Carrier recalls delivering Review in early 1900's
Basil Neptune wasn't sure about the dates of when he worked at the Mining Review. He remembered that he was about 12 to 14 years old at the time. He also remembered that during his stint there that the big news for one issue was the sinking of the Titanic. Mr. Neptune was 85 years old when the Mining Review celebrated its 100th birthday. He worked for C.R. Walter and his son Dan. Neptune left -Rich Hill for a tour in the service.
Following that he spent some time in the Oklahoma oil fields and then to California where he stayed until 1967. At that time he returned to Rich Hill after an absence of 50 years. He quite often ran into people in California who took the Mining Review, he said.
The Mining Review was on Sixth and Walnut back in Mr. Neptune's time and he had the north and west part of town for his route. He and the other carriers folded the papers as they came off the press before starting out on their routes. "You could throw the paper a half a block with this fold, the star fold," stated Neptune. When the fold was completed die paper was only about four inches around and this made it a little difficult to find when thrown on the lawns but the carriers got very few complaints Neptune stated.
Others that he remembered working with included Ed Kenney, Charlie Bower, some of the Carr boys and Lee McQuitty. Maggie Bark and Goldie Foster also worked at the Review, Neptune recalled.