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THE BISBEE DAILY REVIEW, SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 1919.
JACK LETSON, "CAPTAIN OF HOLD,"
DETAILS EXPERIENCES IN FRANCE
A number of letters from Bisbee t books. It is considered one of the best
UK ADS OF THE TWO GREATEST REPUBLICS
IN THE WORLD ARE CHEERED BY NATION
boys who were overseas during the
war have been received and repro
duced, but one of special interest to
the readers of the Review will be a
letter from Jack Letson, recently re
ceived by his father. J. M. Letson, who
is now in Los Angeles.
jobs on the ship so 1 am nappy and
When we left the states our convoy
wcs made up at Newport News and
consisted of J 4 ships with one destroy
er and one battleship as an escort. On
the third day out from the French
Two of the Ietson family, both Jack coast we were met by six English de-
and Jim, were in France, the latter ; stroyers as an added protection, that
with the infantry forces and the form-i being considered the most dangerous
er, as will be disclosed by his letter, I part of the voyage,
with the naval forces. Both of the boys I The danger is now over and our
were born in Bisbee and have many work nearly done. Soon we will be
friends here who will be interested, in returning home and every boy on the
knowing that they have acquitted ship satisfied that he has done his
themselves with honor.
The letter from Jack follows:
November 30, 1918.
The censor has become tired of his
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share and done it well. Every night
that we left Southampton for France
we were in immediate danger of being
blown into eterflity by a German
U-boat. We are still making the runs
at night but now with every light
lit aud only two lookouts.
Carry Hun Prisoners
On our last trip from France, made
oil Thanksgiving day, we carried a
j number of German prisoners, some of
whom could speak English. They all
said that it had been the Americans
who hud won the v.ar.
Excepting the Yankees, the best
' looking soldiers I have seen are the
Australians. They are not only fine
looking but they are some fighters.
Their pay is six shillings a day while
the English soldier gets but two and
at the beginning of the war received
The French too, are a wonderful
people and are deeply appreciative of
what we have done for them. They are
good fighters and we are all strong for
La Havre is a beautiful city of about !
125,000 population. When we are on
liberty there the people are very
friendly and show us a good time.
The population of Southampton1 is
about 140,000. This town is "the bunk"
and we will all be glad when we can
get away from it. I don't think much
of the English. When we first arrived
the English started to put a gun on
our boat the war is over and the gun
is not on yet what do you think of
that? Some time ago my pal and I
were walking on the dock there was
an English soldier on guard I asked
him how many shells he had in his
work so now we can write aliout what sun and he replied that he did not
we please, thus 1 r.'ii enabled to give , know. Can you beat that, and in the
you for the l. ..-! ni'.c a synopsis of l war four vears too.
mi- rliiim-c ami ti.. t n;..nts k!iii nr. I
riving in Franc' o:: the 21st day of
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6chc.,ls and U proved one of the mosc
cnjojablj affairs planned for them
Mr.'. Lrow :: u- .-ts were tlio
Misses I'oscy Desmond, Judson, Kel
ly. Allen. HlJik and Mosdames Saun
Mrs. Ijine at least once. She is to der anl Sparks. The enests of Misj
remain here a month and p.ans to Crockett were .Misses Parsons. Jones,,
talk to every vitally Interested organi- j Chapman and Wooiibum and Mes-j
SEEKING NEW UNITS
zation. The funds needed to be in
curred for work here were raised by
the ::alc of Ked Cross stamps last
Mr. Jul iff Returns
Owing to the revival of the influ
enza epidemic in Phoenix. Mrs. Fred
Julitf. sister oi Governor Campbell,
had to shorten her stay there and re
turn to Warren last week with her
small Pon- Thp many brilliant affairs
daii'es Chance and Cumbacli. Misses
Hcrton. McCali, Kusly, ISihler. Probst
Glenn were the guests of Mrs. Pop
pen. .Mrs. Jo, ms. in entertained the
Mioses Forshay and Ford and Mes
dames Nason and Scott.
Mrs. Moon Holds
Chain Bridge Party.
Mrs. Ross Moon 1 ad guest
Thursday aitemoon for her
party. Those placing hil.Ue
planned in honor of out of town guests ' 'VIrs- r Ross, jr., Mrs. Firming, but now treasurer and superintendent
The Arizona Desert Mining & Mill
ing company, a corporation composed
of and officered by Bisbee men, after
making a test run on its ores in its
2't ton mill on its property five miles
from Bouse, is in the market for two
Additional 2o-ton unit which would
1 increase its milling capacity to 60 tons
; on daily. Thi.-, news was brought here by
hum J. li. King, formerly manager Of the
were Tovrei marknt on Brewery avenue
of course had to be given up. but the
inaugural ceremony was held before
a large audience fully attuned to the
joy and contentment of the occasion.
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"CAPTAIN OF THE HOLD."
President WilFon and Tresident Poincare of France ridinc through Paris
strtctu on Wilson's arrival in the French capital.
Tell Harry Jennings that 1 have
some stories about the English that
will do his heart good; and just wait
We made Brest oi, f hat day and left j
rt tlio "?rr! f,- r l'"'i , ;i,l :irrivinfr nfi I
the 24ih and immediately begun our j until 1 f f into " argument with some
work of convoying troops from South- of 7 triends who wtre Ln6llsh boost
ampton, England, to LaHavre, France, I erl. '
and have ben at it continuously ever j are not ver-v nott- ,nake
since. The distance between the two :- onI' "e aef k ,,ut we made
,r.c i .h,.. i,q nH it : up f"r t hile the war was on. The
... ' rhMTiiipl u'a miirhtv rnnph nt times
transport left with us. She was look-1
ing for a race and we gave her one, j
distancing her easily. The Olympic i
and the Acquatania. two of the larg-;
est passenger carrying; vessels in the '
world, come into this port and they j
landed a blow on Mr. Kaiser evi-ry
time they came carrying 10,0u0 fight
ing Americans each. They also carried
the mail. The last time the Olympic
came she carried !000 sacks of mail. 1
Girls Win Point. '
MEMBER OE GUARD
TO WILSON WRITES
HIS MOTHER HERE
Y. W. C. A. Decides
On Election Plan.
At the regular meeting of the board , 2:'" P- 111 at ,he Grand theater
of directors of the Y. W. C. A. the
president appointed Mrs. E. E. Eltiu
wood, Mrs. Kichard Thomas, Miss Dor
othy Gregg and Mrs. A. W. Colton as
the nominating committee for the pur
pose of nominating candidates to take
the places of outgoing V. W. C. A.
board members. The committee met
yesterday and decided to adopt the
plan of yearly election of board mem
bers of the Y W. C. A., which is as
The committee chose candidates to
iill the vacancies and these names will
Ko rru t -A n a K 1 1 11 n I in a rrl tr t a
lobby of the Y. W. C. A. for one week 1 X n kleinsm.d. pres.dent of the I ni
i ,!f.Jn f ,i,o nn9l l,in , versi ly of A i ioiia. Tucson, was named
i il,. .vpnin, nf F.,hr,,rv ! viw presi.lent ; and K. B. Loper. of
4. In addition to this the membership
at large is privileged to elect candi-
..irs. Henry l-ollis and Mrs. Blair, of the mining concern.
MedanKs S'erling. Mathews. Proneer As a result cf the test run a brick
and Campbell caine -n later lor tea. cf ?o;d weighing about a pound was
rei ovt-re-1 aud shipped to Phoenix to
be tested lor fineness.
The company's properly formerly
Christian Science Lecture.
A free Christian Science lecture is
announced for Sunday. February 16,
lecturer. Virgil O. Strikler. is a mem
ber of the board of the Mother church,
the First Church of Christ. Scientists,
of Boston, Mass. This lecture is un
der the auspices of the Bisbee Chris
tian science church.
(Hy Kvlrw Leased Yv'lre)
EL PASO. Texas. Jan. IS James G.
McNaiy. of El Paso, was elected presi
dent of the interstate Y. M. C. A. or
ganization here late today. Dr. K. B.
seven hours to make the run. The
trips were always made at night, not a
light showing and 15 boys on lookout
for subs. We never had the pleasure
of sighting one but they were always
in the channel and we were kept on
edge you can be sure. I have seen a
number of torpedoed ships iu this j
y . 1 1 ' T" 1. , . t-.i n pa hnloo in cAnia ff thorn I
through which a horse and buggy , P ?n
could easily be driven. ' L? aJ a" P !"
, 1 uvj udppciicu iu ik i:siuu 111 Irel
and on several occasions we had to
take the wounded we were carrying
off the boat. One night when we were
going across a hospital ship was sunk
by a sub and 150 lives lost; we pass
ed over the spot within 30 minutes of
the time she went down. Some of the
German prisoners we carried had ap-
Holds Old Place
'. many when the war broke out and
I refused today w hat nearly every 1 were compelled to go into the Ger-
seaman is anxious to have, the rating man army.
of coxswain. The place is a good one ' There are four American transports
and my division officer put me up i operating out of this port. One morn
for it but I refused it and kept my J ing the Yale you will remember her
old place which is known on shipboard as having plied between San Diego
as captain of the hold. Have one i and San Francisco left France at the
large room where all the deck gear is j same- time we did. We raced across
kept, only one boss and plenty of lock- j the channel, making 29 knots but she
ers in which to keep my clothes and beat us. On our next trip an English
There is a hospital a short distance ; .
from here. A lew months go the hit:k ,
aud wounded were oiaeieu out of t.w The fi'.-t lettir from a lat-iulicr of
hospital into tents uui no reason for I Pn-i.!ent Wilson's guard of honor in
the change was given. Later it was ; Paris to reach the Warren uisirict
learned that they had been turned cut cuii.e recently to ulrs. F. E. Callison of
to make room tor German prisoners. 1 Lowell Loin hti- son, Cpl. LcP.o.v Cal
Near the hospital is an ammunition lison. loMh Infantry.
factory employing some 10no girls. It says iu part
petition, nominating a candidate,
whose name may be presented to the i
secretary of the Y. W. C. A. and will '
be immediately posted upon the bulle
tin board. The election will be by i
Phoenix, secretary. . The convention
will close Sunday night. Delegates are
I here from Arizona, New Mexico and
I West Texas.
was known as the Dutchman. It
had been worked profitably by sev
eral concerns before coming into the
hands of its present owners.
Plenty of ore is blocked out, Mr.
King said, to keep a 60-ton mill run
ning for a long period without further
Ten men are employed at the pres
The mill now on the property is of
the br.ll type and it has given such
satisfaction that Mr. King wishes to
get the other units of similar type.
A Health Builder
For Weakened Lungs
Where a continued rourh r cold
threatens the lunira, Kckman's Altera
tive will help to stop the couch,
rtreniftlien the lung an.t rextora
health. 8'e and $1.50 bottles at druff
j:stH. or from
ECKMAX LA BOHATORT, Philadelphia
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When the girls heard the Hue reason
for the order they marched to the
hospital in a body, informed those in
charge that unless the Germans were
out of the hospital and the allied sick
and wounded back inside of six hours,
they would break every window in the
building, tear down every door and
march 111 and run the Germans out
themselves. Before the six hours were
dp every German was out and our sick
and wounded back. Then the girls
took up a collection among themselves
and bought tobacco for the sick. 1
f;ay gotjd for the girls but cannot un
derstand the authorities in charge.
The "flu" was pretty bad over here.
On our ship there were 90 cases at one
tiifie. The i-oys had excellent care and
all came through all right but we
had to get men from another boat to
help us on two of our runs. This kepi
me from getting my furlough but it
is all over now and 1 am expecting to
leave most any day. I received the
box of cigars O. K. W 111 write again
in a few days.
Cc-py right rcjciucrcd. lVlit
What's the Latest in Batteries?
Inioimal Christian Science services
are held in Warren every Sunday in
the public hall, corner Tener and
Arizona streets. All ;:re most wel
come. The sen ice today will beheld
ut 7 P- m Subject, "Life."
improvements are every-day
Important improvements come only once
or twice in a decade.
Exwcrts pgree that the most important
1 t; :y improvement in years is the per
of Threaded Rubber Insulation by
V .: 1 - the invention that indefinitely post
I t r.'.cd of battery insulation.
: v a full stock of Bone Dry Batteries
- l..-- o.:c as brand new as the day it left
the factory. You're protected against delay
in getting a battery and against getting
one that isn't'n every sense brand new.
Ask for a copy of the booklet "196.000
Little Threads." It tells the storv of this
BATTERY EXPERTS, LOWELL
Sunday seho.d, 9:40; public wor
Khip, 11; addiess by Iir. K. 11. H.
Bloine; Epttor'h league meeting, li."";
public wots'iip, 7::", conducted b the
Ladies' Aid Soiiely.
Ill s:,ite of the ihtics oi the pastor
the congregation with the l.elp ol
other ministers of t'ie lov n has con
ducted a very helptul and well at
tendej ser. ice. Owing to the con
tinued illness of the jiastor the an
nouncemei.ts for next week are can
celled. There will be no. meetings be
tween, the Sundays.
Bible school, !):4I a. m.; sermon
by the pastor, 11 a. m., theme. "Hu
mility;" M. Y. P. I, meeting. 6:30;
sermon by the pastor, 7:."!0. theme,
"The Important Quest ion;" prayer
meeting every Wednesday evening at
We want you to come and let us
show you how glad we are to hae
you in our services. II. C. 'on;p;on,
Sunday school, 9:4."i a. in : morning
wors.hiti. 11 a. in., sermon topic, "Dur
Just Pride in Clu ist in in' ; " evening
I service. 7: ;": leeture. I no seu oi
j Galilee anil Its Hallow .l Asso. i.i
I tit'iis," illustrated Willi I n.leruood ,v
Ll'liiiTWOofl stercopii slides.
The public is cordiallv initeil to
attend the services of this church.
Allan Krii hliiiMin. pastor
"Ve came to Paris on the 11th of
December. We are guarding the Hotel
Muiat where President Wilson is stay
ing. They picked 2."0 men irom the
15Sth as honor guards and 1 was one
of the lucky ones, or it may be that
I was unlucky. Our division is leaving
Fiance in a thort time, so we are
afraid they will transfer us and leave
us here to guard President Wilson
and the peace conference, but we hope
not. I think 1 will know iu a few
days whether we will go or stay.
"1 have seen all of Paris 1 want to
see. so am ready to go. This is some
burg, but 1 had rather see New York.
We are on guard one day and off two,
so we have lots of time to Icon the
city over. I was on guard w nen Presi
dent Wilson came in. They sure gave
him some reception. 1 iuiiik ail of
Paris was out to see him.
"Our quarters are good here and the
ve:.tjer warm, so we are doing fine.
Tomorrow I go on guard again, if we
"Say, bomo son of a seacock stole
my Koap before' I took the wrapper
otf of it. W hat do you know aoout
mat'.' 'lhank everyone that .ontrib
uteil to thai box lor me.
"When they called for us about a
eek and a half ago, we were at ( hol
ies about 12 miles north of Paris. 1
thought we would go back in a short
Line so didn't bring all my stulf, such
as pictures, my pipe and other junk.
Now they say that our outtit.is mov
ing so if I don't get to go back I will
be loser on that stuff."
Koy Callison woikcd at the Junc
tion mine iu this district, lie left Bis
bee October 3. 117. going to Camp
PtiiiHton. When the remainder of the
regiment was sent overseas, he was
held as instructor and did not get
overseas until July. L'pon arriving
there he was detailed as instructor
and never got to the front, which
grieved him as greatly as the Ordinary
boy in th's country is worried about
not getting to go to France.
Century Club Holds
First Social Meeting. I
The first social meeting of the (.'en-1
tury club has been announced for next ;
Tuesday afternoon at the Y. W. C. .v j
from 2:30 to 4:30 o'clock. All old or,
former members and all new members ;
are urged to attend. It is announced
that an especially interesting program ;
lias been arranged, and in order to ;
make the program effective each per- j
son aitenuiug is requesieu 10 onng a 1 1
childhood photograph. Uostesses f or i
the afternoon will be Mrs. George II. '
Cobbe, Mrs. E. A. Crocker, Mrs. Jim
mie Blair. Mrs. John Kevins, Mrs. J. J.
Jones and Mrs. A. A. Wilson.
Joint Bridge for
A very lovely joii.l foriduc party
was that of Saturday afternoon wnen
Mrs. II. P. johnson. Miss G.'rtrude
Crockett, Mrs. Bertram Brown and
Mrs. Henry Poppen entertained in the
parlors of the Copper Queen hotel. ;
Most of the puests playing were fhem-j
bers of the teaching nt;iff :f the
The Arizona Corporation Commission does not recommend the stocks,
bonds cr ether securities oCfered for sale by this or any other company
THERE IS GOING TO BE
AN OIL BOOM IN ARIZONA
WE KNOW IT.
The opportunity is at hand to get in on this boom.
Don't delay, but get some cf the stock in a com
pany that has and will continue to give their stockhold
ers a square deal.
We have the oil, help develop it and put Arizona
on the map as an oil producer
There is only a limited amount of the stock that
can be purchased at
20 CENTS PER SHARE
United States Oil &. Refining Co.
Collins & Bretherton
Tonkin & Caulfield
lie is welcome and invited to attend.
Suhjict for Kundav, January 19,
ST. JOHN'S ESPISCOPAL.
Sunday school. 9,45 a. m.; morning
praver mid address. 11 a.' in.; Wed
nesday, choir practice, 7 p. m. Jacob
M. White, rector.
ANNOUNCES A SWEEPING REDUCTION
IN THE PRICES OF
1'itile s' hool, 9: 4.1 a. in ; morning
service, i a. m., sermon theme, "At
tin- Meeting Uliccl; evening si'i'iirc.i
":"(' p. in., sermon theme. "Uedemp
We.incMlay evening there wiil be a
bii; reunion supper ul Y. W. C. A.
caleteri.i. Supper served between
5:"" anil 7 p in. Program and meet
ing. 7:10. All ii.w'ed. Will H. Mat
J CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
j Tile Christian Science socielj ol
A Complete Service Station at Your . Bisbee holds services in Odd Fellow.-.'
Disposal I hall every Sunday iiioriiiiiu a' 11
I o i lock and Vcdiiesda evening icsii
' inonv niecliiig at S o'cloik. The pllb-
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Owing to our leng experience in judging and applying better equipment, and great
increase in sales, we are enabled to give cur customers a material reduction in prices of
"GATES HALF SOLE TIRES"
Testimonials from local users attest to saving of '2 THE COST and all the ex
pense cf punctures, as we will repair all puctures free for the life of the guarantee,
We have records of 9000 miles without a puncture. One year constant use, no
trouble reported. Trip to Denver and return without any tire trouble one month after.
still running on original Bisbee air, and numerous others as hard to believe.
A blanket guarantee given by no other tire company we know of is given. Any
"GATES HALF SOLE TIRE" dealer any where will make all adjustments. ju.t the
same as where you purchased the Half Sole.
CALL AT LOWELL MOTOR COMPANY AND BE SHOWN
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