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YUMA THEATRE ,
TUESDAY December 19 ONLY
(This is not a Motion Picture!)
BIG SPANISH ROAD SHOW.
MESSRS. CULLIGAN & DUNLAP PRESENT ALARGON'S SPANISH
TROUBADORES, WITH ROSA ALARGON AND SEIS SEIS ARTISTAS
DE TALENTO SEIS. -
"A Night in Old Madrid"
STATE FAIR FEATURE.
SINGING, PLAYING AND DANCING. A SPLENDID SHOW.
ADMISSION Adults 50c and 35c. Children 25c. Curtain at 8 p. m.
Private money to loan at 7 per cent from 2 to 5 years
on satisfactory security in sums of $2,500 to $25,000. I will
be at New Hotel Arizona December 11, 12, 13. 14, 15. Own
ers call in person.
The boys' and girls' exhibit at the
state fair reached beyond all expecta
tions for the juvenile exhibitors
brought in more products than could
possibly be put on display. In order
to provide room for the greater por
tion of. it, two overflow spaces were
used. The original space allotted was
given over entirely to the girls' can
ning department. The outstanding
feature in this department was the
splendid .variety entries made by Er
ma Awrey, member of the Fowler
canning Club, Salt River Valley. She
brought in oyer 64 different varieties
of canned fruits and vegetables and
also a large number of jars of jellies
and jams. A similar entry meriting
special recognition was a 40-jar va
riety display entered by Ruth Moody
of Thatcher, Arizona. Other splendid
entries representing the very highest
state of perfection were entered by
the following club girls: Jessie Wil
liams, Thatcher, 1915 canning cham
pion; Lena Woolf, Tempe; Esther
Corey, Somerton (Yuma Valley) ;
Katherine Phillips, Somerton; Cleofa
Duke, Thatcher; Ella Mack, Pima;
Jessie Finch and Gladys Spain, Tem
pe; Susan Parry, Phoenix; Susan
Queen, Phoenix; Rebecca Ament,
Phoenix; Lulu Pauly, Phoenix.
Other additional features of the
boys' and girls' exhibits in the fol
lowing departments: Swine, poultry
and farm crops, will follow later in
issues of this .Press Letter.
ONE ON THE ICE MAN.
"It was his first baby, and like all
young fathers, he was very proud."
"When he showed up at the office of
course he began bragging. It was pust
about the best baby that ever came
into the world."
" 'How much does it weigh?" asked
one of the gang.
" 'Twenty pounds,' was the prompt
"'Twenty pounds!' gasped one fel
low, who is the father of six. 'You're
" 'I am not! I weighed it myself! '
" 'What on?'
" 'On the ice man's scales' ". Seattle
An Invitation To You
Before you buy your Holiday Candies we invite you
to call and see our choice line of Confectionery at the low
est possible price. Seeing them and eating them will con
vince you that there is none better. All are made right
here in our factory, everyday.
Here are a few of our special prices for Holiday trade,
Fancy boxes of Chocolates with egg centers, hand-dipped,
from 25c to $5.00 Bulk Chocolates, egg centers, hand
dipped, 40c per pound. Fine Crisp Peanut Brittle, made
fresh, 20c per pound. Fancy Broken Mixed, 10 different
kinds, 20c pound, and many others in a great variety to
suit the lovers of sweets. -
Why buy Candy that is shipped in and packed for
weeks, when we can give you choice goods fresh every
Patronize Home Industry and help your town grow.
Pioneer Livery &
'Phone 48 -o- -o- Main St.
THE ELECTRIC SHOP
343 Second St Telephone 12W
All Kinds of Electric Work
Promptly Attended To.
FRANK A SINKS.
Confectionery and Ice Cream Parlors
356 Second Street Yuma, Arizona
FRANK S. MING, Proprietor
RUN ON AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
Dining Room Open 6 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Patronage of the General Public Solicited
EAGLE AUTO SERVICE
New cars Careful Drivers
Day and Night Service.
Long or short trips, reas
At Stag Cafe.
PHONES 31 ind 48.
DR. A. J. STEVENS, D. V. S.
Graduate Veterinarian of Toronto.
Canada, 1896; 20 years of practice. 1
make a specialty of Treating Dogs anc"
Cats; also of Lame and Faulty Gaited
Horses. Call Phone 129-J.
O. C. JOHNSON
Motor and Horse-drawn
160 MAIN STREET
Phone 246 P.O. Box 651
for the Children
Clean cots, 2oc; $1.50 a week. Bag
gage stored free; free reading room
and shower bath. No. 188 Madison
Ave., one blick south of S. P. Depot,
up the golden stairway. 43-lin-p
The same "healthful qualities that
exist in ripe grapes, a natural, whole
some food, are conveyed to cakes,
biscuits, muffins and pastry made
with Royal Baking Powder.
Hence, Royal insures food that is
always safe, and is the baking pow
der which should be used in the
preparation of flour foods for the
children. Many of the cheaper bak
ing powders are made from materials
derived from mineral sources which
have no food value.
Made from Cream of Tartar, derived from Grapes
NO ALUM NO PHOSPHATE
THE FARMERS OF FRANCE DO DUTY
IN WHEAT FIELDS AND ON BATTLEFIELD
WILL YOU ROB THE SHOP GIRLS.
Night 'Phone 222-J.
)Iice at Mosera' jgtablesVPhone
Try our Family Dinner on
0 Yuma Meat Market 0
0 Best Meats 0
0 F. and E. Hodges 0
0 Phone 23-W 0
"TT" prompt relief
AU druggists. ZilmfUU.K
(By Associated Press.)
PARIS, Dec. 12 "The farmers of
France have done well for the country
and their efforts in the wheat field as
well as on the battlefield mut be
recognized," said Ch. Brillaud de Lau-
jardiere, head of the great national ag
riculturists' society of France, to a cor
respondent of The Associated Press.
"Farm hands alone furnished more
than a third of our fighting strength
more than the men of any other oc
cupation, and their exploits have fur
nished pages of citations in the Journal
Officiel. The peasants at home par
ticularly the women, have, in their
way, done quite as well. They have
really provided the 'staff of life' to
France during these trying two years,
since they have provided the bread,
but until lately they got only praise
while those at the front got decora
tions. "Every peasant woman or farmer's
wife or daughter who has replaced a
man called to arms shall have a sort
of decoration too, in the form of a
diploma that will tell what she has
done for her country, just as a gener
al's citation makes known an act of
heroism on the battlefield.
"The french farmer was formerly es
sentially individualist," said M. Laujar
diere, "but he has learned the value of
association and nearly every farming
community is organized, here are 6178
agricultural syndicates in France with
a membership before the war of 1,250,
000, assembled in 85 different unions
"A single one of these syndidates
in the department of Loir and Cher
bought for its 18,000 members to the
equivolent of a million two hundred
thousand dollars annually before the
"Our syndicates are not merely the
sales and buying agents of the indi
vidual farmer; they go farther; they
stand between the farmer and the man
from whom he buys or to whom he
sells in any misunderstanding, saving
him from lawsuits and expenses; and
they act as his banker, in a way,
through the organization of mutual ag
ricultural loan societies which are sep
arate from the syndicates.
"Any landowner can borrow the
money he needs to exploit his ' farm
from one of our 98 regional or 4000 lo
cal agricultural loan banks, whose com
bined capital was 35 million francs in
1913; the state has also placed at their
disposition sums aggregating 86 mil
lions. They discounted about 370 mil
lion francs of farmers' papej in that
"We not only help the farmer but
we help train his children to be far
mers do all we can to attach them
to the soil. We teach them the scien-,
tific part of grain and stock raising,
and of butter and cheese making, we
show them how to keep farm accounts
so that they may know whether they
are making money out of any given
crop; the farmers' daughters are
taught farm housekeeping, with special
attention to the rational utilization of
foodstuffs; when we get through with
them they have no longer any excuse
for haphazard or wasteful use of pro
visions. "War prices have helped the farmer
in one direction and hampered him in
another. He gets the equivalent of
$1.97 a bushel for his wheat, or 47
cents more than he got before the
war. He gets the equivalent of 86
cents a bushel for oats, as against 74
cents before the war, and, this year,
the oat crop was a record one. Wheat
was deficient as compared even to
last year, but the farmer probably real
izes more in cash than for last year's
crop. On the other hand, he pays a
great deal more for all that he buys
fertilizers, fuel, salt, sugar, flour.
"The French farmer will after the
Avar still be beset by difficulties that
we must lighten. Traction farm ma
chinery, now almost prohibitive in
price to the individual farmer must
be provided to make up for the lack
of farm labor.
"The desertion of the farm for the
town had long ago developed a crisis
that will be aggravated by the wastage
of war and the upheaval of conditions
"Framers' sons and simple farm
hands in the long watches in the
the movement of re-population. The
farmer in France, we calculate, needs
a child for each 25 acres of land, which
is far above the average. We organ
ize competitions of large farmers' fam
ilies. There were 74 women in the
competition of the Syndicate of Loir
et Cher in 1914 who had altogether
given birth to 738 children, an average
of just about ten, and the children al
ready have given birth to 470.
"Opposed to the alluring descrip
tions of city life, they will set forth
the higher cost of living and the illu
sory character of the supposed town
"The new farm construction will be
made more pleasing than before, and
for the long winter nights profitable
light occupations will be provided such
as the manufacture of toys by men
and lace by women, already tried in a
number of localities with promising
"The mutilated farmer-soldier will
also require attention. Improved im
plements will be required to keep him
at home, and they will be provided.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Sit down alone tonight and think it
If it means merely trading of a few
gifts with a few friends, the filing of
some children's stockings, a drowsy
smoke and an afternoon nap, some
thing is wrong with your heart and
your head. If this is all it means to
you, your particular kind of Christmas
spirit is no better than the candles on
your family Christmas tree. Its rays
shine for home consumption only.
Yet this is the full-bellied, exclusive
comfortable, selfish way most of us
celebrate the holiest day of the year.
What a parody on the spirit that
drew the three wise men to the man
ger in Palestine, that brought the first
ray of hope to the poor and oppressed,
that sent martyrs singing to their
death, that spurred huge armies on to
the Crusades, and that has lived
through two thousand years of human
There's nothing new in all this. The
best thing about Christmas is that it
is gloriously old, and so is every
thought connected with it.
So there is nothing new in the sug
gestion that you consider for a mom
ent a certain girl who stands alL day
behind a counter and sells for other
folks a lot of beautiful things she'll
never be able to own herself.
Christmas to her means tedious
hours in bed with aching feet and torn
nerves. For her, last-minute shoppers
have turned the day on which the
Christ was born into a nightmare
Why don't you get busy and bay
those trinkets now instead of waiting
until the 23rd of 24th?
You wouldn't rob a shop girl of
her purse, why rob her of her Christ
If you have been receiving an
occasional copy of the Examiner
at your door and want it regular
ly every evening, Phone 114-J or
tell the carrier.
He must have machines that he can
operate as easily and effectively as he
did before his physical capacity was
"In working on that question, we
are at the same time contributing to
"The organizers of these competi
tions in which the recompenses are
purpely honorary, propose to go far
ther and help the modest farm hand
acquire a little plot of ground of his
own that will attach him to the soil
and encourage him to raise a family.
"Farm hands, as a rule, pay from
100 to 150 francs a year rent for their
habitations. The syndicate offers to
pay half that rent on the birth of the
third child, three-quarters on the birth
of the fifth, and all of it on the birth
of the sixth, in addition to the use of
one and a quarter acres tf land in
proximity to his habitation."