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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH,
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1918.
LETTER FROM-GEORGE1 LT. SHANK PASSES
George Morgan writes from France Lieut Hershel Shank passed through
under date of October 20th. ' Kingman one day the early part of
"Have intended writing you for a1 this week on his way from a Texas
long time but when you are moving flying field to Camp Kearny, where it
around the country in the army you is his belief that he will shortly be
will understand that writing letters is ' discharged back into civilian life. Mr.
almost out of the question. 1 am Shank passed a short time here a few
settled at last (maybe) for a while months back with his bister, Mrs. Jas
at least and am working every day per N. Brewer and while here made
Am on detached service, not working a number" of friends and together with
for the Butchery Company, but do
ing duty in a clercial way in an Amer
ican Regulating Station. Can't tell
you where I am located on the may
DUt some distance Demn,a me niijes,-!
far enough at least to be safe from
most of he big guns.
Have been getting along fine so far
and still hold my three stripes. Glad
I landed Sergeant as it helps some in
getting around and when you are tra
veling, sometimes get a. little better
accomodations. Give some credit to
the Kingman Home Guard as the
training I received under Captain
Franklin helped me a lot in the Army,
in fact I have not seen anything in
the way of drilling that was new to
me, with the exception of course of
a few little changes that have been
made since the drilling regulations
TO THE MEMORY OF
JAMES P. DICKSON
this was so well impressed with this
country that it is not at all impossible
that he will locate somewhere in the
southwest. He had completed the
army flying course and had been re
tained as an instructor at the training
camp, although like many other eager
Americans wanted to get to the front,
where there were things doing and
again, like all good soldiers was told
that a good soldier was one who filled
in where he was most needed and that
The young man is a thorough me
chanic on auto and airplane engines,
both practical and theoretical, and
would be a welcome addition to any
mechanical corps in any capacity and
we hope that he sees fit to locate in
LT. R. S. ADAMS
NOW IN GERMANY
"In the passing of "Jimmy" Dick
son at Chloride on Dec. 15th, 1918, our
community, and the state of Arizona
lost a valuable citizen, and also one of
Born in New York, November 1839,
he came into Arizona in the early part
of 1854 when less than 16 years of
age, while still in his teens he made
three trips through Old Mexico buying
up bands of mules, which himself and
buckaros whom he had employed,
drove across into the southern states
where he disposed of them chiefly in
New Orleans and from which he real
ized quite a fortune. When he return
ed with the proceeds of the third sale,
he got "the call for gold" which lured
him to the placers of California. Af
ter a short stay in the land of gold he
returned to Arizona where, in the lat
er years he explored 'the desert hills
and mountain ranges of the entire ter
ritory in the olden days, when all the
different tribes of Indians were hostile
and on the war-path, and when the
Goverpment Posts were the only hav
ens of refuge.
He was among the iirsr to locate
Sam H. McKnight came in from
Hackberry last Friday suffering from
a slight touch of rheumatism and was
confined to his bed for several days
as a result. He was able to return
to the abve city Thursday, where he
will again take up his business of
trapping in the mountains adjacent
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Atkin&on and
daughter Miss May Myers entertained I
at a sumptuous dinner Christmas day, I
Frank Reichenecker arrived last
Monday night from Kansas City, Mo.,
to visit his mother Mrs. P. E. Gillis
pie. He will remain the rest of the
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson and son
Mr MrKnie-ht tells us that durine ! John' Mrs- Rgers, William Gillespie,
Mr. iucKmgnt tens us unit uunng f , , p n5 . cnn
the recent war period, the prices tor "" ""
The first letter received from a
Kingman boy who had entered Ger
many, was from Lieut. R. S. Adams,
who is in the Advance Unit of the
Armv of Occupation. "I was fight
ing the day we got the order to cease
firing at 11 o'clock. I got the or
der at 10:30 and the next half hour
seemed like six. Well I pulled thru
two and half months of fighting and
am now on my way to Berlin. My
first division was relieved from the
front after we were all shot up, and
I was transfered to the 32nd Division.
1 was glad of it because I am now in
the advance troops of the Army of
Occupation and I always wanted to be
on of the first into Germany. We are
now on the' German border in Luxem
burg. We marched across Luxem
burg in 4 days so you may know we
make some MKes. we are to ue uh
the banks of the Rhine some place by
December 5th, so we will have to do
some more tall marching. When we
come into a town the Boche are just
Luxembourg is surely a beautiful
country, all the fields are just like
flower gardens, and the roads are
wonderful but they make your feet
snrfi iust the same. 1 will auie uc
furs have been hither than at any
time previous and as a result he has1
been able to make a number of'valu
J. H. Dundon and wife spent Christ
ham here with relatives from Fris
A. Cornwall came in from his Big
Sandy ranch one day last week and
returned the early part of this week,
after having attended to business mat
ters for several days.
Mrs. Allerton R. Price has return
ed from a six weeks visit with friends
in California, and arrived here in time
to enjoy the Christmas festivities at
Lou Neal came in from the Big San
dy the first part of this week and took
home a load of supplies.
S. J. Whiting left for Los Angeles
Friday for a short vacation. Mr. . E
Cary of Los Angeles took his place. S
Paul C. Dickev was a Christmas vis-1
itor here from Hackberry.
W. P. Carr and wife came in from E
the Emerald Isle property the first of E
this .week and departed for Los An- E
geles, where they will spend the hoi- E
idays with relatives. E
H. L. McCarn is a visitor here from's
H. L. "Sandy" Harris is registered jE
at the Beale from Chloride, from IE
which place he came last Monday. S
"Sandy" is one of the oldest placer 'E
miners of the Colorado river district j5
and is here to meet with prospective E
purchasers for property that he holds !
Mutiui1 HiTili IBM
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Look For the Clock
To all is
the wish of
The Citizens' Bank
.T. R. McNaucrhton was one of the
happiest men in town Christmas be s Rrethour, wife and son were Mon
ing the recipient of a young porker i d visitors to Kingman from the Ban'
and work the Rich Hill placers in the glad when this march to the Rhine is . a 'Christmas gift
with trimmincs from Mrs. G. T. Dun
can of Hackberry. Mac has been one
of the hardest workers among the 'flu
nurses and he deserved a real Christ
mas, recognition for his philanthropic
Senator C. W. Herndon spent the
Christmas holidays with his mother
in Prescott. He exepects to leave
soon for Phoenix, where he will at
tend the session of the legislature.
Mr and Mrs. W. P. Carr have gone
to Los Angeles to spend the holidays
with relatives. -Mr. and Mrs. Carr
have been at the Emerald Isle mines
since the first development work was
The employees of the Central Com
mercial Company preserited John
Ware with a fine leather rocker as
But even at that it is interest-
Mrs. E. J. Gooding and son, George,
Antelope Peak district in which he, oyer.
was very successful, making as high, ing .. -.-.- !w -"i - , "i, from Needles, California, last
as twelve, hundred dollars a day tO j guess that I will eat my ihanKs-, T d and remained oyer Christmas
the man in those diggings. He was, giving and Christmas dinners some-' . , . Gooding's brother, Jasper
a man who seldom suoke of his vast,
but if one could have his career laidout
it would be interesting reading. He
was one of those path finders of the
early days who .did a great part in
making our now great state inhabita-1
ble for the White Man. ,
"Jimmy" was a real "Diamond in
the Rough" of a kindly-disposition,
and whom every body loved and re
spected, and the legion of friends he
left will hope his last sleep may be
one. of peace."
A. M. MacDuffee.
A bounteous Christmas dinner was
served at the Bitf: F&sft RaficK last
Wednesday. Those present ibestde .the
family were Mr. and- Mrs. Jack Frost,
from Canada, Mr.-Li. w. yuinian ana
Mr. and Mrs.
L J. Parker-and daugh-
The Board of Supervisors will hold
meeting on December 30th, to close
all business for year 1918. Anyone
holding claims against County should
bill them by December 28th.
in Germany But we should d3S of is city. T
German turkey is just as good d t0 their home Thursday
come nome. a i i T. o t mas aav ana
some ground since I left the btates, c M Leonard,
and I have seen my share of fighting on No 2 the same e,
too. but now that it is all over I ami , norts several
glad of it.
I haven't received a Kingman paper
for some time, I move so, much my
mail can't catch up with me.
DINNER GIVEN FOR
Last Thursday Mrs. Elizabeth Fer
guson gave an informal dinner to Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. S. Tracy, who were
married Christmas eve at the .Com
Mr. Tracy has been a friend of Mrs.
Ferguson of many years standing and
coming to Kingman discovered a
friend that he had not seen for some
An enjoyable dinner and a pleasant
afternoon was the report of the
worry, uerman turKey . -" returned
as French i expect to ue ""'""-" th evening tram.
in Germany for at least three months ue even K
ti. t i,oiio,7o wo will he relieved. 1 ni ,? Mra .TnVin C. Snvder ana
want to reach the Rhine and see all ' their farming daughter, Patricia, of
there is to see then I am willing to , Sejjgman came down on No. 1, Christ
come home. I sure have covered mag d ay aa took dinner with Mr. and
leit uie vayea, M a M Leonard, returning nome
evening. Mr. Sny-
too, but now that it is all over l am dgr reports several inches of snow
in the mountain town ana our cumuie
proved an agreeable surprise.
Andrew Devine returned from Har
vard Military Academy in California
last Sunday, to remain over the Holi-
aEmmett Hoffman and Stanley Geo
rge are back from school, for the no.i-days.
W. J. Hennessey is here spending
the holidays with his family.
W. H. ,Long spent Christmas with
his familv. He returned to Oatman
Ruth Cohenour is in receipt of a
five dollar German'bill and a one dol
lar bill sent her from France.
ner camp of the Union Pass section.
John Lake and William Watchman
are this week's visitors to Kingman
from the McCracken Silver, Lead
Mine company camp in the southern
part of the Wallapais, where Mr.
Watchman has recently accepted a
position as foreman for that company.
Frank Hare is one of the old timers
visiting Kingman this week from the
R. T. Root was a visitor to King
man this week from the coast, remain
ing here for a couple of days attending
to business matters.
E. L. Hart and wife visited here
from the Big Sandy the first of the
week for a couple of days.
Cane in Brundages window. It weigh- ing of the armistice and the 'distant
ed 13 Lbs. They broke it in three ! looming of peace.
L. A. Newton and Adam Mason
spent several days here this week
from the mining section east of Yucca.
Frank Gibbons is here for the holi
days from the Copperville section.
Kenneth L. Sweetland and wife, of
Oatman were in Kingman Thursday.
J. A. Warner, "Shorty" as he is
known to all this friends and acquain
tances, came from Uatman luesaay
Mrs. J. J. Shawver and daughter, j and spent a day or so here.
Dorothy, were here aunaay ana JMon-i
auy oi tnis weex iruin jreucn oprongs
John Barry and W. P. Hill of Hack
bery were in Kingman Tuesday from
Miss Nina Uncapher is visiting in
Kingman (from Mineral Park.
W. E. Howard is in Kingman from
the Union Pass section.
E. M. Kelley and wife of the Levia
than mine are in town.
Sergt. John S. Mulligan arrived
home from Camp Humphreys, Va.,
this week, having been discharged
from the service, but has been retained
on the reserve list, which requires
that he take several weeks training
John is looking the picture of health
and a soldier that he is, for which his
many friends are truly glad.
"Billy" Richards and wife arrived
here last Sunday morning from Boston
Mass., where he has been attending
the naval radio school at that place.
The young man went on to San Diego
where he had to report to headquar
ters, leaving his wife here, and was re
leased in time to return home for
Christmas. He is looking well, al
though he has undergone a serious ex
perience with the influenza recently.
Frank Shultz registered in Kingman
from the Standard Minerals camp last
Ivan Neal was one of Sunday's vis
itors here from .the Big Sandy sec
tion. . .
Glenn Johnson, Maurice Withers
and Mrs. A. Chamberlain were the
lucky ones to win the large Candy
HWHERE QUALITY MEETS PRICE h
TO close our books for
for the yealr without
thanking you for your
business with us? would leave a big
We therefore wish you a very successful New Year
with 12 months of Prosperity, 52 weeks of un
broken Good Health, and 365 Days of Cheerfulness.
Incidentally we hope you will allow us to serve you
during the coming year.
Central Commercial Company
Where Quality Meets Price
George Baughman, J. C. McCarty
and J. Aronsen were this week's visi
tors from Hackberry.
George Lockwood spent Christmas
Day here from his property on Stock
W. J. Amann is one of the Oatman
'ites who spent a day here this week
from that camp.
C. O. Erixon is in town from the
Twins property at Cerbat.
William Hoffman has returned from
a trip to the coast, where he recently
went in search of medical treatment
and he returns much improved in
Geo. H. McDonald came from Valen
tine Thursday and returned home to
that place the same evening.
William Stallsmith. justice of the
peace elect of Chloride precinct, was
a Kingman visitor the first of the
week, attending to the filing of his
official oath, bond and the attention
of other matters necessary to his oc
cupation of his new office.
William Sitton was here Tuesday
securing supplies for his ranch, near
the Round Valley ranch, on the Big
William Grant came down last Sun
inv from Hackberry and spent a
couple of days here attenaing to uu
iness matters before returning to the
ohnvo nlnro. He had the misfortune
to sprain his leg in catching a long
Bath Fatal to Two
That a bath is not always healthful
was evidenced a few days ago at
Bingham, Utah, when two men met
death while bathing in an old unused
cynide tank. Three miners rigged the
tank up for Bathing purposes and in
serted a steam coil to warm the water.
The tank was filled and two of the
men undressed and entered it. They
dove under the water and almost in
stantly died. The other man had
trouble unlacing his ' shoes, which
probably saved his life. While the
tank had been carefully scrubbed and
washed out it is probable enough of
the poisonous material adhered to the
sides and bottom to make a deadly
solution. Cynide is one of the most
deadly of poisons and great care
should be used in handling t vessels
that contained it in any form. We
have I seen birds dip their bills in a
weak Solution and raise their heads '
up to swallow it and die in that position.
An important discovery of platinum
has been made in Alaska, the metal
being associated with copper and gold
in the ore. The metals are in veins,
somewhat akin to that found in the
Boss 'mine, at Good Springs, Nevada.
Platinum has heretofore been found
only in placers, only a low percentage
having been found in vein masses. No
effort has been made to discover this
important metal in the veins of the
(ii, t-oin wiion pnminir here and countrv until an assayer found that
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Wie UlCis Ul tlic uuoa mi.i- vwv "';'-
being thrown over the dumn were rich
in the white metal. Since that time
effort 'has been made to open veins
of the minerals in some part of the
country to supply the growim demand
and it is possible that Alaska may
come to the front as a large producer.
has been compelled to resort to the
use of a cane to assist mm in gei
ing about. Mr. Grant was the for
tunate candidate for justice of the
peace of Hackberry precinct at the re
cent election and will succeed, Mrs. L
C. Daniels, incumbent.
J. E. Bruce is registered at the
Beale Hotel from Goldroad to spend
the holidays here.
V. J. Welch and wife came in from
their Wheeler Wash goat ranch last
Tuesday and spent the night at tne
Beale, returning home the next day
with a load of supplies.
HOME FROM AVIATION
John H. Ware and W. E. Bonelli ar-
1 rived home from a Texas flying field
the early part of this week and will
omnin Imvino- hppn discharged from
John H. Hines, Jr., popular young i the servjce 0f Uncle Sam in accord
Oatman attorney, spent Tuesday in ance with the peace program. Both
Kingman from the Gold camp. y0Ung nien have practically completed
nr u r.,r.r. limthor f W P Carr I the flying course and would have been
M. H. Carr, brother of W. 1 . Larr, - d h tested their
came up from Cedar creek Tuesday l g.nce
and has been visiting here linS ot veace, they we detenvm.
luends. tQ return t0 c;vji ijfe rather than
James Curtain and father came in follow the peace time life of the ar
from their ranch Tuesday and spent my.
Christmas with friends in Kingman.
Al Mayo is in town from the Alum Every War Savings Stamp in your
Wash section, where he has been de- possession is a pict. re of your share
veloping some promising prospects. ) in the work of winning the war. Why
, not fret up a reeular picture gallery?
A. C. Lambert and wile were cnior
iders in Kingman Monday of this
Pete Garcia arrived in town Tues
day and has been spending the week
here in avoidance of the cold days, as
well as the holidays.
Thomas W. Devine, U. S. N. Avia-'
tion, arrived home last Monday fromi
San Diego, Calif., and was able to
spend Christmas with his parents
here, although his furlough was only
for a few 'days and he had to return ,
the following day. rie expects, how
ever, to be mustered out soon as this
seems to be the plan followed in both
the army and the navy since the sign-
Full Line of-
CUT GLASS & SILVER
Gifts for each member
of the family.
C. B. JOHNSON
Kingman , Arizona