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.1, I .. ...!'.- MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH OFFICIAL PAPER OF MOHAVE COUNTY Vol. XXXVII. Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, November 16, 1918 . No. 3. Mtt Ukrirj NURSE DESCRIBES SOLDIER'S FUNERAL Tho following is a leter received by Mr. and Mrs. Cj E.Green of No. 27 Thorp street- from the American Red Cross nurse who cared for their son, Sergeant Charles F. Greene,' during his illness and death in the French hospital at Auxerre, France. By this means many may better understand the love of the French people for our American soldiers "over there", also the wonderful )vork the Red Cross is doing for humanity. "Since writing my last letter to you I have attended the funeral of your son and thought perhaps you would wish to know about it. "He was buried at 8 o'clock in the morning from the church in connec tion with the hospital w'hich at one time was a monastery. This church is one of the oldest in France and dates back to the time of the Gauls. "There is a society in Auxerre called Dames de Francois which always sends flowers when any American boy is buried and also sends some of the members to attend the funeral. This morning there were four French wo men -,and myself. The casket is put into an open carriage used for that purpose and covered with the American flag. Walking ahead was the French Prot estant minister who conducted the short service in the church, then the pallbearers and one carries the French flag. Then the bearers and walking come the mourners. A French funer al is, really the most pathetic sight I have ever seen. "But the French people are so very reverent to the dead. As we went through the streets every man, boy re mold his hat, even the tiny boys of four and five years on their way to school. Every wagon wo passed stopped until we had gotten by. "Thought it would comfort you to know that your sort had every care and consideration in our power to give aid was not left to die alone by the wayside. 'Hoping this letter may comfort you a little in your trouble. "Very sincerely, "CLARA R. JUSTICE." TWO MOHAVE BOYS ARE DEAD IN FRANCE Eustace M. Hall, son of Mr .and Mrs .Hall, of Chloride, died in France from an attack of pneumonia. Allen Wright, son of the late Rob ert Wright, died in France with pneu monia. The young fellow enlisted in the first contingent from Chloride. These young men were among the first Arizona boys to go to France and their deaths will be regretted by all. They were splendid young fel lows who awaited not the draft to bring them into service, but enlisted when the first call came for men to defend the flag. HAS NIGHTMARE GOES THROUGH PULLMAN WINDOW A young sailor, going east Mon day night on train No. 2, had a rude awakening from a nightmare, when he jumped through the window of the sleeping car a mile below Kingman. The sleeper landed in some broken rock and one of his legs was quite severely cut and he was otherwise bruised. His companions heard him going through the window and all rushed from their beds in decollete at tire, through the cars, in an effort to stop the train and rescue the young fellow. The train was stopped, but started again for the Kingman station before the sailor showed up. The train was held here about fifteen min utes and the now thoroughly awaken ed man was brought in aiid placed a board. He was not seriously injured. .MRS. C. II. SMITH DEAD Last Wednesday morning Mrs. C. H. Smith died at the High School hospi tal from influenza and pneumonia. She had been brought from Stockton Hill last week suffering with influen za, Which developed into pneumonia. Mrs. C. H. Smith was the wife of C. H. Smith, formerly of Oatman. She was an excellent woman and had many friends throughout the mining camps where she had lived. Her body will be taken to Colorado for burial, the bereaved husband accompanying the remains. Several other members of Mrs. Smith's family are ill with in fluenza at the school hospital. IS NOT A SLACKER Cleveland H. Dodge, one of the principal shareholders in the Copper Queen mine of Arizona, contributed $500,000 to the War Work drive. This is the man that the slacker press has reported to be behind the "reptile press". How many of these slacker press fellows would it take to dig that amount of money from? BRINGING HOME THE WEINERWURST ."!.. i 1. " HI "--.: r-v. . V - r. . , 1MI V '"Wk'VV. .' - Mtw . . ... . " T A .A ' ... s...Tm- V tkl t n-1 Si -Jfli. ,f Ultfcfcv -, . ."?PA - j '1 "j '31 ' ."-"SJ'.'M 3 vK ISO'. y- v I nK v.'tsrri The American's promised to brin Thousands of perfectly good-for-noth LOSES GOOD CITIZEN HARRY WILLIAMS PASSES Harry F. Williams, one of the best known and universally liked citizens of Kingman passed to the great be-1 yond last Sunday night, after an 111- I ness of less than 48 hours. He was I taken ill Saturday afternoon and be-1 came delirious within a short time and remained in that condition until ! his death. Harry Williams was born in Fenn-' syivuniu u years ago. nis miner was identified with railroading and when quite young Harry took up tele graphy, which occupation he followed until a few years ago. He came to Kingman about 20 years ago and has been identified with the growth of the town in many capacities. He was chief deputy sheriff under J. C. Lane and was acting recorder under the late H. L. Underwood, which positions he filled with credit. He was secretary of the local lodge of Elks and of the lodge of Knights of Pythias. In orders he was held in the highest esteem by his brothers. He was a splendid fellow, honest, con scientious and a true friend. May1 his last rest be peaceful. His remains were shipped to Tulare, California, where his mother and brother reside. He leaves besides mother and brother a daughter and son, the son being in the U. S. navy. INTERFERES WITH DRAFT PLACED UNDFJURREST Mrs. Sophrona Walker was arrested this week at her home in the moun tains southeast of Kingman on a charge of making false statement re garding the age of her oldest son to keep him out of the draft. When the last registration was on Jack Walker was approached by J. F. Withers, clerk of the local draft board, and asked if he was not over 18 years of ago. The boy told him that he was not, but Mr. Withers believing that he was older than stated asked him to get an affidavit from his mother. The mother wrote that the boy was born in 11)01 and was but 17 years of age. The board took the matter up with the local board of Alpine, Texas, where the boy was born and ascer tained that he was 20 years of aire. The father of the boy was called in and stated that his oldest son was 20 and brought him in for registration. He was registered, but not inducted into the service. As a result of in- terfeience with the dralt the mother was brought before commissioner bmith and held on personal recogni zance pending further investigation of the case. The Walker family have been charged with many overt acts by the local officers and other arrests may be made in the family. STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS Mrs. A. A. Dutton suffered a para lytic stroke at her home in Kingman last Wednesday and is now in a pre carious condition. Her daughter, Mrs. Wheeler, is suffering with influenza, but is convalescing. RETURNS FROM LOS ANGELES H. A, Bacon, who went to Los An geles for a visit with his father ten days ago, returned to Kingman yester day and went on to his home at Hack berry last night. t . -i- & i ar &, i &&&&&&& jHmBPS m&m i X 1 M tl . " 4B ' &- !' '?Mijaffl!Y-laa J3SSA aw--a.wy'fauf3jww :n wiRi?5SP5sait ' 'apzw! mkJKs : t &jwmi -:": -, $ ( 5fft$tt ytErvV? 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Lieutenant White depart ed Sunday evening last for Fort Riel- ly, where he will probably remain un-? fit o, ,- j.Iwiiti.- f ti, til after the demobilization .of the troops, and will later either go to Europe or be quartered in some one of the recuperating hospitals to which a large number of our boys will come after peace has been full established in Europe. Dr. White has a host of friends in Kingman that will wish him the best of luck in his new posi- tion. During his absence Dr. Wm. C. Todt will have charge of his practice, and will also act as health officer. Dr. Todt came here in the U. S. nublie health service; having had years of practice in that department at Os wego, New York. He will remain here during the epidemic of influenza and may conclude to remain perman ently. UNITED WAR WORK Mohave county is meeting with dif ficulties in its ar Work Campaign, but nevertheless every effort should be bent to the securing of the quota assigned it. Thirty boys in Mohave county have pledged $150 and 36 girls have pledged $180. This is a small amount to gather in and we hope every boy and every girl will use their best endeavor to go over the top. To the older folk we would suggest that they go to their local banks and pay in whatever amount they feel jus tified in giving to this great work. The great societies represented in this campaign need every dollar and more for their work in the alleviation of suffering in war weary Europe. Millions of people must be fed and thousands must be nourished back to life. And the people who are giving their time and labors without remun eration should be upheld in their work by the people of our wonderful coun try. And now that the war is almost over the needs of the people in the invaded .territory of Europe will be greater than ever, and America must feed and clothe and care for these poor creatures whose lives have been wrecked by the merciless Hun. And America must care for her own boys and see that they want for nothing while they are mopping up the bleak stretches of Europe. Everyone should give with a will. You will never feel the loss of your contribution. HOME AGAIN J. H. Rosenberg, who was called to his old home in Milwaukee by the illness of his brother and brother's wife, returned home last Thursday evening. While in Milwaukee he was taken down 'with influenza, but had a slight case. STRICKEN FA.MILY The family of I. D. Hilty have been badly hit by influenza, there being three children and the mother ill with the disease, and Thursday Mrs. Bryan Hilty and another of the boys were sent to the hospital. All are getting along nicely. Here they are fulfilling that promise. s de combat by their American captors BROUGHT TO LIGHT Another desert murder has been brought to light by the confession of a young man by the name of Thomp son, who recently confessed to ex-sheriff Sam Gay, of Los Vegas, Nevada, that he was present when- a man by ,..,. ., , CharL??. H. Lyshon, on the desert near PiweriixJ Arizona. From the confes sion, as told in the Las Vegas Age', we glean that Taylor and Lyshon were traveling companions and that while in Las Vecas they had some money . trouble ,that rankled in the mind of J Taylor. They went to Phoenix and remained there a few days, taking I with them on their further trip a boy ' named Thompson. A few miles out 'of Phoenix 'laylor asked the young j tellow to get out of the car and screw , down the radiator cap. As soon as the boy got out of the car Taylor turn ed and shot Lyshon through the head with a 45 caliber gun, killing him in stantly. He then made the boy get in the car and driving some distance off the road dug a grave and buried the murdered man. They then drove on to Mesa, where Taylor sold the car, a Hudson supersix for $100. Taylor, before burying Lyshon stripped the body of clothes, took his watch and other effects and placed them in the car. After wandering around the towns of Arizona the two went back to Las Vegas, where the boy through fears for his own safety confessed the crime. Taylor was arrested and is in the Las Vegas jail awaiting investi gation of the charges. Thompson is to show the officers where the body is buried near the Mesa road. This is but one of the many mur ders that have taken place along the lonely deseit roads, in which car own ers have picked up and carried stran gers with them.. ENDS DRAFT CALL ALL BOYS RELEASED Owing to the armistice and the pos sibility of peace the government has cancelled all draft calls. Twelve men were to have departed from Kingman to cantonments last Monday, but or ders have been received by the Ideal draft board to release all and allbw them to return to their homes. Some of the young fellows were very much chagrined when the news came, having made up their minds that the service of Uncle Sam was the proper thing. There is yet some uncertainty re garding what will be done with the boys, but it is probable that unless the terms of the armistice are violated there will be no more drjift calls and all boys now in cantonments will be discharged. Young fellows who have been attending schools will be released at once so that they can take up their college studies, but the older ones who are taking the officers training will be held to await orders for overseas duty. GOING ACROSS THE POND Miss Rachael Teale passed through I Kingman Friday night of last week on her way to France. She was met at Needles by her brother. Miss Teale entered the Y .M .C. A. service as a musician, being an accomplished pian- ist. Her sister, Catherine, is already in France as a trained nurse. S. GALLED BY DEATH Dan S. Richards, well known in mining and industrial circles, died at his ranch home near Kingman last Saturday afternoon of a complication of disorders. Mr. Richards came here some years go to look after the busi ness of A. L. White, of Lima, Ohio, in the Victor Gold mines and mill. Later he purchased property in King man and homesteaded 320 acres of land three miles from town. This land he has reclaiined by sinking a well and planting an orchard. He was an industrious and active man, honest in all dealings and a man among men. He leaves a si,ster and two brothers, William and J. H. Richards, of Boise, Idaho, to mourn his loss. Mr. Rich aids was well known in Idaho, where his brother. J, H. Richards, was gov ernor of the state. ' The funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon; burial being in Mountain View cemetery. OYER TOP FOUR TINES ST. Jimmy St. Charles, one of the youngest lads to enter the service of Uncle Sam from Arizona, has the le putation of having gone over the top four timeswas gassed .once, wounded in the lejjjy sch'rapnel, wounded in the hand by bullet and has just been discharged from tie hospital in Paris, where he is convalescing from an attack of typhoid fever. Jimmy was one of the young lads selected for special service in France and went over in June of this year. He enlist ed in the N. G. of California, which company was merged into Co. K., 160th Infantry. Jimmy St. Charles is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Kean St. Charles and was born in Kingman about 18 years ago. He has been in the service more' than a year, being but a few days over 16 when he went in. He is the stuff all Arizonans are made -of, but nevertheless Mohaveites are proud of Jimmy and will welcome him home again right royally. T SWAP IN OFFICES LANDS TWO IN NEW POSITIONS Yesterday afternoon the board of supervisors appointed Frank N. Van Marter to fill the vacancy in the of fice of Clerk of the Superior Court caused by the death of L. M. Teald, and later appoihted Miss Mary Kaus to the vacant position of clerk of the hoard of supervisors. Mr. Van Marter has held the posi tion of clerk of the board of super visors the past two years and is well qualified to fill the new office to which he has been appointed. There were four applicants for the vacant clerkship, J. S. Withers, Philip A. Smith, J. T. Morgan and Frank N. Van Marter, Supervisor Stephens nominated and voted for Mr. Morgan, but the other supervisors, C. W. Lynch and L. H. Foster voted for Van Mar ter. Miss Kaus went into the -clerkship of the board of supervisors unopposed. She has long been a clerk in the of fice of the recorder and is a capable and accommodating young lady. She is sure to fill the new position capa bly and well. VERITABLE ROBBER'S ROOST IS FOUND NEAR TUCSON TUCSON dispatch says: The slier iff's office has uncovered a veritable robbers' roost in the Tucson moun tains, a few miles from this city, with stacks of loot and even with a ais tressed damsel held captive. The girl is Adele Corrella, aged 17, who says she was taken from her home here by Viviano Sanchez, aged 23. Jesus Fe lix, his associate, has been arrested with him and two boys also have been taken into custody. .One of the boys, Gonzalez Lopez, is an escape from the state industrial school at Fort Grant. Scores of complaints have been coin ing to the sheriff of the raiding of havstacks and fields and cnicKen roosts and even of the theft of live stock. The Mexican house was found filled with merchandise of every de scription. RETURNS FROM SAD MISSION Frank Ferraris, who was called to Alturas, California, a few weeks ago by the death of his son, returned to Kingman Thursday, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Lucien. Mr. Fer raris' son died at an eastern military encampment and his body was shipped to the home of the family in Califor nia. The young man was born in Kingman. Phoenix, Nov. A warning was is sued today to all wholesale and retail mercantile concerns of Arizona by the federal food administrator against overstocking in substitutes. The signing of the armistice with Germany will make necessary many changes in the conservation program and these are now being considered in an executive session of state food ad ministrators in Washington. It i3 quite likely that the rules regulating the use of flour and substitutes will be modified and for this reason, it is exnlained. dealers " are rnntfnnprf against obtaining too large a supply or suDsmtutes. LORRENH. TEALE, POPULAR i OFFICER, GOES OVER DIVIDE The people of Kingman were both pained and Shocked when last Tuesday morning they learned that L. M. Teale had died the previous night. 'He had been taken with severe illness 'Sunday night and the following day it was thought best to take him to Los An geles for a major operation. He was suffering so severely that he had to be kept under opiates to relieve the in tense pain. Monday evening he was sent to Los Angeles on passenger train No. 9, Dr. Allison and S. D. btewart accompany ing him. When tlie train was nearing Ludlow he passed away. His remains were taken to Los Angeles and return ed to Kingman last Wednesday night. His sister, who was on her way to Europe, ano a brother and other, rel atives were notified of his demise. A brother and his wife came to King- ' man to attend the funeral, but the other sisters were unable to come, Miss Rachael having just gone aboard the ship in New York harbor when the wire arrived, and Catherine being in France, The funeral was held from his late residence yesterday afternoon, a large number of friends and acquaintances attending. Many were the floral wreaths from friends and secret or ganizations to which he belonged. L. M. Teale came to Mohave county about 20 years ago and engaged in mining. In 1910 he was elected Pro bate Judge and after the creation of the Superior Court he was elected clerk. He had just been elected to his third term in that office when death came to him. During all his residence in the county he established himself so firmly in the effections of the peo ple that we do not believe he had a single enemy. He was born in Miss ouri 48 years ago, but came to Ari zona more than 20 years ago, engag ing in mining at Globe, and later com ing to Mohave county. At the time of his death he was the owner of prom .iing mining property and also was a property owner in Kingman. Mohave county loses a splendid cit izen in the death of Lorren M. Teale and hundreds of friends will long mourn his death. WILL CANVASS RETURNS The board of supervisors will meet at the courthouse next Monday and canvass the returns of the late elec tion. So far all precincts have been heard from with exception of Grand Gulch, Moccasin, Mt. Trumbull and Cerbat. Short Creek was reported this week, having 22 votes. Colter re ceived 12 votes and Campbell . All other offices were given 13 votes for democrats and 7 votes for the repub- licans. None of the unreported pre cincts will cause any change in the vote for" county offices, all candidates of the democratic party having been elected. The only republican officer to slip through the meshes was S. H. Miller, constable for Kingman pre cinct. NEW SUPREME JUSTICE John W. Ross, of Bisbee, brother of supreme judge Henry D .Ross, has been appointed and accepted the pos ition of supreme justice, vice Alfred Franklin, resigned. Mr. Ross is a well known attorney and will fill the position with honor. VISITOR FROM FLAGSTAFF Judge E. M. Doe, one of the best known lawyers in the state, is a visi tor from Flagstaff. Judge Doe was a member of the last supreme court of Arizona under the territorial re gime. LARGE CATTLE SHIPMENT G. T. Duncan and O. D. M. Gaddis have completed the shipment of a large number of cattle from their ranges in Wallapai valley. The cattle will be put on pasture before being shipped to the market.