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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1918.
PAGE THREE FAIR FOOD PRICES As Fixed By Food Adiministration KINGMAN, Saturday Nov. 0, 1918 The following official quotations are the maximum retail prices that may be charged for the foodstuffs nam ed, as fixed by eKingriian Fair Price Committee of the Food Administration Owing to fluctuations of the mark et on butter and eggs, the above price on these items is neither minimum or maximum. Victory Flour 1-8 bbl. bag (24 pounds) $1.75 Wheat flour, per 1-8 bbl. bag (24 lbs.) .....' 1.65 Wheat flour (bulk), per pound 07 Barley flour, per 1-8 bbl. bag (24 lbs.) 1.95 Barley flour (bulk), per lb 08 1-2 Rice flour (bulk), per lb .' 12 Cornmcal (bulk), per- lb 08 Corn flour (bulk), per lb 08 Victory bread (price per loaf), 16 oe 13 Victory bread (twin loaf), 24 ounces .' 16 Oatmeal or rolled oats (bulk) per pound T. 10 to .11 Rice, unbroken, standard quality, per lb IW2 to 1716 Sugar, granulated (bulk) per pound 09 1-2 Sugar, granulated (bullf), per lb ll1 Beans (navy) per pound 17 1-2 Potatoes (white or Irish), per lb 04 to 4 Onions, per lb 04 to .04 1-2 Raisins (seeded), per 16-Jz. pkg 15 Frunes (60-70's), per lb ' 15 Canned tomatoes (standard grn-le), (No. ZVz can) 18 Canned corn (standard gn ' , per 20 ounce (No. 2) can 15 Canned peas (standard grade), per 20-oz. (No. 2) can 18 to .22 Canned Salmon (tall pink Alaska), per 16 oz. (No. 1) can 22 to '.25 Canned salmon tall red Alaska), per 16-oz. No. 1) can 30 Eavaporated milk (unsweetened, per 6-oz can 08 Evaporated milk (unsweetened), per 16-oz. can 17 Butter, per lb to 68 ' 70 Eggs (fresh ranch), per doz 92 Cheese (New York or local), per lb ' 40 to .45 Lard (pure leaf in tins) per 3 pound pail -. 1.05 to 1.10 Lard substitute'in tins, per 6 pound paii 2.00 Bacon (not sliced), standard grade, per lb 55 Bacon (sliced), (fancy grade), (Swifts Prem.) per lb "710 Ham (smoked), standard, per lb. (whole) .43 8-4 Ham (smoked), fancy grade, per lb. Prem. whole 44 3-4 Bacon, (Premium) not sliced . . . ., 61 to 63 Round Steak, per lb 35 to .40 On charges made for any articles here listed in excess of the list price should be reported to County Food Administrator Stewart. 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GRUNINGER 8C SON Phone Blue 175 Kingman, Arizona The following letter written Sep tember 26, was received in Mohave County this week from Earl Dermont. Am in the Q. M. C. now and of cQurse you know our work is right be hind the firing lines, always in sound of the guns and often under fire of the long range stuff and aeroplane bombing, both of which we get a steady diet of in their turn, so the work is anything but monotonous. We are now on a sector where Bill stands to lose and is gradually losing a very important key position to some territory he prizes very highly and so of course his Germs and Insects are very pestiferous all the time and in every way which they alone know how to be. Before you receive this letter you may read of the fall of a very strongly fortified city which they pro fess to think impregnable. I fancy it isn't when the Americans and the French get to hammering at the-gates. Marshall Foch does things in his own way and time and has so far accomplished everything he has set out to do about on the tick of the watch. He is surely some wonder and must be some relative of Napoleon or another and later edition. As I believe I told you, we arrived on the scene, here, in time to get in on the second great battle of the Marne and our Calif, bunch were as signed to Q. M. service for a time be cause the artillery units were all at full strength so we fell right in back of the famous fight of Chateau Thier l y, which was one of the bitterest and fiercest of the war, considering the duration of it and the number of men engaged. The Crown Prince lost one of his crack Divisions of Prussian Guards. It was there that the salient sagged fartherest toward Paris. When we got through it was an in verted cone in the other direction, and at times the Boches did some tall tun ning. They were blasted with nrtil- and there are literally thousands of them planted alon that line of re treat. The historian who comes nosing around, notebook in hand anil wise look on his face, seeking verification of reports, can trace the exact line of that retreat by Boche graves, except in places where they were running so fast that a bullet couldn't catch up with them. All along the line that second battle of the Marne wa.; a Hum-Dinger, and it was the one thsifc turned the tide of the war so we are all glad that we got in in time to par ticipate and you can bet we did parti cipate. While it was going on we were working all kinds of hours night and day keeping a steady stream of supplies going from rail head to front line so that there was nothing lacking when it was needed, and you know 10000 men use some ma terial and grub every 24 hours in bat tle line. The nth division W the first army corps has earned quite a name for it self and is living right up to it. They were in at the start and I hope they will be in at the feenish as the French say whenever and wherever that may be. The work seems to be progressing well on all fronts now even in chaotic Russia and when the work goes well in Russia we know the day of miracles is not past. When are you going to take to shooting Bolsheviki in the U. S.? " If you don't get rid of a few of them before we get back the soldiers will. The dirty hounds pulling sabotage and factory burning and at the same time loafing on the war-work jobs that are paying them from 5. to 1JJ", dofcijs a day while they are comfortably hous ed and fed on fare that would give a soldier ,the gout, and last but not LEAST in no danger from Boche bul lets and bombs while we take it as it comes over here rain or shine, most ly rain and mud in all ,kinds of hours and weathersat $1.00 per. Oh yes there will be some reckoning with the American Bolsheviki, other wise known as the I. W. W. and some kindred slackers, traitorous parasites and vermin when this army gets back they can count on that as sure as the coffee they will have for break fast to-morrow. I have lost about a dozen of them myself, when I shall be delighted to hunt up if I have a few- rounds of ammunition left to sparel from the Boche scrimmage, rrom the events now transpiring every where we can see this the great clean ing up of the world. Universal house cleaning as it were, so far at least as this world is concerned and from the way it is progressing now from Huns to Turks and back again, and I am sure every dirty dog and some clean ones too, will have their day and be trimmed according to their deeds and misdeeds. The great harvest is on and no one knows how much grain is to be thresh ed. One great event looms stupend ous above all else on the horizon of the present day and that is that we are at the parting of the ways, great wide universal ways at that, wherein those people who would not perish must come out of Egypt and square away to a better and finer way of life. They must learn the arts and sciences of Equity and Justice or perish. There will be no place on this future earth for any such race of dirty dogs as we are fighting over here nor any of their kind of which therfe are many in every land. Nature herself abhors them and seems to stand aghast at their presence on this fair earth, as they pollute the flower covered sur faces of it. What a shining example of the fit ness of things that in this awful world volcano the vile, unspeakable Turk and the Beast of Berlin should stand side by side as partners in the most stupendous crime of all the ages? Can you beat it? One thing the American people won't do and that is to quit or let up on the pace we're going until Prus sianism, both in America and Germany will be killed so damned dead that it will never come to life again unless future generations should develop a breed of Hellions like the present race in which case we can do noth ing to prevent it unless we clean the nits up so thoroughly now that they won't make lice strong enough to rise, and do anything to the world like they did this time. Anothen thing I am positive of m my own mind th)at if the Allies don't disarm Germany and remove all ordnance out of the coun try at the finish and make drastic provisions against their making any more we or all of us will have this same job to do over. again inside of 20 years. Any one who thinks that they are sorry as a mass for what they have done or that they intend to abide by anything that they do in the way of treaties, is too simple-minded to be turned loose as a mental maniac to browse and acquire knowledge. It would not be too much or too drastic if the U. S. should pass a prohibitory statute keeping their ships out of our ports for 50 or 100 years, under dur ess of being sunk on any means- afb hand as soon as one showed in at port. South America is becoming, or soon will be in themood to pass very stern and far reaching measures against the Hun, en bloc. By the way the Boches extremity in South America is our opportunity. . Commercially damned we would be if we fail to grasp an opportunity that never before was ours. I guess I could write a week on these lines and maybe find something at the end of that time to write about, but between us there is censor and tonnage, so shall have' to finish it in installments. Earl C. Dermot. LETTER FROM GEORGE MORGAN George Morgan writes to friends in Kingman: "Have been intending writing you for some time and now that I can use a typewriter can do a little more cor responding. It is pretty hard to write letters when you are quartered in some old French Barracks with no place to write on except the floor or on your mess kit. Received a letter from Hettie today da,ted September 9th San Francisco and was sure glad to hear from her. I receive her letters fairlv promptly but have not heard from mother since I have been in France. We have been moved around so much it takes some time for our mail to catch up with us. Am now working in a Major's office doing clerical work, which is much better than working outside during the winter months. Like my work fine and hope to get a beter position than I have. The Lieutenant in charge told me tonight that he would have a better position for me soon. Hope everything at .the Power Plant and in Kingman is running fine and that you are not overworked. I have been working long hours, some time from 8:00 A. M. until midnight but have an assistant now and will not have to put in such long hours. Would like to know Miss Teale's ad dress as I may get a chance to see her. Have not. seen a single one in France (oiitside of my brother) that I knew in the States. It would sure seem good to run on to some one from my own "Home Town" or Kingman. Don't like France a bit and will be glad to get back to the good old U. S. A. From the way our boys have been cleaning up the Boche it will not be long before we will cross the puddle once more. Would go back in a row bpat if necessary, any way ;to get mere, mis sounds like 1 am disgust ed with France but to tell the truth we are treated fine as far as eats and quarters are concerned and are not overworked to any extent bit just simply don't like the country. We don't get it near-as hard as the dough boys, we have only had a few marches with our packs and don't wanit many more with my pack now as it has grown to about 90 pounds. Not much news that we can write but will have a lot to tell you when I get back which I believe will not be long. Don't expect to eat Christmas dinner in the States or anything like that but we will clean up the hkxp$ before many months. Would be glad to hear from you as don't get any Kingman news except the little that Hettie hears. Haven't received any mail from anyone except Hettie and one letter from Bob Wilde since I have been in France. Tell all the boys at the Plant hello for me and any other Kingman friends you might see. With best regards to all and hope Lucile is good and "FAT" by this time. Sincerely, George. Sgt. Geo. P. Morgan Butchery Co. No. 337 Q. M. C. A E. F. Statement of Condition of Arizona Central Bank Flagstaff- Williams - Kingman Oatman - Cfiloride Arizona Condensed from Report to the State Bank Comptroller at close of ''Business November 1, 1918. RESOURCES Loans & Discounts $2,232,773.92 U. S. Bonds '.. 47,155.00 Other Bonds, Stocks, Securities, Etc 202,440.17 Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 68,553.43 Real Estate 69,097.73 Assets not included under above heads 4,210.71 Cash and due from banks 519,217.73 Total : $3,143,448.69 LIABILITIES I N Capital Stock paid in '. $250,000.00 Surplus ..". 56,500.00 Undivided Profits 36,372.08 Bills Payable " -150,000.00 Bills Rediscounted 61,215.40 Deposits . . .' 2,589,361.21 Total -... $3,143,448.69 Arizona Central Bank Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, $325,000 KINGMAN, ARIZONA From the 'Stars and Stripes" (Official paper of A. E. F. ) Yankee camouflage artists are get ting so blooming clever with their trick foliage and fadeaway effects that they are fooling the animals as well as the Huns. R. R. and C, or the department of Rents, Requisitions and Claims, at S. 0. S. headquarters has just received' a -claim for 2,OOoifew odd centimes for good measure, francs from a rrench woman tor trie loss of two cows which, she alleges, died from eating camouflaged grass draped abound a pillbox which the Yankees had set up in the back mead ow lot on her farm behind the British front. were buried up there on the hill should Ieam that somebody in this outfit had 60 stolen francs in his pocket, I don't know just what would happen. I'm going to put nry hat here on the table and turn out the lights. The guilty man will know what to do." There was quite a snuffling of feet and milling around in the hut, arid then all was quiet. When the cap tain turned on the lights again and looked in the hat he found not only the 60 francs, but 300 more, and a One Artillery unit worked hard dur ing the afternoon of the second' day jot tne attack to get its pieces Sntoj position. It had moved up for the sec ond time, and had not fired a shot. i It was four o'clock when the lieu ' tenant in command gave orders for There is a colored labor outfit in,. r Vr" T,he IT the S. O. S. engaged in quarry work ft";'" first vol,er the' A few weeks ago, -,. cf . .oSf! , , f- , i.T..JUll IIIUUU ItUlblllg 1V1 lllb XU1CM word when the telephone rang and word came that the infantry had ad vanced so far that it would be neces sary to move up again before going into action. "Oh, hell!" said a gunner; "those Infantry guys am't got no respect for us at all! near a uase pun. .n. icw eeits ugu, 111 L11C (.UUiaC Ul UlGlllllg Ul OUUlb 1H..J ground, they discovered an old Roman burying ground with many skeletons, coins and relics. The. find made quite an impression on the minds of the finders, and there were many 'specula tions as to whether the shades of the departed legionaries still hover around in the vicinity of their last resting place, rne general opinion was tnat . -, . .... .. . ., ,., ..i,f f K uie m,r-A uVioy, I A German Artillery unit was m the a man ought to be on his guard wnen i , . . .. , .. . . ,. .t. I- af mofcf ' at of being relieved the first night About that time the sum of 60 francs disappeared from the counter of a nearby Y. M. C. A. hut. The captain of the outfit doesn't know a great deal about classroom psycholo gy, but he has learned a lot about it in the field. He called his outfit to gether one night in the Y hut and told them of the disappearance of -the money. Then he outlined the history and characteristics of the old Romans. the Americans swept forward. Toe advance was so swift that both the old unit and the relieving unit were captured at the gun positions. 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