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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1918.
GREAT SALINE BODIES
FOUND IN OIL EIELDS
BRINGS IN SAMPLES OF
MANGANESE FROM TOPOCK
With Our Soldiers and Sailors
SERGEANT, WRITES HOME
Howard Smith writes an interesting
letter from France.
Somewhere in France
Sept. 3, 1918
Arrived at our camp about a week
ago and since then have been having
a great time trying to master the
It is very pleasant here, but quiet,
and people are the most kind-hearted
on earth. The first night we came
here it was quite late and an old man
came up and with signs and motions
told me to wait while he got me wat
er so I could wash. It had been two
days since I washed my face, so I sure
ly appreciated the old fellow's kind
nes. Wine and other liquors are used
here the same way we would use water
in America. Every other house is a
restaurant or wine room.
If it were not for the Y. M. C. A.
here I don't know what the American
troops would do. No tobacco would
be obtainable until it was brought in
by this organization, and in many oth
er instances it has been a blessing to
While in England I had the good
fortune to see some old cathedrals
and museums, built hundreds of years
ago. It certainly was worth while
and I thank the Lord we went there
first instead of being sent here.
Have seen lots of German prisoners
T. D. Walsh passed through King-
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM FRANCE
E. G. Du Bois, of the hardware de-
man Wednesday on his way to Wash- partment of the Arizona Stores Com
ington to appear before the examining pany, received a letter from his tan,
board there for entrance into the en- Frank R. Du Bois, Somewhere In
gineers officers training camp. i France, this week, which tolls much
Walsh says that A. C. Overpeck ' of the country of our interesting lit
who left Kingman recently with his tie ally across the sea.
familv has Dassed the preliminary ex- He encloses some photographs of
animation and is now a captain in the
engineering corps. Overpeck will now
different scenes there and among
them is one of himself and "bunkies"
attend the officers training camp and sitting: on the tender of one of the
if he nasses satisfactorially will be , French locomotives, which is so small
given an assignment. In the mean
time he is a full fleged commissioned
HARLEY D. DAVIS
WRITES FROM THE
Harley D. Davis writes to friends as
My Dear Friends.
You will be more than surprised to
hear that I have not forgotten you,
but instead think of you every day.
I have moved from place to place so
often that writing has been out of the
question. Today has been rather a
treat as we moved early this morning
and have the rest of the day to our
selves. One nice thing is that we
have houses or what is left of them,
til fuinished to live in. We have
been within hearing, also reach of the
bier guns for the past week. We had
tho PYnAripnip nf hpifirr rmmhpH hv flir-
at amereni places anu quae a iew planf, and of an evening have to im w
of them were nothing but kids, and all from one to ten d;ves for cover. Ex
of them seemed to be well satisfied pect to be Koing up where j wjh see
with being prisoners, instead of hav- what kind of metal t am made of be
ing to go back and fight again. At , fore niany daSi yHave belonged to a
the rate the Allies are going now itimachine gun battalion for the past ten
will uc uut u biiuii. uiue uciuie jci-
many will be crying for peace. It's
certain she can't last much longer, for
we are walking through her defenses
as though, they were made of paper.
I wish you would send me the paper
Vith best love t you and all the
family. Your son,
P. S. I am now a sergeant, having
been made one in the last few days.
Today is the French market day here
and cattle and people simply litter the '
streets. It looks like a large earn1.- Our future is vitally linked with
val day, for stands are everywhere that of the Allied nations,
and sell anything from a shoestring' "The spaces of land and sea are
to a yoke of oxen. nothing where common purposes bind
H. J. S." i General Pershing.
days without knowing where it is.
When assigned they were on the front
and I guess they are still there."
SERVICE IN FRANCE
Donald Keith, son of Wallace Keith
cf Oatman has been in the service "ov
er there" for over a year now. He is in
:he American Ambulance Seivice.
In the Service of Old Glory
Balow la ta list f ttaka,T wnlr a wko aave aaavend tfca waMtrnfm
Mil aaa are sen I as; la Mm wlni teaaoaaa of tk V. . uar aad mtt.
ka auaml WaaMk elate 1aia Uat to ba ooaaaasu, amt koftaa thai ma
bums at au taaaa ta taa aarrlaa frsea Hoists ooaaif wW appear mat
abera aaaataa kaf arc leas;, aayama knowiar of addlttoaal aaaaa will aaav
far a f aror aaaa taa ataa la taa aarrlaa, Ma frlaada aad relatives, aad taa
aoaaral WaaTta r nillaf ta taaeamyaa balow aad aaadlaa; It, to tala offlee.
Adams, Lieut. Raymond 8. Lupher. J. M.
Allen, Joseph M. LaBello. 0. Rowson. Walter
Andrlghtetto. G. "" H" J"T, Longbotham, C. Reed. O.
A'Lurede. Harry SY!"' fr?y Lucy. E. R. Remus. F.
Anderson, Roy H. u"?an' i,. , o k8- Rc. H. L.
Anderson. J. L. Downle. Lieut. J. C. LucaB, y. p. Robinson. U T.
Ana er son, a. w. ueL,asnmutl, w. A. Le Force. Jonn D. Kay, J. M.
compared to locomotives that we know
that we would be able to pass it for
one of the original American locomo
tives. The young man states further that
himself and all of the boys are en
joying good health, which is always
good news to the folks at home.
GEORGE F. WILLISTON
ENTERS COAST ARTILLERY
The application of George F. Willis
ton for the officers training camp of
the coast artillery, has been accepted
and Williston will leave November 1st
for a six months training course, prob
ably starting training at Fort McAr-thur.
LIEUT. ADAMS IS
NOW IN FRANCE
Lieut. R. S. Adams is now in
"Here I am in Sunny France but it
Is raining. Wc are still on our way.
Leave here tonight for someplace.
May wind up in Italy. Sure hope so.
This is a wonderful trip. I fee", fine all
the time and they feed us like kings
over here. The people are so glad to
see iu that they cry when we march
We have the Huns or. the go. Bomb
ed Berlin today by airship. Ought to
be on the line soon. Only fifteen miles
Anderson. J. M. DISante. D. If.
Anderson, A. W. Dickinson. J. V.
Armstrong-, H. L. Eder, G. D.
Aublneau, M. J. Evans, B.
Brlnkley, Clifton C.Esser, William T.
Becker, John Falder, George
Bonelli. Wm. Q. Finn. Rtchar.l
Baylift, Henry T. rauset, Geo. R,
Bone, J. L.
Burmister, C. A.
Bourgeous, C. E.
Bottari, J. A.
Burrls, R. E.
Bowman, M. W.
Black. Murray J,
Banegas, Nestor O.Qulrio,
Burmister, D. M. Qrogan, J. F.
Bllisoly, E. E. Gerber, E. A.
Burhans, Lea Goetie, K. R.
Boe. Johnnie Grantham, George
Brown, John Graham, J. T.
Buchanan, Andrew Gustafaon. J. E.
Fauth, Chas. P.
Fears, Jess T.
Fay, Thos. C.
Ferra. E. J.
Fulton, E. J.
Gibson, Geo. I.
Goodwin, H. G.
Garrett, M. J.
Glldow. O. W.
Goldey, J. F.
Lee, J. H.
Lyon, Geo. I).
Lytle, M. R.
Lowe. H. W.
Light. V. A.
Livingston. B. J.
Light, J. F.
Lewis, Harry J.
Lambert, Alva C.
LeClalr. Wm. H.
Low. Itobt. M.. Jr. Sema. Pete
Lucero. Vincent R. Stone, E. O.
Laurltzen, Jacob M.Sw.iskegame, S.
Matthews, Ivan 11. Sollman, R. S.
Mensch. Bryan Sewell Smith, S. H.
Miller, L. A. Storm. A. W.
McDonald, Pete Smith. William
Monahan, Bill Shlpp, E. G.
Mcpherson. Hugn sievert, J,
Rauch. R. J. W.
Russell, F. W. Jr.
Uoflnot, Seagt. L. A.
Roflnot, Ne Voy
Rains, Lester MS.
Schutt, Lester C.
Stevenson, Merlon I
Smith. H. J.
St. Charles, A. J.
'Simpson, X. T,
Scott, F. A.
Schultz, A. G.
Born. W. J.
Black. L. 3.
Burpee, E. T.
Beaton, W. J.
Brady, P. J.
Biahop, Ed. R.
Bium it. a.
Greene. C T.
Graves. W. B.
Hllty, Iaaae Bryan
Melendy, G. B.
Mancha, J. F.
Mulreln. 8. L
Morton, P. H.
Hempnlll, John R. Myers, J. W,
Miller. K. L.
Moore, 8. O.
Manuel, W. P.
McCoy, J. 8.
Mulligan, J. 8.
Mllliran, J. A.
McAdama. A. B.
Hatch. F. B.
Hand, Henry J.
Harte. Willie H.
Covington, Don Carlos Harris, Neal W.
Cornwall. Clay A. Hanno. Oscar E.
Craln, Quincy. Howard. C. R.
narrow, Murray J. Hubbard. C. E.
Carrow. Jerome L. Hall. Eustace
Carrow. Melvln P. Hendrlckson. Ward McCoy. C. O.
Carr, W. B. Houghton, C. E. McGulre, D. J,
Cornelius, J. w. Hickson, J. v.
Chlsholm, Angus Htnes, P. A.
Carrara, Jno. A. Harris, T. B.
Chappal, Frank Hooker. P.
Carlln, Bernard J. Holland. W. B.
Clark, Thomas Hanson, H.
Coombs, A. L. Harris. J, W. Jr.
Chamberlain, C. C. Hoffman. J.
Chappell, True a. Harral, F.
naroacn. s. j.
Haines, J. F.
Havlland, L. B,
Hopson. C. R.
Haadlay, J, C.
Hamilton, W. P.
Headly, Thos. F.
Jones, W. P.
Johnson, A. A.
Jonas, R. N.
Johnson, R. A.
Joder, E. B.
Jaeobson, A. G.
Johnson, El W.
Johnson, B, D.
Johnson, It. C.
Schneeman, H. B.
Sanders, R. W.
Schnedl, A. B.
Smith. P. P.
Swenson, E. A.
Smldt, Robert L.
Spencer, Edgar J.
Sutllff, Earl J.
Sturzenegger, H. L.
Skeen. Wm. G.
Spurrell. John E.
Smith, Lynne A,
Sessions, H. E.
Sullivan, Francis P.
Smloh, J. E.
Tilton, Dr. A. L.
Lynne A. Smith
Tyron, A. B.
Talmadge. B. W.
-iweea, m. h.
England August 8, 1918
Dear Sister and Family:
Will try and write you a few lines
but don't hardly know what to say as
we can not tell what we are doing or
where we are. Have been put ino a
squadron and will likely be in this
nome time perhaps till the war is over.
I am sure glad of it, as I was sure
tired of being transferred from one
place to another and never getting any
place. As soon as I would get ac
quainted with one bunch, I would be
put into some other outfit ami have to
start getting acquainted all over
again. This is a British camp bi
there is our squadron here that are all
The country is the prettiest that I
ever saw. Have nice green trees on
all the roads and the roads are all
paved and in fine shape. Very nearly
everybody rides a bicycle, but there
arc very few autos. More Fords than
anything else, and ttev ha'-" a truck
that runs by steam and burns coal,
and looks something like a small lo
comotive. Looks funny to us yanks
and the railroad trains look more like
toys than they do real trains. Where
the road crosses a track it either goes
over or under as they never cross over
rails as they do in the U. S. W ell then
is nothing more to write about so w.l
Private Lee Keith
199 Aero Squadron, A. E, 1'.,
England, via New York
John Barry, who has been visiting
salt. The presence of salt in all oil
fields of the country is well known,
but most of it is in saturated solu
tions. In eastern California and south-
quite rich and if the body is found to
be substantial it will attract attention
of the government. At the present
time Maganese is a muchy wanted
metal and g. od prices are being paid
DLKI J. bUTm L tt ' Drilling for oil in Louisiana and
-- - - -- -. w I.., , .
.. nri,.rt .,nT.n t.iTexas has disclosed the presence ofm tn! nortnwest, returned to King-
OF BEING UNDER F RE Ere bodies of salt at depths of a few , man ef thiAs wefk- He camo in by
Ul ULlllU UMULIl IIIIL," .' . , . way of Los Angele and Oatman. At
hundred feet. Beds of 2000 feet in j 0atman he was siv sample3 of mag.
The following letter from Bert J. ! thickness are common, while one drill enese, which two young men had dis-
tjoiiey was written just about a month i hole passed through 3000 feet of solid i covered near Topock. The
ago in r ranee.
"Somewhere in France."
Sept. 2, 1918.
3Iy Dear Elsa and Mother:
I am well and am still getting along ern Nevada great beds of crysta salt
very nicely. Am back from the front ' f " ' the mml? 1 whch w.ouldbe
line trenches and now at a rest camp.faf, ss expensive than to mine the
where I expect to be sent back most If l .of. thef l1 ons two hundred
any day for the trenches again md , &et below the surface. For some time
naturally we are all very anxiously! salfc mines of eastern San Berna r
waiting for orders to move on Up ! dmo county, California, were operated
where we can have a little excitement ' by. a Los Angeles corporation, and the
a ai-n I mines near Rioville, Nevada, also fur-
, . ,, , , . 'nished salt to many mills, but the low
German shells have been flying ov-iprice of the sodiums made the profit
er our heads most all day, even where small and the mining o the rock salt
we are ,so you can immagme what it;was discontinued.
is to be under fire. In part of Neyada and the north.
The Germans attempted to get into western part of this county, much of
our trenches, on a raiding party the' the salt has been thrown down with
other night, but succeeded in getting gypsumi and it js possible that there
just far enough to our lines to get1 js some affinity between the two when
shot up. The result was, what we 'held in solution,
did not kill, we crippled. .
Our boys have been doing some good!
old fichtinc over here durintr this I
WtTA nnil Kaama wa i A.lAl .fAt '
unvc oiiu ucj.uic wc get mruugn wiui
Buy and Buy and By and By TrMiVtl
be no Kaiierl
Liberty Bond or Liberty
Which Will You Have It7
Put Money In Bond not Bonbon.
Bonds Speak Louder than Word.
Do Not Be a Bond Slacker.
Hock the Kaiser and Buy a Bond.
Germany she sure will know sh
been licked proper.
I cannot say positive if I will be
home for Xmas, or not, but you will
know I am thinking of the good old
turkey dinner at home, wherever I am.
I was very much surprised today to
look up and find Jerome Carrow over-1
here driving one of Uncle Sam's fam-j
ous Liberty trucks. We recognized,
each other in an instant he stopped his
truck and we had quite a little chat,'
ne ijiunusuu to cume up ana see ne
tomorrow. He also claims the An
derson brothers are driving trucks and
are in the same corp he is in. They
worked for the Arizona Stores Com
pany during the time I was at the
Standard Oil Company, so probably I
will know them when I see them.i Kaiaeri
Jerome is the only Kingman boy I1
have seen since arriving over here,1 A Man Who Won't Lend Is the
but I.am keeping a keen lookout for1 Kaiser's Friend!
Earl Casteel and the bunch who. lefti
at that time, as I know they are not The More Bonds You Buy the Fewer
very far from here. j Bv Will Die I
Elsa I received your letter with the
Yankee Doodle Do the Das-
His Way to St. Helena on
Help Boom the Loan to Doom the
ChaDman. N. H.
Cagle, Holllsa F.
Cross, Frank W.
Canavan. R. J.
Chapman, Jaa. P.
Churchill. Wm. T.
Collett, Wm. O.
Curry. Geo. W.
Casaady. V. U.
Cox. A. K
Cox, D. D.
Chung, T. C
Cox, C. O.
Cummlnga, O. D.
Chapman, J. V.
Casteel. B. EL
McKesson, John F. Thomas, O. L.
lucinms. uonaia Taylor, A. K.
McLean. f.rant Tim. Tong
McDonald, Chas. L. Tampleman, Mellvlll
Newman, Carl W. Teague, Leonard
Nelson, Alfred G. Tubbs, Leroy
Norman, Phillip Q. Underwood, fc. 8.
Nightingale. Fred Unander. O. H. T.
Neal, Wallace A. Verge, H. R.
Nlcasslo, A. Van Martar, C. K.
Noli. F. Vukoye. Pete.
Newell, H. a White. 8. JL
Norman, Harold A. Williams, C. It
Nice. R. HoQ.
O'Donnell, Wm. F,
O'Brien, Jaa. J.
Bevine, Thomas Ward Johnson, John J.
Day, Jonn w.
Douglass, C. A.
Dennlson, Ople E.
Doyle, Joe L,.
Damron. T. J.
Dickson, R. L.
Dubbs, O. R.
Davis, H. D.
Jennings, Harry B.G. C. (SI) Perkins
Johnson, John J. I'terson. Kurl R.
Joseiyn, uooei't Pfau, Myrtoa
Jam, You Parks. I 8.
Kemple, Grover C. Piper, Jas. A.
Klnr. C. A.
Kerrigan, P. F.
Kler, A. L.
Ketalaon, K. Q.
Kerr, J. C.
Kennedy, J. B.
Klotsoh. W. M.
Keith, Donald M.
Parish. Don L.
Peters, Alvln J.
Perrlll, Jonn I..
Price, H. C.
Quay, Walter R.
KaooalL b. J.
Walker. A. O,
Weddell. a .
Watson, J. W.
Walker, a C.
Wiley, J. A.
Wllders. Dudrick H.
Williams, M. L.
Ware. J. A.
Wilkins, Chas. M.
Wright. Alfonso B.
White, Walter J.
Willoughby. Otis H.
Watklns, Lewis E.
Whlteman, Wm. 8.
Wilson, Ehrlam J.
Wolf, Raymond J.
Walker, Cleveland X.
Young, 8. J.
OCT. 5, "WOMEN
WAR WORK DAY"
clippings in it yesterday and you may
be sure I was very glad to hear from
you and get some news from dear old
Arizona. Be sure and send the pa
pers. Am writing this in a French and
American Y. M. C. A. and there is a
French Sergeant who sure can play on
the piano. He happens to be playing
"Dixie" at this minute and what I
mean it sure sounds good to me. Most
of the boys are singing and who can't
sing are whistling and I find it very
confusing to try and write a letter
with so much racket going on, no
doubt but that you will have a hard
time in making it out, but I am tak
ing the only liberty I have in writing
I went to a French motion picture
show the other night, this being the
first opportunity I have had to see
a French picture. I can't begin to
tell you all the news around here on
paper so will have to wait until I get
home. Would like awfuly well to
have a kodak snap of you both and
will say good night and write again
real soon. With love,
As ever yours,
If You Can't Fight, Your Money
Freemen Buy Bonds; Slaves Wssi
"The Treasury Department again
reminds holders of four per cent Lib
erty Bonds that these securities are
convertible into 4 1-4 per cent bonds
of the Third Liberty Loan, and extends
a warning that this privilege lapses
November 9 and cannot be renewed.
A statement issued over the signa
ture of Secretary McAdoo says:
"Holders of these 4 per cent bonds
lose nothing by exercising the priv
ilege of conversion and gain 1-4 per
cent interest per annum. Holders of
4 per cent bonds should not wait un
til the last moment to exercise the
privilege of conversion but proceed to
do so promptly. Delay will result in.
overburdening the banking institutions
of the country and the Treasury De
partment by making it necessary to
handle all conversions at the last mo
ment, and may result in the loss of the
privilege of conversion altogether.
"Holders of coupon bonds are
strongly advised to request issue of
registered bonds in order to protect
themselves against the risk of loss,
theft and destruction of their bonds.
"Official Department Circular No.
114, with forms of application, has
been distributed to Federal Reserve
Banks and banks and trust companies
throughout the United States. These
institutions are asked as a matter of
patriotic service to assist bond hold
ers in exchanging 4 per cent bonds for
4 1-4 per cent bonds and in register
ing their bonds."
"The American people will gladly
make an sacrifice in consumption and
in the production of foodstuffs that
will maintain the health, comfort and
the courage of the people of the Al
lied countries. We are in fact eat
ing at the common table with them."
President's message to the Confer
ence of Allied Food Controllers in
JIMMY ST. CHARLES
STILL IN THE FIGHT
Richards. William J Zimmerman, L. W,
Secretary McAdoo has designated
October 5 as Women in War Work
day. He says:
"Millions of women in the United
States are engaged in war work.
Seven hundred thousand serve as ac
tive workers in the organization of the
National Woman's Liberty Loan com
mittees. Seventy thousand women are
employed on the railroads. Hundreds
of thousands of women are laboring in
the munition factories. Other hun
dreds of thousands serve, in clerical
work directly related to the war. As
many more are engaged in the Red
Cross and other activities for the
amelioration of war conditions.
'The- women of America are doinc
their share in the winning of the war,
both by actual work and bv the tre
mendous force of their moral in
fluence. It is fitting that their service
should be memorialized, and Saturday,
October 5, has been designated for
observation in the Fourth Liberty
Loan campaign as "Women in War
A recent letter from Mrs. Kean St.
Charles at Los Angeles, California,
to a lady friend of hers here, brings
word from A. J. (Jim) St. Charles,
her son, who is in France. According
to this letter she had just received a
letter from Jim in which he stated that
he had just returned to rest billets
after a turn at the front and part of
the time served included three days
without food and a dose of' Ger
He is getting along good at the
time of writing, nowever, through it
One of Arizona's soldiers, Lawrence
Francis Cavanaugh, of Tucson, Ari
zona, is listed among the severely
Safe as the United States.
He Buys Best who Buys Quicklly.
Frank Bonelli passed the physical
examination and was accepted into the
aviation service at Los Angeles last
Frank is the second one of this fam
ily to join the birds, older brother
Billy, already belonging to this end of
the service. He is now located at
Camp Dix, Illinois.
The casualty list of the week just
passed carries the name of Clay R.
Sawyers of Cornville, Arizona, among
thf; severely wounded.
There is vacation
on the firing
Every Hundred Dollar Bond Makes
use wastful carbon lamps. USE THE ECO
NOMICAL MAZDA LAMPS.
light the kitchen fire to broil, fry, or toast
DO IT AT THE TABLE WITH ELEC
TRIC GRILL AND TOASTER
worry about wash and ironing days SAVE
A DAY A WEEK WITH ELECTRIC
WASHER AND IRON.
DELAY BUYING YOUR
Using-electricity means real Economy, Effi
ciency,. Comfort, and. Convenience and
more time for war work
DESERT POWER & WATER CO.
xiuy j.uui xuuua 1UW.
A Hun Dread More.