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I 111: MOHAVE COINTY MINbR AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1920 i imiiiiiiMMiHiiiiiiiMiiimiiinittiiiimmTiiiiiiiiiiMii iiii nw mi hipi'ihiii win iiw!mrmiiiMiMiHiimiuiHHittnim mi si' him u i it" mm rnp i i ttiwtnim Immediate Delivery Can Be Made On the New ! Mohave County Minier The Coal Man's Dilemma and Our Mineral Wealth Official Paper of Moliav County Iimued Weekly by the MOHAVE PRINTING and PUBLISHING COMPANY ICntared Beconu-els matter at the potofflcc at Kinsman. llohave County. Arliona. under Act of Conjfre. of Mar. 1, 1879. W. . DAKOS Editor and Manajrr AMOS M. BXXTB - Mlnlnr editor Subscription rate.i tl per year payable In advance TWO Mi i iji i i i i' ni - 'wtaP' 'hr:f('m in '" gm00 SPEAKING OF WHEAT Indicative of the tension of the wheat market we observe that the other day a clerk misreading an order to sell caused such a tlury that wheat slumped woefully. A small firm had sent in an order to sell 1000 bushels of wheat and the clerk lead it 1,000,000. When it became knoMi on the exchange e cry body started to sell and heat fell below 1.99, the lowest figures in years. Immediaely the farmers got busy and advised the holding of wheat until it reaches above$u. As tho farmers are exempt fiom the provisions of the Lever act it is possible that such a calamity might be biought about, but the farmer must know that Canada and Australia have dead oodles of wheat to sell and they may have to hold their wheat over a year or two. The people have" stood the test of high prices and they are sure to force the whole line of food products downward. But when an error of a few hundred thousand bushels of wheat being thrown on the market will causo a panic the people can readily see what condition the nerves of the prof iteers are in. i ' r '' W F ; ,1-118 IU ;: ENORMOUS REAENUES While the whole country is prepared to set up a calamity cry the revenue department of the government is announcing the receipt of five and one-half billions of dollars paid into the federal treasury, more than one-half billions above the highest collections ever recorded by the government in any year. And one of the prosperity suggesters is in the payments of Arizona of more than six and one-half millions into the federal tresury, while New Mexico only reaches less than one third of that amount. Arizona has about 330,000 inhabitants and New Mexico has about 600,000. One of the features of the report of the treasury departments is that sales of cigarettes had increased from 38,100,000,000 in 1919 to 50,400,000,000 in 1920. NO TIME TO QUIT In response to the letter sent out by the Colorado Metal Mining Association requesting information regarding the effect of the increase in freight rates, a prominent business man and mine operator, locat ed in a mining country which has lost more than 50 per cent of its population during the past five years because of the depressed condi tion of the mining industry, wrote as follows: "This" is no time to quit the game. There are no adverse factors affecting the metal mining industry which can not, or will not sooner or later be adjusted to meet operating conditions. The world must have the metals and there must be a margin of profit in mining or no mining will be done. Eventually the law of supply and demand will restore the industry." In the meantime, however, it is up to the mining men, railroads, smelters and power companies, whose interests are so closely inter woven, to cooperate to the fullest degree in tiding over the period of readjustment. That all these agencies are cooperating to a greater degree than ever before is one of the most hopeful signs of the times. Mountain States Mineral Age. THE NATION'S COAL BIN -3J- " During the war period there was a terrible row because the Government moved coal into the northwest in quantities while it left Ohio, Indiana and the middle west out "in the cold". From com plaints that are reaching the Interstate Commerce Commission it ap pears that history is repeating itself, and in consequence priority ord ers may be looked for that will direct the routing and shipments of coal, as was done recently in releiving the situation in New England. The coaj miners are all at work, and for once there is no strike in that great industry. The recent wage increases among coal miners amounted to $85,000,000, or an increase of around twenty per cent. While the award was not satisfactory to the miners, they have never the less, found that it was not well for them to carry out their "vaca tion" scheme, which was in effect a strike. However, they have al ready asked the President to call conferences of mine operators and miners "for the the purpose of adusting inequalities in the present agreement." The railroads are handling their part of the problem in good hape, and the concerted effort of the different companies to give the public moie transportation is meet with splendid 'results. There has been but a small falling off of traffic due to the increaser .rates, and reports to the Car Service Division of the American Railroad Associa tion shows that the car situation continues to improve throughout the country. The different roads are generally getting their own rolling stock back on their own tracks, returning them from the scattered re gions where they were sent though Government operation. And as the cars are returned home they ae being put in shape for service, and they are adding their part to the equipment at hand. ADJUSTING THE ECONOMIC LAW thrii- .-.uppiies, and conditions in industry that they could not have dreamed o .hcn the engaged in business The economic law is a good deal like the digestive apparatus of a human being, and no one will assume that the latter is able to function naturally when it is be ina; stuffed to withjiand tienchcs and service. But the economic law, like digestion, usually adjusts itself some way or other. Just now the countiy is witnessing the struggles of the economic law to regulate and the.'e is eveiy evidence that the American people are coming out of the present era of high prices all right. In the process it behooves them to abide by the old advice to "keep their feet warm and their heads cool," and incidentally the more calamity howlers they swat day by day, the sooner w ill the country get back to an economic condition that i- koo.1 nv eerbody. Sour Grapes Governor Allen of Kansas vis talking in Atlantic City about a fero cious attack which an editor made on politics and politicians. "Sour grapes," he said. "The '. an wanted to run for congress and his party turned him down. "His talk now reminds me of the chap who proposed to Lotta Gjid3, the old-maid heiress. Lotta, the pr posal over, shook her head and sa'd: "No, Mr. Ostrander; a thousand 'ies no. It isn't merely tl . not love you; the truth is that you are even replusive to me. I am sur prised that you did not read your re jection in my face?" "The well-known sour grape look gleamed in young Ostnlnder's eyes as he gave a harsh laugh and retort-! ed: "No. I wa& never any good at reading between the lines." Detroit Free Press. Recognizing Her Likeness Lucy was gazing through the win dow of the local potographer, her eyes glued on a certain picture. It was the annual procession of school children through the village. "Mary!" she shrieked exitedly to her friend. "Come 'ere!" "What's the matter, Lucy?" asked the other. x "You see the photo of Annie Smith on the third row there?" "Yes," replied Mary. "An' you see the pair of boots be hind Annie?" "Yes." "Well, that's ' me." Los Angeles Times. . , As the result of the world war the expenditures of Great Britain from March 31, 1914, to March 31, 1920, represented 56 billion dollars. Only a Smack: Afetr a frugal little lunch in a country hotel the millionaire, who was touring the country in his 60-hbrsc-power car, called for his bill. "Yes, sir," replied the waiter promptly. "Four sandwiches and a glass of cider, you had, sir. That will be-" "Wait a minute!" interupted the motorist "There's my chauffuer somewhere. What has he had?" "Oh, I know about him, sir," re plied the waiter. "He says he's just had a smack an omelette, grilled trout, lamb cutlets and peas, iced coffee, a half-crown cigar and bottle of claret, sir." London Answers. BH GIBBS HCGIBBS PHONE IOII PO BOX 528 GIBBS &EIBBS,lawyers PHYSICIANS BUILDING. PHOENIX.ARIZ. ' PRACTICE BEFORE ALL COURTS SPECIALIZE STATE & FEDERAL LANDS So What's the Use The Beamans had just had their first quarrel, and the bride sobbed softly to herself as the male brute whistled the air of a popular tune. "Don't you think," asked the fair young thing, plaintively, "that a hus band should occasionally tell his wife that she's beautiful?" No!" replied the soulless beast, whofy superfluous! If she is beautiful, she knows she is; and if she isn't beautiful she thinks she is." Stray Stories. C. W. Herndon ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Kingman, Arizona. Meanest Yet Sales Manager Well, Jobbie how did that last prospect turn out?" Vacuum Cleaner Canvasser, The original Mrs. Gaspard, the well-known miser's worst half! That dame let me demonstrate the machine till I made hef best rug look like new and then all I got was a demand for a quarter of a dollar to pay for the electricity she estimated I'd useed. Buffalo Express. VAN MARTER Undertaking Parlors Funeral Directors and Embalmers Orders Taken for Cat Flowers, Wreaths, Etc Agent for Granite and Marble Monuments PHONE BLUE 81 Big Six Touring $2500.00 Special Six Touring $2065.00 Special Six Roadster $2065.00 Special Six Club Roadster $2065.00 Special Six Coupe $3050.u0 Light Six Touring $1735.00 All prices F. O. B. Kingman, War tax included Compare these cars and prices with others of their class and you will" buy a Studebaker Beeciier & Robinson Mohave County Distributers tiiiiiiiniiiiiiii(iiT'i)irttiTiiiuiiititijnifttiiiiutittiiiiiMtiitiiti)iiiiiii4iiiiitiiriiMiiiiiitiii)iiitiiiiiiiiii(iiiiiitriiiiiiiiiiiirMiiiiiiniirii(iiitririiirfiijititiiiiiriiiiiitfi4ji)riiiii iiKiiiiiiiuiimiiiiiiiiitmtiiitii CAP WALKER SUMNER BEECHEB' ERIE KOHLER UNITED STAGES OFFICE: BEALE HOTEL LOBBY, PHONE BLUE 147 30NDED CARS COMPETENT DRIVERS Car Leaves Kingman for Oatman 8:30 A. M. Returning, Leaves Oatman 2:00 P. M. MOHAVE LUMBER COMPANY KINGMAN ARIZONA CHLORIDE HOTEL DAVIS Looking for a pleasant place to atay while in Chloride 7 You will find it at the Hotel Davis, on main corner in Chloride. Best accomodations. MADAM DAVIS, Prop. KINGMAN WATER COMPANY .SOLICITS YOUR WATER BUSINESS Pure Spring Water Trouble Man, Joe Chamben Red 20 THE NEW HOTEL BEALE 1. .-.f.g.T ,r;?K-g:--v;TJr;v--;vrj-::-L7-.:;rjr if? ;-r-:". z zx-r.ii-Mssxsssr, KINGMAN, ARIZONA. FINEST HOTEL IN NORTHERN ARIZONA. ,New and modern in every respect. Fireproof build ing. Rooms single or en suite, with or without bath. Hot and cold water In every room. Steam heat. Large sample rooms. Rates $1.00 and Up THOMAS DEVINE Proprietor UBUNQBMH The good news has ben going round-and round that prices are tumbling down, and everyone except someone who sees his own prof its cut, is happy over the announcements that appear daily in the news papers. If it were true that the sellers had this whole problem in their keeping, as many suppose, then we would find commodity after com modity being raised in price with tho new freight rates being offered as an excuse. But it is a mistake to suppose that manufacturers and wholesalers control the situation, for they in turn have to deal with new labor problems, new methods of marketing, increased charges for 31 wit I.I I tiwiiinniie Udlll fiiKKFIfillFROAVJ Sin$eAaB.CLARK,ftV QUiet. homfilikp. rrm- genial, morally and physicallv elpan. -fW from the spectacular; an notei you can safe ly patronize and rec ommend ; particularly attractive to women traveling alone. GARAGE CONNECTED Cafe Next Door WHouseofComfort SHE&SSSE NgbPtJ FTlSITORS who know Los Angeles will tell you that, despite. its excel lence of service and cui sine, Gates Hotel rates are no higher than those of other good hotels. Centrally located easily and quickly accessible to every jpoint. RATES FROM$I.50 PER DAYS plnlnr room under hotel management. Lie nonauay, X'tes. oeorge A. coiuni, sec RICHTiAT FIGUEROA-JIXTH iruHMmMwmmwTBiUHiininimtiiiiiHtiiiiiimiiiiiiiniiuiiijiiiiitiiiiiiimitiir 1 Peach Springs ! j Trading Post I ECTTAU?AI IIIDIAiJ HE3ERVATIOW I 1 E. E. CARPENTER, I Prop. I I Htaple Groceries, Lunch Gxd3. SotC s Drlnlfs, Fruit, Cigars, Tobacco. 3 Bed Crown Gasoline, Zerolen I "Oil. j PEACH, SPRINGS, ARIZ, f x . B. JOHNSON Watclimker a 'n d JEWELER KINGMAN, ARIZONA WM mmm THE MAID IN THE GARDEN hanging out the clothes, is rath er out of date these days, more up-to-date methods are now em ployed in modern laundries. We are fully equipped to do the bet laundry work possible, and we use extreme care to see that the clothes are not torn or ripped. If you want good work at reaa onable prices come to us. iMohave Steam Laundry Pfcou BhM M i ( .haer A I J