
August 11, at Flagstaff there will
be civtt service examination for rail
way mal clerks. Following are some
facts which will be interesting to any
who contemplate taking up this work:
Entrance salary $1600 per annum,
on the more important lines the max
imum salary is $2300 per annum.
Within reasonable limitations all
clerks employed on trains are reim
bursed for their traveling expenses.
At the age of 62, or earlier if nec
essitated by ill health, railway postal
clerks may retire on a substantial
Permanency of employment is as
sured under the statutes for the pro
tection ot employees in the Civil Ser
vice. Age, 18 to 35; height, at least 5ft.
5 in.; weight, at least 130 lbs., except
that these limitations are waived if
applicant has Army or Navy record.
Common school knowledge of read
ing, spelling, writing, arithmetic and
On Aug. 11, 1920, at Flagstaff,
Ariz., and other of the larger cities
in the West.
Blank forms for making applica
tion to take the Civil Service exam
ination amy be obtained by address
ing the Secretary, U. S. Civil Service
Board at nearest city.
Officials of the Santa Fe have been
mj i-rescott ana rnoenix making a
survey of conditions along the Pea
vine railroad with the view of taking
over that line and operating it as part
of the main system. The line has
been operated locally, but hereafter
the mam offices will be in Los An
geles, the operating force being di
verted to other points. By this new
move a large saving will be made in
the operating affairs of the railroad,
The Peavine was built through the
effort of the late Frank M. Murphy
but it was gradually assimilated by
the Santa Fe.
Smiley Jones, just back from the
coast, says that Mrs. Jones success
fully passed through the operation
and is getting along in fine shape.
This is the first news that many
of her Kingman friends have received
and they will be much relieved by it.
The registrations of Mohave county
show about the same condition as at
this time two years ago. The total
number of registrations to Thursday
last amount to 1669. Of this num
ber there are 1184 democrats, 433 re
publicans and 52 socialists and those
refusing to state their party affilia
tions. It is said that a number of
socialists at Oatman registered as re
publicans under the misapprehension
that they could vote for Hiram John
son at a presidential primary in this
The other counties of the state,
with the exception of Pima and
Apache, show large percentage of
democratic registrations over the re
publicans, while the socialists show a
very Small total. Many of the coun
ties are far below the registration of
two years ago, especially among the
mining counties.
E. Elmo Bollinger returned this
week from Columbus, Ohio, where he
went to attend the reorganization
meeting of the; Democratic National
Committee. Arizona was represent
ed at the meeting by Mr. Bollinger
and W. L. Barnum, of Phoenix.
Being in the state of Ohio, gave the
Judge an opportunity to get some
first hand information as to what the
people of their own state thought of
the two presidential candidates. He
says that the people have absolute
confidence in both as high class men
and in many cases personal friends
will vote for each regardless of party
There will be two big issues in the
campaign, the League of Nations and
the H. C. L. problem. The liquor
question will not be discussed by J
either candidate and the issue will ap
parently be decided by Congress in
declaring what is intoxicating and
what fs not intoxicating.
Cox and Roosevelt will both speak
in1 Arizona before the election, Roos
evelt coming here first.
While at Columbus Judge Bollinger
met Judge Wells who was in Ohi6 to
attend the Harding notification and
had a pleasant chat with him.
Owing to the fact that no news to
amount to anything has been publish
ed in the Las Angeles papers concern
ing the earthquakes there, there is
much interest on the outside as to just
what the situation is.
So far there has been very little
damage to property. The main dam
age and it is a heavy one is in a bus
iness way. In spite of the Los An
geles papers' attitude leports have
gone out, sometimes exaggerates and
sometimes true, which have kept peo
ple from going there to some extent.
Many have left who intended to stay
all summer.
The reason for this is the fact that
constant uncertainty has gotten onto
the peoples nerves. There is 4 feel
ing that they never know what the
next one will do ,and they don't.
When a quake comes at night, many
of the guests in the hotels get up and
stay up ihe rest of the night, and per
haps leave town -the next day. There
have been probably 25 or 30 notice
able quakes in there so far.
George A. Shea, superintendent of
the Pioneer Home at Prescott, arrived
in Kingman yesterday. The sole ob
ject of Mr. Shea's visit was to regis
ter, and he expects Mrs. Shea here
sometime next week to perform the
same duty.
Mr. Shea was drafted from Mohave
county to take charge of the Pioneer
Home and that he has made good in
that capacity is evidenced by the
statement of Gov. aCmpbell that no
public institution in the state shows
better management. Every inmate
in the home is treated as a guest of
that institution and everyone there
has love and respect for those in
charge. Mr. and Mrs. Shea's many
friends here are well pleased with
their bigl success in the handling of
this delicate position '
No. 40.
That he might personally investi
gate many important matters in this
part of the State Gov. Thomas E.
Campbell and wife arrived from
Phoenix by auto last Monday even
ing. After a conference with prom
inent people of this county and con
sideration of road building projects
Gov. Campbell concluded to take a
look at the Oatman-Goldroad project
now under way. The trip was made
Tuesday last in company of supervisor
Foster and the new road was approv
ed so far as completed. The survey
from Oatman to the lower part of
Boundary Cone' was also considered
Wednesday in company of L. H.
Foster, Gov. Campbell and wife de
parted to the north part of the coun
ty, the trip being made via Search
light 'Ferry, Las Vegas, St. Thomas
and Littlefigld. From Littlefield the
trip will be made over the Virgin
mountains to St. George, from which
place a detour wil) be made into Ari
zona toward Mount Trumbull. At
Short Creek the mater effecting
homesteaders will be taken up so that
the State land board may be fully ad-
vised as to the real conditions in that
part of the iState. It would appear
that he State Land Commission se
lected many thousands of acres in the
Short Creek country that could be
homesteaded was the land open to set
tlement, and the settlers are asking
that the State relinquish the lands to
them and take selections some other
place. If the governor believes from
investigation that such a step is ad
visable he will so recommend to the
land board. From Short Creek the
party)will go to Fredonia, in Coco
nino county, where land matters will
also be investigated.
In passing around the. Big Bend of
the Colorado river Gov. Campbell will
get some idea of the country contig
uous to Boulder Canyon in which the
government dam is to be built, es
pecially the upper end of the canyon,
where the area to be flooded is sit
uated. The inclosing walls can be
readily seen from almost any point
on the road into St Thomas and some
idea may be gained of the magnitude
of the project It is probable if time
will permit, that the governor will
take a look into the big canyon so that
he may be able to talk advisedly to
the members of the League of the
Southwest at some future meeting of
that organization. Gov. Campbell is
president of the organization, which
primarily has in view the development
of this big power and reclamation
The road through northern Mohave
county will also come in for an exam
ination, so that in a report to the next
legislature the governor may suggest
a larger appropriation for the comple
tion of the work. This project con
templates the building of a bridge
across the Colorado River and 80 mil
es of roadwork on the north side of
the river. Heavy rock work on this
side of the Colorado river makes the
project a rather expensive affair, but
the highway will be worth far more
than the expense to the state. The
report of the Governor will be await
ed with interest by the "people of the
Kingman is to have an honest to
goodness celebration the 3rd, 4th, 5th
and 6th of September, as evidenced by
plans now underway for the Big
Rodeo. There will be purses aggre
gating nearly $5,000 and there will be
cowboys here from all over the coun
try. A great deal of interest is being
shown by those who expect to partic
ipate and Kingman will have a larger
crowd here on those days than for
many a day.
Programs, prize lists, etc., will be
out in the near future.
Inquiries should be addressed to the
Rodeo Committee, Kingman, Arizona,
M. G. Wagner, chairman.
Mass will be said at 9:00 A. M.
Benediction after Mass, August 1..
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