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Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, November 16, 1918 .
No. 3.
Mtt Ukrirj
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
'Hoping this letter may
you a little in your trouble.
"Very sincerely,
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.
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.
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.
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?
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Thousands of perfectly good-for-noth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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g home the bacon for Uncle Sam.
ins Hun captives being led away Hor
Dr. T. R. White, who has been prac- j
ticing his profession in this county the
past several years, has been called
into the service of Uncle Sam as a
lieutenant. 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-
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
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.
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.
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
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
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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..
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.

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