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SATURDAY, JUNE 7. 1919. THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, a I WONT RETURN LIEUTENANT LUKE SAID TO FRIENDS His Body Fell Over German Lines As If Beckoning to His Comrades, Says Dean Scarlett in Phoenix Address. mmmmmmw m mm m em em em ymm'm9meeem9M m9 Evolution of the Prospector Phoenix, Ariz. "I will never re turn," were Lieut. Frank Luke's part ing words to Phoenix, as he left for training camp en route to France, where the daring aviator fell facing heavy odds after one of the most met eoric careers recorded in the annals of the great war. This was the state ment made by Dean William Scarlett in his address at the presentation of the congressional medal of honor to Frank Luke, Sr., the intrepid Phoenix flier's father. Frank Luke's prophesy that he would not come back from the war was prompted neither by fear nor fa talism, said Dean Scarlett, but sprang from a full knowledge of himself and the risks he said he knew his spirit would prompt hm to take in the world's fight for democracy. "He fell over the German lines," said the dean in conclusion, "as though beckoning on his comrades. His body may lie in France, but his deeds will live forever." The presentation of the congress sional medal of honor to the dead lieutenant's father was made by Brig. Gen. Howdrd R. Hickok, commanding the Arizona military district on the portico of the capitol whose lawns were crowded with hundreds of the aviator's friends and fellow citizens. Behind Frank Luke, Sr., stood the young man's mother, four of his brothers and three of his sisters, one sister being absent. As the prized token of the nation's pride in the deeds of its courageous son passed into the possession of the family, the band struck up "The Star Banner" and one of the most impres sive ceremonies ever witnessed in Phoenix came to a close. The Salt Lake, Utah, Mining Re view, says: First it was the prospec tor with his burro, for these could penetrate into almost inaccessible re gions. As the country became more settled the swifter horse was used, and by degrees wagons loaded with camp supplies were taken as far into the mountains as possible and, as roads were built and improved, auto mobiles were driven any place to which a wagon could go, thus elunina ing many difficulties formerly encoun tered in transportation and travel. Still, with all modern conveniences at command, the prospector has dis covered that there are many inaccess sible places in towering mountain re gions which men cannot reach, and for years he has been looking with long ing eyes toward regions in which, he believes, rich ore deposits exist, and the thought occupies his waking hours and troubles him in his sleep. The coming of the airplane, how ever, promises to solve the problem of reaching these sections which nature has so safely guarded inthe past, and we believe the day is not far distant when prospecting by means of air planes will become so commonplace as to excite no unusual comment or exciteriient First it will be the man of wealth who will guide his plane into hitherto unknown regions. The first attempt will be regarded with great interest by his associates. Loaded with provisions and supplies, the prospecting party will leave some inland city or camp at daylight and will travel with ease and comfort to seme point several hundred miles away, and, from positions of ease and advantage, with field glasses in hand, will be able to prospect the regions below almost as successfully as if footing it through mountain valleys or climbing difficult places. In time a ledge or outcropping is sighted and a landing is made in the near vicin ity. If the discovery proves of value preliminary work is performed in the way of location and by mid-afternoon the party starts for home, arriving in time for bountiful supper, in time for a theater party, or in time for an eveing of rest and recreation. A few years later every prospector, no matter how humble, will be able to own his own machine, perhaps a Ford airplane, and he, too, will make his prospecting trips with ease and possi bly be able to solve some of the pro blems which have" absorbed his every thought for many years. Prospecting by airplane will soon be an established fact. NEW ARMORY FOR WASHINGTON TO TOUR THE WORLD IN A PLANE (London Times) An arrangement has been made be tween Mr. Albert De Courville, and comedians, Harry Tate and Mr. Hand ley Page, by which Mr. Tate and his company of comedians will tour the world in a Handly Page airplane. Hun Entry into Brussels Brand Whitlock, United States min ister to Belgium, was in Brussels on that fateful day in September, 1914, when the German army entered the peaceful city. He describes the sight in Everybody's. "It was very still, the crowds sullen and silent, there in the glitter of the The company will consist of eighth sunlight the horses' hoofs clattered ORIGIN OF "BITS' (Martha G. Purcell in "Stories of Old Kentucky.") We of today, with half dollars, quarter dollars, dimes, nickles and pennies, often find it difficult to ''make change." Still more difficult was it for the early settlers to do so. As the Indians used wampum, so the pioneers of Kentucky used the skins of wjlct animals as their first curren cy. While immigrants continued to come to this region, the Spanish silver dollars came gradually into circula tion. Still there was no small-change. As "necessity is the mother of in vention," our forefathers actually made change by cutting the dollar into four equal parts, each worth 25 cents. These were again divided each part worth twelve and one-half cents, called bits. People sometimes became careless in the work of making change and often cut the dollar into five "quarters" or into ten "eights." On account of the wedge shape of these pieces of cut money, they were called "sharp shins." If change was needed for a smaller sum than twelve and one-half cents, merchants gave pins, needles, writing paper and such things. This cut silver gradually found its way back to the mint for recoinage, usually to the loss of the last owner. As late as 1906, a business house in Philadelphia received over one hun dred pounds of cut silver, brought on by a Kentucky merchant, which was sent on a dray to the United States mint for recoinage. people, and they will carry with them all the necessary scenery and equip ment for Motoring and other sketches. A start will be made fromCraskle- wood in September. If the tour pro ceeds according to Ian, the frst halt will be at Gibraltar, where two even ing performances are to be given. At Malta there will be a halt for two days, and then the machine will fly to Colombo, where the company will remain for a week before the journey to India is resumed. All principal centers of India wjll be visited by air. The next stag will be to China and Japan, and finally the chief cities of on the stones of the uneven pave ment, the lances swayi,ng, the pen nants fluttering and that deep-throated chant ijo the tune that the English know as 'God Save the King and we as 'America' and over us tne gray fa cades of the stately old church. The scene had the aspect of medievalism; something terrible, too, that almost savage chant and those gray horse men pouring down out of the middle ages into modern civilization. "Up and down the boulevard, un der the spreading branches of the trees, as far as we could see, were un dulating, glinting fields of bayonets, a (Washington Star) The appropriation of a million dol lars for a memorial armory in Wash ington, which will serve as a club house for returning soldiers who visit the national capital and which will be a monument to the valor of the former District National Guard in the war just ending, will be carried in the public building bill now being prepar ed for the extra session of congress. Representative John W. Langley of Kentucky, who will be chairman of the commitee on public buildings and grounds, has been a good friend of the district ever since the days when he was a government clerk. For years he has worked in committee to have the project of building a new armory here pushed. He has promised the proposed armory will have his strong est support in this session of congress and says he wants to see the building made in every way a fitting memorial to the district men who gave life and limb in the military service of the country. He believes that the ar mory, with an entrance in the form of an arch of triumph would serve a utilitarian as well as artistic and memorial purpose. STRONGEST OF ALL METALS While insatiate hoarding of silver by natives of East India may explain the demand for the white metal in the Far East, and has been the main fac tor in the enhancement of silver pric es, the long deferred requirements of other countries European as well as Orientalp--must further increase the demand for the "strongest of all met als," as silver has been significantly and aptly classed by an eminent east ern financial authority, with resultant effect on prices. According to the New York Times, "the demand for silver, however, is not confined to European and Orien tal countries. The United States treasury, at some future date, is oblig ed to purchase approximately $250, 000.000 worth of the metal to replace a like amount removed from the stocks of bullion in the treasury last year and exported to China and India: under the Pitman act. No definite time limit is fi,xed by the act for this re placement, and in some quarters it is believed the government will be in no hurry to replenish its stocks of the metal." . Regretting at Leisure tlm United States will be visited, be-' and a mighty gray, grim horde, ginning with San Francisco and end-1 thing of steel, that came thundering ing with New York, and then home. .;. 10,000 LOAVES OF BREAD IN HOUR SERVICE The facilities which this bank offers to the banking public are of so many kinds that we can only mention a few of them to you. In receiving deposits, making loans, selling exchange on dis tant points, selling travelers cheques, writing insurance and conducting a general banking business, we are sup plying a variety of wants. LOOK FOR THE , CLOCK There are very few people who do not need some kind of banking service in the course of a year, and we will appreciate your patronage in whatever department of our business it may be. The Citizens' Bank Capital $150,000 Kingman and Oatman, Arizona l was there to make a sketch of her. Luncheon was just over, and she was talking to a little knot of women. Tne nrsc worus i nearu, I slid quietly into a nearby Feat, werj "National Biscuit," recalling plea: antly my own tasty Unceda Lunci ecu. I liked her, and fortably ns she spoke a; and ems busy. "Between the dark and daylight, Mio was auotinsr. "there's always hit of pans' teems waiting and listening for th children. Since they were tin; thins-:, I've grten that hour to babies, rlrst I had t Then, when thej to toddle, I me in mv no one Childa dreu's Hour like a feast. For the tiny toddlers there is a varied menu, sometimes Uneeda Biscuit nd milk, sometimes Graham Crack ers, Oatmenl Crackers or Lunch Bis cuit. This Is changed on special occasions to Old Time Sugar Cook Newtons and, rurost of. re days when we had ce cream and Nabisco, and those wvre our party days. Don't think mv lioiir is Just a us happily, hai is all, and made us sure they .vould keep coming every day for ou and I both know we must reed children, as we must If we would d after their ways like eaay to up In tent em (Continental Edition of London Mail) The largest bakehouses in the world have been established by J. Lyons and Co., at Canby Hall, Ken 'suigton, London, and employment is given several thousand workers. The whole of the baking installation is electrically driven, and is designed to reduce handling to a minimum. The whole process of bread making from the dough to the loaf takes torty-nve minutes and the machines turn out ten thousand loaves an hour. on with clantnntr cymoais, nervous horses and lumbering guns and wild songs. "And this was Germany!. Not the stolid, good-natured, smiling German of the glass of beer and tasseled pipe, whiling away a Sunday afternoon in his peaceful beer garden, while a band played Strauss waltzes; not the senti mentality of the'blue flowers and the moonlight on the castled Rhine; not the poetry of Goethe and Schiller; not the insipid sweet strains of Mendels sohn nor the profound harmonies of Wagner, nor the philosophy of Im manuel Kant; but this dread thing, this Frankenstein creation, this mon strous anachronism, modern science yoked to the chariot of the autocratic and cruel will of the pagan world." Mrs. Houlihan Phwat a fool Oi was! Oi never saw yez till the day before me unforchnit marriage. 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Ma J. by I sam.pJccoci,J Leri Strjj uti Jc Co., San Fmnciico Awtrdti- GRAND PRIZE il P.P.I. . California vacation land The vacation season is approaching the time to plan for a change of scene, for rest and recreation. It will be the effort of the Railroad Administration to aid in such planning and do everything reasonable within its power to facilitate passenger travel and make it more attractive. California with its beaches, mountains and numer ous vacation haunts lakes and streams offers every attraction for the vacationist Summer excursion fares to resorts in Cali fornia are now in effect The staff of the United States Railroad Adminis tration will be glad to furnish illustrated booklets and provide necessary information as to fares, train service, etc. Such information may be obtained from the local Ticket Agent or the near est Consolidated Ticket Office. Our Tire Inspection Service Saves Truck Costs As a Goodyear Truck Tire Service Station we make it our business to save tire money for the truck owners of this vicinity. We consider caiefully the trucking problem of every customer and for each truck recommend the size and type of tire best adapted to its maximum load and maxi mum speed. We sell Good year S-V Solid Tires, Goodyear Cushion Tires and Goodyear Pneumatic Cord Truck Tires because we be lieve they are exceptionally good and do wear a long time. We inspect the tires on the trucks of our customers and in many cases take measures to prolong the life of tires and, in the aggregate, to save thousands of dollars of own ers' money. Such inspection is made at regular intervals at least once a month by our sales men who turn in a detailed report of the condition of customers' tires. If vital recommendations are to be made, these will be by lettef to our customer or to the superintendent of his cartage service. Nothing is left to guesswork. This is real service. It saves a lot of cartage expense. Let us send a representative to explain still further about our "service. Goody ea JTruck Tire Service Station FORD GARAGE J. A. TARR, Prop., Kingman, Arizona drt K RON l' Bft?