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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1918
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H. H. WATKINS
' "My attention has been called to a letter being
addressed to voters of the state and purporting to
be signed by George Babbitt, Democratic state
chairman, in which it is stated that I have publicly
criticized President Wilson in my speeches," said
Tom Campbell, who spent a short time in Tucson,
Sunday, en route to the southeastern part of the
The paragraph in Mr. Babbitt's letter to
which I take exception is as follows:
"We must not forget that the Republican
nominee for governor has in his campaign
speeches publicly criticized President Wilson and
his policies and has openly aligned himself with
the enemies of-our president.
"Before the Liberty loan campaign I made 5 pol
itical speeches at Bisbee, Globe, Tucson, Phoenix,
Prescott. After that my addresses were devot
ed to the Liberty loan and I ignored politics entire
ly. .Those who heard me will bear me out when
X say that I did not utter a single word which
might be construed as criticism of the president
of the United States or as aligning myself with the
enemies of our president.
"I have addressed a letter to Mr.' Babbitt, ask
ing him whether he authorized this false and libel
ous statement, believing that he should be held to
account if he is really responsible for it.
"It is no light thing these days to be charged
with being aligned with the enemies of the presi
dent of the United States and I cannot conceive
that Mr. Babbitt, whom I have always known to be
an estimable gentleman would make such a state
ment when there is not the,slightest foundation in
in fact for it."
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Ll ADAMS HIES OF
LIFE ON BATTLt LINE
The following letter was received
from Lieutenant Raymond S. Adams,
son of George M. Adams. He gives
a very graphic account of life in the
trenches and leading men Into battle
under shell fire.
I was in the big drive you read
about. We were in the front line
WRITES FROM AERO
CAMP NEAR LONDON
"I am getting along just fine and
like this branch of the service so
much," says Paul Hines, who is now
stationed in England. "I am learning
fast and my work is very interesting.
The discharged soldiers Wear wound
bars on .their civilian clothes and they
are numerous. Censored You
would be surprised at the number of
troops that are going and coming thru
here each day. We flew over town to
trenches eight days. Just came out day and I could see long strings of
last night and didn't realize we had
chased the Huns so far until we start
ed back. ,It has rained every day for
two weeks and it surely is a miserable
life fighting in the mud. We got by
lucky had no trouble handling my men
and only lost lone. He was slightly
wounded in the foot. I sure had a
narrow escape and thought many
times that we would all be blown to
We captured towns that the Ger
mans had held for four years. The
people were sure glad to see us. We
also took a lot of German equipment
that they left behind. They lost no
time in getting out. 1 never saw such
a wonderful system of trenches and
fortifications in my life. They had
tunnels under, the hills from one line
to another' over a mile long. Some
of tile dugouts were 90 feet deep and
would hold 200 men. And to think
we toolkit all "in two days. They must
have worked xon it! for years. , Our
big guns, surely tore them up, some
of the shell holes being 10 feet' deep
and 60 feet across. Some of the shells
they sent.at us made just as big a
hole. I laid in one full of water all
night under machine gun fire so I
know how big they are. ' Most any
hole looks big when they are shoot
ing at you. Our regiment captured
1700 prisoners alone and altogether
we got 8500.
In some of the towns we found over
200 kegs of beer and fancy wine. I
guess they had had a gay old time be
fore we came. We had a great time
going through the houses and drinking
all the beer we could find. We found
all kinds of souvenirs but couldn't
pack very much back in the mud.
Mud was knee deep in all the trenches
and the roads were almost as bad.
Haven't had a bath for two weeks
and only one change of socks in that
length of time. . I didn't have my
shoes off for eight days and slept as
I fought. Put feel fine and am get
ting fal; and I'm willing to stick to the
end if I'm as lucky as I have been.
Well guess I'll get one more scrap
before -the snow falls. t
Lieutenant Raymond S. Adams,
Co. X., 104th Inf., A. E. P.
V A. P. O. No. 709 via N. .
PAOl MORTON NOW IN-"-MlfflL'WARFAKE'CO.
Paul Morton, who .is ' in . France,
writes of the conditions over there.
"Will write this but you may be a
long time in getting it as the jnaibiare
slow ana l ao not nuw wueu-1 outyi
set this censored. u A'1! v '
We had a very good trip across but
was glad to get on land again and
straighten out. We have not knocked
around a great deal but have seen
quite a lot of trench, enough to not
care much about it. We have had
things fair, lots of hard work and
knocks but that is to be expected for
there are many of both. The worst is
yet to come but we only have ,time to
think of today and not of tomorrow
or the next day.
Have been feeling fair and hope
I continue to do so, as it is a whole
lot easier if one feels good. The gen
eral health seems to be good. Our
regiment has been very lucky so far
in casualties but some day we may get
hit hard. The Doughboys are the ones
who catch Hell and they surely de
serve all the credit they can get.
We have been taken out of the en
gineers and now are attached to the
Chemical Warfare Service. It gives
us a better rating and with a general
commanding us, which helps a lot in
what an outfit; gets. '
Everything is out of sight here.
Eggs are about 90 cents a dozen, but
ter 80 cents a pound and we are in the
country. . The, cities are worse. It is
rather hard to buy much for they do
not have it to sell The Y. M. C. A.
canteens sell us nrost of our needs.
Tobacco is issued but it is Dull Dur
ham and chewing tobacco. We can
always buy cigarettes from the Y.
but we cannot choose our brand as
they have only one kind at a'time and
everyday a different brand. We have
had from Pall-Malls to Meccas and
tobacco is the only cheap thing. Cam
els and P. A. are both a dime, or a
BILL HARRIS ON
WAY TO FRANCE
Donald f Bill) Harris is mmMi.
on the waters of the Atlantic on one
ot Uncle barn's big vessels. George
Grantham was taken sick with a maa
of mumps the day of their departure
and hence has been left behind, much
to his disgust. George and Bill had
labored hard to stav toinflifr nnH af
ter several transfers had gotten to-
fjeiner ror me iinai trip to one vessel
when fate intervened and handed
Georee a case of mumtm to sAnnrnfo
them. Let's hope that the future will
allow these pals to get together.
American boys marching to the sta
tion on tljeir way to France. I should
judge that there were about three
thousand. They looked like ants wind
ing around their trails. I had quite
a time tracing them and I don't be
lieve I ever did see the end of the line.
They march two abreast so you can
imagine the long line it must of been.
They are very strict about the lights
being lit after dark and every one
must be careful about pulling down
the shades. The stores all have their
window protected by wooden frames
to put in front of them. Of course
this to protect them from air raids.
When they have a raid in London the
signal is given by Claxon horns, ring
ing 'of bells and the blowing of whis
tles. Everyone gets out doors or
makes a rush for the underground
I donjt know when we will leave for
France but we will probably be in
England for several months longer as
we are heeded badly, here. We are
with" the Royal Air Force. Now that
American machines are arriving in
France we are anxious to be with
, When we first arrived I flew, a
gVeat deal but since my accident I
have not been up. I was up for a
ahort time this morning but I only
go up in time of duty now. My ma
chine has been laid up for repairs and
the Pilot took me up for a short time
this morning to test it out. I like
flying very much but do not want to
be a pilot. I have seen too much of
it since I have been over here.
I like England very well. Of course
everything is military and every per
son is trying to do his or her bit. The
people in the states do not realize
what this war means. Three other
boys and my self gave a dance a few
nights ago and several American
nurses attended. You do not know
how good it seemed to get to dance
with an American girl again. They
were' Eastern girls but I got along
fine .with them and surely enjoyed my
self.. There is an American hospital
tyhere we were camped when we first
arrived. It is several miles from here
andwe" have so little time for our
selves we don't get to visit with the
girls' We call them "Our Girls" and
they call us "Our Boys!" ,
ANDY.ALGER GOING ,
., 'ACROSS THE WATER"
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l-,The following letter was received
trora. Anoyt. Alger. Jtormerly with 'the
Central Commercial company, who- is
nowin the marines and stationed at
Quantico, Va., ,.
. "I -wrote you as soon as I arrived
1 here after leaving Paris Island. I
guess we leave., tomorrow morning at
2 o'clock for somewhere. Some say
it will be trance and others say we
will cross the U. S. on our way to Si
beria. We are sure going somewhere
as we have our overseas clothes and
have turned in all our others. We
are only allowed to take our equip
ment, which consists of 3 blankets. 2
pairs hob-nailed shoes, four pairs of
heavy woolen socks, 2 suits heavy
woolen underwear, 1 sweater, 1 over
coat, 1 plain coat, 1 trench tool, one
half of a tent, all our toilet articles,
2 towels, our me$s gear, which consists
of a plate, knife, spoon, a can to carry
all coffee in, cup and canteen, and our
bayonet and rifle. You see this is
I about all one person could wish to car
I guess I am going to get the chance
to go over and I sure hope so. We
can't leave our bunks today so as not
to give anyone a chance, to get away.
You see there, are always some who
don't want to go when it comes to the
SOON TO LEAVE
FOR TEXAS CAMP
Stanley George and Emmett Hoff
man have been students at the officers
training camp at Berkeley, California
for the past month, where they' are be
ing fitted for service with Uncle Sam.
Stanley is soon to leave for training
camp in Texas.
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CASE TO TEST
. STATE TAX LAW
The Standard' Oil company of Cali
fornia has begun suit against the
State Tax Commission of Arizona and
every' county, with -the exception of
Apache, to try out the new state meth
od of .taxation. The company sets up
that the assessment of taxes is cap
ricious, unwarrantable and whimsi
cal," and asks the federal court to set
aside the tax levied against the prop
erty of the company.
Other suits are in court for adjudi
cating the rights of the tax commis
sion and the property owners of the
state and how far the commission may
go in the taxing of property.
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