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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1918.
FAIR FOOD PRICES
As Fixed By Food Adiministration
KINGMAN, .Saturday, Dec. 2., 1918. The Mowing official quotations
are the maximum retail prices that may' be charged for the foodstuffs nam
ed, as fixed by Kingman Fair Price Committee of the Food Administration-
Owing to fluctuations of the market on butter and eggs, the above price
on thtse 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.) 1.70 to 1.75
Wheat flour (bulk), per lb 01 Vs
Barley flour, per 1-8' bbl. bag (24 lbs.) 1.93
Barley flour (bulk), per lb 08 1-2
Bice flour (bulk), per lb -12
Cornmeal (bulk) per pound i 072
Corn flour (bulk), per lb ,. 08
Victory bread (price per loaf), 16 oz 13
Victory bread (twin loaf), 24 ounces 13
Oatmeal or rolled oats (bulk) per pound 10 to .11
Rice, unbroken, standard quality, per lb '. 12 to 17
Sugar, granulated (bulk), per lb 11
Beans (pink), per pound 11 to .12
Beans (navy), per pound 16
Beans (lima), per pound 18
Potatoes (white or Irish) per lb '.04 to .04
Onions, per lb 04
Raisins (seeded) per 16 oz package 14
Prunes (60-70's), per lb 15
Canned tomatoes (standard grade), 2 1-2 can 18 to .22
Canned corn (standard grsdwper 20 ounce (No. 2) can 15
Canned corn (standard grade), per 20-oz. (No. 2) can "... .' . .18
Canned salmon (tall pink Alaska) per 16 oz. No. 1) can 22
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 pound t 72
Eggs (fresh ranch) per dozen 90
Cheese (New York or local), per lb 40 to .45
Lard (pure leaf in tins) per 3 pound pail 1.03 to 1.10
Lard substitute in tins, per 6 pound pail 2.00"
Bacon (not sliced), standard grade, per lb .65
Bacon (sliced), fancy grade, per lb 66 to .72
Ham (smoked,. sliced), standard, per pound . , 65
Ham (smoked sliced), fancy grade, per pound 72
Bacon (whole) Vftiakan per lb 58 to .64
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.
TELLS OF GOING
OVER THE TOP
Another interesting letter from one
of our, boys in the Army of Occupa
tion, was received from Dan Angius,
formerly with the Arizona Stores Co.,
in Oatman. The letter is dated Nov
"I have been over in France for 7
months, of course fighting the Hun.
Some life and I would not sell my ex
periences for anything, and now that
it is over I am more than happy as
well as the other boys I expected to
be home for Christmas but the divi'
sion 89 that I am in is part of the
army of occupation in Germany so I
am to stay behind. This is some coun
try, but give me the U. S. A. all the
time. I will give you a few lines on
my war work. My first duty after
getting over here was to go into the
front line trenches, where the drive
of Sept. 12 started, in which I took
part and it was my first time over
the top. This trench life is great,
during the time I was in the trenches
it rained, all the time and the mud
was up to your knees. We had to
stand guard from 8:30 to 5 a. m. in
the cold, mud and water up to your
knees. Of course the most strenuous
part was keeping an eye on "Jerry".
Talk about rats they are as large as
cats, steal our1 hard tack or anything
else they can get hold of, and at tim
es when we are asleep they run across
our face. The only interesting tim6
I have had in the trenches was one
morning after coming in from "No
Man's Land" on patrol, I was on
guard at the entrance of a wood,
about 4 a. m. Mr. Hun opened fire
on us and for 45 minutes the shells
came over us, in front of us, hit all
along the trenches just like an Ari
zona hail storm, but as usual, "Jerry"
did no harm. The morning I went
over the top in the drive of Sept. 12,
was certainly wonderful. We started
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about 5 a. m. atid the barrage our ar
tillery put over started at 1 a. m.
We had according to Secy. Baker's
assertion, 2000 cannon firing this
morning. I was in the trenches when
it started and how those shells did
sing over our heads. Every time the
guns would flash you could see the.
tanks creeping by and when we did
start over the Germans certainly did
throw up the prettiest fire works I
ever saw in my life. They threw up
rockets that lighted the country ever
so far and in the meantime we were
going after them, with the aid of the
bar race and the aeroplanes. The aero
planes did wonderful work, you could
see them flying over us and giving
orders to our artillery and scouting.
But to see the mountain that we were
shelling, it looked like a volcano, it
was enveloped in a cloud of smoke and
at the bottom in the valley tne ma
chine guns were playing away at each
other. You could see just a line of
smoke following trenches. The Hun
would not fight and they gave up so
easily and happily. The dugouts or
homes of the Huns are something
wonderful. In the woods they were
fixed up for life. Just think of a
home in the ground, all lit up with
electric lights, some with pianos, bowl
ing alleys, and they had chickens and
pigs, vegetables gardens. Never saw
the like of it and their equipment is
the best made. It seems that every
thing they had was first class.
There is a great deal of wine and
beer in this country, women doing the
selling of the refreshments. One thing
remarkable about the country the
horses, pigs, cows and chickens all
live in the same house with the peo
ple. Old women do men's work, har
vesting and herding the stock.
Haven't been to Paris but hope to
go' before I go home."
WEDDING AT THE
Chas. S. Tracey and Ruby Grey
were united in marriage at the Com
mercial Hotel Christmas Eve by Jus
tice Smith midst the gaety and envir
onment of the joys of a Christmas
Tree and a joyous Christmas crowd.
The young couple have just arrived
here from California and perhaps will
remain here to take up their residence
After the ceremony, Mrs. A. M.
Brooks, manager of the hotel, had a
pleasant surprise prepdred for them,
serving fruit cake and fruit punch,
midst the "destruction" of which, a
toast was given to the health, happi
ness and long life of the "newlyweds."
Following came the distribution of the
nrospnt.s from the Christmas tree by
spvpral nroxies of. "Santa Claus" and
nn nnp nrpsp.nt. so far as we are in'
fnrmpH. was necrlected bv good old
Several practical presents were giv
en, among them being one to Mrs.
Primm, a large uncooked beef steak
and one of the fellow lodgers received
a handsome present of a package of
uncooked onions, which led all pres
ent to prophesy that steaK ana onions
would be the savory greeting of the
very near future.
Mrs. Brooks was the champion gift
receiver of the evening, everybody
seeming to have "it in for her" to the
extent of getting her a present, al
though several of the young folks
present ran her a close second.
The evening, all in all, was a most
enjoyable one for all present and one
to be remembered for some time to
You shouted for victory now help
to pay the bill. Buy War Savings
NEWS FROM COUNTY TOWNS
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave County Miner
Jbhn Mullen and Jeff Bland return
ed to Signal last Wednesday from j
Phoenix where they had gone on a
John Mullen and son, Minor, who
had been spending a tew weeks in
Phoenix also returned and spent Thurs
day and Friday with Mr. and Mrs.
Buddie Bland son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jeff Bland has been very ill, but is I
.nuch improved, and is ready for San-r
ta Claus. I I
Mr. and Mrs. Telly Bland who have,
suffered an attack of the influenza are
Mr. and Mrs. John Parsons from
Trout Creek and Mr. and Mrs. H. Im
us have been with Mr. and Mrs. Bland
during their illness.
Mr. Sedgewick of Stouts' Well has
been in the southern part of the coun
ty with California capitalists looking
over mining claims.
Mr. McGomery who is in charge of
the McCracken mine, has just return
ed from a two weeks' visit at Los An
geles. TOPOCK NOTES
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave County Miner
There are no new cases of Influenza
here in Topock and have not been for
Jack Markham is able to be out
again after being housed up for a
couple of weeks on account of the
Mr. Hostetter and son Bill of the
Topock Transportation company are
very busy these days, handling oil and
freight to Oatman.
Mrs. Mike Dire left here last Wed
nesday for St. Paul, Minn. Her hus
band having died a short time ago
with the influenza, leaving her four
children to support.
Mr. Harland of Kingman, the Stan
dard Oil man was calling on A. N.
Milspaugh for a couple of days this
Mrs. Agnes Moxley and Mrs. Ethel
Babst have taken over the River Side
Hotel and are ready to serve meals at
Miss Thelma Babst had the misfor
tune to cut off her thumb .while play
ing with a hatchet ,a few days ago.
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave County Miner
Clinton Wormley is building a house
on his homestead.
John A. Adams, cattle buyer 01
Cedar City, Utah, was here a few
David Esplin of Orderville has rent
ed the Russelleld for the purpose
of weaning calves there.
Our mail corrier. who usually runs
a light rig has had to bring a wagon
the last few trips on account of the
John I. Gutshall, who has been con
ducting a small store here, has sold
out his business and will discontinue
We have had no cases of influenza
here as yet.
Frank T. Johnson is home "from Lee
Ferry where he is employed.
Isaac Carling is hauling lumber for
J. M. Lauritzen.
The crossing over the Short Creek
Wash is very bad. We hope pur new
Board of Supervisors will do some
thing toward the improvement of our
We had a nice rain recently and the
fall plowing is good.
Thompson Lauritzen has just re
turned from a visit to his sister Mrs.
Blanche Price, who resides at Enter
prise, Utah. He made the trip by
A. H. Stevens and sons are work
ing on a ditch by means of which they
propose to divert some high water
from the Short Creeek Wash. The
water will be stored in a reservoir and
used for irrigation.
There are a large number of Utah
sheep on the "Strip" this winter.
J. H. Gallagher has purchased about
twenty head of heifers which he in
tends to graze on his homestead.
I Special Correspondence to the
I Mohave County Miner
The weather in Littlefield has been
lovely, not a sign of winter yet.
Joseph RebePs eight roomed bun
galow is fast nearing completion.
Robert Reber, the first soldier boy
to return, arrived yesterday, accom
panied bv his two sisters. Misses Ev
elyn and Tena, who have been work
ing in Muddy valley.
Christ Jensen passed through here
Lem and Lorens Leavitt came thru
here on their way home.
Miss Mumie McCIellan left this
week to spend the holdiays with her
No large celebration will mark the
holidays this year because or tne in
J. W. Porflork and son Allen drove
to St. Thomas.
Allen Reber had the misfortune to
run a nail in his foot causing a very
If our boys had hesitated in going
over the top as some people hesitate
in buynig War Savings Stamps they
would have been court martialed and
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave Count-v Miner
Ruth Sweetlend, daughter of L. J. I
Sweetlend, returned from Oakland, 1
Monday, where she has been attend-1
ing business college, for the past six-
teen months. Miss Sweetland has 1
finished her course and will return to I
Oakland, after a visit with her par
ents, to take her examinations.
Mrs. Robert Hill and son returned
from Los Angeles, Monday.
Elmer Storlns and Angus Duncan
left for Los Angeles, Saturday, to
spend the Holidays with their rela
tives. They will return after the 1st
of the year.
Mrs. M. Bradley, mother of J. W.
Bradley returned to Oatman, from
Kingman, Sunday. .
Miss Peggy 'Parsons went to King
man Tuesday, to spend Christmas with
Dan Meyers of Gold Road? returned
to that town the latter "part of last
week. Mr. Meyers is in the Service
and is just home on a furlough.
- J. A. Stickles returned from Old
Mexico, Monday, where he has been
for several months.
The ban was lifted on influenza,
Saturday evening. The show was op
ened Christmas eve, showing William
S. Hart in "Riddle Gawne." The pool
halls were opened, and the schools will
start the second of January.
J. A. Burgess returned from Los
Wm. Mahoney, sheriff elect, and
Wm. Mackie were in Kingman Mon
day. E. C. Deevier and wife arrived in
Oatman, Saturday. Mr. Deevier has
been in the Service, but has been dis
charged and is now employed by the
United Eastern mining company.
Wm. Mackie and Zadok Sheffield
spent Christmas night in Needles.
Mrs. Robert Blain had as her dinner
guests, Christmas: Wm. Mackie, Zad
ok Sheffield, Robert Murray, Robert
Blain and Frances Cook.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Linville, from
Kingman, were over Christmas day,
visiting with Mrs. Linville's mother,
Mrs. M. Bradley and her brother J.
W. Bradley. ,
I CANE BEDS i
I Special Correspondence to the I
I Mohave County Miner I
Miss Lovabelle Scott, who has been
teaching school at Greenwich, Utah,
has returned home to spend the Chris
tmas holidays with her parents.
Adelbert Stock left for Kanab,
Utah this week to complete a contract
Brigham Dalton is absent this week
on a business trip to Rockville.
Fmpat. Allpn houcht a car and trac
tor attachment, and is preparing for
tarmnr on a laroer scale. 1
Frank Johnson of Short Creek, was
David Ballard has just purchased
Dowifl RnllnrH has iusfc purchased
a choice bunch of calves from parties
in Iron county, Utah.
Trappers are finding coyotes some
what plentiful around Cane Beds this
We were favored with a splendid
storm, about two weeks ago and plow
ing is now the order of the day.
Special Correspondence to 1 the
Mohave County Miner
Planet had a big rain storm this
week and it is very cold.
Mineral Hill mining is going to op
en up and a force of men put to work.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ferrell is going to
spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs.
This may be the last mail out of
here until spring.
High water in the rivers is expected
WALES AT NIGHT
SEEMS IRON HELL
The first night spent by a visitor in
South Wales, in the center of the
great iron country, is marked by a
In the daytime the iron works seem
onlv an ugly cluster of tall chimneys
and uneven roofs seen through gray
smoke. More insistent are the shrill
voices of ragged children and the hud
dling cottages of the workmen, at
whose doors stand careworn women
with anxious ears. And the dim moun
tains, sometimes half hidden by sweep
ing rainstorms and sometimes a clear
greenish color, every lonely tree on
their bare sides silhouetted in a darker
hue, force themselves upon the eye
with the tragedy of their impotence
against the defiling hand of man.
When one stands right beneath the
tips they stand out against the sky
like monstrous caricatures of Swiss
peaks. There is somehing about this
place desolate and infinitely depress
ing. But at night when all is dark the
sky is suddenly lit with a red glare.
From the window the stranger sees a
ruddy light touching the billowing
clouds and glimmering away to black
ness between them. He sees roofs and
chimneys standing out in startling
solidity against the flaming back
ground; the furnaces are opened, and
it is as though the lid of hell were
lifted. Then on top of one of the tips,
but appearing as though isolated in
the sky, comes a stream of brilliant
gold rolling down the side of the in
visible wall in molten fire.
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Board of Health Take Notice
That, we the' undersigned, proijdpte&by ou ;ove for
France and a desire to be of some servia to her
many war orphans, some months ago adopMd one of
the latter, agreeing to pay a stipulated sum per
month for her maintenance. Allurrummfcr months
were devoted to Red Cross aridwdther, war work.
Then along came the United WarJgfork drive and of
course we gave all- we had. Then, came ' he "Flu"
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