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Mohave County 2nd Annual Rodeo Sept. 3 to 6
vol. xxxvm.
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, August 7, 1920.
No. 41.
10c Per
a Year
Kingman's Second Annual Rodeo,
September 3, 4, 5 and 6 will eclipse
anything of the kind ever pulled off
in Kingman. With purses running
close to $4,000, and another thousand
spent on other features of entertain
ment, and with some of the best riders
and ropers of the west coming here,
the show cannot help being a good
M. G. Wagner and his assistant,
Lee Robinson, have been working
hard the past few days getting things
in shape.
Lee Robinson returned Wednesday
from Flagstaff where he went to cut
out 20 horses out of 40, which were
at the Flagstaff show. They will be
shipped here about the 25th. So we
will see some ponies that can put a
hump in their backs.
Word has been received from Chub
Morgan, Cheyenne Kayser and Lucas
Warner that they will be here after
some of the big purses that are being
offered and L. B. Maxwell is figur
ing on bringing a string of relay
horses. Tex Parker, of Los Angeles,
has also written that he will be on
The contests will consist of riding,
Toping and races. The prizes range
from $500 to $25 and in many of the
events the first money runs higher
than at the Flagstaff Rodeo on the
The K. of P. Band has been engaged
for the occasion and there will be
dances and other forms of amusement
at night.
I. R. Bartholomew, secretary, will
be glad to answer any questions ad
dressed to him and receive entrance
applications. J. M. Gates is treas
urer. Come on cowboy, she's going to be
a dinger.
H. M. Crowther, who recently re
signed as general manager of the
Kingman Consolidated, left Tuesday
for Los Angeles where he will join
his family in a vacation extending
over several months. They will take
a trip to the Yosemite and Lake
Tahoe in the near future after which
they will take a place near Los An
geles. Mr. Crowther has been pretty
busy the past 4 1-2 years superintend
ing the work at the mine, and feels
that he has a rist coming.
Later he experts to give some time
to several inventions for Which he has
secured patents, as well as further
work along this line.
Will Halloran, former superintend
ent of the Kingman Consolidated,
succeeds Mr. Crowther as general
manager. Mr. Halloran is a young
man with considerable experience and
just before coming here operated the
Copper Mines, Inc., of Ely, Nevada.
Prior to that he was with the Butte
Superior and the North Butte, two
large copper properties at Butte,
Robert Linton, consulting engineer
and director of the Kingman Consol
idated, spent several days here last
week, later returning to Butte. He
is president of the North Butte Cop
per Company.
Rev. Thomas Dodd and H. L. Mc
Carn returned Tuesday from a fish
ing trip near Cooley. They report a
very pleasant time and the two weeks
they spent fishing in the White River
got very good results, they report.
There was lots of rain up there and
the roads were poor in many places.
They say that no one knows Ari
zona until he has seen the country
surrounding Cooley. The scenery
with the hills and great pine trees is
The little town of Cooley itself is
strictly modern lumber camp, with
conveniences that were unknown in
lumber camps .of former, years. ,
The "Wildcats" played their first
shut-out game of the season last Sun
day when, in seven innings they took
tSan Bernardino's measure for 8 runs
and gave them nothing. The game
was called in the seventh so the Eer
doo boys would be able to make con
nections with No. 1, at 4 o'clock.
The feature' of the game was
"Hook" Smith's pitching, with Price
receiving. He allowed the visitors
but one hit and in the seven innings
struck out 11 men. If the game had
gone the full nine innings he would
have had his 15 or 16 strikeouts as
ha was going good when the game
was called. Price understands Smith
and has done wonders in steadying
him down.
The "Wildcats" were hitting strong
and lined out 11 hits during the seven
innings, though contrary to the us
ual thing, most of them were singles.
Price and George each got a three
bagger being the only ones to hit
more than a single. Robinson, Mc
Millan and Price each got two singles
and Bale, Knorr and Hammerslough
each got one.
Though the outfield did not get much
to do, George handled the only one
that came his way and threw a man
out at home from right field, the hit
ter getting, to the first sack only.
Robinson at first got everything
that was thrown his way as is gen
erally the case. Hammerslough play
ed almost a perfect game at short
and started one successful double
to Bale to Robinson. Hayes and
Bale also played without errors, giv
ing the entire Kingman team an er
rorless game. Berdoo had but two
Hauser twirled a good game for
the visitors and had he had support
it would have made an interesting
contest. He had control and a spit
ball that had a wicked twist.
"""Next Sunday the "Wildcats" go to
Winslow and the following Sunday to
Flagstaff. Both of these games
should be fast. Last Sunday Flag
staff played a twelve inning game
with the Winslow team with a final
score of 4 to 5. Both these games
should be well worth seeing.
Following is the box score of last
Sunday's game as kept by score
keeper Rosenberg:
Ralston, cf 3 0 0 10 0
Nuckles, c 3 0 0 7 2 0
Kingston, lb ' 3 0 0 4 0 0
Phillips, 3b 3 0 0 3 11
Gillispie, If 2 0 0 2 2 0
Brown, rf 10 0 0 0 0
Cook, ss 2 0 10 11
Hauser, p 2 0 0 0 10
Holmes, 2b 10 0 12 0
20 0 1 18 9 2
Bale, 2b 3 2 12 10
George, rf 3 110 10
Robinson, lb 4 12 6 0 0
Price, c 4 0 3 11 2 0
Hayes, 3b 3 0 0 0 10
Knorr, If 3 2 10 0 0
McMillan, cf 3 12 0 0 0
Hammerslough, ss 3 0 1 2 2 0
Smith, p 2 10 0 2 0
28 8 11 21 8 0
Score by innings:
12 3 4 5 6 7
Sanl Bernardino 00000000
Kingman 110 0 6 0 x 8
Game called at end of 7th to per
mit San Bernardino to catch train.
Three base hits, George, Price;
sacrifice hits, George; stolen bases,
Bale, George, Robinson, Price, Knorr
(2), McMillan, Hammerslaugh; doub
le play, Hammerslaugh to Bale to
Robinson; bases on balls, off Smith
3, off Hauser 2; struck out by Smith
11, by Haused 6; wild pitch Hauser
A miner by the name of Nair was
badly hurt by a falling timber at the
Dardanelles, near Chloride. He was
cut badly in the temple. Twelve
stitches were taken and it is thought
there will be no permanent injury.
The accident-occurred Tuesday morning.
In the matter of the application of
Frank A. Garbutt for a receivership
for the Schuylkill Mining company,
which was heard in the superior court
before Judge Bollinger last week Fri
day and Saturday, the court granted
the petition and appointed H. E. Rud
isill as receiver. Mr. Garbutt has al
so brought suit against the company
for foreclosure of mortgage, which
will come before the superior court
next month.
The Schuylkill Mining company has
been operating the Tennessee and
Schuylkill mines, at Chloride, but the
intensive operations mapped out by
the management has been practically
brought to a standstill by the action
of the minority shareholders holding
up a deal whereby the property was to
be financed. Mr Garbutt had fur
nished the wherewithal for the opera
tion of the property the past several
years and upon him had devolved the
further financing. Having taken
over the McCracken mines, upon
which a large sum must be spent in
development, Mr. Garbutt concluded
that he would have to seek additional
finances to carry on the two proposi
tions and it is too bad that someone
should throw a monkey wrench in the
machinery. We feel that the diffi
culties, of the companies will soon be
Straightened out and that a large
force of men will soon be at work on
each. Mr. Garbutt is a hustler and
the properties to be developed are
among the best in the state.
Luis Suarez was instantly killed
Thursday on the Santa Fe i"ack be
tween Truxton and Crozier, when a
westbound freight collided with the
speeder Suarez was running, and on
which there were six other Mexicans.
The others were bruised up some but
not badly hurt.
The train had just turned a curve
when it came upon the speeder, and
hit it head on. Suarez was thrown
against the cowcatcher and his head
An inquest held at Hackberry found
he had met death by an unavoidable
The remains were sent to Van Mar
tens Undertaking parlors.
Mrs. E. K. Maxey, mother of J. T.
Maxey, Santa Fe agent, passed away
at her home in Kingman Saturday
morning. Death came following a
long illness, she having suffered a
paralytic stroke 6 years ago, from
which she never recovered.
The funeral was held Wednesday
from the Methodist Church, Rev. T.
H. Dodd officiating. Interment was
in the Mountain View Cemetery.
The deceased was born in Ashland,
Kentucky, July 5, 1857. She later
went to Kansas ,and in 1918, came to
Kingman with her husband. She was
63 years of age when death called her.
She is survived by her husband, E. K.
Maxey, her son J. T. Maxey, and two
daughters, Mrs. H. M. Staley, of East
Las Vegas, New Mexico and Mrs.
Bertha M. Salegui, of Lo3 Angeles,
California, two brothers, George W,
and John Kraus and three sisters,
Mrs. Josephine Geyer, Mrs.' Laura E.
Johnson and Mrs. Kate Teschky. She
will be greatly missed by her loved
There will be a big dance at the
Neal ranch, on the Big Sandy, on the
14th, next Saturday night. It is be
ing given by Lew Neal and Mr. Man
ly. Kingman music will be provided
and everyone is invited. Come and
have a good time.
Brundage and Bale have arranged
for another dance to-night at the
Rosetree. Dancing will start at
about 9 P. M.
Greater appreciation of America's
playgrounds is one of the satisfying
developments growing out of the
pathfinding trip to A. L. Westgard,
Scout for the American Automobile
Association, who is laying out" the?
longest in the world continuous auto
scenic highway of 4,500 miles, tra
versing nine Western States and con
necting eleven National Parks.
The Pathfinder will be given a big
welcome by a representative Commit
tee when he passes thru here August
11th. He is meeting with co-operation
on the Pacific Coast that is sur
passing the expectations of the Na
tional Park Service and the National
Park to Park Highway Association.
Commercial Asociations on the Pa
cific Coast are learning with enthus
iasm of Montana's! initiative in put
ting a surveying party to work on the
fifty-mile rugged stretch across Gla
cier National Park, which marks the
only break in an otherwise continuous
system of roads, so that Congress
may be advised of the approximate
construction cost of this highway link.
The State of Montana is paying the
cost of the survey.
Preparations are nearing comple
tion for the official dedication of the
master highway of the Nation. The
Official Party, including Stephen T,
Mather, Director of National Parks,
and officials of the National Park to
Park Highway Association, will
start from Denver August 25th on
a sixty day tour of the wonder high
9 .
J. C. Ware, Santa Fe brakeman,
suffered an accident, which cost him a
leg, Sunday morning while his train
was being switched in the Santa Fe
He was crossing the track in front
oi tne engine, when in some manner,
he caught his foot in the frog and the
wheels of the engine caught his leg
just below the knee. He was taken
to a Los Angeles hospital at once,
and an effort was made to save his
leg, but to no avail. It was ampu
tated Thursday.
Ware joined the Elks Lodge No. 468
in the last class that went in. He is
married, his wife living at Needles.
"Cannonball" Baker, who is said to
hold more automobile and motorcycle
road records than any other driver,
passed through Kingman Tuesday
night on his transcontinental dash
from New York to Los Angeles, a
distance of 3,471 miles, in an effort to
lower his own record of seven and
one-half days established several
years ago. This race against time
is linked up with a general recruiting
campaign inaugurated by the army.
Fresh from a record breaking
cross-country run from New York to
Chicago which he made in 26 hours
and 50 minutes recently, Baker was
endeavoring to break the record which
he hung up over the same route sev
eral years ago. This record never
has been equalled, the time having
been seven days, eleven hours and
fifty-two) minutes. He hopes to ar
rive in Los Angeles six days after his
start from the Eastern Metropolis,
elapsed time.
In this dash across the continent,
Baker serves as a dispatch runner
from Lieutenant General Bullard,
Commanding General of the Eastern
Department, to the Commanding Gen
eral of the Western Department, who
will have an aide at Los Angeles to
receive a sealed government message
which General Bullard handed the
driver in New York.
Letters urging support for the
army recruiting campaign will be
dropped by Baker for delivery to
mayors of the various cities through
which his itinerary carries him. He
is being hailed at every stopping
point by army officers and sports
men. While originally a recruiting ven
ture, Baker's effort to lower his own
record partake sof the nature of a
(Continued on Page 6)
Yesterday evening the board of
supervisors concluded the sale of the
Mohave county road and hospital
bonds. While the price received was
not what was expected when the elec
tion was held, it yet was far and away
beyond that received by the other
counties of the state that recently dis
posed of bonds and much better than
the offers made for road and improve
ment bonds of the state of California.
The price to be paid for the issue is
$371,070, which is about $9,000 below
par. The original offer was but 85
of the bond value, which offer was re
jected and an agreement reached for
the sale at the price above stated.
The necessity for the sale of the
bonds at this time is the fact that a
failure would endanger the federal
aid on the roads of Mohave County
in the sum of $140,000. Mohave
county needs the road work, and it
also needs the hospital badly, and the
board of supervisors and clerk are to
be congratulated on the good 'work
done by them in encompassing the
sale. When it is realized that Yava
pai county only received about $1,-
100,000 for its $1,500,000 of bond is-
'sues and Coconino, Apache, and Navj
ajo counties also received low bids we
are proud of the position occupied by
this county in the bond market .Mo
have county had had more considera
tion from the bond buyers than any
of the other fellows, some of the coun
ties not getting a single bid for their
issues. California counties have met
with absolute refusal of bond buyers
to bid on road bond issues until at
least 8 interest is guaranteed.
Money is now valued at from 8 to 10
per cent in all the markets and no one
is willing to tie his money up for
long time account unless he gets a
big bargain for it.
As soon as matters can now be
straightened out Mohave county will
get to work on the roads, following
out the lines laid down by the U. S.
bureau of roads which has established
a standard for all roads built under
federal aid.
Lear Staten Leaves
For The Coast
Lear Staten, former proprietor of
the Rosetree, left for the coast Sat
urday night where he will join Mrs.
Staten and Dallas, who left a few
weeks ago. Mr. Staten expects to
locate in Los Angeles.
The Statens were residents of King
man for about three years and during
that time made many friends here.
Mr. Staten was an ardent booster for
the band and helped considerably in
getting up the band, which is now on
the road to success.
Miss Emma Morrow, who came to
Kingman recently from California,
died here last Sunday and was laid to
rest Tuesday in Mountain View Ceme
tery. Missi Morrow had been an invalid
all her life. She seemed as well as
usual up to a few days before her
death, when sne suddenly became
worse and passed away.
Judging by the smile Ike Bartholo
mew was wearing last Wednesday
morning you might have thought he
.had just received favorable tip on the
Primary election. Upon investiga
tion however it was found that a 9
pound baby girl had arrived at the
Bartholomew home. The young lady
and her mother were getting along
nicely from last reports.
That the Boulder Dam project for
the storage) and conservation of the
flood and normal waters of the Col
orado river is attracting country wide
attention was evidenced by the great
crowd of people responding to the call
oU Arthur P. Davis, Director of the
U. S. Reclamation Service, at San
Diego last Tuesday. The call was
madq to get consensus of opinion
regarding the furtherance of the pro
ject in the way of securing more
funds to expedite the preliminary
work in the canyon so that the sub
ject may be intelligently laid before
congress when that body meets next
December. No estimates have as yet
been made as to the cost of the pro
ject and further surveys and sound
ings of the river must be made to
throw light on that important end of
the matter.
The meeting was called to order by
Director Davis and people responded
from a wide area of country. The en
gineers of the states of Utah, Colo
rado, Nevada and New Mexico were
there representing their respective In
terests, and these men were reinforc
ed by many prominent citizens of
these states. Arizona was represent
ed by Sims Ely, personal representa
tive of Gov. Campbell, while Mohave
county was represented by Anson H.
Smith, commissioner of immigration.
Yuma county was represented by Col.
B-. F. Fry. California had a large
representation on account of the var
ied interests of that state in the Im
perial, Coachella, Blythe and other
valley projects in that state, which
have their origin in the life givinc
waters of the Colorado river. The in
terests of that state are widely at
variance and there would be a chance
for hard sectional feeling. This was
(Continued on Page 12)
Gus Goodwin and his son Nelson
are under arrest at Prescott, charged
with making and selling bootleg.
Gus had made four trips to Kingman,
two in his new Premier car and two
on the train, each time bringing a
cargo with him, it is said.
These trips of Goodwin's were re
ported to Sheriff Mahoney by his dep
uties, whereupon Mahoney sent Dep
uty Imus to Prescott armed with a
warrant for the arrest of Goodwin
and his son. Imus met Goodwin on
the streets of Prescott and made him
show him where he lived, a place
about 1 1-2 miles from town. Imus
then went to the house accompanied
by Sheriff Warren Davis and found a
ten gallon still, two 350 gallon bar
rels, corn meal and two gallons of
50 proof moonshine.
Goodwin's case will come up in the
Yavapai Superior Court and later ha
will be brought before the Superior
Court of Mohave.
Up to a month ago Goodwin was
barbering in Prescott
Henry F. Chappell, of Kingman,
and May Martin, of Oatman, were
married last Monday night by Jus
tice of the Peace Smith. The wed
ding took place at the home of George
Henry Chappell is a nephew of
George Chappell, of Kingman and the
bride is a sister of Mrs. Carrie Worth
of Oatman.
Both are well known in the county
and their many friends wish them
happiness. They will make theic
home in Kingman.
The Rev. T. H. Dodd will conduct
a brief service in the Church on Sun
day morning at 10:30 o'clock. The
subject of the sermon will be "The
Invisible Ladder". A very cordial in
vitation is given to attend.

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