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TWO BOYS MURDER
Edward Sickles and Earl Bailey, ag-i
ed 19 and 23 years of ago, who are1
now held for the murder of Ed Duf
fey, Williams' merchant, have confess
ed that they were the ones who robbed
the Arizona Stores company a couple
of weeks ago.
The boys will be remembered in
Kingman as having passed through
here about two weeks ago and having
stopped here a couple of days, the
.younger one telling a story of having
lost his parents, etc. They were be
friended somewhat around town but
did not stay long, suddenly taking
"French Leave" one night.
The murder at Williams was a brut
al one. Ed. Duffey, senior member
of the firm of Duffey Brothers, after
spending the evening with friends, re
turned to the store and retired.
Hearing a noise in the rear of the
store a short time later, he started
-nooir fn (iiapnvpr what It was. When
he reached the unlighted room he was
seized and shot bv tne marauaers.
Life lasted long enough for him to
Tun as far as the sidewalk in front of
the store where he fell, and after tell-
Jr Vtia ovnoripriPP. HlPfL
Twenty minutes later the younger
of the boys was caught in the rail
road .yards trying to board a freight
.ain anrl vnnVro his cretawav. One
gun was taken away from him and on
the wayf to the jail ne puuea anouier
ana triea wuse it uui h"-"j
The elder boy, Bailey, was more sue-
cessful. He boarded a freight train
and after riding 15 miles out of town
stopped the train by shooting holes
in the air brakes tanks. He made his
.getaway but was later captured after
oeing tracked through the snow to a
cave that had been previously fitted
up by the boys as a rendezvous. They
were provisioned for a long stay. A
quarter of beef and other articles of
food were found as well as guns and
Neither of the boys have as yet
confessed to the murder, each claim
ing the other fired the fatal shot.
They did confess to the Kingman
jobbery however. ' .
The boys made their entrance into
the Williams store in much the same
manner as at the Arizona Stor3 by
cutting a circular piece out of the
glass large enough to reach through
and unlock the catch on the window.
It seemed a coincidence that L. W.
Quinlan, just previous to hearing that
the boys had confessed to the King
man robberv had written the author
ities at Wiliiams that he felt sure the
"boys captured for murder there, were
the same who had robbed the King
The law will deal hard with these
v.... nA nno nf them nt least will un
doubtedly hang, their end being the
inevitable one ot ooys wno persist ...
taking the wrong route.
CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY
' AT METHODIST CHURCH
ti.. urill ho rhnroh services at the
.St. Johns Methodist Episcopal Church
Sunday December 29 for the first time
since the "flu" ban was put on.
Sunday School will be at 10 o'clock
in the morning and church services
NO MORE BAIL
Under the law relating to homicides
the offense once more becomes unbail
able. Heretofore murder was so
lightly thought of by the committing
magistrates that the most heinous of
the crimes was excused by a bailment
of from $5,000 to $10,000 Now these
poor innocents will have to go to jail
and be treated like real criminals.
The Red Cross work rooms will con
tinue to be open on Fridays until fur
ther notice. The rooms are open at
With the ending oi yio uie
present series of War Savings
Stamps will be withdrawn from
sales and a new series instituted v
which will be sold during the
months of 1919 in the same man- v
ner that the 1918 series were sold
Starting at $4.12 for January v
and increasing in price one cent v
each month. The new stamps v
are smaller and new certificates v
will be provided for them. The
issues of 1919 must not be affix-
ed to the War Savings Certifica-
tes of series of '18 or vice versa.
To do so will invalidate the other
The Thrift Stamps and cards
will remain the same as at pres-
The local postoffice has receiv- v
ed a supply of the new stamps,
will be piacea on saie Jan. xm.
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IS NOW 1496
Mohave County has again answered
the call tto patriotic duty by rolling
up a larger membership in the Red
Cross than ever before. Every mem
ber of the committee worked to make
the Chrisamas Roll Call a big suc
cess and the result is very gratifying
to all concerned. Below is a report
of the subscriptions received by the
Team No. 1. W. L. Linville, captain,
112 members. '
Team No. 2. Mrs. Mary Eleanor
Cohenour, Captain, 202 members.
Team No. 3. Mrs. C. W. Lynch, cap
tain, 88 members.
Team No. 4. Miss Mary Mosher,
captain, 30 members.
Team No. 5. Mrs. T. A. Devine, cap
tain, 81 members.
Team No. 6. Mrs. Charles Wunder
lich. cantain. 83 members.
Team No. 7. Headquarters, 59 mem
bcrs Team No. 8. Emerald Isle Copper
company, Mrs. Strieker, captain, 15
Team No. 8. Arizona Butte Mining
company, M. H. Crowthers, captain, 9
Team No. 9. Frisco Mine, Ray Dim
mick, captain, 3 members.
Team No. 10. Yucca Tungsten Min
ing company, Harvey Klotsch, captain,
Team No. 12. Topock, Charles Main,
captain, 12 members.
Team No. 13. Standard Minerals
company, Roy Cornell, captain, 18
Team No. 1G. Golconda, C. B. Bell,
captain, 10 members.
Team No. 20. Sandy District, W. B.
Stephens, captain, 25 members.
Team No. 22. Citizens Bank, C. J.
Walters, captain, 16 members.
Team No. 23. Yucca, Miss Jean
Lambert, cantam, 68 members.
Team No. 24. Mrs. Prudence Brad-
shaw, captain, 7 members.
Team No. 25. Peach Springs, Miss
Dorothy Shawver, captain, 3 members.
Team No. 26. A. Long, captain, 296
Team No. 27. Mrs. C. B. Cravens,
captain, 182 members.
Team No. 28. Mrs. Floy4 W. Dono
van, captain, 52 members.
Total enrollment, 1496 members.
Permission has been received from
Pacific Coast headquarters to contin
ue the drive until January 10th. The
Chairman feels that it would be un
fair to call upon the captains to put
forth further efforts as Kingman has
been very thoroughly canvassed, but
lists have been left at the Arizona
Central Bank, the Citizens Bank and
the Beale Hotel and any who have
failed to sign up as members for the
year 1919 are asked to call at one
of these places, sign the roll and con
tribute a dollar.
The officers of the committee take
this means of extending their hearty
thanks to all those whose untiring
work has contribute so largely to the
success of the drive. Coming, as it
did, just before Christmas, the wom
en were obliged to make many sac
rifices to carry on the work, but,
without exception they gave their
time freely and cheerfully.
Thanks are also extended to the
Central Commercial company for the
use, gratis, of the large and comfor
tably heated room in the Commercial
building which was used as headquar
ters of the committee for nearly two
weeks. And last of all the commit-
te thanks , those who so generously
gave their financial assistance to. tne
RED CROSS CHRISTMAS ROLL
Casualties of the American expedi
tionary forces which have not been
published but which have been an
nounced officially by General Persh
ing had been reduced at noon Dec. 18
to a total of 66,892. These, the war
department announced Thursday, were
classified as follows:
Major casualties, including killed in
action, died of wounds, died of dis
ease and died of other causes, 1,680;
wounded, 64,862; missing and prison
A 'InrcrA nnrt.inn of thn 64.862 names
listed as wounded are minor cases, it
was said, many patients having long
since recovered and returned to duty.
Officially explained, that total is real
ly less due to the lact xnat uenerav
Pershing's total included marine cas
ualties of 1,202 killed and more than
4,000 wounded, which already have
been published by the marine corps
J. S. Porter and T. C. Andrews are
two of Chloride's citizens who are vis-
ltins the coimty seat.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF
Kingman, Arizona, Saturday December 28, 1918.
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IN MILLER WILL CASE
On December 23 when court conven
ed in the Miller case it was moved
by attorneys for H. H. Watkins, pet
itioner under the lost will, that the
hearing of the petition for the probate
of the lost will be postponed until Dec.
30, and the Court ruled that the hear
ing be postponed to that date.
The attorneys for Mr. Watkins then
moved to strike out the protest of
Minnie Wilson and C. R. Van Marter
to the proving of the lost will which
the Court granted. The Court also
revoked its former order permitting
the San Francisco attorneys for Min
nie Wilson to practice here.
Judge Thome suggested that it
would undoubtedly be to the best in
terests of the estate to proceed with
the hearinjr on the Wallace petition
for general administration inasmuch
as there might be considerable delay
in disposing of the petition for the
probate of the alleged lost will. As
it appeared from the ' evidence intro
duced at the former hearing that the
deceased had requested Mr. Watkins
to act as the administrator of the es
tate, he was asked to accept such ap
pointment, which he consented to do
provided that such acceptance would
not in any way waive his rights res
pecting his petition for the probate of
the lost will.
The Court then appointed Mr. Wat
kins general administrator, fixing his
bond at $34,000 and the special ad
ministrator was allowed $50 for his
services and discharged.
GEORGE BERGER, MINER
DIES OF INFLUENZA
George Berger, formerly an employe
of the Yucca Tungsten Mining com
pany, was the influenza victim of this
part last week, passing away at Yuc
ca last Tuesday afternoon of influen
The young man was one of six per
sons brought from the Klotsch Camp
some days previous, but was unable
to weather the inroads of the disease
The rest of the patients are report
ed progressing favorably. Nothing
is known here of Berger, no relatives
being found as far as could be learn'
His remains were brought to King
man and laid to rest in Mountain
View cemetery yesterday.
THE TEALE SISTERS
TOGETHER IN FRANCE
The folowing cablegram was receiv
ed day before Christmas by Mrs. John
Chambers here from the Teale siS'
ters, who are in France, one as a Red
Cross Nurse and the other as an en
tertainer. The young ladies are sis
ters of the lately deceased Lorren M.
Teale, Clerk of the Superior Court,
and the pleasant part of the news as
received was that they had found one
another and were able to spend the
Yuletide together, although their work
would in all probability keep them far
apart. Many friends will receive this
note with pleasure in the knowledge
that they are still in the land of the
living and enjoying good health.
H. M. Caswell was a Thursday vis
itor here from the Standard Minerals
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MONDAY, DEC- 30TH
Th schools of the county will open
Monday December 30th. It is under
stood that it will not be compulsory
for parents to send children for the
time being. This ruling has been
made by the Board of Health.
It is thought that in most cases
however that the children will attend
as they do not wish to miss anymore
of the term 'than necessary.
HELP FOR AHENIANS
ASKED OFUNITED STATES
President Wilson has issued a proc
lamation appealing to the generosity
of the American people in behalf of
(the millions of war sufferers in the
Near East, Armenians, Syrians, and
Greeks who have been driven from
their homes by Hun invasions, and
who are literally starving to death by
the thousands. A campaign for re
lief funds will be conducted January
The following is the President's
"For more than three years Ameri
can philanthropy has been a large fac
tor in keeping alive Armenian, Syr
ian, Greek and other exiles and ref
ugees of Western Asia.
"On two former occasions I have
appealed to the American people inj
behalf of these homeless sufferersfl
whom the vicissitudes of war and mas
sacre had brought to the extremest
"The response has been most gen
erous, but now the period of rehabil
itation is at hand. Vastly larger
sums will be required to restore these
once prosperous, but now impoverish
ed, refugees to their former homes
than were required merely to sustain
life in their desert exile.
"It is estimated that about 4,000,
000 Armenian, Syrian, Greek and oth
er war sufferers in the Near East will
require outside help to sustain them
through the winter. Many of them
are now hundreds of miles from their
homeland,. The vast majority of them
are helpless women and children, in
cluding 400,000 orphans.
"The American Committee for re
lief in the Near East is appealing for
a minimum of $30,000,000 to be sub
scribed January 12-19, 1919, with
which to meet the most urgent neeas
of these people.
"I. therefore, again call upon the
people of the United States to make
even more generous comxiDuuons man
thev have made heretofore to sustain
through the winter months those, who,
through no fault of their own, have
been left in a starving, shelterless
conditions, and to help reestaDiisn tne
ancient and sorely oppressed people in
their former homes on a selfsupport-
(Signed) WOODROW WILSON."
The White House,
November 29, 1918.
Paul White returned to Kingman
the first of the week from Yucca,
where he has been assisting in the
nursing of the many victims of the in
fluenza in that city.
W. E. Frost is in town from his
ranch at Wallapai Springs.
Frank Irwin, one of the old time
miners of the county, spent Christmas
from Franceiis shown entering the
BROUGHT IN SUITCASE
FULL OF WHISKEY-ARRESTED
BY jEDERAL OFFICER
Ed. E. Smith, a miner, was arrested
as he got off Number 10, east bound
passenger train, yesterday morning,
on a charge of bringing liquor into a
dry territory, under the Reed cong
ressional act. Smith had with him
a suit case and about 40 bottles of the
elixer of life, which be was bringing
in for himself and friends. He stated
that the liquor had cost him, about
Federal officer Goodnight made the
arrest and took Smith before U. S.
Commissioner Smith, who boundhim
over to the U. S. Grand jury in the
sum of $500, which bond was given.
ARIZONA COLONEL IS
Col. John C. Greenway, who .is con
valescing in a Paris, France, hospital
from the effects of gas, has been giv
en a service medal for bravery. Col.
Greenway was one of the dollar-a-year
men who went to France in the
first days of the war, but who enlisted
in the fighting forces as soon as he
could, being given the rank of colonel.
Arizona is proud of his record, not
only as a soldier, but as one of the
bier ttiinincr men of tha otafo Tf
due to his efforts that the Calumet
and Arizona and the New Cornelia
mines are the big properties of the
state, and when he returns we expect
to see many other enterprises en
gineered by him. He is on the level
in all his dealings with the public and
no questionable methods have ever
been charged against him in all his
mining career. It is being thoroug
ly honest and conscientious that has
made our Arizona boys popular "over
STATE OF NEVADA WENT
DRY 16TH OF DECEMBER
On the 16th of this month the state
of Nevada passed into the dry column,
and it is possible that Mohave county
will not be disturbed by the bootleg
gers operating from that direction.
Nevada bootleggers will have to get
their wares from such a distance that
they will never reach the Mohave
county line again, it is believed. Nev
ada was an avenue for the bootlegger
operating in the mini.ig section of
this county and it is probable that
much of the revenue derived from the
sale of liquor at Searchlight and Las
Vagas was furnished by Chloride
people, as well as the joy water em
bibers of Kingman and Oatman. At
the present time Needles is the only
avenue of liquor supply, but that town
evidently has a big amount to draw
ON WAY TO PLACER
Frank M. Barnes, of San Diego, who
owns a large acreage of placer mines
on the Colorado river, near Bonelli
ferry, passed through Kingman yes
terday morning on his way to the
property. Mr. Barnes has been a vis
itor to this section many years and
has continued to hold his mining in
terests through lean as well as pros
For more than twenty-five years
the mining editor oi this paper has
advocated the darning of the Colora
do river in the Grand Canyon for
power and water purposes and has
many times had the project before the
U. S. Geological survey, but with
small hope of success. Every angle
of the subject has been discussed, but
one project or another put it out of
immediate consideration, the engi
neers of the Survey believing that suf
ficient money could not be obtained
from congress to put it through. En
gineers have made surveys and exam
inations into the feasibility of the pro
ject, and Col. J. B. Girand, who is now
city engineer of Phoenix, worked on
the project for power the past three
years and might have pulled it off if
the war had not put investments ot
that character out of commission.
In September of this year Secretary
Lane sent widespread request for
lands pn which to,place returned sol
diers, and the writer sent in a report
on the Grand Canyon project to which
he received immediate response that
the matter would receive immediate
consideration. The report was called
to the attention of Director Davis of
the Reclamation Service and he in
turn directed the field engineers to
make an examination of the project.
And last Monday Secretary Lane is
reported to have' electrified a large
number of western congressmen in a
talk before the Committee on Irriga
tion of Arid Lands, when he stated the
potentialities of the mighty Colora
do river and told of two dams that
were planned under an appropriation
that was designed to reclaim a few
thousand acres, and that he believed
that a great dam could be built below
the Grand Canyon which would make
fertile fully 1,000,000 acres of wonder
fully productive soil. To obtain the de
sired end Secretary Lane wilL ask con
gress to appropriate $100,000,000, to
be immediately available for the use
of the Reclamation Service. So im
pressed were the members of the com
mittee with'the importance of the pro
ject that Secretary Lane was asked '
to repeat his talk to 150 senators and
congressmen after the Christmas holi
days. The gist of his talk was as fol
lows: That $100,000,000 be immediately
available to prepare homes for return
ing soldiers on the arid lands of the
West and the cutover and swampy
landsi of the south. He went into de
tail as to what could be accomplished
'for the soldiers in all these sections
if given sufficient appropriation im
mediately. He said he desired to have
such an item included in the Sundry
Civil Appropriation Bill, but had beec
advised by Chairman Shirley to get si'
Several of the Congressmen sug
gested that a direct appropriation of
$100,000,000 be made and that the
Rules Committee frame a rule by
which this item could be passed at
this session of Congress so that farms
for soldiers could be quickly made
available and at the same time work
for soldiers could be immediately of
fered to the returning heroes of Chat
eau Thierry and the Marne.
It was agreed by the men who
heard Secretary Lane that a big drive
in support of his programme should
be made and therefore, it will be push
ed with all possible speed so that re
sults can be accomplished now. It is
expected that President Wilson will
send a cable indorsing such a pro
gamme and calling upon all the admin
istration leaders to push this plan
through both houses before March 4.
ONE WAY TO BEAT
v THE HIGH COST
The people or Gila county raised
garden truck to the amount of $87,
200 this year and beat old H. C. L. to
that extent. It is more probable
that Mohave county people will take
a crack at high costs in the same way
next year. There is plenty of avail
able lands and water to raise plenty
of garden truck in and around the
town. A small patch of land will
furnish enough truck for a good sized
Mix Their Drinks
Phoenix people may like "high grade
booze, but the drinks of that town are'
really not so particular, as the police
records show that jags have been
brought about by the copius use of
Jamica ginger, lemon extract, dena
tured alcohol, bay rum, ponds extract
and other alcoholic extracts. High
brow stuff comes high, really bejrond
the reach of the ordinary booze fight
er, so that when they want to go on
a "high-lonesome" they can go to the
grocery and secure a "peach of a bun"
for a few bits. The other evening a
woman was found in the gutter in that
city who had developed her jag on.flo
rida water. '