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FOREIGN POSTAGE RATE . ON SOLDIER'S LFJTERS ADDITIONAL STAMPS NECES SARY WHEN DELIVERY TO TOWN AND STREET ADDRESS I The War Department authorizes the following: Some confusion seems to exist as to the proper amount of postage to be placed on letters addressed to the members of the American Expedi tionary Forces. Before the armis tice was signed and mall was ad dressed as provided for In war de partment bulletins 44 and 46, (issued September, 1917) there was no con fusion as all mail was accepted by tne postoffice department at do mestic rates'. Since November 11, officers and enlisted men have been furnishing their relatives and friends in the United States with the name of the town or city in which they are stationed. These relatives and friends fare addressing the mail to the towns and cities in France but are only placing domestic postage on the letters. Under the postal regulations this mail can not be forwarded and is returned for additional postage. In many cases there is no return ad dress on the envelopes and the let ters go to the dead lletter office. When mail is addressed and forward ed according to the war-time methi od, by giving the unit to which the soldier belongs and the army post office number, the domestic rate of postage ,(3 cents per ounce) is neces sary. When the pre-war method of addressing, mail is employed, where in the street number and town or city in France is given, the mail automatically comes under the for eign postal regulations and requires foreign postage rates (5 cents per ounce.) LARGE RETURNS FROM MINING A clipping of a statement made by a Boston financier a few years ago was recently handdd to this paper with interesting staticticS on the legitimate mining game 'and will stand presenting again. "The National Banker makes 'the unequivocal statement that the com bined dividends paid by the gold and silevr companies of the United Sttes are greater than the combin ed dividends paid by all the banking institutions of the United States. "That the combined dividends paid by the copper companies of the Unit ed States are greater than the com bined dividends paid by all the rail roads in the United States, and that 52 per cent of the freight handled by these railroads is either ore or ' somecommodity connected with the mining and milling of ore. "To this somewhat astounding and not generally known fact, Brad street's and Dun's commercia agen cies supply the somewhat startling addends that but 36 per cent of all legitimate mining investments fail, as aganst 64 per cent in com mercial lines. ' "Seventy-six mines of the United States have paid in dividends in 1914 up to October 1, over $75,000,000. "During 1907, $300,000,000 was lost in gilt edge securities and about as much during the past two years, which was more than was ever lost in mining. , "Government figures show the fol lowing returns on capital invested; railroads, 3 per cent; national banks, 6W per cent; insurance, 11 per cent; .(lumbering, 14 per cent and mining, 182 per cent." Productions to 1915: Goldfield $ 70,000,000 Leadville 350,000,000 Comstock 400,000,000 Cripple Creek 400,000,000 South Africa 2,378,000,000 A v.?- WHAT HE WAS By Pvt. J. L. F. KIne. Co K. 78th Inf, , Camp Custer. Mich. Three ladles, siting behind a lieutenant on a train, fell into a discussion as to his rank. Ono in sisted that he was a general, an other said she was sure that ho was a lieutenant, while the third knew positively that he was a sergeant. rinally, to settle the argument, ono of them tttmroachefl him, explained the disagreement i Nana requested that he settle it. "Secretary of War, ma'am,' he nonchalantly answered. f. A . HIS WAY WITH CHILDREN The Colonel had a way with young sters. All too little to know how to admire him loved him on sjght. Tales about him with children here and there are innumerable. There was the littlo invalid in Portland. Ore., ' "'carried to the curb on a stretcher to . see him go by, when he was passing through in 1903. He noticed her, stopped the carriage, jumped but and -killed her. VAN MARTER Undertaking Parlors Funeral Directors and Embalmers Orders Taken for Cut Flrwcrs, Wreaths, Etc. Agent for Granite and Marble Monuments PHONE BLUE 81 At The Hotels This Week T HOTEL BEALE W. E. Howard, Needles. L. S. Mahoney, Colorado. J. L. Beaton, Prescott. W. J. Fallon, Denver. Will Jenkins, Jerome. Lewie McMillin, Needles. Robert H. Malcon and wife, New York. A. W. Pearron, Los Angeles. G. W. Gift, Los Angeles. Frances Clark, Phoenix. J. W. Roval, Needles. Paul C. Dickey, City. R. McKaskle, Seligman. E. L. Carter, Chloride. A. L. Tilton and wife, U. S. A. T. W. Devine, U. S. A. E. M. Kelley and wife, Leviathan mine. L. E. White, Phoenix. W. P. Carr and wife, city. N. Nelson, Chloride. A. B. Johnson, Los Angeles. H. O. Connell, San Francisco. E. G. Julian, Los Angeles. Wm. S. Cheer, Los Angoles. George Sharp, Hackberry. Sam Martin, Hackberry. L. W. Johnson, Los Angeles. L. M. Wvle, Los Angeles. Miss M. Caton, New Lork. W. J. Cook and wife, Chloride.. J.'J. Edward, Chicago. Al Patterson, Prescott. Pete Garcie, City. E. D Davis.and wife, Elko, Nev. Al Grace, Chloride. G. J. Murphy, City. W. C. McCormick, Los Angeles. Floyd Donovan and wife, Hack berry. Sam Martin, Hackberry. L. Bickel and wife, city. H. Porter. San Francisco. C. Jova, San Francisco. Bert Davis, city. Louis Tewkaeitz, El Paso, Tex. Jack Bruce,' Oatman. D. W. Campbell, Los Angeles. A. C. Shults, Los Angeles. f W. C. Booth. Denver. E. C. Home. Denver. L. B. Panonar, Citv. Wm. Jennings. City. Roy L. Cornell. City. H. Johnson, City. Mrs. L. Thompson, Chloride. Mis'? B. Smith. Chloride. J. Uncanher, Mineral Park. J T. Miller, Miller Camp. C. C. Minter, Los Angeles. Mrs. Aitkcn, Los Angeles. Sam Kerschner, Los Angples. ". TillinghaH. Los Angeles. Tick Lpinb Hackbrrrv. W. J White Needles. Toe Slid. Los' Aeles. J. W. Prisk. Chloride. W. J. Humphrev. Hackberry. W. B. Drin, Los Angeles. T -vs SPAIN'S PART By Howard Dletz, Naval Operating Bass, Hamptonrrtoad'3, Va. Spain may be 'neutral and out of the fray, Spain may be free from the martial, Spain may be saying 'Ol' war, keep away. .. To shooting wCra:not a bit partial. But just let me tell you, Spain's kick ing her kick, And doing it with a cadenza. Tor Spain has made half of this old country sick From Spain's little old influenza. She's floored half my relatives, fined half my friends, And even Invaded yours truly. And every new germ from Iberia tends To knock out a dear one most 'cmly.' Spain's free line of march has en veloped the sphere In countries both valley and hilly. At least ril account for her work over here " Tor the flu germs have knocked me bacllly. , : .;. DIDN'T LOOK IT "What would you sav," asked the fair theosophist, "if I should tell you that I was born in Egypt three thou sand years ago?" LOOK FOR THE CLOCK l "UjvVatituiiUjHp' ilKiiifis4sWH WHILE the forms have not yet been received by the Internal Revenue for distribution, we would recommend that you get your pencil sharpened and consult us regarding your income tax. We will be glad to render you our best service in calculating the portion of your income that is due the government. The Citizens' Bank ' , Capital $150,000 Kingman and Oatman, Arizona Res. Phone Green 9. DR. J. H. Special attention devoted to Surgery and diseases , of women. Office, Citizens Bank Bldg. Kingman, Arizona. THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER BRUNSWICK HOTEL I Ed Mincrle. Chlnridp. Ed Imus and wife, Hackberry. Geo. Roper, Maruba, Cal. Ray H. Martin, Maruba, Cal. Bert Davis, Hackberry. C. B. Bell and wife, Middle Gol conda. F. B. Sayne, Los Angeles, Cal. G. P. Hendrickson, Indianapolis. Chas. Crandall, City. Ray Williams, Sandy. John H. Baker, San Francisco. O. F. Kuencer, Los Angeles. John McCreish, Chloride. Ed Tptrlar. St T-nnic TT I E. N. Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz. I w. i. Atuiur, iriaenon, jai. I John Joles, City. A. E. Nickels. Oatman K Frank Minear, Oatman. lieutenant M. J. Aubmeau, R. M. A., Flagstaff. Chas. Sutherland, City. A. E. Collins, Elko, Nev. F. M. Doyle, Rochester, N. Y. Geo. Lockwood, Stockton Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Vogel, Needles. Ora Olsen, Needles. E. L. Hart, Sandy; B. A. Bordos, Saridy. COMMERCIAL HOTEL Frank J. Smith, Baker City, Ore. Jack Allen, Hackbeny. John Moore. W. T. Wilson, San Bernardino.' Harry tRose, Yucca. Madam' Clark, San Diego. Sergeant Hughey and mother, Los Angeles. ' A. Talbot, Alamo. A. Ryden, Alamo. J. P. Livingston and wifu. C. L. Ross. J. D. Wilson, Lost Oasin. Frank Christianson. Clyde C. Cofer, Sandy. E. L. Huit, Sandy. J. W. Hook, Los Angeles. W. J Whiting'ton, Los Angeles. Dan Freeman. O. V. Gallaher, Denver. RUMOR UNFOUNDED In a statement sent tq Governor James K Lvnch of the Federal lie serve Bank, Secretary of the Treas ury Carter Glass has exploded the rumor that the saving of more than fifteen billion dollars as the result of the armistice had removed the neces sity for another Liberty loan. Secretary Glass' statement follows: "A rumor has reached the treasury that a mistake has been made by the authorities, that from $15,000,000,000 to $17,000, . 000 , has been returned to the f treasury as a result of the armistice and that therefore an other Liberty loan is unneces sary. The rumor is absolutely unfounded. I suppose it has its origin in a failure to under stand the discussion of the pro posed repeal by congress of $15, 000,000,000 of appropriations and authorizations. This does not mean a return of money to the treasury but a cancellation of authority heretofore given by congress to expend money in the future. ' "As a mater of fact, the whole proceeds of the fourth Liberty loan and of all previous loans had, at the time the armistice was signed, been expended or anticipated by treasury certi ficates of indebtedness issued during the summer and early fall to finance the current re quirements of the government and at that time outstanding and unpaid." The Income Tax THIS BANK has , secured the Corporation Trust Company Income Tax and War Tax Service. This services gives the exact tax laws and out lines examples very plainly. Office Phone Green 9 PETTY AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH. Evolution of Highway Building V - Reconstruction must be ,applied literally to the highways of the Unit ed States, and the farmer, the busi ness man, the truck owner agd the tourist are all joining in dBands upon Washington and their State and county political authorities for bet ter roads. Government statistics demonstrate that moving farm products by wagon costs 33 cents per ton mile, as com pared with 15 cents per ton mile by the motor truck. The element of time is equally important, and since motor traffic has increased 100 per cent in, these last two years there is not only a need for new highways, but the old main-traveled roads must receive attention. Only thirteen per cent of the high ways of the United States are of hard surface, and the "crack" roads of the east have been "cracked to pieces" by the strain of motor traf lic. "Wagon loads" have an aver age capacity of five tons; the heavy motor trucks when loaded weigh two or three times as much, and with eighty per cent of this load riding the rear wheels, and gliding cross country at the rate of twenty miles an hour, the result has been ruin to lightly constructed, highways. Road building in its relation to re construction, is recognized by the Federal government as of immediate importance, since it offers a means of providing work for the returning soldiers 'and discharged muntion workers. It is added that it will tako contractors out of the 'nothing doing' class and make them the busiest of the busy; it will give road' supervis ors something to talk about besides making excuses for bad highways; it will make the quarries and stone crushers prosperous; -boom sales for road machinery, cement, asphalt, tar, etc., as well as enable the farmer to get more closely in touch with town and city markets, sell more cheaply and deliver produce more regularly; decrease transportation costs, relieve delays and increase the pleasure of automobiling. These are the argu ments that are alive in every com munity, and which are stimulating the demand for more modern meth ods of highway building that con stitute a complete revolution and evolution of this phase of our na tional progress. It may be said, with the definile ness to be attached to the highest sources of information, that con gress will attempt to create a brand new set of laws for the pur pose of making the public roads as much a part of the nation's busi ness as are the affairs of the army and navy. Road building, it is con tended, must be recognized by the United States government as a pro fession and trade. In this revolution of highway 'con- Wf E want you Men to get Acquainted With the smart new Kingsbury Hats, which we are showing this , week in the nobbiest shapes and shades of Pearl Gray, Seal Brown, Slate, Oliye and Black. x Get under a Kingsbury and you will begin to appreciate real hat ' value. Light in weight and of the. very finest texture, thejrare bound to 'make an instantaneous hit. Sure We Have Your Size ; , Men's Hosiery Special Perhaps you were not so fortunate as to receive some of our hosiery for Christ mas, and find yourself needing some right now. We have a dandy hose for men which at 35c we consider- an Honor Pledge val ue. Not too light for now, nor too heavy for summer; of fine appearance, made for long wear. Double sole arid toe and re-inforced heel. A corking value at 35 cents. 3 Pairs for a Dollar , The Central Commercial Cp; Where Quafity Meets Price Around m n Miss Alta Clack arrived 11 King man last Sunday, where she will visit her relatives and friends for some time. Miss Clack is with one of the large stores in Globe, Ariz. Be fore coming to Kingman she was in Los Angeles on business for the store. J. H. Conway has recovered from the influenza and is able to be around again. Dr. Tilton returned from the Coast this week accompanied by Mrs. Til ton. He will have his office with Dr. T. R. White for the present at least. Mrs. P. M. ShaferNof Williams 13 visiting this week with her brother, Dr. Stark. Word has been received in King man that Paul Morton arrived in New York Sunday. W. L. Garriott, conductor on the Chloride branch of the Santa Fe, will make his home in Kingman from now on. Black Brothers, brokers at Oat nian the past several years, are now in the Texas oil fields and are said to be doing well. They still re tain their interests in the Oatman country, but believe the oil game is the most productive at this time. Mrs. M. L. Myers, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. H. Y. Basham, for the past month left Wednesday evening to visit rela tives in Southern California. She will also visit her brother at Grand Junction, Colorado, before returning to her home in South Dakota. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Carr came in from the Emerald Isle this week and will make their home in town. Mr. Carr intends to look after important struction it has been found that the old methods of building highways are entirely inadequate. Dirt and clay roads that were made possible by elbow grease, simple scrapers and the pick and shovel are now achiev ed in a more modern manner through the compelling power of sticks cf dynamite, fortified b- energizing steam shovels, road Tiuilding ma chinery, and modern road building products. That the country is alive to (he necessities of reconstructing the highways is further evidenced by the .fact that Illinois has authorized a bond issue of $60,000,000, while Penn sylvania has voted $50,000,000 of bonds for public highways. These are the two biggest bond issues for state road building in history. For the same reason that it be Work Gloves at 1.25 In these days of unusual prices it is refreshing to find' a piece of merchan dise of extra quality at an abnormally low price, . but we have it for you now in a heavy desirable pigskin working glove at $1.25. . This was a fortunate t pick up on the eastern market and a quantity arrived to day by express. If you use a work glove you owe it your pocket book to invest in some of these while they last. One twenty-five a pair SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1919. a c The Town p mining property in the Cedar country the next few months and may con tinue the work indefinitely. Mrs. G. R. Armstrong and little son, Raymond, visited her brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Grahdhi n Hackberry a few days this week. A surprise party was held at the residence of Mrs. O. E. Walker last Monday evening in honor of Mrs. Patin, the president of the Rebekah lodge, who has been visiting here. About fourteen members were pres ent and a very enjoyable evening was spent. A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. C. R.' Milne at Stockton Hill,. Sunday morning. Misses Augusta and Ida Drees left Wednesday for Phoenix, where they will make their home. Roy Perry is back in Mohave county from CamD Hancock, where he has- 'been engaged in drilling colored men I in the serviceof Uncle Sam. I Bill Woodbine has received his dis- lt 1 charge and is back in Oatman. Wood- --' 1 bine entered .the service last Sep tember and has been at tort Sill ever since. F. A. Wilde left Thursday for a trip to Coast points, yj Sergeant Nevoy Rofinot is home from France and passed through here Thursday on his way to the Coast, where his company will be de- , mobilized. ' , Mrs. C. A. Warren entertained at' i bridge Thursday in honor of Miss " Alta Clack who is visiting here. ' There were eighteen ladies present 1 and they report a very enjoyable j 1 time. came necessary to replace fifty and sixty pound rails with double that weight upon all the standard rail roads of the Unites States when, in creased transportation demanded heavier locomotives and rolling stock,. sphas it now become necessary to meet similar condition in respect to our principal public highways,; in view of the increased wteight and speed of vehicles. The new conditions confront every part of the country and each community must assume the initiative in getting road build ing started. Those that will be fa vored by better highways first will be those that are most insistent upon having them. "Put our taxes' to a real bsiness use" is the demand in many parts of the country. J -4. y x '